Global Awareness

Musicals and Museums: A Trip to San Francisco

By Siyan Chan (Class of 2021)

Photography by Rachel Blythe (Class of 2022) and Raven Li (Class of 2020)

Video by Iris Ng (Class of 2021)

In celebration of President’s Day, several students from Developing Virtue Girls School took a trip down to San Francisco to watch the well-known musical: Hamilton. Everyone took off in high spirits on Sunday morning, February 16, and despite some minor car issues, we still managed to arrive in San Francisco by noon, just in time to grab a quick lunch before heading to Orpheum Theater. 

As we entered the theater, we were overwhelmed by the grandeur of the entire scene, from the set to the intricate designs of the theater walls. We quickly settled down as crowds of people began to stream in, all excited for the musical to begin. 

The three-hour long musical kept us swaying to the catchy beat of the music as our eyes stayed glued to the stage; we were mesmerized by all the singing and dancing. As the wonderful performance came to an end, everyone stood up and gave a standing ovation as the performers smiled and waved, concluding a spectacular performance. 

The next morning, everyone woke up recharged, and after enjoying a light breakfast, we decided to take a stroll along the beach.

Walking along the shoreline, we took in all the sights and sounds of the beautiful scenery as we enjoyed the gentle sea breeze and fresh air. 

Following that, we hopped onto a cable car that took us to Chinatown for lunch before moving on to our final destination: the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). 

We were given a guided tour around the museum and were introduced to the new exhibition, titled Soft Power, as well as the award-winning artwork of the decade. 

It was definitely an eye-opening experience for all of us as we learned about the different forms of art and expression employed by various modern artists. As our trip came to an end, we hopped back onto the cars and headed back for the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. It was definitely a memorable weekend filled with fun and laughter for all of us. 

Special thanks to Ms. Wang, Ms. Applebee, and Kaitlin’s mum (Jessica Harness) for driving us there! 🙂