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Broadway Playhouse
Water Tower Place, Chicago
Saturday, August 18, 2018

From the creator of the Tony Award-winning smash-hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives! This brand new musical features hit songs from the King of Rock’n’Roll as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music! Cost is $130 per person: with time to eat and shop at Water Tower Place before the 2:00 pm performance.

 

Hamilton
Continues it’s U.S. tour in Chicago at The CIBC Theatre…
Wed. Sept. 26, Wed. Oct. 10, Wed. Nov. 14, and Wed. Dec. 5

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!

 

Hello Dolly Chicago

Starring Betty Buckley
Oriental Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Winner of four 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival! A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker.

Cost is $155 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation. Time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee. Contact us for details and reservations.

 

Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre Resort
Lincolnshire, IL
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Direct from Broadway! Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “White Christmas,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more. This year-round romance is sure to delight us all!

We will enjoy lunch before the 3:00 pm performance at the Wildfire in the Marriott Resort, and the cost is $110 per person.  Get on our interest list for this wonderful day!

 

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon
Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.  Setting it during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country. In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris (an American GI) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese orphan) fall in love. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly.

Cost is $155 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation. Time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee. Contact us for details and reservations.

 

Oriental Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, February 27 and
March 6, 2019
 

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, and 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 the life and the way we live it! Winner of Six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album! Cost is $165 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation.

 

MAMMA MIA!
Drury Lane, Oakbrook, IL
Thursday, April 11, 2019

The international megahit Mamma Mia! uses the greatest songs of ABBA to tell a hilarious story of marriage, family and finding where you belong, proving that in the end, the winner takes it all. Come to see why more than 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced to this unforgettable jukebox musical.

We will enjoy lunch before the 1:30 pm performance.
Cost is $110 per person; includes luncheon and show.

 

AUGUST RUSH
Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Evan Taylor, an 11-year-old orphan, believes in music like some believe in fairytales. In a cruel twist of fate, Evan’s mother, an accomplished classical cellist, and his father, the lead singer of a rock band, don’t even know he exists in this world. Even after so many years gone, Evan has not given up hope as he relentlessly searches for the parents he knows need him. Quickly discovering he too is a musical prodigy, Evan surrenders himself to the symphony of sounds and follows the music. In this inspiring love story, music is everywhere but will it lead Evan home?

Cost is $130 per person; includes main floor seating and lunch at the Meyer Ballroom (across the street from the Paramount) before the 1:30 pm performance.

 

West Side Story
The Lyric Opera, Chicago
May. 22, 2019

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.

We depart the Highcrest Centre parking lots at 8:30 am. Drop-offs on Michigan Ave. and The Loop with time for lunch before the 1:30 am performance. We arrive back in Rockford about 7:00 pm.

Cost is $160 per person for main floor seating and transportation.

 

Anastasia at the Oriental Theater, Chicago – $tbd – April 3, 2018

” I will let you know when I get all the details.” Thank You, Janet.

 

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