Day Trips


Hamilton: An American Musical


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Price: $324

In the past several years, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education have taken close to nine-hundred lifelong learners from Continuing Education to see Hamilton.  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 $324 package includes front Mezzanine seats at the CIBC Bank Theater, lunch at Rivers 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.

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Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Tour


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Led by Continuing Education Director, Holly Wehrhahn

Price: $139

Travel around the world and back in Milwaukee on our Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour! Climb aboard our Coach bus (aka our University on Wheels) as we explore the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more! It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends while sampling (and if desired, purchasing additional) delicious holiday cookies from a collection of our favorite bakeries in Milwaukee! Along the way, we will visit 4-6 bakeries and enjoy a sit-down authentic German lunch at Mader’s Restaurant. This tour provides lunch, our expert guide, treats and samples, and shopping time! Grab your Santa hat, elf stockings, or your famous Christmas sweater and join us for a day of learning, shopping, and of course…eating! Trip includes transportation, lunch at Maders, all gratuities and fun with new friends!

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Come from Away Theater Production

Come from away

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Tuesday, May 7 OR Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

 Price: (Trip is full - Waitlist only - Payment will be admitted when next seat becomes available)

Register for PLAY DATE, 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.  Our second foray is to see Come From Away, the musical which expresses the humanity and generosity of strangers.  The response to form a theater group has been so amazing, we needed to offer TWO evenings: Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Our evening begins at 6:00 PM in The Green Room, located in the Lower Level of the Marcus Center. We will be treated to a buffet dinner and some background information to help prepare us for the show. Then, a Marcus assistant will escort us to our Orchestra seats and Come From Away.

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Legend of Lambeau

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Led by James Boling

Price: $109

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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Next to Normal

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $179

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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The Band's Visit Production in Chicago

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $229

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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