October 22nd, 2008 5:33 pm | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

WAKE UP: Spring Awakening Stage Seat Tickets Now Available

Ever wanted to appear onstage in a Broadway show?

Well, now is your chance.

Spring Awakening is currently playing out its run at the Keller Auditorium.

And it is, in a word, amazing. The story of a group of young teens coming to terms with their young bodies in Imperial Era Germany, all the while singing Duncan Sheik rock songs, is a sight to behold.

And one of the most interesting sights is the on-stage audience. Yes, I said audience. For opening night it was a group of Spring Awakening-loving theater students, that go by the online fan club name of the "Guilty Ones ," who filled out the bleachers (aka onstage seats) next to the "students" who actually performed the show.

Now it's your turn to be onstage: B roadway Across America Portland is currently offering $25 tickets to the first people who snatch them up. According to BAAP, the on stage tickets are available to the public for $25.00 plus $3.50 handling. They can be purchased from the Portland Opera Box Office by calling 503-241-1802.

The Guilty Ones started as a group of fans in New York who loved the show so much, they organized to spread the word about it. For the national tour, the Guilty Ones are acting as the official street team. In Portland there are about 28 active Guilty Ones .
Here is more about the onstage seating:
On-Stage seating info.
For your safety and for the safety of the performers, the following
procedures must be adhered to by each on-stage ticket buyer:
Late seating . As a member of the on-stage audience, you must arrive to the
theatre early enough to be seated before the performance begins. The doors
open thirty (30) minutes prior to the performance time listed on your
ticket. If you arrive after the show has begun, you will not be permitted
to take your seat on-stage and you may be relocated to another seat.

Dress Code : Please refrain from wearing bright-colored clothing or any
clothing that may draw attention away from the action on stage. Out of
consideration to the actors, also refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.

Personal Belongings . Since some of the show's action takes place
throughout the seating area, lockers have been provided. All large coats,
bags, and other personal items must be placed in the lockers prior to the
start of the performance in order to keep the seating area and pathways
clear. Please limit the number of items you bring to the theatre on the
day of the performance.

Programs. For artistic reasons, you will not receive the complimentary
Playbill until the END of the performance.

Restrooms & Concessions
. The theater staff is available to assist you to
your seats and to provide instruction about how to proceed to the
restrooms and concession areas. The performance has one intermission so
please plan your trips to the restroom and concession areas accordingly.
Food and beverages are not permitted on the stage or at your seat.

View of the performance. These seats offer a side/rear-view of some of the
performance. Please note: some aspects of the action may be obstructed.
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