Fri Nov 29 Let’s Turn Black Friday into “White Christmas” $130 pp
Huron: 9:15AM/5:45 PM LCCC (lot 8): 10:00AM/5:00 PM Avon: 10:15 AM/4:45 PM
What a fun way to spend “Black Friday” away from the retail market and hub bub of Christmas sales and advertising! Join us as we enjoy an included brunch and then the 1:30 PM matinee performance of this classic Christmas story. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” tells the story of a song and dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont Inn. Christmas magic, love, laughter and great songs make this a wonderful start to your Christmas holidays! What a wonderful song, “White Christmas”, to bring on the holiday spirit.
Also enjoy the Christmas Tree Festival in the lobby of the Cleveland Playhouse. Maybe even a visit with Santa and Mrs.!
Sun Dec 1 Cleveland Pops Christmas Concert $110 pp
Huron: 11:45PM/7:15 PM LCCC (lot 8): 12:30PM/6:45 PM Avon: 12:45 AM/6:30 PM
Join Carolyn’s Travels as we enjoy our annual holiday afternoon of classic Christmas music with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra this year. Patterned after the Boston Pops, the Cleveland Pops will perform both vintage and modern classics at their annual concert to kick-off the Christmas season in this 2 PM matinee concert at the Connor Palace Theatre. Always included are featured vocalists and the Pops Chorus adding to the wonderful music we so much enjoy. And a sing-a-long is always a sure thing! Following the concert we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at Nido’s in Little Italy and a drive through the beautifully decorated Public Square in the heart of Cleveland.
Tue Dec 10 A Christmas Tea & Lights Event – Miss Molly’s Tea House $73 pp
Huron: 12:30 PM/8:00 PM LCCC (lot 8): 1:00 PM/7:30 PM Avon: 1:15 PM/6:15 PM
This is a lovely afternoon away to celebrate Christmas with a friend or spouse! We enjoy a late lunch and tea at Miss Molly’s Tea House in Medina – more like an early dinner! There will be time to enjoy either another cup of tea, shop in her gift shop and on the square if weather is permitting. Then we are off to view a new Christmas lights display in Chesterland, Oh – “Bethlehem Hills” on the grounds of the Berkshire Hills Golf Course. As best as I know, last year was the first year for this display. Nice to do something new! Sign up early for this ever popular destination.
Tue Feb 18 It's Just Lunch $65 pp
Huron: 11:00 AM/4:15 PM LCCC Lot 8: 11:45 AM/3:30 PM Avon: 12:00 PM/3:15 PM
Let's break out of the house and do something fun this afternoon. Join me for lunch at the really delightful Pier W on the waterfront of Lake Erie. This day trip could be a great Valentine to yourself or "that someone special" in your life. We will have a late morning departure so that adverse weather should not affect our ability to get to the coach for departure. The cost is $65.00 per person and is a simple get-a-way with a leisurely lunch to enjoy those you are traveling with whether they are old friends or new acquaintances! There will be a selection of 2 entrees for you to opt from that day. Sign up ASAP - February isn't far off!
Sun Mar 29 “Jesus Christ Superstar” Connor Palace Theatre $132 pp
Huron: 8:45 AM/5:00 PM LCCC Lot 8: 9:30 AM/4:15 PM Avon: 9:45 AM/4:00 PM
In celebration of the 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to North America. This production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. This production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. And what a great opportunity for Lent! We will attend the 1pm matinee at Playhouse Square with a preshow buffet at The Jack Casino in downtown Cleveland.
Tue Apr 7 The Churches of Cleveland Tour – Sacred Hidden Jewels Cleveland $85 pp
Huron: 7:00 AM/6:15 PM LCCC Lot 8: 7:30 AM/5:30 PM Avon: 7:45 AM/5:15 PM
Join the group this Tuesday morning of Holy Week for a truly inspiring and fun day as we meet our Cleveland guide, John of JKL Tours. At each church/synagogue we’ll be met by a congregation member or Clergy who will make a presentation on the buildings history, how it has served the community and its current standing, and highlights of what make this building special. And of course a great lunch will be included – this time at Sokolowski’s University Inn! For all you cabbage roll lovers, this is the place!! CLE trips are a favorite – sign up without delay!!
Wed Apr 29 “My Fair Lady” State Theatre $130 pp
Huron: 2:45 PM/11:30 PM LCCC Lot 8: 3:15 PM/10:45 PM Avon: 3:30 PM/10:30 PM
From Lincoln Center Theater to Playhouse Square comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” – Lerner and Lowe’s “My Fair Lady”!! Boasting such classic songs as ”I Could Have Danced All Night”, “The Rain in Spain”, and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”, director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was”. This all-time favorite is sure to be a sell- out – reserve early and don’t miss out on a funny and moving classic story. This 7:30pm performancewill be preceded by dinner at Nido’s in Little Italy (another favorite) and Broadway Buzz .
Thu Jun 11 “Cats” Playhouse Square $135 pp
Huron: 2:45 PM/11:30 PM LCCC Lot 8: 3:30 PM/10:45 PM Avon: 3:45 PM/10:30 PM
Rediscover the beloved musical “Cats” with breathtaking music – including one of the most treasured songs in musical history “Memory”. Experience this theatre goers favorite for the first time as it begins a new life (or let it thrill you all over again) with new sound direction and choreography. The 7:30 PM performance will be preceded by dinner at Macaroni Grill where you will have the option of choosing your entrée from a limited menu! Reserving early for the theater is very helpful to me, so hop on this one.
Tue Jun 16 A Summer Luncheon Adventure- Gervasi Vineyard Canton, OH $85 pp
Huron: 8:00 AM/5:00 PM LCCC Lot 8: 8:45 AM/4:30 PM Avon: 9:00 AM/ 4:15 PM
So many have asked me to do a trip to Gervasi Vineyard and here it is! Tues, June 16 we will head to Gervasi for a great lunch and wine tasting and tour of the property but prior to that we will make a stop in Rittman, OH at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for a guided tour of this beautiful, respectful memorial of the local men and women who were instrumental in preserving our right to freedom. And we all know the freedom isn’t free and many have given their lives in this pursuit. Following this we’ll continue to Canton and enjoy a great lunch with a tasting of Gervasi wines. This is Just a really easy, fun day away with a great lunch in the Gervasi Bistro, Main Floor Seating - an amazing opportunity so Reserve Early – this is sure to be popular!!
Tue Jul 21 “A Simple Sanctuary” Ohio Star Theater $99 pp
Huron: 7:15 AM/8:00 PM LCCC Lot 8: 8:00 AM/7:30 PM Avon: 8:15 AM/7:15 PM
Join me for a day in Amish Country and a new play that sounds like a winner. It is a Beverly Lewis novel turned into a stage play telling the story of a young woman who prayed the day would never come. But when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Living on the run she finds sanctuary and friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part comedy and part romance – a compelling story of love, the cost of freedom and solace found in an unusual place. We will have lunch at Dutch Valley Restaurant and enjoy a totally new menu that everyone will enjoy! This day away in the Sugarcreek area that will also include shopping time to bring home “the goodies” we all enjoy! Bring along a cold bag if you wish.
Wed Aug 5 Disney’s “Frozen” State Theatre $155 pp
Huron: 3:00 PM/11:30 PM LCCC Lot 8: 3:45 PM/11:00 PM Avon: 4:00 PM/ 10:45 PM
Wow! The end of the 2019-20 Broadway Series is finally here with its most popular show of the season – Disney’s “Frozen”! This fanciful musical tells the story of 2 sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic journey to bring her family together once again. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with great costuming and sets and music that is unforgettable – pure Broadway joy as love conquers all! Prior to this 7:30 pm performance, we will dine at “Nido’s” in Little Italy – that too is always unforgettable!
This must be reserved ASAP and paid for by Jan 2 – Disney requirement. Any tickets purchased after Jan 5 with be at a higher cost or possibly not available. This show will take CLE by storm!
Blossom Music Center – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Blossom Music Center
Time and Date not available right now – either Aug 29th or 30th. Will also include a dinner. Watch the website for an update!
Sun Sep 6 Cleveland Air Show Natiuca Queen $110 pp
Huron: 11:45 AM/7:00 PM LCCC Lot 8: 12:30 PM/6:15 PM Avon: 12:45 PM/6:00 PM
The Cleveland Air Show is a staple of September entertainment in our area and I have decided for the 1st time to give it a try for our group. Viewing from the deck of the Nautica Queen is the absolute best and least difficult way to do this. I’m excited to experience this great display of talent by our US Airforce Thunderbirds and much more. We will also enjoy a lunch buffet aboard the boat and of course “the glory of the jets above in the sky”!
“Steam in The Valley” Cuyahoga Rail Ride
October date and details not available to me at this time. To be announced as soon as possible.
The Broadway Series for 2020-21 will be announced in April 2020 with, hopefully, an addition of at least 2 more shows I want to pick to finish out 2020. Also, the Christmas trips and more will be added within a short while. Also, I am always available for calls at 440-985-1226 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.