Earlier this year, we raffled off Hamilton tickets and an all-expense-paid trip to NYC. Read more about that here. One of the lucky winners was Jo Anne, who happened to be a Strathmore usher. Here's what she had to say after seeing the show!

Jo Anne and her husband outside of  Hamilton

Jo Anne and her husband outside of Hamilton


Dear YAA,

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

My husband and I had a great time in New York and enjoyed staying at The Phillips Club at Lincoln Center.  The accommodations were wonderful - roomy and very convenient.  We attended the matinee performance of “Hamilton” and, as expected, the musical was fabulous. The seats were great (Orchestra, Row G, seats 13/14) and one of the ushers even commented that these were great seats.

As an added bonus, we caught sight of Josh Groban, who was performing next door in “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”

We thank the Young Artists of America at Strathmore for this not-to-be-missed experience. Thank you for arranging everything, from transportation to accommodations to the show. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful trip.  We are really grateful for this opportunity.


Jo Ann