SFHS Theatre Students Visited New York
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Posted by: Megan Jamen
In February, 22 St. Francis High School students and two faculty chaperones went to NYC for an extended weekend filled with Broadway shows, theatre workshops and site seeing.
The students participated in a musical theatre workshop, at the Ripley/Grier rehearsal studios, with the music director of Broadway’s Pippin and a cast member from Broadway’s Matilda. In 90 minutes, they learned the choreography and music and performed the finale from the Broadway production of Matilda. “While working with our students, the clinicians repeatedly asked if we were from a performing arts conservatory, because their talent level and energy was so incredible,” said Carolyn Brady, St. Francis High School’s Spring Musical Director.
After seeing the production of Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, the students participated in a question and answer session with Tony and Emmy Award winning cast member Jefferson Mays. They also had the opportunity to meet stage and screen actor, Alan Cummings, star of Cabaret, and got autographs from Emma Stone, who also appeared in the show.
In addition to their busy itinerary, the students also took some time to ice skate at Rockefeller Center and visit the 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Radio City Music Hall.