NHS Goes to Broadway for Hamilton Trip


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Nonnewaug participants pose after enjoying lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Emma DeFrancesco, Reporter

WOODBURY – Nonnewaug students recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, which was to see Hamilton on Broadway in New York City.

The trip took place Oct. 26. The journey started with a bus leaving at 6:45 a.m., and they returned at 8 p.m. Many students and teachers were in attendance, including Katy Aseltine, an NHS English teacher.

“Mrs. [Jessica] McKay was the originator of the field trip,” Aseltine said. “She works specifically with a company that has a lot of tours and different things for high school students.”

Alyssa Creighton-Rullo, a Nonnewaug sophomore, was especially counting down the time for the trip to arrive. 

“I was very excited for the trip because I love watching Broadway shows and I have never seen Hamilton before,” she said.

When the bus arrived in New York, the students first made a pit stop at the Hard Rock Cafe. This restaurant is known to be famous for its music performances and of course, the good food. After filling up on lunch, the students went to a few stores in Times Square and made their way to the Richard Rodgers Theater for Hamilton.

The view shared by Nonnewaug students for Hamilton as the play moves from scene to scene. (Alyssa Gravel)

“I thought the students did a great job. They were very respectful and excited to be on the field trip,” Aseltine said. “Everyone was polite and considerate.”

Hamilton is one of the most famous plays of all time, and for NHS students to be able to see this with their friends was an opportunity that was hard to pass up.

“[The students] all felt like they had a quality experience going to the city and seeing it,” Aseltine said.

Many participants had a very fun time on the trip.

“My favorite part of the trip was definitely watching the show. It was so good and just a whole different experience to be in person,” Creighton-Rullo concluded.

“It was nice to see everybody out of school and with their friends,” Aseltine said.