New York City is pretty much the theater capital of this country (anyone ever hear of a little institution called "Broadway"?) and a group of lucky Boise State students will get a chance to check it out firsthand in an academic setting.
Boise State recently announced that music professor Del Parkinson will lead an educational music and theater study tour of New York City next spring, from March 27 to April 2. Parkinson has spearheaded over a dozen previous study tours to New York City and London and this upcoming trip is being organized through Boise State's Division of Extended Studies.
Participants will attend world-class performances of select music and theater productions, further enriched by informal discussions tailored to accommodate all levels of interest. Shows seen and discussed will include Wicked, Monty Python's Spamalot, Disney's Tarzan and The Odd Couple (starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick of The Producers fame).
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit several cultural sites, including backstage at the Metropolitan Opera.
The cost for this educational tour is $2,900, which includes round-trip airfare from Boise, six nights of hotel accommodations in the theater district, tickets to theater and music performances, admission charges, guided tours, additional sightseeing and activities, selected meals and credit or noncredit fees.
Space is, of course, limited, so interested students of the theatrical arts should contact organizers sooner rather than later. For more information or for a complete itinerary, contact the Division of Extended Studies at 426-3293.