Friday, June 26, 2009

First time!! :)

Ahhhhh hey guys! Just letting you know I'm going on for Thea tomorrow & tomorrow night (saturday)! Can't wait - hope some of you are there to experience my first time with me!!

Krista :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Goodbye NJ, Hello PA.

Hey bloggers :)

So I went home yesterday for the first time in 3 weeks! It was so nice! I'm officially a graduate of Roxbury High School :) It was amazing to see all of my friends and family, although it's nice to be back with my Spring family here in Philly! The show went really well tonight; GREAT crowd. Hopefully there's more crowds like tonight! Me and Steffi just got back from this awesome 24 hour diner called Little Pete's, where we proceeded to stuff our faces with amazing french toast and eggs. Rehearsal tomorrow - I'm playing Martha! We're also having a big put-in rehearsal for me and Jake on Thursday. The two of us will be in full hair and costume with full band and tech as well, I'm so excited! Martha should be fun, I can't wait to sing Dark with Krystina tomorrow/Steffi on Thursday :) Until next time!

Krista :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Swing Awakening.

Hey guys,

So I called out for the first time tonight :/ I've only been here two weeks and I'm already sick! UGH. But, it's not just me - Christy, Andy, Gabby & Perry all called out too, which puts Julie on for Wendla again, Lucas on for Hanchen, Krystina on for Anna, and only Chase in the chairs of rock. Crazy crazy crazy swing madness! I think it's going around to everyone. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so hopefully I'll feel better by this weekend...

Oh, and I caved. I'm tweeting. Follow me! :)


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baltimore, Jake rehearsals, Twitter.

Hi guys!

So here we are in Baltimore, Maryland! I'm absolutely in love with the Inner Harbor, which equals the smell of salt water, shopping, and great food. The shows have been going pretty well overall - I had my first show off since I've been here on Tuesday night! The audiences haven't been responding to everything, but they're laughing at appropriate times and such. My cousin came to visit me yesterday which was fun! It's nice to see a familiar face once in a while.

We've been rehearsing all week with our soon-to-be new Melchior, Jake Epstein. We had a full work through yesterday, and I got to play Thea, which was fun! He's such a talented actor and his voice really fits Melchior, so I think he's going to make an amazing replacement.

As a side note, I may be giving in to twitter...we'll see how that goes!

Until next time,

Krista :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Opening night.

I can't even begin to think of words to describe my opening night...but I'm going to try. First, let me say that being in this show is one of the most incredible experiences ever. I've seen the show 11 times now, and actually being in it last night was the most surreal experience I've ever felt. Yesterday truly changed my life.

I had rehearsal at 12:00 with Jason, our dance captain, and learned both chairs of rock and Thea. It was literally the most information I have ever had thrown at me in 4 hours! But I loved every second of it :) I went back to my dressing room after dinner (about an hour before call time) and just did some yoga to calm myself down, because my excitement was getting the best of me. Everyone started showing up, and everyone was so excited for the show tonight - my opening, Lucas as Melchior, and Krystina last show of 6 as Ilse. We all felt like it was going to be a good one.

I finally get into my costume and go outside to meet Perry to walk on stage. By this point, I'm shaking. We grabbed our mics, grabbed hands, and walked out onto the stage with our fake tickets. I almost started crying. As soon as the usher sat us down - in separate seats - the two girls next to me asked if we wanted to switch so we could sit together. I was absolutely ecstatic that they had no idea we were in the show. We said something stupid like "Oh, we've sat next to each other plenty of times" and they just laughed it off and asked me if this was my first time seeing the show. It was awesome.

Throughout the whole beginning of the show, ever cast member gave me a little look or a pat on the back when no one was looking, and it felt so nice to have everyone supporting me. I hear the music for Touch Me starting, and I can feel my hands starting to shake. I looked over at Julie and she smiled at me, reassuring me that everything's going to be fine. It was time to take my mic out, so I reach into the pouch sewed into my leggings, and set it on my lap. I suddenly feel a pair of eyes glaring at me, and out of my left eye I see the girl sitting next to me, staring at my microphone. I looked across at Julie and Chase and almost started laughing. This girl was freaking out, probably more than me. She had absolutely no idea that I was in the show. Finally, it's my turn to get up, and I'm praying that my shaking legs will hold me. Thank god they did.

It was the most amazing feeling in the world to get up on that chair and sing. Every number kept getting better and better, and by the time Totally Fucked came, I was not nervous at all, just ready to rock out. It was incredible. I actually almost kicked that same girl in the head when I was singing the Blah Blah's and hanging off the bars. We got a huge ovation, and I even saw a man and a woman standing up in the back! We all knew that this show was one to remember, and we worked hard to make it happen. Something happened that has actually only happened once before in Spring Awakening history - on Jonathan Groff's last day. During Purple Summer, the entire audience applauded when Lucas came out through the back door. It was incredible. We all just smiled, and everyone looked over at me at some point, and finally I started crying. I couldn't sing the a cappella section! It was just an overwhelming feeling; honestly, one of the best feelings I've ever felt.
After the show, I went to sign autographs, and this group of kids brought me a gift! It was so nice! I took a picture with them to remember my first Spring Awakening stage door experience. It was an amazing way to end one of the most memorable nights of my life, and I can't wait to do it again tonight. And the next night. And the next night.


Monday, June 1, 2009


Hey bloggers!

So here I am - Louisville, Kentucky. I never thought this day would come! I'm currently sitting in my hotel room, listening to Adele, and unpacking. We're all going out to dinner in about an hour and I can't wait because I'm STARVING since I didn't eat anything on the plane. It's still kind of weird that I'm here! Anyway, I'll probably put up some pictures before the end of the week and post something after my opening night on Wednesday - until next time! :)