trip to broadway

Please Note
This Trip Is now sold out

December 3-4, 2016

For over 25 years, Spotlight Vermont has taken busloads of students, families and friends to the theater capital of the world (New York's Broadway Theater District) to be immersed in the best that Broadway can offer. This year we are offering a choice of one of two shows in the evening (Matilda, Dear Evan Hanson). If you are looking for an easy way to experience Broadway, this is an economical way to do so.

Package Includes....

Luxury Round trip transportation with Premier Coach
- 2 1/2 (approximately) hours free time in Manhattan for shopping or sightseeing.
Dinner at Hard Rock Café in Times Square.
- Ticket to 8PM Performance of Matilda at the Sam Shubert Theatre.
Accommodations (Quad Occupancy) at Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford N.J. Minutes away from Times Square. Rooms at the Renaissance have one King and one Queen sleeper sofa in each room.
- Hot Buffet Breakfast Sunday Morning prior to returning to Vermont
- Your hosts are Spotlight / VTMTA owners Jen and Tim Barden

There are still spots left for our trip next weekend to New York. In order to make sure as many Vermonters as possible get to see the "Great White Way", the tree in Rockefeller Center and one of the most entertaining shows ever to hit Broadway (Matilda!), we're having a progressive sale.


Tickets normally $299 will be discounted according to the schedule below leading up to our departure on December 3rd. Prices are per person.

Nov 26 - $269
Nov 27 - $239
Nov 28 - $209
Nov 29 - $179
Nov 30 - $149
Dec 1   - $119
Dec 2   - $ 89

Places on the trip are limited to the seats remaining on the bus. If you wait to book the trip, you may get a bigger discount or... all the slots may be sold out!

To book seats, please fill out the form below or write an email to Write "New York Trip" in the subject line. Someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Broadway at amazing prices!

            $ 40 Upcharge (per traveler) Quad to Triple Room Occupancy
            $ 80 Upcharge (per traveler) Quad to Double Room Occupancy
These Room Upgrades are subject to availability at the hotel.

- Slots not reserved unless paid in full


Winner of four Tony Awards and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It’s the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.

Matilda has been a hot commodity since opening on Broadway in 2013 having played over 1500 performances. It is a magical show for children and adults alike. 

"Broadway can add yet another blockbuster to its roster of kid-friendly shows. 'Matilda,' based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel, is wickeder than 'Wicked,' as beastly as the beasts in 'The Lion King' and as crowd-pleasing as anything on the Great White Way." Roma Torre from NY1

Dear Evan Hanson

All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to be somebody else. A new American musical, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary story about a little lie that changes everything.

We will be seeing the final preview performance of this highly anticipated show before it's Broadway Opening on December 4th. Written by the young phenom team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. the Tony/Emmy-nominated songwriting team behind the Broadway musical A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Dogfight, (Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, London Evening Standard Awards nominations), James and The Giant Peach, and Edges. TV credits include SmashSesame Street and Johnny and the Sprites.

This buzz about this show is so great that performances are already sold out even for previews! Group rates are not available. We have a very limited number of spots for this show so if you are interested in seeing it, act fast!

"Without question, the most anticipated opening of the fall!" Chicago Tribune

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