Winter - Day Trips

 

Winter 2016



(17) DSO: Classic Broadway Showstoppers 
(FULL)

If you love Broadway shows, you need to join us on this trip! You’ll hear showstopper after showstopper as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra plays your favorites from Rodgers and
Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and South Pacific to hits of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. The show will also include classics from The Music Man, West Side Story, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and so many more! The vocalists will be Michele Ragusa and John Cudia. Our package includes main floor “A” tickets to the 3 p.m.  show, lunch beforehand at the amazing Motor City Casino Assembly Line Buffet, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Sunday: January 10 from 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Price: $99 Members; $119 Non-Members
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(18) The Odd Couple at the Purple Rose Theatre (FULL)

In this classic Neil Simon comedy, two suddenly single pals, a sloppy sportswriter and a neat freak newswriter, strain their friendship by turning roommates. Patterns of their own disastrous marriages begin to reappear with hilarious results. Our day will begin with a tour of the Jiffy Mix factory, or you may choose to spend some extra time in the lovely town of Chelsea. After the tour, we’ll enjoy a three-course lunch at the Common Grill. Then it’s off to the 3 p.m. show. Our package includes tickets to the show, lunch, the Jiffy tour and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.


Wednesday: February 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $109 Non-Members
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(19) Cinderellaat the Fisher Theatre (FULL)

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that is delighting audiences with
its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, amazing transformations, and the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass
slipper, the masked ball and more. Plus this show includes some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some beloved songs including
In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible, and Ten Minutes Ago. Our package includes a three-course lunch prior to the show at Traffic Jam and Snug, tickets to the 2
p.m. show, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Saturday: February 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $119 Members; $139 Non-Members
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(20) The Tender Land, an Opera by Aaron Copeland (FULL)

The Tender Land is the quintessential American opera composed by Aaron Copeland, the Dean of American composers. His music is readily recognizable and speaks of the Americanlandscape. The opera is about a traditional, humble, rural 1930s family suspicious of outsiders and their morals. When two worldly drifters arrive seeking work on the Moss familyfarm, their daughter Laurie, about to graduate from high school, falls in love with one of them and is torn between her roots and her desire to explore the world. This production,presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre, will be held at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Our package includes seating at the 11 a.m. dress rehearsal performance, an expansive family-style lunch afterwards at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Troy, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU. It also includes a pre-trip lecture by Greg Largent, Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Saginaw.


Friday: March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Trip Lecture: Tuesday, March 8 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in C129
Price: $89 Members; $109 Non-Members
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(21) Motown the Musical at the Wharton Center (FULL)

Motown the Musical is the true “American dream” story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. It features classic songs such as My Girl and Aint’ No Mountain High Enough. Our package includes main floor seating to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch prior to the show at the Kellogg Center (choice of two entrees), and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Saturday: March 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $119 Members; $139 Non-Members
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(22) Detroit Historic Houses of Worship Tour

Since 1972, the Historic Houses of Worship Tour Series has acquainted metro Detroiters with the contributions religious institutions have made in the development of the community. These public tours generally sell out quickly, so we have worked directly with the Detroit Historical Museum to put together a tour just for us. Our tentative stops include St. Anne’s, Trinity - St. Mark United Church of Christ, St. Peter and Paul American Orthodox, Most Holy Trinity, and Fort Street Presbyterian. The tours include docent commentary on the coach, historical presentations at each stop, lunch, and donations back to each location. Our package also includes deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Friday: April 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Price: $85 Members; $105 Non-Members
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(23) American Ballet Theatre’s Sleeping Beautyat the Detroit Opera House (FULL)

This classic ballet premiered 125 years ago at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. The story is one of the most familiar and enchanting of all fairy tales: the beautiful princess Aurora is cursed by the evil sorceress Carabosse to sleep for 100 years, until she is awakened by the kiss of a handsome prince. It’s ballet on the grandest possible scale, with superstar dancers, opulent sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score performed live by the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. Our day will begin with a three-course lunch at the Union Street Grill, then we’re off to the 2:30 p.m. ballet. We have main floor seats to the ballet. Deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU is also included in our package.

Sunday: April 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $119 Members; $139 Non-Members
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(24) Mary Wilson of The Supremes with the DSO (FULL)

In the 1960s, the music of Motown almost at once became legendary. Here is a chance to take a walk down memory lane with Mary Wilson of The Supremes. At this high energy concert she reunites with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which was actually the orchestra which was heard on all the Motown classics. You’ll hear Baby Love, Love Child, Stop! in the Name of Love, and many more of their hits. Our day will begin with lunch in Greektown at Fishbones, then we’re off to the 3 p.m. performance at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Our package includes main floor “A” seats to the concert, a family-style lunch at Fishbones, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Sunday: April 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $109 Members; $129 Non-Members
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(25) Sistas the Musical at Meadow Brook (FULL)

After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace their family history. This includes music from the trials of the 1930s, through the Girl Groups of the 60s, to empowerment songs of the 90s. With songs such as I Will Survive, We Are Family, Mama Said and Oh Happy Day! this will be a fun and lively show. Our day begins with a chance to do a little shopping at Nino Salvaggio’s in Troy. Then, we’re off to a three-course lunch at Kruse and Muir in downtown Rochester, followed by the 2 p.m. matinee. Our package includes tickets to the show, lunch, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Saturday: April 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $109 Non-Members
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 (26) Added Trip - New Date: May 4   Sistas the Musical at Meadow Brook (FULL)

(27) Added Trip - New Date: March 16  The Odd Couple at the Purple Rose (FULL)

(28) Added Bus - Same Date, Different Restaraunt:  DSO: Classic Broadway Shopstoppers (FULL)


 

New Winter Trips - Added

(29) Michigan Premiere of If/Then at the Fisher

When a city planner moves back to New York to restart her life,her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, and her life splits into two parallel paths. This bold, original Broadway musical by the creative team for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Next to Normal follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. New York Magazine calls it "The best musical of the year! Every single thing in this show is new. You absolutely never know what is going to happen, right up to the last, powerful moving beat." Our package includes main floor seats to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch (choice of three entrees) before the show at Pegasus Taverna in Greektown,and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $119 Members; $139 Non-Member

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(30) Love Letters with Ali MacGraw & Ryan O'Neal at the Fisher

When they were both just seven years old, Andrew wrote his first letter to Melissa to tell her that she looked like a lost princess. Over the next fifty years - through personal triumphs, despair, wars, marriages, children and careers - they poured out their secrets to each other. The Miami Herald said "with their skills, their shared history, and their movie-star aura, MacGraw and O'Neal take their audience on an emotionally engaging trip through a different era." Our package includes main floor seats to the 2 p.m. matinee, a three-course lunch (choice of three entrees) at Andiamo's in the Renaissance Center prior to the show, and deluxe motorcoach transportation from SVSU.


Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $109 Members: $129 Non-Members

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