Nitschmann Middle School
8th Grade Music & Drama Trip
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Videos from and about the show.
My Fair Lady Story
The most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, who brought you the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast—led by Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz and Diana Rigg—tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed? The classic score features “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live.” The original 1956 production won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best musicals of the century.”
Details for Wed., April 17
- Report to the Nitschmann auditorium at 7:00 AM Wed, April 17.
- Please dress nicely for the day.
- Guys should wear collared shirts and nice pants.
- Girls should wear nice slacks. Do not wear leggings.
- Keep the weather in mind when choosing your clothing.
- We will be moving around for the theater workshop, wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably.
- Wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are appropriate for this event.
- You will be given a perimeter to stay within for sightseeing. Please do not leave the designated area. We do not want you to get lost or have to wait for you to return because you went too far.
- Be prepared for rain. Bring an umbrella
- Bring money for lunch and souvenirs. (Approximately $40-50)
- Lunch is on your own with your group and chaperone.
- You will have about an hour and a half to do some shopping and get lunch.
(Due to the location of the theater, we might meet and be bused to the theater or you might need to allow time to walk there) I will update you as soon as I hear back from the bus company.
You will have about an hour to get a snack following the show. We will have an assigned location to meet at 6:00 PM to depart for home. Approximate return time to Nitschmann is 8:00 PM.
You will be given an itinerary with your chaperone’s cell phone number and Mr. Zettlemoyer’s emergency number on it. Only use it in case of emergency or if you get lost.
7:00 AM Check in - no later than 7:10 AM
7:30 Leave Nitschmann by charter buses
10:00 Arrive NYC
10:00 Broadway in the Classroom Workshops
Ripley Grier Studios, 939 8th Ave. 4th floor, NY, NY 10019
11:30-1:15 Sightseeing and Lunch on your own
1:15 Meet on 8th Ave at 50th Street.
Exact details will be given when we arrive at the workshop.
1:40 Arrive at theater
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 150 West 65th St., NY NY 10023
2:00 – 5:00 My Fair Lady
5:00-6:00 Free time with your Chaperon – DO NOT BE LATE!
(Departure Location will be given to you at the show)
6:00 Depart NYC
8:00 Return to Nitschmann
Be On Time!
You must be on time for all report times and check-ins. Be at Nitschmann on time. If you are late we WILL leave without you. We must leave on time; if we don’t we will be stuck in traffic for hours. Make sure you stay with the group for all transfers. If we are late getting to the theater, they will not let us in until intermission and we will miss the first half of the show. You must be on time for our 6:00 PM departure or you will pay the overtime bus fee.
It is very important that you stay together with your group, especially when walking to lunch, to the theater, and to the bus. The buses are not allowed to park on NYC streets, so you must stay together with the group so we can all board the bus as soon as it arrives.
Please be sure to make arrangements prior to the trip to be dropped off at school by 7:00 AM and picked up at approx. 8PM. You may use your cell phone to call for your ride once we get close to Nitschmann on the return home.
Food and Spending Money
It is suggested that you pack snacks and drinks for the bus ride to and from NYC. There is a possibility that we may be stuck in traffic, so it is a good idea to have drinks and snacks. You will need to pay for your lunch in the city and any souvenirs you wish to purchase. $40 to $50 should be enough for the day. Please be safe and use common sense with your money. You are responsible for your money.
You may bring cell phones. You are responsible for any items that you bring alone with you. It is a good idea to label your items with your name and phone number in case they get lost. ALL electronics must be turned off during the show.
We will be seeing a Broadway show, so it is expected that all students are dressed casual, but neat and presentable. You are representing Nitschmann; dress accordingly. Please wear comfortable shoes, since we will be walking around the city. Check the weather and dress appropriately, because we go RAIN, SNOW, or SHINE!!!!
This is just a reminder that all students must stay with their chaperone at all times during the trip. Your chaperone group will decide as a group what you will do during the free time. Maps will be given, and everyone will be expected to stay in the general area between 40th street and 56st Streets, and between 8th and 5th Avenue. You may get an additional map at the Visitor’s Center in Times Square, located at 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th streets.