On Saturday, Nov. 10, USPB hosted a trip to New York City. Students had the option of buying bus tickets for $15 or bus tickets and a ticket to the Broadway musical Waitress for $30. We spoke to junior Brian Kilner about his experience on the trip! His account of the New York City trip is below:
I have only been to New York City four times, and Saturday marked my first time attending a Broadway show, Waitress. My sister, a huge Broadway fan, was quite jealous of me getting to see a show that she eagerly wanted to see.
After arriving in the city, four of my friends and I ate lunch at John’s Pizzeria, which I had actually been to before even though I had only set foot in the city three times previously! The pizza lived up to its reputation, and I had a full stomach as we walked over to the theater to see the show. I only had a basic understanding of Waitress’s plot. I certainly enjoyed the music, but it was the humor of the show that made it exceptional.
Following the show, my friends and I trekked to Schmakary’s cookie shop a few blocks from the theater, and the cookies looked so good that I ordered two. They tasted even better than they looked. Unfortunately, we had to walk straight back to the bus after the cookie shop to get back to Scranton. I saw numerous shops that I wished I had the time to explore, but you can only fit so much into a day. Even though the day passed by fast, it was filled with fun and new memories.
Upcoming USPB events:
November 15: First Floor Denaples 8:30-9:30 p.m., Sam Burchfield: “From folk, to funk, to southern soul, Sam puts on a show that you do not want to miss.”
November 16: Regal Cinemas 12:00 p.m., Trip to see Fantastic Beasts 2: You’ll be seeing it a night before it’s released!
November 29: Moskovits Theater 8:00-9:00 p.m., Barry Brewer Comedy Show: “Barry hilariously incorporates his artistry and musicianship into his comedic satire.”
December 2: First and Second Floor Denaples 6:30-9:00 p.m., Christmas on the Commons: “Let it snow, drink some cocoa, and enjoy this Christmas themed event!”
Information about upcoming USPB events can be found here.