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Fall Day Trips 2014

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (06)

If you’ve never been to the Museum or Village, or if it has been quite some time, you should consider joining us on this trip!  The Henry Ford Museum has grown into a sprawling repository filled with accounts of people whose ideas have changed the world.  The 12-acre museum includes a 600-ton Allegheny locomotive, the Rosa Parks bus, many presidential limousines, and the amazing Dymaxion House.   In Greenfield Village, you’ll visit a gentler, slower and more genteel America as you explore its seven districts.  Our package includes admission to both the Museum and Village, an all-day train pass, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.  Lunch will be on your own at either the Museum Café or the Eagle Tavern in the Village. 

Wednesday, September 17: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $69  Members; $89  Non-Members

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Leaping Lizards!  Annie is Coming to the Fisher (07)

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored fashion to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit.  Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Lia Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.  It willfeature such unforgettable songs as It’s the Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You, and of course the eternal anthem of optimism, Tomorrow.  Grab some money from your Daddy Warbucks and join OLLI on this trip.  Our package includes mainfloor/center seats to the 1 p.m. matinee; an early dinner after the show at Santorini, a new Greek restaurant in Greektown; and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.


Thursday, October 2: 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Price: $109 Members; $129 Non-Members

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Menopause the Musical Returns (08)

Come join the sisterhood and see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over ten years.  Join four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more!  This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s will have you cheering.  Our day begins with a three-course, family-style lunch at Fishbones.  Then we’re off to the Fisher for the 2 p.m. matinee.  Our package includes tickets to the show, lunch, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Thursday, October 16: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $99 Members; $119 Non-Members

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Michigan Premier of Once at the Wharton Center (09)

Called the “sweetest and most romantic show on Broadway” by the Daily News, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.  As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.  Once was the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  Our day begins with a docent-led tour of the unique MSU Broad Art Museum, followed by a three-course lunch at the Kellogg Center on campus.  Our package
includes A+ tickets to the 2 p.m. matinee, lunch, museum tour,
and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Saturday, October 18: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: $129 Members; $149 Non-Members

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It’s Here!  Motown the Musical at the Fisher Theatre (10/11)

Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from feather weight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.  Motown shattered racial barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.  Our day begins with a tour of the Motown Museum in Detroit, followed by an extravagant buffet lunch at the Motor City Casino, and finally the show.  Our package includes mainfloor/center seats to the 2 p.m. matinee, lunch, museum tour, and motorcoach  transportation from SVSU.

 (10) Saturday, November 1: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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(11) Saturday, November 8: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price Per Trip: $149 Members; $169 Non-Members

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Madame Butterfly
 Dress Rehearsal at the Detroit Opera House (12)

An unwary geisha abandons her culture to wed an American Navel officer, not realizing that she’s a temporary amusement to him.  “Butterfly” then faithfully awaits her husband’s return from a long mission, only to discover that he has remarried.  The role of Cio Cio San (Butterfly) is among the most heartbreaking in the soprano repertory.  Our package includes general seating to the 11 a.m. dress rehearsal, a late three-course lunch at Traffic Jam and Snug, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.  It also includes a pre-trip opera overview led by Greg Largent, Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Saginaw.

Pre-Trip Lecture: Thursday, November 6, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Curtiss 129
Friday, November 14: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $79 Members; $99 Non-Members

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A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre (13)

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a viewing of this Charles Dickens holiday classic.  For the 33rd year in a row, Meadow Brook Theatre will perform this favorite holiday classic about a mean-spirited miser and ghosts that haunt him.  Our day will begin with a chance to do a little holiday shopping at Nino Salvaggio’s in Troy.  Then, it’s off to lunch at Kruse and Muir in downtown Rochester where you will enjoy a three-course meal, followed by the 2 p.m. matinee.  Our package includes tickets to the show, lunch, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU. 

Wednesday, December 3 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $109 Non-Members

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Holidays at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House & Gilmore Car Museum (14)

The Kellogg Manor House is the former estate of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg and his wife Dr. Carrie Staines Kellogg.  It was built on the highest point overlooking Gull Lake in 1925-26 and restored to its original grandeur in 2000.  Our day begins with a delicious three-course lunch, followed by a docent-led tour of the house which will be creatively decorated for the holidays.  After the tour, you will have a chance to purchase unique items displayed throughout the house.  We then head just a few minutes down the road to the Gilmore Car Museum which has over 300 vehicles from Model As, to Duesenbergs, to Lincolns.  They also have exhibits that capture the best of each automotive era.  Our package includes a tour and lunch at the Kellogg House, admission to the Car Museum, and motorcoach transportation from SVSU.

Tuesday, December 9 from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $109 Non-Members

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