A special thanks to Kelsey Ion and Eleanor Weeks from BroadwayGPS for contributing to this theatre student trips post! All quotations in this blog were written by Eleanor Weeks.
Let me paint a mental picture for you…You are a theatre student. You love the artistry and creativity expressed through the belting out of great show tune, the beautifully choreographed steps of a “big number”, or a single glistening tear rolling down the cheek of an actor/actress at the perfect moment. This is your love and your joy! This…is the theatre.
Ok, so now that we’ve taken a moment to remind ourselves how great the art of theatre is, let’s ask ourselves: Where is the most exciting place in the world to watch a masterfully performed show for your entertainment and education? Why, it’s Broadway of course!
Theatre student trips in NYC are always great because of all the opportunities there are to do awesome stuff while we’re there. We always make it a point to go take theatre students and their teachers over to legendary Broadway to catch a show! We wanted to tell you about some of the awesome shows on Broadway right now, AND the new shows you have to look forward to this upcoming Spring!
Our good friends at BroadwayGPS are always helping us to know what’s going on in theatre in the Big City. They have shared with us some really great stuff about the most happening shows on Broadway for theatre student trips. Check out what they had to say!
Must-See Shows on Broadway Right NOW!
“Springtime in the city is a great chance to catch a Broadway Musical! Whether it’s a show based on one of your favorite movies, or a brand new production – there’s something for everyone!”
“Two of the best shows for students combine elements from movies you know and love, with the spectacle and excitement you only get from live theatre! School of Rock and Anastasia are now on Broadway!
School of Rock – The Musical
“School of Rock follows wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as he poses as a substitute teacher at a fancy prep school to earn some extra cash. When he discovers that his new class has some serious musical talent, he instructs them in the ways of rock n roll in order to compete in the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.
“Dewey may teach the kids how to “Stick it to the Man,” but they end up teaching him and thing or two in return. Come see the show and rock out to the energetic new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber – all played live by the kids on stage!
Anastasia: Home At Last
“The new musical, Anastasia, may feature the classic songs from the animated film – but even if you know the movie, this show is still a wonderful adventure full of charming music and lovable characters!
“This show tells the story of Anya, a beautiful and feisty young woman with amnesia who may be the long-lost Romanov princess! With the help of the handsome and streetwise Dmitri, she journeys to Paris to meet the Dowager Empress who is searching for her lost granddaughter. Join Anya on her quest to discover her history, family, and her true identity.”
Disney’s Frozen The Broadway Musical
If you liked the movie, you are sure to fall in love with Frozen The Broadway Musical! Created for the stage by an award-winning Broadway team, this new production is sure to be a fun and entertaining spectacle for theatre students. Through exquisite stagecraft and by expanding upon the beloved story of Anna and Elsa from the film, Frozen the Broadway Musical is sure to be an instant classic.
New & Coming to the Stage This Spring!
Once On This Island the Musical
“If you’re looking for something that is pure Broadway, then look no further than the brand new revival of Once on This Island! Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms, and dance, this new production is a terrific getaway for anyone visiting the city. Once on This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy box from the other side of her island. When they are forced apart, Ti Moune must travel across the island to be reunited with him – but not without encountering a few powerful Gods along the way. A beautiful tale of love crossing all boundaries, this is a perfect show for any audience!
“Or how about catching The Plastics in the flesh! Mean Girls is coming to Broadway in March. So fetch! Tina Fey, you know, that lady from 30 Rock, and SNL, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and…oh yeah, MEAN GIRLS! is writing the book for this brand new musical adaptation.
“When Cady Heron first arrives at her new high school, she doesn’t get where she fits in the hierarchy of cliques. It’s not until her new friend Janice convinces her to take down the ultra-popular Plastics, that she discovers how vicious her new girl world can be.
“Full of razor-sharp wit and remarkable insight, the show is currently wowing audiences at its world premiere in Washington, D.C. and New York is next – don’t miss this show when it arrives in NYC this Spring!”
It’s always a blast to be in NYC – especially when we get to catch a great show on Broadway with awesome students and their teachers! Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to take your High School theatre troupe, class, or club to Broadway sometime soon! Give us a call today, and we’ll put together an unforgettable NYC trip for your theatre students!
Which show would you most want to see on your next theatre student trip?! Let us know!
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We are so lucky to have such awesome connections at BroadwayGPS to provide us with so much information about the excitement there on Broadway. Thanks again to them for their help with this blog!