P O W E L L, W y o. - A couple cancellations have opened up spots on a tour of the New York City theater district and other popular city destinations offered Jan. 12-18 through Northwest College.
Participants enrolled in the "Northwest College on Broadway" course will spend seven days in hands-on, interactive theater workshops, backstage tours, on- and off-Broadway shows and sightseeing.
Theaters on the itinerary range from Radio City Music Hall and the Lincoln Center to the Shubert and Hilton. The hands-on workshops, presented by Broadway Inbound, cover "Stage Combat," "Improvisational Acting," "Life in the Theatre" (a peek into auditioning) and "Musical Theatre."
Participants will attend two Broadway and two off-Broadway performances, including "Young Frankenstein," "Spamalot" and "The Awesome 80s Prom." The final selection will be determined by a vote of the group.
The list of site-seeing excursions is highlighted by visits to Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trump Tower, Ground Zero, Chinatown, Little Italy, Harlem, Grant's Tomb, F.A.O. Schwarz, Central Park (including Strawberry Fields), Belvedere Castle, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and several more sites.
Participants will be headquartered at the Hampton Inn in midtown Manhattan, a half mile from the theater district and Madison Square Garden.
"The one thing we can't predict is how many celebrities we'll run into during the trip," said tour leader Fred Ebert, an NWC visiting instructor in speech communication and forensics. "Whether it's only one or a dozen famous folks, it's an extraordinary value to get airfare, six nights in New York City, tickets to all the attractions, plus other items for $1,969.50."
The base price (double occupancy) includes airfare from Billings, lodging, all breakfasts, one evening meal, four theater tickets and Metro passes for group activities. Students can expect additional expenses for tuition and fees, meals, checked baggage, and personal activities.
Monday, Oct. 13, is the deadline to sign up for the tour and pay the $1,969.50 at the NWC Business Office. Tuition and fees for this course (THEA 1490-90) will be billed later.
For more information about registration procedures and tour details, e-mail Fred Ebert at call (307) 754-6047; toll-free at (800) 560-4692, ext. 6047. He can also discuss options not included in the base tour price. Northwest College organized this college credit course tour in association with Omega World Travel and Gerber Tours.