Arts and Culture

New York, New York: Start Spreading the News

By Lulu Diffenbaugh


Photo By Ella Haun

Over Presidents’ Week, several Pinewood students and faculty traveled to New York City, the epicenter of arts and culture. This trip is highly regarded by past travellers and had many repeat attendants this year.

   This trip started years ago when theatre teacher Doug Eivers and his colleague attended teacher workshops in New York City. 

   “And so the first year we went with that format… and then subsequent years, we decided we wanted to do our [own] thing and shaped it and formed it the way we wanted to have the kids experience New York [with]more shows [and] sightseeing,” 

Eivers said. 

   Students went to Radio City, NBC Studios, and the Statue of Liberty. They also saw four Broadway shows, including “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Westside Story,” “BeetleJuice,” and “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

   “I think it’s a lot more fun that we are seeing three Broadway musicals and one play … We’ve seen the play before, and [it] was very funny. I’m very happy to see it again,” senior Cecily Eivers said. 

 In addition to sightseeing and watching Broadway shows, students got firsthand experience during the acting workshops they attended. 

   “In the workshops, we got to learn from Broadway professionals [who] taught us dance combos and songs,” senior Alexa Brown said. 

   There were also some additions to this year’s trip, like ice skating in Rockefeller Plaza, taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, and visiting the 9/11 Memorial.

   “NYC…was filled with so many amazing experiences. I made so many new friends with people I hadn’t even talked to before and for that I am also so grateful,” sophomore Ella Haun said.