2019 Day Trip, Theatre & Opera Brochure January-June 2019
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Secrets of the Mummies and Grand Lux Cafe
Thursday February 21, 2019 $125
Another blockbuster exhibition, Mummies, has opened at Chicago’s world-renowned Field Museum. See mummies as you never have before in this rare, close-up look at mummies from the two places in the world with the longest and most interesting mummification traditions: ancient Egypt and ancient Peru. By using non-invasive CT scanning, DNA analysis, and other cutting-edge technologies, scientists have been able to give you a look back thousands of years to reveal the people behind the wrapped bundles and gilded coffins. See fascinating computerized-scanned results to learn about the person inside the wraps. You’ll learn why Peruvians buried their mummies in accessible underground pits, while Egyptians used wooden coffins and sealed tombs. The exhibition also features life-size samples of a burial pit, a tomb, and multiple examples of the wooden coffins, typically decorated with hieroglyphic writings. At the Field Museum’s permanent exhibition, Inside Ancient Egypt, you can explore an ancient Egyptian tomb. The Museum’s three-story recreation of a mastaba features two authentic rooms from the 5,000-year-old tomb of a pharaoh’s son. During our visit we will also view a movie, Egypt 3D: Secrets of the Mummies. Literally discover hidden tombs and walk through deserts as you experience the wonders of ancient Egyptian monuments in 3D. You will follow researchers as they uncover secrets of the past, learning more about the world of the pharaohs! Lunch today is at Grand Lux Café on the Magnificent Mile. Along with their renowned cuisine you will love their lavish interior design, hand-blown glass fixtures and intricate mosaics. Sign up and attend this Day Trip and we will deduct the cost of this trip ($125) from the final balance of the 2019 Egypt tour should you decide to join us in Egypt.
A Magnificent Morning at the Chicago Orchid Show
Tuesday March 5, 2019 $106
Held at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, the Chicago Orchid Show is the largest show of its kind in the Midwest, and provides an oasis of beauty and vibrant color just as winter concludes. The greenhouses and gallery will be packed with more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, featuring an array of hybrids varying in color, size and shape. The garden's greenhouses recreate the natural habitat of orchids with cascading and climbing varieties growing on trees and rocks and featuring brilliant and fragrant blooms. See fabulous artwork and educational exhibits where you learn about the breadth of diversity in the orchid plant family and how some species can alter their appearance over time. Before we enter the show you will be treated to a delightful breakfast in a private area for our group featuring an upgraded menu complete with such items as scones, croissants, quiche, cherry wood smoked bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes and cinnamon roll french toast! We’ll also enjoy the garden’s special “Morning Music” program in Nichols Hall where we’ll have reserved seating for the show in the hall’s tranquil setting. Duos, harpists, acoustical guitarists and flutists are just some of the quality entertainment which is often featured. You’ll also have time to visit the Garden Shop where you can purchase mini-orchids, orchid pots, books, and jewelry and an exclusive line of orchid-illustrated home accessories and kitchenware.
Studebakers & South Bend Friday March 22, 2019 $116
An Indiana neighbor, South Bend is known most notably for Notre Dame University. Today we’ll delve into another past as we explore how South Bend transitioned from a powerful industrial center to the cosmopolitan city it is today. A local guide will tell us how the Studebaker family helped shape this community from their days as blacksmiths to wagon manufacturers to a large corporation producing automobiles from 1902 to 1963. A narrated tour takes us along a portion of the The Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail, highlighting some of South Bend’s influential titans of industry. See the JMS building, an example of Studebaker’s investment in other business concerns and South Bend’s tallest building when it was constructed in 1909. The historic Studebaker Administration Building was one of the first poured concrete structure of its size in the United States. See modern downtown with its plazas and parks; Four Winds Field, home to the Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate, and historic Notre Dame Stadium home of the Fighting Irish. In the West Washington Historic District, we will tour the South Bend History Museum and the elegant Oliver Mansion, a 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne house with original furnishings giving you a glimpse of how the mansion appeared during the 72 years the Oliver family lived here. The History Museum features South Bend collections of photographs, newspapers dating back to 1830, film footage and a gallery related to the University of Notre Dame history. The story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, immortalized in the film “A League of Their Own,” is told here as well. Our lunch today is at Tippecanoe Place, built in 1889 and once the residence of Clement Studebaker, a co-founder of the Studebaker manufacturing firm. The 40-room mansion features 20 uniquely different fireplaces, on four floors filled with amazingly carved woodwork. The final stop is at the Studebaker National Museum, home to a priceless collection of vehicles, artwork, and artifacts spanning nearly 200 years, including the largest Presidential Carriage Collection in the world.
Macy's Spring Flower Show and the Walnut Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019 $ 99
Spring will be in bloom at Macy's annual spring flower show! Step into the towers of flowers and discover a magical world of floral architecture, rolling landscapes and specialty gardens bursting with color and fragrance. For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. Included on the tour of this National Historic Landmark, formerly Marshall Field’s, will not only be the fabulous flower show but the breathtaking Tiffany vaulted ceiling, the graceful Burnham fountain, and the iconic clocks. Lunch today is in the famous Walnut Room. Opened in 1907, it's one of Chicago's most beloved landmarks. With its 17-foot marble fountain, its original Circassian Walnut paneling and Austrian chandeliers, and delicious food it is a meal you won't soon forget! Finish the day with some free time to shop for some Frango® Mint Chocolates!
The New Chicago Architecture Center & Architectural Gems
Thursday April 25, 2019 $116
Just opened in early September 2018, the new Chicago Architecture Center, will show us how Chicago became the “city of architecture.” The Chicago City Model Experience is one of the star attractions, featuring more than 4,000 buildings and interactive elements that tell amazing stories of the city. A film and light show illuminate the model with a story of Chicago’s early growth, its rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire and its ever-changing skyline. You will also get an introduction to common Chicago home styles and evolving neighborhoods. The stunning Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery is filled with supersized scale models of famous skyscrapers from Chicago and around the world. Design and engineering innovations are revealed from the never-ending “race to the top,” the quest to build ever higher into the sky! A comprehensive Chicago Architectural Highlights tour from the comfort of our deluxe motorcoach follows. Your clever and knowledgeable Architectural Foundation guide will lead you on a tour exploring a wide-ranging history of building design and development in Chicago. From the Loop to the Gold Coast to Hyde Park you will see two university campuses, parks, residential neighborhoods and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Stops and interior tours include two IIT campus buildings, The McCormick Tribune Campus Center, opened in 2003 and featuring a concrete and stainless-steel tube that encloses a 530-foot stretch of the CTA’s elevated Green Line tracks! Also explore Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall, designed in 1956, and Daniel Burnham and John Root’s 1888 Rookery Building, a Chicago landmark containing one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions – a luminous and brilliantly articulated central light court. Lunch is at the exclusive Cliff Dwellers Club located on Michigan Avenue with dramatic views overlooking Millennium Park and the Art Institute. This private club founded in 1907 is an organization for members who support the fine and performing arts.
Southwest Michigan Wine Country Thursday May 9, 2019 $137
Sip a glass of your favorite wine or discover a new favorite as we visit two of the Michigan's very best wineries! At Tabor Hills Winery in Buchanan, nestled in the rolling hills, you'll learn what goes into creating a perfect bottle of wine. Uncover the rich history of the winery, explore their modern winemaking facilities and learn why Lake Michigan makes the area so prolific for growing grapes used in wine-making on a casual walking tour. Friendly wine experts will then guide you through the selection of award-winning wines, including recent releases, classic favorites, sparkling wines and non-alcoholic juices. Also enjoy lunch in the winery's upscale restaurant, overlooking the vineyards and providing a dramatic backdrop to compliment its renowned cuisine. Later visit the Lemon Creek Winery tasting room, vineyard, and fruit farm for an unforgettable Pure Michigan experience. Situated on a 160-year old farm, the family owned winery uses grapevines which are over 70 years old. A tasting features their famous dry red estate bottled wine and their sweet white Silver Beach Sauterne.
American Writers Museum & Chicago River Luncheon Cruise
Tuesday May 14, 2019 $125
Join us for two of Chicago’s newest attractions--the American Writers Museum and the new Odyssey, a European glass-enclosed boat that began sailing on the Chicago River in October of 2018. The American Writers Museum opened on Michigan Ave in 2017 and has already been ranked #1 in USA TODAY Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Illinois Attraction and by Fodor’s as first in their article “Inside the World’s 10 Best New Museums”. The Museum is the first of its kind in the US to feature innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming. It is a celebration of the American writer, and how those writers have shaped the country’s identity and culture. The final product is a vibrant, inspiring space that allows museumgoers to interact with the writers of America’s past and present. The exhibit in the main hall, “American Voices,” celebrates a hundred emblematic American writers below a sixty-foot timeline of American history, starting with the exploration of the Americas by Europeans in 1492 and ending in the present day. Other exhibitions include the Word Waterfall and the Wintrust Chicago Gallery which features Chicago Writers, its journalistic communities and more. Later we board the new Odyssey cruise vessel, a 200-seat, single-level boat which will offer an upscale three-course, full service luncheon. The glass-covered boat will offer an unparalleled 360 degree view of Chicago’s incredible architecture. The two-hour cruise will sail the river’s main branch as well as the north branch to Goose Island and the south branch to Chinatown.
Chicago Maritime Museum & Chicago River Luncheon Cruise
Friday May 17, 2019 $125
Spend a spring day on the Chicago River learning about its intriguing history. First we tour the Chicago Maritime Museum at its new home in the Bridgeport Art Center. Located on the once infamous Bubbly Creek branch of the river near the old Union Stockyards, the museum tells the story of Chicago’s waterways and their impact on Chicago’s history. One of the fascinating displays is about the golden age of steamships in Chicago and includes a dive suit used in the rescue operation of the Eastland disaster in 1915. The museum’s pictorial archives will amaze you as you see how docks, wharves and railroad yards once lined the river and you’ll learn exactly how the flow of the Chicago River was reversed. Later we board the new Odyssey cruise vessel, a 200 seat single-level boat which will offer an upscale three-course, full service luncheon. The glass-covered boat will offer an unparalleled 360 degree view of Chicago’s incredible architecture and the two-hour cruise will sail the river’s main branch as well as the north branch to Goose Island and the south branch to Chinatown.
New Glarus “Little Switzerland” & The Cheese Capitol – Monroe, WI
Tuesday May 21, 2019 $ 99
Travel to the rolling hills of beautiful Green County Wisconsin to visit two of the dairy state’s great attractions. After arriving in Monroe, known as "the Cheese Capital of the US", we will tour the National Historic Cheesemaking Center & Museum to learn the story of Cheesemaking in this region from the 1800’s to today’s modern production. See the Imobersteg Farmstead Cheese Factory, the small original factory relocated here to show how cheese was made over a century ago. We will also stop at the Emmi-Roth Cheese Factory and Alp & Dell Cheese store to shop for cheese and enjoy some samples. View the modern factory floor through large observation windows. Then it’s a short ride to New Glarus, America’s “Little Switzerland” , a picturesque village and thriving showcase of Swiss heritage, customs and cuisine. At the historic New Glarus Hotel, you are treated to a traditional Swiss luncheon including a fondue demonstration by the chef, homemade pastry and Swiss musical entertainment including the famous Swiss alpenhorn!
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.
The Gilded Age of Lake Geneva Wednesday June 26, 2019 $105
Today, follow in the footsteps of wealthy Chicagoans such as Wrigley, Schwinn and Maytag to what was once known as the "Newport of the West", Lake Geneva, WI. We step back in time to the Lake's gilded age of the 1890s as we visit two of the area's most decadent Queen Anne Mansions, Black Point Estate and the Baker House Mansion. At Black Point Estate, a summer home built for Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp surrounded by dense forest, you'll marvel at this stately mansion which features 13 exquisite bedrooms, a four story "crow's nest" observation tower and 620 feet of pristine Lake Geneva shoreline. See the amazing grand piano and gold-encrusted blotter and inkwell. Hear the stories about the family and how the raising of the American flag was a daily ritual as a symbol of Seipp's American dream fulfilled. At the Baker House Mansion we will be treated to lunch in the same rooms where grand entertaining and lavish parties were once thrown daily. Called the crown jewel of the downtown Lake Geneva waterfront, this 1885 treasure was built in honor of Senator Robert Hall Baker. See the incredible craftmanship of the stained glass, and the 13 ornate fireplaces surrounded by hand carved mantels. After lunch enjoy a leisurely stroll along the lake or enjoy some free time to shop in downtown Lake Geneva.
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Dear Evan Hansen Oriental Theatre Wednesday, March 6, 2019 $199
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post says Dear Evan Hansen is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” Rolling Stone calls Dear Evan Hansen “a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart” and NBC News says the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 when released and entered the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961.
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!
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.
COMING! ANASTASIA at the Oriental Theatre (April ‘19) 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.
West Side Story Wednesday, May 15, 2019 $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.
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_____Secrets of the Mummies and Grand Lux Cafe 2/21/19
_____ A Magnificent Morning at the Chicago Orchid Show 3/5/19
______Studebakers & South Bend 3/22/19
______Macy's Spring Flower Show and the Walnut Room 4/3/19
_____The New Chicago Architectural Center & Architectural Gems 4/25/19
_____Southwest Michigan Wine Country 5/9/19
_____American Writers Museum & Chicago River Luncheon Cruise 5/14/19
_____Chicago Maritime Museum & Chicago River Luncheon Cruise 5/17/19
_____New Glarus “Little Switzerland” & Cheese Capitol – Monroe, WI 5/21/19
_____Chicago Architectural Cruise 6/4/19
_____Saints & Sinners of Milwaukee 6/13/19
_____The Gilded Age of Lake Geneva 6/26/19
______DEAR EVAN HANSEN 3/6/19
______A CHORUS LINE 5/9/19
______WEST SIDE STORY 5/15/19
______COME FROM AWAY 8/14/19
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