Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ilse in Pittsburgh!!

Today is the day guys!!! My first time as Ilse is happening in just a few hours and I am excited! If you are in Pittsburgh, and get a chance, come to the Heinz Hall cause I'm Ilse all weekend! I'll post later about how it all goes!! Yay!

Krystina :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sick Night

Well I did it guys. I called out for the very first time tonight at intermission. Ugh this terrible cold thingy is floating around our cast and I just feel like crap. It is a weird feeling, I'll have to say, sitting here in my hotel room knowing that the show is still going on...they are probably at Whispering now haha. Anyway, I'm feeling a bit better now, just laying in my bed. So right when I got here, I clicked on my TV and So You Think You Can Dance was on! Yay! I looove this show. Every time I watch it, it inspires me to be a better dancer and makes me wanna jump up and throw on my leotard and foot thongs and do some leaps lol. I thought I would share with you guys my all time favorite dance I have ever seen on that show. It is from last season, Kate and Joshua dancing to "No Air". The story behind the dance is that these two are a couple, and he has just been drafted. I cannot stop watching it. It is so beautifully danced and acted. If you haven't seen it, watch it. Incredible!

krystina :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Farewell Claire Sparks! The end of an era.

What a tough weekend it was. Claire leaving loomed over all our heads the entire time. It still hasn't hit me quite yet that she left us, and that we are no longer, and never will be the original 17. Claire said something the day she left that I thought was so true. She said that the thing that scares her most is that all she knows now is the tour. She knows nothing else. It must be such a strange feeling to step back into the world without having Spring Awakening. I can't imagine how that is going to feel. Our lives on this tour are Spring Awakening. We only know eachother, we hear the same music everyday and see the same people everyday. Our daily lives turn in to somewhat of a routine. Just like a normal schedule would be wake up, shower, school, eat homework, hang out, eat, sleep, ours is set in stone too just with a bit more lee-way. Wake up, shower, explore, rehearsal, eat, show, eat, sleep. And that is it. Every single day with one day off. So living without it and readjusting to a normal schedule would be so difficult, and really super weird haha. Being on a tour is unique in the way that we are stuck where we are. After the show, there is no going home to your apartment and doing your own thing. There is no hanging out with you buddies from college. There is no cooking dinner in your kitchen. Your apartment is a hotel room. Your friends are your cast mates. Your dinner is either microwavable or restaurant bought. Life on the road is a strange thing. So imagine losing a cast mate, it is like saying goodbye to a sister, a best friend, a piece of our complex puzzle that each of us fit into. We have all traveled this journey together, all 17 of us. It was everyones first Broadway tour so we got to experience that together, and learn about it together. We adjusted to this lifestyle together, and Sparkles will be surely missed because we have all only known touring life with her in it too. But even though we miss her so much, that girl is going to do so many incredible things in her life. She is by far one of the most genuine, kind-hearted people I have ever known. I learned so much from her. Claire, if you are reading this, we love you so much and miss you more than anything! Good luck in college and we all can't wait till you come and visit!!!

We had such a wonderful time spending our last time together. First of all, before the show as we were getting ready, we took loads of pictures. Everyone wanted to get a picture Claire and her new adorable hair (props to Kevin Maybee our hair designer). Everyone got dressed and we took so many pictures. 

The 6 Original Spring Tour Swings!!

The Original 8 Girls of the Spring Awakening Tour!

The entire cast and band got together after the show last last Sunday and hung out at Jillian's. It was such a wonderful moment. Since there are so many of us, and a lot of the time we are totally wiped out after the show, it was so nice to be all together again, cause we haven't done that in a while. We all ordered food and talked for a few hours with lots of picture taking and goodbyes to Claire. As we were all sitting there laughing together, I looked around for a moment and realized how thankful I am for having these people in my life. Every one of my cast-mates is my best friend. I feel comfortable around each one, and we are all truly one big family. I could not ask for anything better. Touring life is made easier by the fact that I have 17 people I can confide in. 17 people that I trust. 17 people that I can call up to hang out with. 17 people that I love.

The Original 17 Touring Cast of Spring Awakening!
Krystina :)
ps: I just proof-read and realized that I meant 16 all those times I said 17 at the end cause I obviously can't talk or be friends with myself or hang out with myself...but I'm not gonna change it cause I think 17 looks better haha.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We're going to Harvard!

If you haven't been to Cambridge, MA home of the smarties at Harvard University, I highly recommend it. What a cool area! So me, Ben, Claire, and Steffi took a trip to Harvard last week because our one and only had to pick up his information packet and some stuff for his Freshman year there next year. It is such a beautiful campus. We walked around for a bit and it was so green and the buildings were so pretty. I love brick buildings for some reason, something about them seems so elegant and antique. I felt like I was getting the inside scoop about the school cause I never thought I would. I also realized how proud I am of Benjamin Moss. He has so much going for him as a person, and a brilliant musician. I feel so inspired each time I hear one of his brilliant compositions or when he plays dangerously difficult music on the piano. That boy is going to do so many wonderful things in his life. 

So, loving Boston so far times a million! I had so much fun last week and I love performing in the Colonial. But I will ask this, I think everyone who reads this that lives in the Boston area should tell more of their friends and people about our show! We haven't quite been filling the house, and it would be great if we could attract more people to come! So do it. Ready? GO! haha anyway, last week I was on the radio with Chase. We sang Sadness/Blue wind on 88.9 Emerson Radio I believe. They have this musical theatre time slot on Saturdays which is super cool. It would definitely be my favorite time to listen to the radio if I lived here. We had lots of fun singing on there, we got to wear the fancy headphones, and sing into these huge mics in a sound studio. 

krystina :)