vAmpiRE maiL – ALfREd answered

June 24, 2017 

Yes! Another musical-actor answered my letter and omg! This is probably the most amazing answer ever! I wrote a letter to Gonzalo Campos who plays ‘Alfred’ in ‘Tanz der Vampire’. He did such an amazing job that my mum, sister and I were so amazed by him. I saw the play for the third time and he’s definitely one of my favourite Alfred-actors.

If you missed the answer from ‘Max Meister’ who plays ‘Herbert’ check it out here.

First of all his handwriting is so pretty! (And he is really good-looking too). I love that he wrote a whole page back to me. How cute is that?! I’ve never got an answer where the person put so much effort into a letter.

Of course I had to ask him a few questions and he kindly answered them! I am just so happy!

1. How hard is it to stay awake during ‘Carpe Noctem’?

In this scene ‘Alfred’ lies on a bed and falls asleep and has a night mare.

Answer: It isn’t hard to stay awake during ‘Carpe Noctem’ because the music is very loud and I’m also going over lyrics, scenes, etc.

2. What other character would you like to play?

What other character I’d like to play? Well, I don’t know. I guess Marius in ‘Les Misérables’ or Raoul in ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

3. I asked him if he liked the city he’s currently playing in.

I love this city! And the audience is very attentive and very loving with us.

4. What is your favourite scene in ‘Tanz der Vampire’?

My favourite scenes’ I would say maybe …. ‘Draussen ist Freiheit’ or the reprise at the very end.

 

How amazing is it that he answered all my questions and took so much time for me! He is such a cute and charming guy and I just want to see him again for so bad. This really made my day and I couldn’t be happier with his answer.

Let me know what you think of this in the comments!

Have an awesome day!

Love, x

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Backstage tour – Tanz der Vampire 

June 17, 2017

Today I went to the backstage tour of my favourite musical. Two days ago I did the exact same thing with my amazing mum and amazing sister and I was a little bit disappointed.

If you read my Mary Poppins backstage tour review you will know that this made my day, week, month. It’s one of my favourite days from this year because I was so happy and excited and had such an amazing day.

I always make an effort and dress nicely so on Thursday I wore my new favourite dress and my mum made my hair for me.

 

I wore a pink lipstick and loved my look.

On Saturday I went for a more casual look and wore some black trousers and a dark red shirt with hearts on it and a purple-red lipstick.

Of course it was incredible being there with my mum and sister but the magic was missing. The guy who did the tour was really nice and charming but super nervous and had some cards where he read the facts from. Not all the time but quiet often. The guy who joined him, so that nobody goes missing in this big house, was super unchilled and stressed the whole time when we took a second longer to look at something.

But today I’ve went for the second time. Why? Because I met a girl on the internet and we planned to do this together. I was really nervous because I’ve never met her and I am probably not meeting her again any time soon.

We were a massive group so they had to split it into two smaller groups like they did on Thursday too. I said we’re taking the second group because I was hoping that my favourite guide was there but she sadly wasn’t, that was really disappointing on Thursday too.

After a few minutes the woman opened the door and welcomed us to the backstage tour. She seemed nice so I was excited for the tour. We were a really big group but it worked so good and everbody was listening. We placed our bags in a little corner so we don’t have to carry them around for an hour and then she started with a little resume of the show for those who didn’t see the show before. She starts telling a little bit of the story and a woman next to me goes: ‘Oh, I think we are wrong here’. I was like what? Then she said to her daughter: ‘Get your grandma we are wrong here’. By that time the guide saw that something wasn’t right and asked what’s wrong. And the woman said: ‘ we thought this was the backstage tour for Mary Poppins…… ‘. What?! First of all look at that picture:

You get a key chain with a sign that says TANZ DER VAMPIRE. They woman tells that she’s going to protect us so no vampires bite us and they still don’t get it? This was so hilarious! The whole group including the guide laughed so much and on the whole way we took to get behind the stage everybody kept laughing and I said: ‘ wait I thought this was about a Nanny? Didn’t know she gets bitten’. So the tour started so good and we had a great vibe because everybody couldn’t believe that this happened and we couldn’t stop laughing.

This time we took the right way to the stage. On Thursday we took the left way so it was really nice to get a different view of everything. We saw the bathtub and she explained that they are using real foam. We saw the doll of the professor and she explained a few things about that. And then we went to the blackbox where the actors get dressed and change their costumes during the show. On Thursday I saw the blackbox of the women and today I saw the blackbox of the men so this was really cool and exciting. I saw where Max and Gonzalo have their costumes. This was so cool for me! She said that there are about 120 changes during the show and that every actor has about 13 changes. For some of them they have a few minutes and for some of them only seconds. So she showed us where they get changed when they literally have only 15 seconds. Then it was time to go on to the stage.

Last time the curtain was down so you couldn’t see where the people are sitting later and this time it was down too which is a bit sad but today the gallery was down which was so cool to see. She explained that they need ladders so the audience can see them. She also explained how they get into the graves and that they find them because of different coloured lights and that they croll underneath the graves to get into them.

We saw the house and the tiny beds which is really cool to see and so crazy. The beds are so little but when you see them later in the show you think that they are huge.

Then it was time for some sport as our guide said. She wanted to climb to the 4th floor but we made a little stop on the third and she showed us the costumes and we were allowed to touch them because they don’t use them anymore. I love stuff like that and it’s always so fun to see and touch them.

Then we climbed a floor ahead and she explained things about the hair and make up. She showed us how the blood thing works. They have little packages with blood in it. Before they bite someone they put them into their mouths and then spit it onto the neck. They also spit the little plastic thing that’s left on to the stage. I’ve never witnessed that to be honest. Of course it’s really interesting to hear what the blood tastes like and she said it tastes a little bit of strawberry. She gave a little container around with the blood inside and yes…. one girl really tried it and said it tastes of strawberry. But that container is lying around their for ages so I really didn’t want to try that… it looked really sticky.

Then we saw a few pictures of the count and professor and how they get paint on their faces. Then she told us a few things about the history of the play and then we climbed down and went into the theatre.

She said a few facts about the theatre and how many people work for one and during the show. We saw the technic group checking and cleaning everything which is my favourite thing about that tour. They checked if the grave-wall is working so we saw that going up and down. We saw the paths where the professor and Alfred walk on. I really didn’t want to leave.

Because we were such a big group the tour was a bit longer than an hour which I think is amazing. I liked the tour better this time because the group was much funnier and much more interested and excited. The guide was confident and because she didn’t have to read from cards she was able to give us a lot more information and she was really funny too. I said to her at the end that she did a great job and she was really happy about that.

After that we went to the stage door where the actors go in and out and we saw a few but just talked to two for a second, well I didn’t say much. I planned to go back later and wait until they come out after their last show but I wasn’t feeling it.

I had a nice morning during the show and I really wanted to write this to keep both of these days as memories.

I really wished my mum and sister where there today because I think they would have enjoyed the tour so much more.

Let me know in the comments if you read the whole thing and if you made an internet friend before.

Love, x

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HerbErt answered – vampire mail 

First of June

Hi everybody,

I recently wrote a letter (Writing to the vampires ) to one of my favourite actors from the musical ‘Tanz der Vampire’ (‘Dancing vampires’). If you read my ‘Writing my first fan mail’ post you will know that my whole fan-mail-experience didn’t start the best. But, this time I got an answer and I am so so happy about it!

First of all a massive thank you to Max (who’s never going to read this ;)) for answering my letter. As you can tell, I am really excited about that! This month is going to be good!

He’s such an amazing actor and I love his performance as ‘Herbert’. He really turned the whole evening into such a magical, exciting and unforgettable one.

And now I’ve got an autograph :). I have to figure out where I should put this, but this is just so cool!

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This musical really is my favourite one and I love everything about it. So of course I had to ask Max a few questions and he amazingly answered them. My sister and I were so excited about this and we are really happy with what he wrote.

1. What is your favourite song/scene from ‘Tanz der Vampire’ (‘Dance of the vampires’)?

‘Das Gebet’ (‘Say a prayer’)

2. Would you like to play the Von Krolock one day or any other role?

Von Krolock

3. What is your favourite musical?

‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Mary Poppins’

4. What’s the best about the audience? (I asked him this about a certain city)

The fans

5. What’s the hardest part on being a vampire?

The lust of blood

6. What was the funniest thing that happened to you behind the stage?

He nearly had to go on stage without his costume … 😀 I think everybody would have love that 😉

 

I think he could so play ‘Bert’ in ‘Mary Poppins’ one day. That would be so cool, but I am hoping that he’s not going back to Hamburg for too long. Although I probably would find a way to see him again. My sister and I want to go to the Theater and wait until he comes out to talk to him for a few minutes. Or maybe my mum can talk for me 😀 I am quiet shy in these situations. A lot of people always wait outside and they always tell me how amazing it is and what a great experience it is, so I definitely want to do it, someday ;).

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I was a tiny bit disappointed that he didn’t wrote thanks for your present or something like this, but today (June 18) he uploaded this to his Instagram:

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Who can spot my little present? SO happy he liked my present! He also walked pass me, but I am going to tell you that story in a different post ;).

I hope you have an amazing day!

Love, x

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Writing to the vampires 

I’ve recently saw my favourite musical Tanz der Vampire for the third time. I had such an amazing evening which you can check out here.

Because of that I really wanted to write a letter to my favourite characters: The Count von Krolock, Herbert and Alfred.

I love writing letters. I think it’s such a nice thing to do. I also love getting a reply. It’s so much nicer to have something in your hands than just a quick WhatsApp or email. It’s so sad that so many people don’t write letters anymore, it really is such a nice thing.

I love to find themed writing paper. For my Mary Poppins fan mail I had a Mary Poppins themed writing paper. Because I am writing to vampires I wanted to have a themed paper too and I found this amazing one!!! 

I do not own the rights to this image

I found it on Pinterest  (here). 

How amazing is this writing paper? It couldn’t be any better. 

A German YouTuber got the chance to meet some of the vampires  (check it out here) and he told us that we could send him questions which he then would ask Jan (Count von Krolock). Sadly they didn’t have time for that. So I decided to ask him some of my questions myself. If I get an answer I am going to tell you what he wrote. 

I also asked Max (Herbert) and Gonzalo (Alfred) a few questions. I just love getting to know more about the musical and the actors. Hopefully I get an answer! That would be so amazing.

But I also love to send them a little present. Because they are vampires they have to bite quiet a few people so I got them this …

It’s basically something you put on a blood-stain before washing your clothing piece. So funny I know! 

I truly thing this is so hilarious, I hope they find it funny too :D. 

And because I am so obsessed with Herbert I wanted to craft something for Max. 

A scrabble-frame.

I love creating scrabble-themed things. 

Of course I had to add some glitter to it! I think it suits Herbert’s personality so much better and I bet Max is going to be super happy about glitter everywhere ;).

Fun fact: I reassembled this wrong… it’s upside down when you arrange it… but who cares 😀

Let me know in the comments what you think of this. Have you ever written a fan-mail?

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