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West Side Story’s German Santiago Gives Advice On How to Dodge Bar Fights on the Road

By Staff

We polled actors on tour for their tips on surviving the ultimate road trip. From buses and planes, new cities every few weeks, to hotel rooms as temporary homes, these actors have mastered the art of the bus-and-truck lifestyle. This edition of Road Rules features German Santiago, who plays the macho Bernardo in the national tour of West Side Story. Santiago filled out our questionnaire and revealed his tips for avoiding jetlag and bar brawls.

The most efficient packing lessons I’ve learned are:
Don’t pack many pairs of shoes. They weigh too much and take up a lot of room.

The best cure for jetlag is:
I’ve actually have never experienced jetlag; I honestly think it’s a myth. People don’t drink enough water before and after they travel. I think that’s what has to do with it.

The first thing I do when I check into a hotel room is:
See if it comes with a butler. Once I’m disappointed that it doesn’t, I go to the bathroom and see what brand of toiletries it has.

When arriving in a new city, the most important thing to do is:
To not dog the city in front of the locals. That can get you into bar fights.

My method of staying fit while traveling is:
Bikram yoga. You always know what type of class it will be, because it’s the same class and postures anywhere you go. You know what you’re getting, which is a yoga class that’s super freaking hot. That makes my body feel good. Except if I have wine the night before; then I feel busted.

See Santiago and the rest of the Sharks rumble into Appleton from April 24 through April 29.
Tags: 2010 national tour, bernardo, german santiago, interviews
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