One week ago today at the crack of dawn, 50 excited students and 5 very brave adults boarded a bus and headed to New York City for the Theatre/Musical Theatre Spring trip. Some had been before, but for some it was their very first venture to the Big Apple. They only stayed for 2 nights and 3 days, but those 3 days were packed with shopping, theatre and, of course, FUN! As any Theatre field trip should, it included 3 Broadway shows. The group saw King Kong, Hadestown and Come From Away. King Kong, the first of its kind on Broadway, is a musical based on the classic 1933 classic film, King Kong, about the misunderstood giant ape that takes over New York City. The Broadway show uses a huge puppet as its monster.
The second, Hadestown, is a musical retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a tale very familiar to our Theatre students as it was part of their spring showcase and finally, Come From Away, the epic true story of a small town in Canada, Gander, that opened its hearts and homes to the passengers on 38 planes that were ordered to land there in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The students also had the privilege of participating in a workshop with American actress, Susan Blackwell.