Broadway Bound

A group of Senior School theatre fans had a unique opportunity to spend a few days in New York over the February long weekend. They went there as part of the ‘Broadway Student Summit’, which was a two day event consisting of six workshops all focused on the musical Hamilton. The workshops ranged from acting and auditioning to singing, free-style rap and a dancing workshop where they learned part of the Broadway choreography for a song from Hamilton. The group also had the exciting opportunity to see the musical itself – and they even found time to watch two other productions, Mean Girls: The Musical and Alice by Heart and take a backstage tour of the New Amsterdam theatre and NBC Studios.

It was a busy, whirlwind weekend in the cultural hub of New York City – everyone had a fantastic time taking in the sights of the city and immersing themselves in the Broadway experience.
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.