POWELL, Wyoming — Demand was so high for a Northwest College trip to New York City in January, a second trip is planned May16-22. The trip takes in theatrical performances, tourist sites, shopping and more. Registration and payment are due before March 1.
Fred Ebert, an NWC assistant professor of speech communications, who also teaches theater, is the tour organizer. He’ll guide participants on a seven-day excursion of the theater scene including preferred seating at five Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Participants vote on which shows to see, but this trip is likely to include “The King and I,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” “Something Rotten,” “On Your Feet” and “Allegiance.” A backstage tour is also part of the package.
A personal introduction to at least one Broadway performing actor is part of the package. Most recent celebrity introductions have included Glenn Close and Telly Leung.
Plenty of time is allotted for individual and small-group touring in addition to the whole-group agenda. The tour schedule changes each year according to the interests of individual participants, but previous groups have dined at the famed Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Times Square, visited the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Lincoln Center, Statue of Liberty, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, plus shopped on Fifth Avenue, walked through Little Italy and China Town, and much more.
The group will headquarter at the Hampton Inn on 35th St., just around the corner from the Empire State Building and a short walk to Times Square.
The cost per person for the trip, based on double occupancy, is $2,825, which covers airfare from Billings, Montana, hotel, a couple of evening meals, five theater tickets, admission to a variety of venues/events, Metro passes, transfers and transportation to and from Billings. Beyond this, students are responsible for class tuition and fees, meals, checked baggage and personal activities.
To enroll or get more information about the NWC on Broadway trip, contact Ebert at 307-754-6047 or Fred.Ebert@nwc.edu.