Happy Hour #4: An Awakened Affair – ‘Spring Awakening’
In This Episode
It’s time to get ‘Totally F@&#ed’ as this week’s podcast is all about the beautifully raw ‘Spring Awakening’. We discuss the current revolutionary revival by Deaf West on Broadway, play spot the difference with the musical and the original play, fangirl about Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff and Tommy finally admits his mad crush on Frank Wedekind.
The beautiful Sutton-Superfan, Jonathan Groff, sounds off to the equally beautiful Seth Rudetsky (give us a job, Seth!) about when he auditioned for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and performs the entire tap number from the opening!
He’s come a long way to get to his adonis status in Perfect Pitch. Here’s Skylar Astin sporting the famous Georg binocular locks.
This is purely just a podcast about the hot men associated with “Spring Awakening”. Here’s the man who started it all. You work that moustache, Mr. Wedekind!
Lea Michele looking adorable herein one of her first Broadway roles in Ragtime. Am I the only one who thinks she hasn’t changed a bit?
Oh, and speaking of Groffsauce, here he is chatting about totally blanking during “Left Behind.” It’s the bomb.
Here’s the marvelous Deaf West performing the revival of “Spring Awakening” at the White House with an interesting interview from Duncan Sheik. You get a great glimpse of how they use the blend of hearing and deaf actors.
This is a great article from The Guardian which features opinions from five deaf New Yorkers and a hearing ASL interpreter. They give a great insight as to what the experience is like for a deaf audience member.
And of course, JIMI’S NEW VIDEO! GO WATCH IT! MY CAPS LOCK IS BROKEN NOW! SHOOT!
“WHAT WILL WE DO NEXT” QUIZ QUESTION
Jerry Herman infamously re-used this Hello, Dolly! melody* in a later musical. What is the subject of the song in which he re-uses the melody?