POWELL, Wyo. - The first 20 theatre lovers who sign up for the "Northwest College on Broadway" course will enjoy a Jan. 12-18, 2009, tour of the New York City theatre district as well as other popular city destinations.
At the moment, we plan to attend 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Spamalot' on Broadway," said tour leader Fred Ebert, NWC visiting instructor in speech communication and forensics. "Off-Broadway, we'll see 'The Awesome 80s Prom,' which is an audience interactive production, so prepare to have some fun!"
Tour participants who pay their non-refundable deposit by Aug. 15 will select the second Off-Broadway show by popular vote, Ebert said. He also plans a backstage tour of Radio City Music Hall, a visit to The Lincoln Center, and has booked four hands-on workshops by Broadway Inbound: "Stage Combat," " Improvisational Acting," " Life in the Theatre" (a peek into auditioning), and "Musical Theatre."
What trip to New York would be complete without seeing the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero?" Ebert asks. "We'll have a full time tour guide who knows the ins and outs of the city, especially the theatre district." He also promises ample time for shopping and sightseeing.
Ebert advises signing up early to reserve a spot in this course. "Airfare, six nights in New York City, and all the other items for $1,969.50 is an extraordinary value," he said. "Because of soaring airline rates, we were only able to lock in 20 seats at this price. Others may be able to join the tour for increased cost."
The base price (double occupancy) includes airfare from Billings, lodging, one evening meal, and four theatre tickets and Metro passes for the group activities described above. Students can expect additional expenses for tuition and fees ($84 to $642), meals, checked baggage, and personal activities.
The deadline to sign up for the tour and pay a $350 non-refundable deposit is Monday, Sept. 8, at the NWC Business Office. Final payment of tour charges are due Oct. 1. Tuition and fees for this course (THEA 1490-90) will be billed later.
E-mail Fred Ebert about registration procedures and tour details or contact him by phone at 307.754.6407. He can fill you in on costs and options not included in the base tour price.
Northwest College organized this one-three college credit course tour in association with Omega World Travel and Gerber Tours.