Here is what we planned:
Thursday, May 17, 2018. Phantom of the Opera at the Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis.
We kick off our 2018 trips with dinner and a show.
See Broadway's longest running show, on tour!
In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber opened his newest hit, the powerful and haunting Phantom of the Opera, an electronic rock musical based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 book of the same name. The sweeping supernatural romance has since gone on to capture the public's imagination and embed itself in popular culture. As Broadway's longest running show, this Eighties juggernaut is still breaking records and in 2013 celebrated it's 10,400th performance!
'The new version of "The Phantom of the Opera" boasts inventive staging, stronger presentation of the story and warmer orchestrations that don't seem to be relying so heavily on 1980s synthesizers.Orlando Sentinel."
Wednesday, June 21, 2018 Celebration Belle Narrated Lunch River Cruise.
Join us for our special Captain’s Narrated Lunch Cruise on the Mississippi River, featuring our hot lunch buffet which is prepared fresh on board. Our excursion will take in some of the historical sights of the Quad City Area. We will cruise by the Rock Island Arsenal, located on a 946 acre island, and Lock and Dam #15 with the largest roller dam in the world. Our Captain will tell you about the history and facts of these two sights plus many more.
Your cruise will start off our hot lunch buffet:
- Baked Cranberry Glazed Boneless Breast of chicken
- Alfredo Pasta with Vegetables
- Homemade Garlic Mashed Potato
- Chicken Gravy
- Green Beans with Sauteed Bacon and Onions
- 2 Cold Salads
- Tossed Spring Salad with Dressing
- Rolls and Butter
- Coffee and Iced Tea included with your meal.
You can go topside to our open upper deck, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
Some of what you will learn about:
- Chief Black Hawk
- The location where the first railroad bridge crossed the Mississippi River
- Learn about the young Illinois attorney (who later became this country’s 16th President) who defended the bridge in a court battle.
- Our Captain will tell you about the rich history of the Quad Cities and explain why this Mighty Mississippi River is vital to each and every one of us!
Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Hannibal, Missouri.
We will tour Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties. This self-guided tour allows you to explore the roots of Mark Twain’s genius. The tour includes 7 buildings, most notably the world famous Mark Twain Boyhood Home. You may also take in a bit of shopping in Hannibal’s downtown historic district. Finish up your tour of the Museum Gallery, the last building on the Mark Twain Museum Tour, which features 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings.
Lunch downtown at Ole Planter’s, a family-owned downtown staple for over 30 years, famous for their homemade pie
We finish our day attending “Mark Twain Live” by Jim Waddell at Cave Hollow Theatre, located within the Mark Twain Cave Complex. Raconteur Jim Waddell reweaves yarns first spun by Mark Twain, the creator of some of our most treasured literature. This presentation has been lauded by Twainian scholars for its authenticity of deliverance and mannerisms.
Oakbrook Center is one of the most prestigious and striking outdoor shopping destinations in the Chicago area. it is the second largest shopping center in the Chicago metropolitan area, by gross leasable area. Current anchor stores include Lord & Taylor, Macy's, (formerly Marshall Field's), Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sears.
For more than 60 years, Drury Lane has been a major force on the Chicago land theater scene. In that time, more than 2,000 productions have been staged featuring more than 500 internationally acclaimed celebrities.
Based on the beloved Academy Award winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial town life, an intelligent, young beauty risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast.
Stay tuned for more information, times and pricing. All trips subject to availability.