10 November 2009

Being 'Guilty' for Spring Awakening

Do you remember this post? The one where Wicked was AMAZING!?
Remember when I saw that SPRING AWAKENING was on tour en route to Denver?

Remember when I didn't say what Spring Awakening is or about...?


Well I hope to rectify that with this blog.

The following summary is typed directly from my guide book.

this guide book

(Why do I have a guide book? More after the jump!)

 SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from one of literature's most controversial masterpieces - a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years.

It's Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body, and wonders aloud where babies come from, till Mama tells her to shut it, and put on a proper dress.
Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy Moritz- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. Not that the headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to return to their lesson.
One afternoon -in a private place in the woods- Melchior and Wendla meet by accident, and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt.
As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school.

There is more to the summary I was given, but that is a good taste of the story!

I wouldn't want to give away too much!!!


Well let me tell you my story about my relationship with SA:
I first heard of Spring Awakening when I stumbled across Charlotte Wakefield's You Tube [She played Wendla in the Original London Cast] and her channel has some of her memories from the show in video format. Since then she also added recordings of "Mama Who Bore Me" and "Whispering" after the London run was over.

& then you know of course that I saw the banner outside of Wicked.

What you don't know is after I got home I took to the interwebs and tracked down Spring Awakening on Facebook. Sure enough the Denver Center had made a fan page but there was something else added to the title:
The Guilty Ones.

You may be thinking: huh? Yeah. Me too.

At this point in my SA love story I hadn't heard all the songs, but alas, there is a song called... you guessed it: "The Guilty Ones"


In short. I am one of them.

The history of The Guilty Ones starts in New York
but I am in the Denver group.

The Guilty Ones are the fans who act as the official street team of guriella marketers.

We bring it to the streets, yo!

Haha. But really, that is what I am doing. Because I love the music of this show!


I do! I just have never seen it!

When I see it on the [first national tour] it will be the first time I see this show live!

Honestly, I see that as a testament to how awesome and powerful the music is...
It pulls you in!



This post has gotten WAY long! 

I am for sure going to blog about my experience as a Guilty One.

& I'll probably vlog too!

But for know I'll just leave you with the important info:

Check it out in Denver Dec 1-Dec 13, 2009
Buell Theatre
Tickets start at $25
 Tickets: www.denvercenter.org or 303.893.4100
Group sales (15+): 303.446.4829

[ps. Please e-mail me if you end up buying tickets: greeleyguiltyones.kat@gmail.com]


  1. It sounds like a great musical! Ohmygosh. I love musicals...I want to see this one now. Thanks for blogging about it.

    And girl I follow you on Twitter, and I cannot believe I've never visited your blog before. Sheesh. What's wrong with me? *Follow*. :)


    Sorry for all caps, my love for this musical is just too huge to NOT write about it in caps!

    I've been listening to the soundtrack since the musical won the Tony back in 2007 and I immediately fell in love. They came to Houston last year and I missed it, so when they came to Austin this past October I was like "I AM GOING!" So I paid $55 dollars to sit on row V of the orchestra and it was freakin' amazing! And then I was like, I have to see this again. SO, UT (where I go to school) has this thing called Student Rush and I ended up getting tickets two for one two hours before the show went up. Listen to this-- I got 2 THIRD ROW seats for 70 dollars! It was even more amazing up close!

    When it comes to Dallas next semester I am going again. I don't care how I have to make it happen. It's going to happen. It's that good. The only thing I can warn about is how mature the mature content is. You see nudity, there is cussing, and other things... but it's all in good taste, and it is all worth it! I hope you love!

    (Sorry this is so long. But I AM TOTALLY going to follow you now!)


Dude, I totally love you back!