Early morning departure from CMH
Arrival at LaGuardia in New York

Last week, 20 GLHS students and graduates along with Theatre Director, Cynthia Macioce, and six parent chaperones visited New York City. The trip that had originally been scheduled for spring break of 2020 was finally able to take place. Beyond the Classroom Tours’ guide, David Hammond, made sure that many memorable moments took place. The group walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, took in the 9-11 Memorial Museum, rode the Staten Island Ferry for a view of the Statue of Liberty, made numerous subway trips, and finished with a walking tour of Central Park.

Before crossing to Brooklyn
Half way across the Brooklyn Bridge

Over the four days, the group saw three Broadway shows – Hamilton, The Music Man, and The Play That Goes Wrong – toured a special effects company, and took a dance and movement workshop with Hamilton actor, Thayne Jasperson.

Bubble machine at the special effects shop
Thayne Jasperson put the students their paces teaching them the choreography to My Shot from Hamilton
The students loved the comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong
They are looking forward to staging this (high school version) for the fall play!

In addition, there were several group meals that gave everyone a taste of the best New York’s culinary scene had to offer. The students also enjoyed exploring Times Square and doing some shopping. During a free afternoon some of the students went to the National History Museum while several others took in an additional matinee.

At Bethesda Fountain, Central Park

GLHS Theatre is grateful for the support of the Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools Administration and School Board for giving the green light to this awesome educational experience for our GLHS Theatre students.

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