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The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good...before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of unexpected friendship and love.
Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production is indisputably the world’s most popular musical seen by over 70 million people worldwide. This spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece continues to thrill audiences night after night.
The Serengeti comes to life as never before through the extraordinary vision that is The Lion King. More than 75 million people have felt the thrill of this Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, which tells the classic journey of young royal heir, Simba. Giraffes strut, birds swoop and gazelles leap in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms the senses and inspires you with the wonder of life.
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda is more than a show, it’s a phenomenon. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. This celebrated smash hit is presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company.
The beloved story of Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin’s journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. It’s an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score and more written especially for Broadway.
Chicago is a musical tale of "murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts". Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, the show features over 30 beautifully sung tunes, including ‘Sherry’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’.
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score, along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.
A new musical based on the fan-favourite film of the same name.
On show at: Winter Garden Theatre
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Times: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8.00pm. Thursday 7.00pm. Sunday matinee 3.00pm. Wednesday & Saturday matinee 2.00pm.
Take a guided tour and bring your students closer to the world’s premier performing arts centre. On a daily tour they’ll learn more about the Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks which have been showcased on Sex and the City and in movies like Black Swan, moonstruck and Ghostbusters.
Go behind-the-scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti and Bruce Springsteen. Each tour is unique, and you never know what might happen. You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or even meet a star.
Tours of the Met increase your understanding of how the company works. Backstage tours visit production areas not usually seen by the general public. Lincoln Center tours include the front of the house and the auditorium but do not go backstage.
The largest indoor theatre in the world, this prime spot in Midtown was turned into Radio City Music Hall during the years of the Depression. Radio City is now a leading hall for popular concerts, stage shows, special attractions and media events, including the Grammys, Tonys, and MTV Video Music Awards! More than 700 movies opened here, including the original King Kong.
Here, your group will learn about its history, listen to the ‘mighty Wurlitzer’ and enjoy ‘a masterpiece of American Modernist design’.
Get an insider’s look at the world’s most famous arena with the ‘All Access Tour!’ Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history.
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Involve your students in storytelling exercises, and introduce them to the history of Broadway and professional theatre. They’ll gain a contextual and thematic background of a show you choose to see.
Stage School Workshops are delivered by qualified teaching artists (so you can get involved too) and can be tailored to your chosen show, as well as your curriculum requirements.
Our most popular workshop! A fun and interactive session that culminates in students creating their own combat sequence under the guidance of two teaching artists. Heightens focus, safety, and listening skills.
Put your group’s dance moves to the test in this spectacular masterclass with a professional Broadway dancer. Your students will interpret choreography and its dramatic meanings, and explore different styles of dance.
Your group will be provided with sheet music and work with a cast member (from a show you see) and a pianist to recreate a true Broadway rehearsal. Students will learn choreography, staging and music directly from the Broadway production they are seeing.
In this intimate session, your students will have the opportunity to sit down and talk to a Broadway performer they may later see onstage in a Broadway show. This will include personal success stories, career moments and insight into life as a performer. This workshop includes a private performance from the artist just for your group.
This talk-back session gives your group the unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with two Broadway professionals about their journey to Broadway. You may request to include an actor, choreographer, lighting designer, producer, stage manager, costumer or any other of the other professional careers from Broadway. Your group will have the chance to ask questions, hear backstage stories and learn some of the tricks of the trade.
Learn techniques of vocal dynamics and acting through song while working with a musical director on a piece of Broadway music. Explore the art of marrying music and drama to effectively achieve great emotional impact. Then your students have the opportunity to perform the piece they have learned with a Broadway guest performer, followed by a Q&A session.
Learn how Broadway professionals have only seconds to change costumes for a quick scene change. Everyone will have the opportunity to see this quick change happen, and then volunteers will be able to take part.
Participants will learn how it takes many people on and off stage to keep a Broadway show moving. From lights, sound, music, costumes and set changing, a scene can go to a whole different setting in 30 seconds. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about careers, costumers, set pieces and more. A very exciting, interactive workshop!
Through demonstrations applied to volunteers, your students will learn the basics of make-up application and effects-rendering from a professional make-up artist. This lecture-based class will show your group the correct technique of make-up application and give a bit of the history on why make-up is applied during live theatre.
The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance is the ultimate destination for dancers of all ages and levels. Home to the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the Ailey Studios offer numerous options for unique group experiences, including private and open classes in a variety of techniques from around the world, class observations, building tours, discounted tickets to Ailey performances, and much more.
Your students will be encouraged to make bold and creative acting choices in this workshop, during which a professional actor or teaching artist will advise them on vocal techniques and character development. Working from a scripted scene, your students will interpret and bring a text to life in truthful, imaginative and specific ways. Come prepared with a scene of your choice, or let us provide one for you.
Encourage your students to actively participate and engage in improvisational exercises designed to heighten focus, creativity, quick thinking and sensitivity to others.
Through simple script analysis, your students will demystify aspects of classical theatre. Shakespeare’s plays were written in a time when directors were rarely used, so special attention was given to the clues and hints concealed within the writing. These ‘hidden directions’ help performers to select acting beats and character intentions. Students will have the opportunity of participating in group acting exercises as well as volunteering for individual activities that make Shakespeare fun!
The New York Film Academy offer our groups a fantastic opportunity to learn from exciting sessions designed around an area of film to suit your group’s studies.
Workshop options include:
Your group will use equipment to try out film direction, and be taken through the process of creating shots and scenes.
Explore good storytelling, screenplay structure, plus character development and dialogue.
Acting for Film Workshop
Uncover the basics of film acting, performance choices and how the camera affects the actor's performance.
Students get involved in shot selection and manipulation in this overview of film editing.
Your group will create camera and lighting set-ups, then record and screen the footage for analysis and critique.
Learn how to use an HD digital camera, and receive an introduction to film writing and shoot a scene.
Experience the best and most complete daytime view of New York City! Bring your sketchbook with you and you’ll be spoilt for choice over what to sketch. The unparalleled views of New York’s landmarks include Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – simply the most spectacular view in the city!
Venture over a quarter of a mile skyward and observe as your group takes in the scale of the immense urban landscape which opens up before them. This is a great way for your students to gain artistic inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. A particularly popular evening visit.
Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.
It’s a thrill-a-minute aboard New York’s fastest boat ride. Imagine flying across the waters of New York harbour at 45mph. An exhilarating alternative to our popular Circle Line Cruise, at no extra cost. Seasonal.
Alongside the ultimate landmark of New York and one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy, the Ellis Island Museum is dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A 45-minute audio tour invites students to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the new arrivals and includes artifacts, photos, interactive displays and videos including the award winning ‘Island of Hope, Island of Tears’.
You will visit the island as part of a short boat cruise passing the Statue of Liberty, which was the first sight for the millions of immigrants.
Take some time out to watch a popular recent release or 3D film on one of several huge cinema screens.
Make sure you see all the sights by taking a 4-hour guided tour around the city. A popular and informative way to see all the best and key city sights of your choice.
For English, drama and performing arts groups, why not opt for a literary themed tour?
New York’s premier cultural attraction is one of the world’s greatest repositories of art. Offers paintings, sculpture, furniture and all manner of precious objects from across the continents and ancient civilisations. An excellent foundation of inspiration for those interested in the work of other cultures.
Opened in 2014, the museum explores the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance. It demonstrates the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at local, national and international level. The museum is growing a permanent collection of artefacts, stories, photos, video and other materials.
This classic tour of the famous Yankee Stadium includes visits to New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America, Monument Park, MasterCard, Batters Eye Café and Press Box. Why not extend your visit by staying for lunch or, during the season, catching a game too!
A unique museum containing leading examples of Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction. Offers modern creations associated with major movements. Representations are generally from the latter part of the 19th century. Boasting artists such as Klee, Leger, Mondrian, with a general leaning towards the abstract.
As digital photography becomes more popular as a study topic, an increasing number of our groups are taking this visit to create an itinerary which touches upon all forms of media. Take a tailored guided or self-guided tour around this museum which explores the possibilities of the photographic medium through acclaimed exhibitions and education programmes.
As well as the visits listed, we are able to provide fantastic group prices on many other New York attractions. Or why not schedule in some free time for your group to shop ’til they drop at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, or Century 21!
The 104 storey building stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city as well as interactive exhibitions on the building and the city. Groups will ascend to the 102nd observation floor in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!
Located in the heart of Broadway, The New Amsterdam Behind-the-Magic Tour is an amazing experience for students. Your group will discover the beautifully restored art and architecture of this landmark Broadway theatre built in 1903, once home to the legendary Ziegfeld Follies. Led by a Disney Tour Guide, groups can explore the history of Disney Theatrical Production’s on Broadway, view original props, costumes and set pieces and discover how classic Disney stories are brought to life on stage.
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