Age 15. Role: Friedrich, 14.

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“First off: ev­ery­thing,” the San Diego-based El­liot says about what he likes on the road. “Get­ting to be in the snow — that was pretty crazy. It was snow­ing a lot when we were in Water­bury, Con­necti­cut. ”

Sit­ting in the own­ers’ box at a Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als game when Ni­cholas Ro­driguez, the show’s Cap­tain von Trapp, sang the na­tional an­them was a perk.

“There’s only been one time where I was, ‘Oh, I miss home,’ ” he says. “It’s nice to have a fam­ily dy­namic that my mom can be here. She can ac­tu­ally work on the road while my dad is back at home with my sib­lings.”

Home­work? “It’s ac­tu­ally kind of eas­ier,” says El­liot, who worked with the tu­tor con­nected with the show. Study hours are usu­ally 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., although it’s sum­mer break now. Out­side in­ter­ests used to in­clude gym­nas­tics, but that’s been re­fined to tum­bling. Also now, pho­tog­ra­phy on the smart­phone.

The grind of the road? “It’s re­ally not as hard as I thought,” he says. “But if I had to nar­row it down, it’s just hav­ing to do the show even if you’re tired or not feel­ing well. You’ve just got to push through.”

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