The IHA ACT Club took a trip to see the beloved childhood favorite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway. The modernized version of the Roald Dahl classic was filled with laughs, smiles and, of course, chocolate.
The trip took place on November 20th and more than 50 IHA students went to the show. There was mix of students from all grades who attended the show but it was predominantly students from the freshman class. Once the students arrived, they stopped at a nearby café for a pre-show snack. As the girls arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, they were escorted to their seats and had time to to browse and buy from the merchandise cart.
As the curtains started to rise, the famous Charlie Bucket greeted us. As the show went on, we encountered Charlie’s journey to the legendary Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. IHA students were drawn into the lovable characters and were blown away by the performance. All the actors and actresses fit their parts perfectly and put on a marvelous show.
Seeing a Broadway play is very different from watching a school production or local theater. When you’re watching a Broadway play, you feel like the professional actors and actresses are taking you on a surreal adventure. As the lights subside and the magnificent music starts to play, you know you’re going to encounter something special. It doesn’t matter where you sit the theater; you are going to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The IHA ACT Club meets once a quarter to attend Broadway plays. The student body decides which plays the group will attend. Even if you aren’t a member of the club, you are still welcome to attend the show at a fixed price. Join the next ACT trip in the city that never sleeps to have a pleasurable time with your friends and to experience a tremendous show!
By: Brooke Marotti’21, Staff Writer