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FLIGHT Soars Through the Big Apple

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FLIGHT Soars Through the Big Apple

Students in NYC before seeing the musical, Come From Away.

Students in NYC before seeing the musical, Come From Away.

Dr. Jeanine Sturm

Students in NYC before seeing the musical, Come From Away.

Dr. Jeanine Sturm

Dr. Jeanine Sturm

Students in NYC before seeing the musical, Come From Away.

Kendall Snyder, Author

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Spring Mills FLIGHT Show Choir, along with a few parents and thespians, traveled to New York City on Tuesday, November 6th and returned on Thursday November 8th. The group saw two drastically different Broadway shows, Aladdin and Come From Away, and attended three musical theatre workshops 

Students asking Caesar Samayoa and Eric Forte Leach from the musical Come From Away questions about the show.

In the workshops, they had the opportunity to sing, dance, and converse with Broadway performers. This included a dancing workshop with actress Katie Terza from Aladdin, a question-and-answer workshop with seasoned actor Eddie Korbich, and a music and performance workshop with actor Caesar Samayoa and musician Eric Forte Leach from Come From Away. 

 Aladdin had the same plot of the Disney classic with a few added songs and spectacles. 

Students posing with Katie Terza after learning a dance from the show Aladdin.

“Seeing Aladdin was the most magical and amazing experience of my life,” said junior Monica Power. “It was a wish come true!” 

Come From Away, on the other hand, was less spectacular and more honest. It told the true story of Gander, Newfoundland, a small town that sheltered roughly 7,000 stranded plane passengers when the US air space was closed after 9/11.  

“It made me feel like a Newfoundlander,” said sophomore Liv Shriver. “The show was elaborate in the most simplistic way, and I loved it.” 

“Interacting with the professionals inspired me to work hard towards what I want to do, whether that’s theatre or not,” said senior Charity Turley. The experience was impactful for all of the students on the trip, whether it came from the shows, the workshops, or simply being in the city.

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One Response to “FLIGHT Soars Through the Big Apple”

  1. Lisa Keiper on December 5th, 2018 8:02 am

    Great article! Makes me want to go see those shows! Great writing too. Keep up the good work!

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