Allison Case and Andrew Kober Share Their This Is 30 Bucket Lists
November 21st, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Allison Case and Andrew Kober (Les Miserables) have been friends since their days as happy Central Park hippies in Hair, they hosted a Sirius radio show together “Case and Kobes” and he officiated her recent wedding, so needless to say, they're pretty tight. The besties are celebrating their 30th birthday [and all that goes along with it, like knowing you’ll officially never be cast in Spring Awakening or preferring to wake up without a hangover and listen to NPR on Sunday morning.] with the new concert This Is 30 at 54 Below on November 24. To mark this new phase of their lives, BroadwayBox asked Case and Kobes to make bucket lists of things they want to do in this their third decade of life—ya know, before they hit the big 4-0.
ANDREW1. Get my pilot's license
I'm currently a student pilot, and I'd love to finish off getting my license by the time I'm 40. Something about flying is very freeing and very technical at the same time. There's a lot of black and white, right and wrong, but if you know what you're doing, the experience is the most free I've ever felt.
2. Ride the rails in Switzerland
When we were in Hair in London, I fell in love with travel in Europe, especially the incredible train systems. It's just the best way to travel. I'm dying to go back and ride through Switzerland on the trains. There are some incredible lines there that take you through the Alps and past incredible lakes. Just gorgeous.
3. Ride on a hoverboard
We'll probably have those by 2024, right? We've got to.
4. Become an honorary doctor of something
You know how universities sometimes will award someone an honorary doctorate of whatever? I really want to be that. I'll make everyone call me "Dr. Kober" and be incredibly pretentious. I am very much looking forward to that.
5. Try new and exciting cheeses
I like cheese. I like cheese a great deal. I think my teens were marked by the discovery of cheeses beyond Kraft singles. My twenties were defined by trying more adventurous cheeses when the opportunity presented itself. In my thirties, I'd like to broaden the cheese spectrum even further. Really go out on a limb and try some weird ones. That will be fun. (As a side note, my wife and I think I may be lactose-intolerant. I am ignoring it because it's more important to me to be able to eat cheese than to feel comfortable and healthy.)
ALLISON1. Start a family
Ok, GROW our family, sorry Bodhi ;) One dachshund is definitely not enough, and I would love to be a mother to human children, as well.
2. Record an album
I come from a musical family—My dad grew up playing Bluegrass (and even opened for the Byrds. WHAT!) And my brother, Parker, is an amazing musician currently on tour with the band Say Anything. My brother and I talk now and again about collaborating, and I have some ideas of my own, but I just think it would be such a fun project!!
3. Train through Switzerland
My grandmother did it, and when we were in London for Hair, we were exposed to the amazing rail systems Europe has to offer. I would love to do a couple days—maybe a week—and stop in small mountain towns on our journey! Ahhh!
4. Go to Space
Virgin Galactic!!!! Ok, even as I write this I know my wife won't allow it. Or my parents. Or my dog. We'll just have to see.
5. Make a difference
Small ways, big ways. Through actions, through art, through giving. There's always an opportunity to make a difference, and I am constantly inspired by the people around me. They make me think in new ways, lift me up, wake me up, make me a better person. I truly hope to do the same.
Check out Allison Case and Andrew Kober in This Is 30 at 54 Below on November 24.