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Thirty-seven lucky Lakehill Upper School students embarked on the trip of a lifetime this spring break, taking off to the Big Apple. On March 19, the students began their festivities as soon as they arrived, being picked up in limos and taken to the "W" hotel in the heart of Times Square.
 
The group attended three Broadway shows: Phantom of the OperaAn American in Paris, and Something Rotten. The students participated in a Broadway workshop, getting the chance to work with performers from Something Rotten, learning a musical number and a dance from the show.
 
Students were also treated to a tour of Carnegie Hall and a performance of Madame Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, dressing up and getting to watch the show among New York elite. A practically vertical tour of St. John the Divine Cathedral and two musical masses at cathedrals around New York completed yet another day of adventure.
 
In their down time, students had the option to spend their time shopping in Soho, visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or touring and shopping in the landmark eleven-floor Macy's. The group concluded their time in New York by eating at the popular Ellen's Stardust Diner on Broadway, enjoying a live performance from the waiters as they ate.
 
"The best part of the trip was getting to know more of the students, especially the graduating seniors," said drama and musical theater teacher Mark Guerra. "It was really amazing to share New York with them. I'm very familiar with the city and to watch the students experience it, some for the first time, was truly amazing." 
 
 
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