Day Trips

Phantom of the Opera at The Marcus Theater


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Led by Vic Passante 

Price: $149.00

Join Continuing Education on another daytrip featuring the best of theater in the Midwest, Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to the show, Vic Passante will present background notes on the award-winning musical. This Phantom features brilliant new scenic design, Tony Award®-winning original costume design, lighting design by a Tony Award® winner, new choreography and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The beloved story and thrilling score, with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade”, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom of the Opera one of the largest productions now on tour. Includes dinner, show and transportation from Waukesha or West Bend.

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WAITLIST ONLY: Hamilton: An American Musical


Saturday, April 6, 2019 

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $274.00

In the past several years, UWM at Washington County and Waukesha has taken close to seven- hundred lifelong learners from Continuing Education to see.  Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new American treasure is based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. It has won 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. We continue to offer this tour, and it continues to sell out. Obviously, the word is out. HAMILTON is fabulous!! Our  package includes front Mezzanine seats at the CIBC Bank Theatre, lunch at Berghoff's Restaurant, and transportation from UWM at Waukesha or College Avenue Park and Ride on a comfortable Coach USA bus, aka UWC’s “University on Wheels”. We hope you choose to join us on this exciting adventure!

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Madison Food Tour

Madison Food

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Led by Vic Passante 

Price: $139.00

Madison is emerging as one of the strongest foodie towns in the Midwest. As you know, Continuing Education has a long history of finding the best restaurants in any city we visit. What better way to explore Madison’s food scene than to do a walking tour around Capitol Square and through the popular downtown area. Join Continuing Ed and other loyal foodies on this fun culinary adventure. We will sample cheese, ice cream, pizza, pasties, and have a plated lunch at an ethnic restaurant on the Square. Before we leave Madison, we will stop at one of the newest and trendiest shops in the Atwood neighborhood.

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Come from Away Theater Production

Come from away

Led by Vic Passante

All Dates - SOLD OUT

The response has been amazing for this show that we have filled over 90 spots! Watch for future opportunities to join UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education's new Theater Group! Join your fellow theater lovers for Broadway musicals at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Join our preferred travel email list by emailing and you will receive advance notice for more opportunities in the future.



Chicago Architectural Boat Tour

Chicago Tour

Friday, May 17, 2019 

Led by Abby Streicher 

Price: $119.00

Visit Chicago and see its skyline from a whole new perspective…the river. An experienced docent on a Chicago architectural boat cruise will explain how and why Chicago remains a leader in structural design. Learn about the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City and more than 40 Chicago landmarks! This day trip features the opportunity to dine and explore Navy Pier and enjoy a relaxing drive down the Chicago River. Join Continuing Education Program Manager Abby Streicher as she hosts a tour perfect for all ages!

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Explore the Legends at Lambeau

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Led by James Boling

Price: $109.00

If you're from Wisconsin, you are a Packer fan, and as a fan, it is obligatory to take the pilgrimage to Lambeau Field...especially during our 100th year celebration. Continuing Education is proud to FINALLY offer an opportunity for you to visit Lambeau in comfort and style. Our Lambeau Tour, led by James Boling, will include the Legendary Stadium Tour, a fantastic classic Packers lunch, and the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. We'll visit the press box, locker room, and have a chance to run through the tunnel and onto the field. You can even spend some time (and money) to buy the latest Packer gear in the Pro Shop. Join C.E. and your loyal Packer fans on this exciting day trip through football history.

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A Taste of Wisconsin History


Saturday, June 1, 2019 

Led by Abby Streicher 

Price: $59.00

Prepare to enjoy fresh, home-grown Wisconsin at its very core and learn where it all started! First, we will visit Madison Farmer’s Market, one of the largest in the country which offers a unique experience for everyone who visits. After perusing the produce stands, feel free to explore the Capital building and experience another rich piece of our state’s history. Along with the Market, we will also be feeding you “brain food” when we visit the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Four floors jam-packed with knowledge and no pesky carbs to worry about! Experience a guided tour from the museum’s very own experts. Discover the stories of Wisconsin’s heritage, stand in a replica of a 1,000-year-old house, visit a fur trading post, walk into a lead mine and explore the stories, ideas, attitudes, work, and recreation that make-up our rich history. Grab your shopping bags and coolers and let’s go learn something new together! Package includes relaxing Coach transportation to Madison from two pick-up locations, a Wisconsin Farming history discussion on our University on Wheels, admission for the Wisconsin Historical Museum and fun times with food and friends!

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Next to Normal

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $179.00

UWM at Waukesha has an exciting following of theater enthusiasts. Vic Passante likes to call you our "theater geeks," and he is proud to be the geekiest of the lot. Vic and Continuing Education have taken you to shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Milwaukee....And would now like to introduce you to another theater company: Writers Theater in Glencoe, IL. Writers Theater is the third largest company in Chicagoland and has grown to become a cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence. Wall Street Journal called it "America's No. 1 theater company," and after it opened its new state-of-the-art theater in 2016, they wrote, "the best regional drama company in America now has a home worthy of its shows." Their production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal promises to be the perfect musical to introduce us to this company.

Next to Normal, directed by Tony award-winning David Cromer (The Band's Visit) is the moving tale of the Goodmans, a seemingly normal American family, with long-buried secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Featuring powerful lyrics and an electrifying score, this explosive musical uses wry humor and brutal honesty to explore how family trauma can fracture the American Dream, while ultimately leading to a chance at new beginnings.

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Wisconsin Yesterday & Tomorrow: New Glarus & EPIC


Thursday, June 20, 2019 

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $129.00

Travel with your friends from UWM at Waukesha and step back in time in lovely New Glarus, where Swiss immigrants settled in 1845. The Old-World charm continues today in New Glarus’ architecture and culture. We will have time to shop and walk around this quaint village before our lunch at the New Glarus Hotel, featuring Swiss cuisine, a fondue demonstration and tasting, and our own personal yodeler. After a glimpse back, we’ll visit Wisconsin’s future in Verona at the largest employer in Dane County: EPIC SYSTEMS. In this one-hour guided tour, we will learn why Forbes Magazine designated EPIC the #1 “Cool Office Space” in the US in 2013. EPIC, the leading supplier of integrated clinical and practice management software for the healthcare industry, attracts the best in the world, and we will see how this very cool “campus” achieves that goal. Join us in our journey back to the future on this engaging day trip.

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Medieval Times in Schaumburg, IL

Medieval Times

Saturday, July 20, 2019 

Led by Abby Streicher

Price: $109.00

Grab the kids and let the Adventure begin! Tales of knights and wonder await you as you embark with Continuing Education to the fabled castle of Medieval Times where you will eat, drink, and be merry with family and friends alike. You will ride gallantly upon a coach bus built for comfort and swiftness as your gracious travel companion, Abby Streicher, will be your guide into a fantasy experience to be remembered for years to come. Along with the sight of ancient castles in modern days, is the amazing opportunity to witness medieval action! See horses accomplish amazing things with their riders atop them, the flight of the royal hunting hawk, the great battles with sparks flying from weapons from the armories of old, and of course, the fantastic champions of the joust! Eat with the royal court, drink with the bards, and shout your cheers for the knight you choose to align yourself with. Overall, this experience is an immersion into a time of knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, kings, queens, royal court intrigue, and a feast for the whole family. So, join us, as we embark on this escape from reality and into the world of might and magic!

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The Band's Visit Production in Chicago

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $229.00

Join UWM at Waukesha on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for another Tony Award-winning musical, The Band's Visit. The Band's Visit won the 2018 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Orchestration, plus seven other Tony Awards for acting and production.

Continuing Education is proud to continue our tradition of bringing theater enthusiasts (read theater geeks) like you to see the best in theater and the performing arts. Join our loyal group for a comfortable/ convenient ride to Chicago for another delicious meal, and for another opportunity to see a Broadway hit. As in the past, Vic Passante will use the ride down to conduct another "University Classroom on Wheels."

The $229 trip package includes premium seats, lunch, and Coach USA (a.k.a. our "University on Wheels.")

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Warrens Cranberry Festival



Friday, September 27, 2019

Led by Vic Passante 

Price: $119.00

Every year, Warrens, Wisconsin plays host to the largest arts and crafts festival in the country at its annual Cranberry Festival. Continuing Education at UWM at Waukesha will take you to the miles of artisans’ booths to join the thousands of Cranberry Fest fans. We will begin the day with a step-on guide and a cranberry marsh tour. Following the tour and visit to a cranberry farm, our driver will drop us off in Warrens where we can shop, eat, and visit the Cranberry Museum. We will have six hours to explore the Festival itself before we regroup for the fish fry. With full shopping bags, full bellies, and stories we can share on the bus, we will depart Warrens at 6:00 PM.


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