Our day trips are immensely popular, and we thank you for asking for more. Of course, we’re going to continue to bring you to Chicago for great theater and food: Motown the Musical and Newsies appeal to baby-boomers, families and theater lovers. Our comfortable coach bus is again transformed into my drama classroom, as we prepare for the production we’re about to see.
In addition, we’re heading to Racine for a special Pipe Organ performance by Fred Hermes, the octogenarian who transformed his basement into a classic theater. Mr. Hermes was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Join Continuing Education on one of our day trips filled with entertainment and excitement.
Motown the Musical: Chicago Theatre Day Trip
July 12, 2014
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits. Lunch at Manny’s Deli is included with your ticket.
Newsies: Chicago Theatre Day Trip
December 13, 2014
Direct from Broadway comes: NEWSIES, the crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies is a smash-hit! Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, Newsies is based on true events. Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right…and staying true to who you are.
Includes lunch at The Walnut Room in Macy’s.
Racine: Pipe Organs, Kringles and Wax
April 25, 2014
Continuing Education will take you to Racine to visit Larson’s Bakery for a kringle, SW Johnson for a Frank Lloyd Wright tour, and a great luncheon with a special dessert: a pipe organ concert! Fred Hermes, 87, has performed a miracle … and will perform another for us this spring! Mr. Hermes has salvaged the Michigan Theatre in Detroit and turned it into an ornately columned, lavishly detailed theatre with chandeliers and the largest five-manual pipe organ ever made by Wurlitzer!
Check back soon for registration information!