Autumn in Stratford
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 19
Registration and payment required by Friday, Sept. 8 – limited tickets
Autumn in Stratford is beautiful. The leaves are changing color and the hustle and bustle of summer has dissipated. Join us as we enjoy the beauty of the theatre and crisp fall air in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. We will dine in this lovely little town and see some of the best productions that Stratford has to offer.
The School for Scandal at the Avon Theatre (2 hours, 40 minutes): The hypocritical Joseph Surface and society gossip Lady Sneerwell conspire to slander Joseph’s prodigal but honest brother Charles, hoping to discredit him in the eyes of Maria, wealthy ward of Sir Peter Teazle. The newly married Sir Peter, meanwhile, is dismayed by his flighty young bride’s association with the scandalmongers. But more than one pair of eyes are opened when the brothers’ uncle, Sir Oliver, dons his own masks of deception in order to discover the truth.
HMS Pinafore at the Avon Theatre (2 hours, 4 minutes): Can love really level ranks, or must lowly seaman Ralph Rackstraw pine in vain for Josephine, his captain’s lovely daughter? She has, after all, been promised by her father to Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. And what of Captain Corcoran himself, and the “plump and pleasing” dockside vendor Little Buttercup who privately yearns for him? These differences of station seem insuperable obstacles to happy union – until a startling secret is revealed.
Romeo and Juliet at the Festival Theatre (2 hours, 45 minutes): Two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, have long been embroiled in a bitter feud – but despite their parents’ enmity, Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love at first sight. The sympathetic Friar Laurence marries them in secret – then, when Romeo is banished for his part in a fatal street brawl, conceives a daring scheme to reunite them. But for these two “star-crossed lovers,” love and death seem fated to entwine in a tragic embrace.
Guys and Dolls at the Festival Theatre (2 hours, 47 minutes): Desperate for funds to secure a venue for his illicit gambling enterprise, Nathan Detroit offers high roller Sky Masterson what he thinks is a safe bet. Can Sky take any doll Nathan cares to name on a date to Havana, Cuba? Surely not if the “doll” Nathan chooses is strait-laced Sergeant Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul Mission. But it turns out that hearts are at stake in this game as well as souls – and where love’s concerned there’s no telling how the dice will land. The Arden Park Hotel will be where you will rest your weary heads each night and have a lovely breakfast at your leisure each morning.
Modern Motor Coach transportation
2 nights at The Arden Park Hotel, Stratford, ON
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners (1 lunch on your own)
Tickets to The School for Scandal, HMS Pinafore, Romeo and Juliet, and Guys and Dolls.
Tax and tip on included meals
COST PER PERSON:
$650 double occupancy* + driver gratuity
$765 single occupancy* + driver gratuity
*Member fee is for those in good standing with a current pledge and no unpaid gifts to the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Annual Campaign.
A non-member may pay an additional $125 per person.
Full payment due at time of registration. No places will be held without payment.
You MUST have a current passport with the recommended six months from travel date.
• Driver gratuity is strictly voluntary, suggested amount is $5 -$10 per day, per person, and may be given directly to the driver at the end of trip.
• It is your responsibility to arrange roommates.
• Travel insurance may be obtained by contacting your insurance agent.
• A current 2017 emergency form needs to be on file.
• This trip has walking/standing, and does include a few flights of stairs and/or uneven terrain (especially at the theatre). If you have questions – please call and ask!
• In consideration of individuals who are sensitive, please consider the amount of perfume, cologne, and other fragrances that you wear.
• If you have any dietary restrictions, please notify us at the time of registration.
• Travel itinerary subject to change.