In a New York Minute

Over Winter break, many Walker students had the opportunity to travel places all around the world. One group, the Thespian society, got the opportunity to go to New York City for five days. The purpose of this trip was to broaden he students’ knowledge of broadway theatre, and to enhance artistic abilities by taking classes led by broadway actors themselves. The crew had barely stepped off the plane before rushing in to see the musical, Dear Evan Hansen, and have dinner at Shake Shack afterwards.  The next day was all about exploring the Big Apple, including visiting the 9/11 memorial, Wall St., Hamilton’s grave, the Oculus, seeing Aladdin, and visiting the Museum of Modern Art. The next day was filled with classes at Broadway Summit. That day, the Thespians took dance, freestyle rapping, musical theatre, and an acting class. Later that evening they saw Cagney, an off-broadway show, and got to have a “talk back” with the actors. Classes resumed the next morning with vocal, and a Broadway panel. That evening, after seeing Hamilton, the Thespians wished Mr. Schreiner a happy birthday by singing to him in Times Square. After seeing the Museum of Natural History, Central Park and Harold Square, the Thespian Society said a hard goodbye to New York and headed home. Sean Nesmith and Riya Vashi, two members of the Thespian Society who went on this trip, said that their favorite memories were riding on the subway, seeing Hamilton, and getting to take classes and receive feedback from some members of the Hamilton cast.