Trinity Hall Students Experience Behind-the-Scenes Magic of Aladdin on Broadway

On March 15, members of the Trinity Hall community traveled to New York City for an exclusive trip to see “Aladdin” on Broadway. Students from all grade levels, as well as various staff members, took part in the lively excursion to end the academic week.
Students and staff members boarded the bus on Friday afternoon to head into New York. Upon arrival, guests were treated to an informative tour of the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre. From the basement to the lobby, the group visited locations around the theater, learning about the history of the theater, the architecture and design, and previous shows and casts that have performed at the venue. Students asked questions and even received Aladdin-themed gift bags at the conclusion of the tour. 
When “Aladdin” began, the audience was captivated by the breathtaking performance, filled with bounteous energy from the performers along with surprises from the set and lighting design teams. Joy O., ‘26, had an unforgettable experience witnessing her first Broadway production on this trip. She shared, “Aladdin was a complete rollercoaster of emotions! It was funny, entertaining, witty, and seamless! As soon as that opening number began, I knew I was in for a fun ride. Aladdin was my first Broadway show, and it was the best!”
After the final bows, the Trinity Hall community was lucky enough to take part in a special Q&A session with members of the cast from the show. Students were provided valuable insight from cast members as the actors shared advice and spoke of their professional and educational experiences. Olivia D., ‘27 stated, “I enjoyed the talkback with the cast at the end of the show. I got to learn a lot of valuable lessons that I can apply to my life to keep going and achieve my goals and dreams. For example, I learned that it’s important to work on your weaknesses in order to be successful.”
To conclude the night, students and teachers were invited backstage and onto the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre. The close-up look at the production made for a memorable ending to the evening, and students are already eagerly anticipating the next opportunity to take part in live theater. As shared by Luciana D. ‘25, “Everything from the sets, music, and acting, to the history and restoration of the building blew me away. The overall experience is one I’ll never forget and I don’t think I would have ever gotten the opportunity to watch a Broadway show without this trip. While I only live a few hours from NYC, I haven't had many opportunities to go, so even just getting to see how different the environment there was a worthwhile experience.” 
A special thank you goes out to Mr. Desimini, parent of Olivia ‘27, for making this magical trip possible for the students and faculty. Thank you to the staff of the New Amsterdam Theater and the cast and crew of “Aladdin” for providing our students with a one-of-a-kind experience. 

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