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Theater Trips: 5 Critically-Acclaimed Broadway Shows Everyone's Talking About & Everyone In Your Group Will Love

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The lights, the live music and the sheer excitement of live theater makes everyone happy. Toe-tapping and swaying to the music of a Broadway musical is magical. Whether it is tears of joy or sadness streaming down the cheeks of audience members, there is a wonderful array of Broadway shows that evoke a myriad of emotions. There are musicals, dramas and comedies from which to choose for a visit to the theater. With all the exciting programming this season, a Broadway show is a no-brainer destination for your next group trip. The only hard part is deciding on just one show to attend!



George Gershwin Theatre
222 W. 51st St.
New York, NY
(212) 586-6510

"Wicked" is a wonderful musical that is actually a prequel to the Wizard of Oz. Before Dorothy ever made it to the Land of Oz, there are two other girls who begin the classic tale. One of these girls, Elphaba, was born with emerald-green skin, is quite smart and has a fiery personality, but she is misunderstood. The other girl, Galinda, is pretty, energetic and very popular among her friends. The two girls are very unlikely friends. As time passes, the girls end up being the Wicked Witch of the West, formerly Elphaba, and Glinda the Good Witch, formerly Galinda. The prelude to a classic story, this musical will have everyone in your group saying, "Being wicked has never felt so good."


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School Of Rock The Musical

Winter Garden Theatre
1634 Broadway
Between 50th and 51st St.
New York, NY
(212) 239-6200

"School of Rock the Musical" is the story of Dewey, a wanna-be rock star who decides to make a little extra money by teaching music at a prestigious prep school. He transforms his fifth grade class into a rock band and engages them in the Battle of the Bands. There is good deal of original music written specifically for this production, as well as some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music to enjoy at the show. Loaded with energy, hilarious moments and talented young musicians who make up the student body at the School of Rock, this musical is sure to have everyone in your group rocking out.

An American In Paris

Palace Theatre
1564 Broadway
Between 46th and 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
(800) 653-8000

George Gershwin's music is featured in "An American in Paris," the story of a young American soldier, a lovely French girl and the city of Paris. The story takes place after World War II and is overflowing with romance and hope. Eventually, love spawns between the soldier, Jerry, and a beautiful young French dancer, Lise, as they date or "court" all over Paris. The finale features a heart-warming ballet that displays their true love and harmony, which solidifies the basis of this great story.


The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 W. 47th St.
Between Broadway and 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 239-6200

This storyline of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is taken from a novel by author Mark Haddon. This is the dramatic story about Christopher, a 15-year-old who is suspected of killing his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher is exceptionally smart, but has difficulty navigating everyday life. The play, a murder-mystery, tells the tale of this young boy trying to find the real killer of the dog in the footsteps of his idol, Sherlock Holmes. Christopher documents his journey of investigation by recording his findings and experiences as a play, which creates a play within a play.

Tuck Everlasting

235 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 239-6200

Natalie Babbitt's romance novel "Tuck Everlasting" comes to life on the stage in this play of the same title. It is the story of Winnie Foster, who discovers the Tuck family secret. "Tuck Everlasting" is a tale of love, family bonds and living life to the utmost degree. Including a powerfully entertaining musical component, "Tuck Everlasting" is a wonderful, life-changing story, for Winnie and you and your theatre-going group alike.


This article was written by Nancy Burgess of for CBS Local.

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