2019 Day Trip, Theatre & Opera Brochure January-June 2019
Chicago Architectural Cruise Tuesday June 4, 2019 $114
The city of Chicago sparkles with some of the greatest architecture in the world. Come along on a 90-minute cruise on the Chicago River to see and learn about these masterpieces from an expert narrator from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The tour has been rated the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. Learn the history of the masters such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Trace the evolution of Chicago architecture from the Wrigley Building to the Tribune Tower to the Merchandise Mart to the ultra modern Trump and NBC Towers. Chicago’s First Lady Cruises will be our host aboard a boat that holds up to 250 passengers and features open-air upper decks, a full-service bar, and a climate-controlled lower cabin. Lunch is included afterward at Mity Nice Grill in the architecturally significant Water Tower Place on Michigan Ave.
Saints & Sinners of Milwaukee Thursday June 13, 2019 $119
Take a "spirited" journey to learn about the Saints and Sinners of Milwaukee. We'll begin the tour driving by many architecturally stunning churches throughout the city, with a focus on the diversity of religion in Milwaukee. Our first stop will be the Basilica of St Josaphat, a magnificent church built by Milwaukee’s Polish community, and finished in 1901. At the time of completion, the only building in the country with a larger dome was the United States Capitol. Next, we’ll visit the city’s East Town neighborhood featuring a dozen historic churches including St Paul’s Episcopal Church, known for its Tiffany stained glass windows and unique architecture. In the afternoon, the tour turns to the other side of Milwaukee's social society with the many breweries, saloons and former speakeasies. We'll learn about the days of Mayor David Rose, "All the time Rosy", when the city became a center of officially sanctioned vice, as well as how "Brew City" survived the years of Prohibition. Lunch is served at Water Street Brewery, before we make a final stop at Best Place to see the transformation of the former Historic Pabst Brewery, learn a bit of history and sample a bit of PBR, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
CET OPERA,THEATRE & BALLET DAY TRIPS 2019
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FOR THEATRE TRIPS TO CHICAGO, All performances are Matinees with Dress Circle seats or equivalent, lunch at Petterino’s or similar, and include gratuities for guide & driver.
A Chorus Line at Ruth Page Center Thursday, May 9 $137
Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, this landmark work has electrified audiences around the world. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For seventeen dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat and every hour of training, putting their lives on the line for the opportunity to do what they've always dreamed of doing: to dance. Featuring an incomparable score including "What I Did for Love," "One" and "Dance Ten, Looks Three," you won't want to miss this singular sensation!
West Side Story Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (waitlist) or 5/16/19 $169
Leonard Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics transplant Romeo and Juliet to the backstreets of New York, giving us this Broadway musical masterpiece. Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us...somewhere”. Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of “Maria” and “Tonight” to the exuberance of “America” and the humor of “Gee, Officer Krupke”. Add to that the bold, sexy, iconic dances of Jerome Robbins that smolder and sizzle with energy, and you have a musical-theater experience you’ll never forget.
Miracle at the Royal George Theatre Thursday, July 11 $125
Miracle is a new musical about a blue-collar Chicago family and what it means to be a Chicagoan. Set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, this heartwarming story chronicles the tale of the Delaneys, a northside family whose lives for generations have been intrinsically linked to the Cubbies. As times change and the family business faces the threat of a changing neighborhood, can they keep faith not just in their team, but in each other? Before the show enjoy some world-class BBQ at Smoke Daddy located inside the new Hotel Zachary across the street from Wrigley Field. Try their famous brisket or pulled pork sandwich or something more traditional as you dine in the shadows of the Friendly Confines.
Les Miserables at the Nederlander Theatre Wednesday, July 24 $199
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-halfyear return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19thcentury France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption –a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
CATS at the Nederlander Theatre Wednesday, July 31 $195
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!
Come From Away at Cadillac Palace Wednesday, August 14 $189
The true story of small town Gander that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics’ pick 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. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
Teatro Zinzanni at Spiegeltent ZaZou in the Cambria Hotel
Sunday, September 15 $199
Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge; an experience unlike any other! Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Described as the Kit Kat Klub awhirl, the fast-paced action unfolds around, above and alongside guests as world-class acrobats, musicians, divas, illusionists, madmen, and aerialists fill our intimate Spiegeltent ZaZou, a unique jewel box mirror tent. Teatro ZinZanni’s signature blend of Love, Chaos & Lunch has played to sold out audiences in Seattle and San Francisco. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls, “A feast for the senses” and the “city’s hottest ticket!”.
A Christmas Story The Musical at Fireside Dinner Theatre
Wednesday, November 13 $135
Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. It is based on the classic 1983 movie that has become a holiday tradition that millions wait for every year. Featuring a funny and heartfelt score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who wrote music for the hit movie La La Land (for which they won an Academy Award); the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen, the new hit movie The Greatest Showman, A Christmas Story The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike! Lunch included at venue.
COMING! HAMILTON-THE EXHIBIT at Northerly Island (July ‘19) THE BAND’S VISIT (September ‘19)
LYRIC OPERA All performances are Matinee with seats on the Main Floor Rear to Main Floor Center. Includes lunch at Petterino’s, gratuities to driver and guide and the Lyric’s Pre-Opera Talk, when available.
Please note “Fine Print For All Our Day Trips”! Rates are per person. Full payment should be received at least 60 days or sooner prior to date of the trip! Don’t delay, book today! These trips are very popular. Once you sign up you will receive a yellow postcard as confirmation with cost, payment due date and cancellation information. Rates include free parking at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Hts on day of tour; transportation on restroom-equipped motorcoach; sightseeing, admissions, theatre tickets, meals as described; City guide on all Chicago itineraries, guide/driver gratuities, CET Tour Director and CET Rewards. All cancellations will be charged a $10 administration fee. *NEW REWARD PROGRAM BEGINS JANUARY 1, 2018: Day Trip Reward certificates will now be good for either 1 Point OR $5. Collect three certificates (equal to three points) and turn them in for $10 off your next CET Day Trip. Day trip dollar rewards can still be used towards extended tours (overnight or longer) using the dollars-off redemption program currently in place. COMMUNITY EDUCATION TRAVEL, ROOM B106, FOREST VIEW EDUCATIONAL CENTER, 2121 S GOEBBERT ROAD, ARLINGTON HTS 60005 847-718-7709 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: ce.d214.org. Itineraries, dates and prices subject to change.
RESERVATION FORM — CET DAY TRIPS 2019 Call us so we can add your name to the trip list before you send your check and form. We will then send you a yellow postcard as confirmation, listing payment due date and where to send check.
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_____Chicago Architectural Cruise 6/4/19
_____Saints & Sinners of Milwaukee 6/13/19
______A CHORUS LINE 5/9/19
______WEST SIDE STORY 5/16/19
______LES MISERABLES 7/24/19
______COME FROM AWAY 8/14/19
______TEATRO ZINZANNI 9/15/19
______A CHRISTMAS STORY 11/13/19
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