Day Trips

Hamilton: An American Musical

Hamilton

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Everyone is talking about Hamilton and this is your chance to see what everyone is so excited about!

In the past two years, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County has taken close to nine-hundred lifelong learners from Continuing Education to see Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's new American treasure is based on Ron Chernow's 2004 biography of the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. It has won 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

For the first time in Washington County, we are bringing the Hamilton opportunity to you! We will be riding to Chicago on a comfortable, deluxe Coach USA. Aboard our "classroom on wheels", retired drama director and travel coordinator Vic Passante will lead our group to Chicago. Along the way, we will discuss Miranda's history and cover the journey of Hamilton from its inception to the Broadway stage.

Plan for a full day! We will stop at Chicago's incredible food court, Revival Food Hall, where you can purchase a variety of Chicago's finest cuisine. Our seats will be in the first several rows of the Upper Balcony of the CIBC Theatre. You will appreciate the energy and power of this phenomenal musical!

We can take 55 community members on this day trip! Make sure you register now and save your spot. We anticipate this to fill fast! 

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Pick-up available at:

UW-Milwaukee at Washington County Campus

400 University Drive

West Bend, WI 53095

or

Cedar Community

113 Cedar Ridge Drive

West Bend, WI 53095

 

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Progressive Ethnic Tour

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Led by Continuing Education director Holly Wehrhahn

Price: $129

Join us as we explore German, Polish, and Italian communities in Milwaukee in our Classroom on Wheels (aka…Coach bus)! We will begin our adventure on Old World 3rd Street with an overview of Milwaukee’s German history and enjoy sausage, cheese and beer/root beer plus shopping time on Old World 3rd Street, as well as a cinnamon demonstration at the Spice House. We will head out to the Historic Third Ward to learn about Milwaukee’s Irish history. Bring some spending money for a stop at the Milwaukee Public Market for a little shopping! Next, we will have a generous family-style lunch at Milwaukee’s last remaining Polish or Serbian restaurant. Our tour will continue along Milwaukee’s lakefront where we will see some familiar sights such as the Milwaukee Art Museum and North Shore Lighthouse. Before we leave, we will be sure to visit Brady Street, Milwaukee’s Italian enclave! We will stop at Peter Sciortino’s Bakery for cookies and shopping and visit the new cultural center at Glorioso’s Deli for continued shopping and visit their test kitchen for a demo. This tour includes transportation, lunch, all gratuities, & a great time!  Our coach bus will depart from the UWM at Washington County campus. 

Pick-up available at:

UW-Milwaukee at Washington County Campus

400 University Drive

West Bend, WI 53095

or

Cedar Community

113 Cedar Ridge Drive

West Bend, WI 53095

or

UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha Campus

1500 N. University Drive

Waukesha, WI 53188

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Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Tour

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Led by Continuing Education director Holly Wehrhahn

Price: $139

Travel around the world and back in Milwaukee on our Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour! Climb aboard our Coach bus (aka our University on Wheels) as we explore the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more! It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends while sampling (and if desired, purchasing additional) delicious holiday cookies from a collection of our favorite bakeries in Milwaukee! Along the way, we will visit 4-6 bakeries and enjoy a sit-down authentic German lunch at Mader’s Restaurant. This tour provides lunch, our expert guide, treats and samples, and shopping time! Grab your Santa hat, elf stockings, or your famous Christmas sweater and join us for a day of learning, shopping, and of course…eating! Trip includes transportation, lunch at Maders, all gratuities and fun with new friends!

Pick-up available at:

UW-Milwaukee at Washington County Campus

400 University Drive

West Bend, WI 53095

or

Cedar Community

113 Cedar Ridge Drive

West Bend, WI 53095

or

UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha Campus

1500 N. University Drive

Waukesha, WI 53188

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Legend of Lambeau

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Led by James Boling

Price: $109

If you're from Wisconsin, you are a Packer fan, and as a fan, it is obligatory to take the pilgrimage to Lambeau Field...especially during our 100th year celebration. Continuing Education is proud to FINALLY offer an opportunity for you to visit Lambeau in comfort and style. Our Lambeau Tour, led by James Boling, will include the Legendary Stadium Tour, a fantastic classic Packers lunch, and the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. We'll visit the press box, locker room, and have a chance to run through the tunnel and onto the field. You can even spend some time (and money) to buy the latest Packer gear in the Pro Shop. Join C.E. and your loyal Packer fans on this exciting day trip through football history.

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Next to Normal

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $179

UWM at Waukesha has an exciting following of theater enthusiasts. Vic Passante likes to call you our "theater geeks," and he is proud to be the geekiest of the lot. Vic and Continuing Education have taken you to shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Milwaukee....And would now like to introduce you to another theater company: Writers Theater in Glencoe, IL. Writers Theater is the third largest company in Chicagoland and has grown to become a cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence. Wall Street Journal called it "America's No. 1 theater company," and after it opened its new state-of-the-art theater in 2016, they wrote, "the best regional drama company in America now has a home worthy of its shows." Their production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal promises to be the perfect musical to introduce us to this company.

Next to Normal, directed by Tony award-winning David Cromer (The Band's Visit) is the moving tale of the Goodmans, a seemingly normal American family, with long-buried secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Featuring powerful lyrics and an electrifying score, this explosive musical uses wry humor and brutal honesty to explore how family trauma can fracture the American Dream, while ultimately leading to a chance at new beginnings.

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The Band's Visit Production in Chicago

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Led by Vic Passante

Price: $229

Join UWM at Waukesha on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for another Tony Award-winning musical, The Band's VisitThe Band's Visit won the 2018 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Orchestration, plus seven other Tony Awards for acting and production.

Continuing Education is proud to continue our tradition of bringing theater enthusiasts (read theater geeks) like you to see the best in theater and the performing arts. Join our loyal group for a comfortable/ convenient ride to Chicago for another delicious meal, and for another opportunity to see a Broadway hit. As in the past, Vic Passante will use the ride down to conduct another "University Classroom on Wheels."

The $229 trip package includes premium seats, lunch, and Coach USA (a.k.a. our "University on Wheels.")

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