East Coast Drama
During the summer, our very excited group of Drama students and enthusiasts jetted off to Boston for a week of arts and culture. After a relatively short flight, we descended over the beautiful islands of the Northeast Coast and landed at Boston Airport where we hastily filed through customs and met with our guide for the week, Broadway choreographer and dancer, Scott Hamilton. Shortly after arriving at our hotel, we went out to stretch our legs and explore the beautiful beach and bay before returning back to the hotel for dinner and then a well-deserved sleep.
On our first day in Boston, we visited Salem, Massachusetts where we learnt of the terrible events that unfolded some 330 years ago. Later that afternoon we made a visit to the memorial park and graveyard, where those who had studied The Crucible recognised names on headstones.
Day 2 dawned and we packed up and boarded our coach for the 4-hour drive to New York City. The drive was iconic, the famous skyline appeared as we passed through Queens as our driver expertly navigated the busy city streets. Once in our rooms, many of us were treated to a view of the Statue of Liberty rising above our hotel. The city centre location was perfect.
The days that followed involved 3 workshops with professionals in acting, singing and dancing as well as two Broadway productions of ‘Potus’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. In the evening we dined at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Café where the waiting staff, who are Broadway performers, sang whilst they served us. During our time in New York, we also visited the incredible Rockefeller Centre and Madison Square Gardens, Ground Zero, Times Square and Coney Island. It was a fabulous trip away and a lovely way to end Mr Morgan’s time at RGS.
Mrs Jilly Witcomb, Director of Drama