How To Get To Carnegie Hall


While at work today, the boss informed me of a spectacular trip her brother and nephew (a seventh grade theatre buff) were recently part of.  Her brother is the principal of a high school whose choir just took a trip to the Big Apple.  Not only did the group perform at Carnegie Hall (that in itself would be a dream come true) but they saw no less than 3 Broadway Musicals! (Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, and the current smash revival of West Side Story).  When I was in the BGSU Men’s Chorus, the biennial Spring Break tour to New York City afforded us the chance to see one… and MAYBE two shows while living out of the Lakefront Tour buses.  I must admit to being a wee bit jealous.  Not only do I find it hard to imagine that they were able to see that many shows in 1-2 days, but how did they perform and still have time to sleep?  Not that many of them got much sleep.  I know from experience.  I asked if I could go back to his school next year.  I could age myself about 20 years less, right?!  That must have been a lot of cheese and sausage sold to take a trip of that magnitude!

The boss remarked that it only took me an hour to come up with West Side because she could not and it was my mission to come up with the title of a popular, CURRENT show.  So I started rattling off the current musicals on the boards: Wicked, Shrek, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!>  When none of these worked,  I thought… she said CURRENT, but…

Jamiah: West Side Story?!


J: But you said current.  West Side Story is indeed on revival but it is hardly current.

Di: Go back to work!

That’s gratitude!  Next time, I’ll let her sweat it out a little more.  HA!

3 thoughts on “How To Get To Carnegie Hall”

  1. Sounds like fun!
    For our 7th grade trip we visited the fascinating destination (drumroll, please…) – Springfield, Illinois – the state capital! Woohoo. At least in 8th grade we were given a chance to visit the nation’s capital, D.C., but we wasted one of our only 3 days in colonial Williamsburg, VA – yawn. I liked Williamsburg after visiting as an adult, but for the 8th grade trip, I was wishing we had been able to spend time at ANY of the many DC museums we had to rush through in order to allow time for the drive to Williamsburg.

  2. Well from the New York Magazine:

    Only a select few get to Carnegie Hall by way of “practice, practice, practice.” The rest of us can take a much easier route to the hall’s three magnificent stages by nabbing a seat in the audience.

    Read more: Carnegie Hall – Landmarks – New York Magazine

    They list the address at 154 West 57th Street NY, NY.

    Sounds like it should be a memorable trip….

  3. Sounds like fun, if I could get around the fact of being in New York City (large cities make me uncomfortable even if I do live less than an hour from one).

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