Earlier, I solicited parents to see if there was interest in going to see this play. Despite the number of parents who replied enthusiastically to this, (and that was communicated to the administration) the principal and assistant principal did not approve this trip citing the short amount of time (notice) and money collection that was required. Accordingly, the district will not endorse this trip.
I have yet to cancel the reservations we made as I believe there are some parents willing to go forward and take this trip with their kids. As these dates are not a "school days" there would be no issue with missed school time.
The reservations (and group discounts) remain active for now until they expire in the first week of March
To that end, I am using this page to put it out there that I believe a group will still be going as some parents have already contacted me to take the reigns and make this happen.
To be clear, this WILL NOT be a trip endorsed by NOR affiliated with the school district and thus, nothing more can take place in school or on school time. The school's name will be removed from all the reservations.
My personal contact email is below so I will create an email chain so parents can network. I will contact you with details (in the evenings after school).
The reservations that I made were for April 3rd and 4th, 2020. (You have to make the reservations before you seek trip approval because they need to know costs.) There is a time frame here so please get in touch if you want to know more and I will send you onto those that will be planning this venture.
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Years ago, I was sitting in the Wilmington Playhouse with my wife in the second row of the orchestra watching her favorite musical "Camelot." I mentioned to her that there was a group up in the mezzanine from a local school.
About mid-way through the first act came the famous line where Sir Lancelot turns to Guinevere and says "But Jenny...I Looooove you."
From the upper deck of the mezzanine came a large (in unision) "oooooooohhhhhh" from the school kids. The actors on stage did everything they could to keep their composure. They heard the kids. It was a genuine reaction to a great stage moment. It was then that I realized how much I love attending these shows with the school kids.
3 days later, I arranged for my school kids to see the show. Almost on cue came the line, and the exact same reaction. What fun.
I hope our kids are able to see this show with their peers.
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Friday April 3
Leave via Amtrak (many departure options)
Check into hotel:
Marriot Marquis Times Square
Times Square at night
Saturday April 4
Tour 5th Avenue including
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dinner at Starlight Café
Train ride home (departure in evening)
$129 SIX (orchestra)
$ 89 TKAM (mezzanine)
$300/room (divided by occupants)
$390 4 in a room
$428 3 in a room
$488 2 in a room
$528 single occupancy
No meals included