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Hamilton
Continues it’s U.S. tour in Chicago at The CIBC Theatre Aug 21

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nations’ first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway music. Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. With book music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation!   

 

Drury Lane, Oakbrook
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Ten strangers meet on a clandestine island. Each holds a murderous secret. Who will pay the ultimate price? Penned with cruelty by the master of the craft Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None brings together tension, fear, and the macabre to weave a tale that captivates the audience until the final curtain. Can you unravel the mystery? This classic murder mystery play is based on the world’s best-selling mystery and one of the best-selling books of all time! Don’t miss the fun!

We depart at 9:45 am from the west end of the Highcrest Centre parking lot with the champagne brunch in the elegant dining room before the 2:00 pm performance,  back in Rockford about 6:00 pm. Cost is $145 per person; includes the show, brunch, and transportation.

 

Cadillac Palace Theater
Wednesday, September 2 and
Saturday, September 5, 2020

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Come From Away has won the Best Musical all across North America! 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 and moving musical! It takes you to a place you never want to leave!

Cost is $165 for the Wed. date and $175 per person for the Sat. date; includes main floor seating and transportation. You have time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee.

 

Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band’s Visit – now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musician’s show up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up!

The Band’s Visit features music and lyrics by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle Award’s winner Itamar Moses. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin and is directed by Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer.

Cost is $155 per person; includes your ticket and transportation. You’ll have time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee. This show is here in Chicago for only two weeks and runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Contact us soon for reservations.

 

Hamilton
Continues it’s U.S. tour in Chicago at The CIBC Theatre Sept 25, and Oct 23

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nations’ first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway music. Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. With book music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation! 

Cambria Hotel – Chicago Theatre District
Saturday, October 26, 2019

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 on acid,” 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, and Dinner has played too 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!”

We depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:30 am; the show and brunch run from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm; back to Rockford about 6:30 pm. Cost is $185 per person; includes the show, brunch, and transportation. Get on our interest list for this new experience!

 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas … The Musical

Cadillac Palace Theater
Wednesday, December 11

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with wonderful dancing and lots of snow and head out with us to this must-see classic! Cost is $140 per person; includes your main floor seat and transportation with time for lunch before the 2:00 pm performance.

 

Phantom of the Opera Rockford Chicago

Phantom of the Opera”
Cadillac Palace Theater
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Based on a French novel, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daae, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Stunning and intense this production features a brilliant new design, new costumes, staging, and choreography. 

Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:30 am; enjoy time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm show; return back to Rockford about 7:00 pm. Cost is $155 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation.

We have put together our annual New Year’s Eve with the Phantom!
Tues. Dec. 31 – Phantom of the Opera  Call Janet – (815) 398-1454

We will depart at 2:30 pm. Dinner is served at the fabulous CATCH 35 Restaurant at 5:00 pm. Then on to the Cadillac Palace for the 7:30 pm performance of PHANTOM OR THE OPERA! Arriving back in Rockford about 11:30 am. Cost is $240 per person; includes a three-course meal, main floor seating at the Cadillac Palace Theater and transportation (cocktails are extra). Call or email us today to book this trip!

 

Canterbury Theater Trips 2020

Nederlander Theatre
Saturday, February 22, 2020

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor starlet! What the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva that followed. With a score featuring more than twenty of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation! 

Cost is $155 per person with time before the 2:00 pm performance on Michigan Ave. or the Loop.

CIBC Theater
Wednesday, August 26,
September 16, 2020

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Come From Away has won the Best Musical all across North America! 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 and moving musical! It takes you to a place you never want to leave!

Cost is $165 for the Wed. date and $175 per person for the Sat. date; includes main floor seating and transportation. You have time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee.

 

SIX
Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, “SIX” the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse – remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power! The female cast is backed by an all-female band to make for a very electrifying musical sure to bring the pizazz back to Chicago for a six-week limited engagement at the Broadway Playhouse! Cost is $155 per person with time before the 2:00 pm performance for lunch at Water Tower Place or Michigan Ave.

 

FROZEN
Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
Sat. Nov. 14 – Sat. Nov. 21 – Wed. Dec. 2 & 9, 2020

From the produces of the Lion King and Aladdin comes FROZEN, an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets, costumes, and powerhouse performances. Get on our interest list for this much-anticipated theater show! Call Janet at 815.398.1454 for more information.

Sat. Nov. 14 – Frozen – Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago – $TBD – Call Janet for details – 815.398.1454

Sat. Nov. 21 – Frozen – Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago – $TBD – Call Janet for details – 815.398.1454

Wed. Dec. 2 – Frozen – Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago – $TBD – Call Janet for details – 815.398.1454

Wed. Dec. 9 – Frozen – Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago – $TBD – Call Janet for details – 815.398.1454

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“Why would anyone want to drive to Chicago from Rockford for an enjoyable downtown activity? Why fight the traffic? Remember once you arrive you must worry about where to park. Is my car safe? Downtown parking is expensive. Sometimes getting to your destination might require a long walk! Why go through the pain, worry, and stress. We will get you right to your destination and pick you up when you’re finished at your destination. Our buses are extremely comfortable. Does it get any better than that?” Janet