Summer in the City

This summer, a group of Canterbury High School students spent four days in New York City as a part of "Summer in the City: A New York Musical and Theatrical Immersion." The hybrid lecture/discussion and immersion experience took students through the history of musical theatre and the role New York City has played in the development of the art form.

Director Beth Patterson shared some of the experiences they enjoyed each day of the trip:

"We had a fantastic first day in the city. We experienced a plane ride, a monorail and a train to get from the Fort to Penn Station. We had some slices on the corner of 9th and 40th, explored Times Square, had a fantastic family style dinner at Tony di Napoli, and were wowed and stunned by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We finished our day on the roof of our hotel to work on our journals and discuss the elements of the show.  The Empire State Building in our view was an added bonus."

"Another wonderful day in NYC with the most awesome group of humans.
Today we visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, went to the top of Rockefeller Center, embraced our creativity and design skills at LEGO, and saw Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd."

"Yesterday was full of fun and learning. Double Decker Bus tour and subway ride, tours of the Kraine Theater and the Under St. Mark’s Theater with Canterbury Alum Hadley Todoran, the Harry Potter Flagship store, Hard Rock Cafe, and Back to the Future."

"Today we are exploring the New York Public Library and walking 5th Avenue to Central Park before catching a ride to Newark to fly home. The kids have been delightful and are truly finding their city legs. It’s been a blast to see the city through their eyes!"