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  • "A Bronx Tale" at the Orpheum Theatre

    A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime. Calogero's father is a bus driver who tries to instill working-class family values in his son. As Calogero gets older, the aura and mystique of the Mafia, and the charms of Sonny, the local mob boss who befriends Calogero (and ends up becoming a father figure to him), become difficult to resist. As Calogero comes of age, he must struggle with the choice of following his beloved father's values or submitting to the temptations of the life of organized crime. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.* Fee includes coach transportation, main floor theatre ticket, and box supper (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water)* 4:30  PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot* 11 PM Approximate return arrival * No refunds after Jan. 3* Fee: $95
  • "Buddy Holly" at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington

    Featuring cast members from History Theatre’s IVEY Award-winning production of “Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story”. Endorsed by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis of The Crickets!The “Buddy Band” performs all the Holly Hits including “That’ll Be the Day”, “Rave On”, “Peggy Sue”, “Maybe Baby”, and “Not Fade Away”.PLUS! Gary Rue will appear solo in the first set performing music by Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, and Sonny Curtis (Gary was music director for Gene Pitney from 1986-2006), putting the spotlight on these wonderful artists and telling some amazing stories from the road, including Pitney’s Carnegie Hall concert the day the World Trade Center was bombed the FIRST time, giggling with the Crickets, performances with Bobby Vee, and Sonny Curtis’ appearance at the opening of the History Theatre’s production of “Buddy”. All roads lead to Buddy!* Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (BBQ Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Mac and Cheese, Green beans, Coleslaw, Corn bread with honey butter, Variety of desserts, Coffee or hot tea)* 10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5 PM approximate return* No refunds after Jan 15* Fee: $89
  • "Christmastide—The Celtic Sounds of SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin" at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington

    Adored by fans, SimpleGifts makes musical magic by bringing a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. This award winning six-piece ensemble combines violin, Celtic whistle and bagpipes, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three-part female vocals to create a "modern Old-World" sound. You don’t want to miss this very special performance! Fee includes coach transportation, theatre tickets, and lunch at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (Menu includes Rotisserie Chicken with warm sides, a cold salad, dessert, coffee/tea). *10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot*5 PM Approximate return arrival at the RCTC Sport Center *No refunds after Nov 15* Fee: $89
  • "Lend Me a Tenor" at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior

    This Tony Award winning madcap screwball comedy, set in 1934, will keep you laughing all night long!Set in 1934, the wacky story and hilarious shenanigans in Lend Me a Tenor provide an escape into laugh out loud comedy land. The mistaken identities, one-liners, and slapstick transport you directly into the films of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and the Marx Brothers. Passionate yearnings and sentimentality will harken back to romantic comedies like "It Happened One Night" and "Bringing Up Baby." We’ll make you feel as though you’re at an Art Deco movie house from the 1930s. Black and white will become Technicolor right before your eyes! Come early and catch glimpses of some of your favorite comedies from Hollywood’s greatest era. Nostalgia and reminiscing will ensue at the Old Log’s hybrid theatrical and cinematic production of Lend Me a Tenor. "Non-stop laughter." "Uproarious! Hysterical!" "A rib-tickling comedy.”“The most inventive, original farce in a long time”* Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch (choice of four entrees, dinner rolls, seasonal vegetable, coffee, tea, and dessert) * 9:30 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5:30 PM Approximate return* No refunds after Jan 10* Fee: $89
  • "On Your Feet! The Musical" at the Orpheum Theatre

    Her Voice. His Vision. Their Story.ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan.Now their story has arrived on stage in an exhilarating original production that’s already won the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” “If you aren’t humming a Gloria Estefan hit when you leave the theater, it might be time to check your pulse!” raves the Associated Press. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and a book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!  * Fee includes coach transportation, main floor theatre ticket, and box supper (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water)* 4:30 PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot* 11 PM Approximate return arrival * No refunds after Sep. 27.* Fee: $95
  • "Potted Potter - The Unauthorized Harry Experience!" at the State Theatre

    PLAYING TO SOLD OUT HOUSES all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated POTTED POTTER – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter.Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).The London Daily Telegraph review: "For those looking for an alternative to pantomime which will tickle the funny bone of every age group, this bonkers and blessedly brief show is just the ticket."  Registration Deadline: January 4.Date: Saturday, February 16* Fee includes coach transportation and theatre ticket starting in row M* 5:45 PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot* 11:30 PM Approximate return* NO REFUNDS.* Fee: $90
  • "Red Herring" at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington

    Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. A sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot. "Hilarious. A fun, farcical romp with a cleverly plot and loving heart.” Philadelphia Inquirer * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (Chicken breast in herb and wine cream sauce, seasonal vegetables, rolls, parsley potatoes, dessert, coffee/tea)* 10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5 PM Approximate return* No refunds after  Feb 10* Fee: $85
  • "Rock of Ages" at the Orpheum Theatre

    It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.* Fee includes coach transportation, main floor theatre ticket, and box lunch (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water)* 11 AM Depart Northrop Parking Lot* 5:30 PM Approximate return arrival * No refunds after Dec. 15* Fee: $95
  • "Spirit Level" at the DayTrippers Theatre in Bloomington

    Cobbler's Cottage is haunted by Susie Cameron and her husband Jack, who, in life, was a successful author. Annoyed to find themselves victims of a tragic accident, their ghosts have taken up residence in their former cottage. To ensure their privacy, all interested tenants have been scared away -- much to the distraction of Mark Webster, the estate agent trying to rent the property. Things are about to change however with the arrival of a young married couple awaiting the arrival of their first child. The ghosts take a shine to the newcomers and perhaps all can live happily -- if a meddling mother-in-law and a befuddled Guardian Angel can be got out of the way. Do angels really have wings? Are the pearly gates pearly? These and other questions are pondered by Jack and Susie Cameron in Pam Valentine's charming and whimsical comedy, Spirit Level.* Fee includes coach transportation, buffet luncheon (Chicken Kiev, roast loin of pork, country sausage with sauerkraut, salad bar, red potatoes, cut green beans, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee/tea),  and theatre ticket* 10:30 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5:00 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Jan 15* Fee: $85
  • "Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical" at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior

    This is not a typical “juke-box musical.” It offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film,radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life – with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Audiences stand and cheer as they rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer.* Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch (choice of four entrees, dinner rolls, seasonal vegetable, coffee, tea, and dessert) * 9:30 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5:30 PM Approximate return* No refunds after Apr 10* Fee: $89
  • "The Play that Goes Wrong" at the Orpheum Theatre

    The time is right to see "THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG," Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of "The Murder at Haversham Manor" where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “A GUT-BUSTING HIT,” and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: “GO!” * Fee includes coach transportation, main floor theatre ticket, and box supper (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water)* 4:30 PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot* 11 PM Approximate return  * No refunds after Feb 28* Fee: $95
  • Glorious Garden Lover's Adventure to Iowa's Mennonite Greenhouses

    Calling all garden lovers, are you ready to dig-in-the-dirt? We will be joined by Olmsted County U of M Master Gardener Vickie Hennessey and gardener Deb Roos.  We’re heading to Iowa this year on board the coach bus where we will spend a full day browsing garden-related shops and greenhouses. So, grab your gloves and get ready to dig into this year"s garden lover's adventure! We will be visiting five greenhouses! Please bring cash and credit cards (not all greenhouses take credit cards).*Fee includes coach bus transportation and box lunch*8 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot*5 PM Approximate return *No refunds after Apr 10*Fee: $69
  • Mill City Mobs Tour

    This tour shows you the MiniApple when it was rotten to the core. Yes, there were gangsters in Saint Paul, but there were the rackets and mobsters in Minneapolis. This 2 hour tour will tell you the stories and show you the sights on the other side of the tracks - or river. See the Holly Hocks, Liggetts’ murder location, and lots more. After the tour, we will hear and see the history of the sandstone caves. You will explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves (once a romantic night club called The Castle Royal). Hear the legends of the mobster massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique setting from Chicago to San Francisco. (Accessible with ramps and bathrooms).* Fee includes coach transportation, Down in History tour guide on the bus, lunch in the Wabasha Street Caves (greens w/red cabbage, carrots, grape tomatoes & parmesan peppercorn dressing, homemade meatloaf with gravy, smashed potatoes, German blend vegetables, white chocolate raspberry cake, and a beverage), and a 45 minute tour of the caves.* 8:15 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 4 PM Approximate return RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* No refunds after Mar 20* Fee: $89
  • The Bell Museum of Natural History and "ART in BLOOM” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

    The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will celebrate the arrival of spring by pairing thousands of flowers with timeless art for the annual Art in Bloom festival. Presented by Friends of the Institute and now in its 36th year, Art in Bloom will showcase 165 fresh floral arrangements inspired by works of art in Mia’s collection. We will travel first to “Art in Bloom” for a guided tour. We will enjoy lunch at Lyndale’s Bachman’s and then we will  travel to the Bell Museum for a guided tour.* Fee includes coach transportation, a guided tour of “Art in Bloom” lunch at Patrick's Bakery and Cafe (three choices) in the Lyndale Bachman's, and a guided tour of Bell Museum of Natural History * 8:30 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5:30 PM Approximate return  * No refunds after Mar 15* Fee: $89
  • The Church Basement Ladies in "You Smell Barn" at the Ames Center in Burnsville

    From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly. With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, "You Smell Barn" celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all. Inspired by the new book "GROWING UP RURAL, YOU SMELL BARN" by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson.*Fee includes lunch (Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Full Soup and Salad Bar, Seasonal Vegetable, Assorted Pies, Dessert, Coffee, Lemonade, and Water), coach transportation, and theatre ticket*10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot*5:30 PM Approximate return *NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPT 10. No refunds after December 8, for the January 8 Performance.*Fee: $89
  • The Uff Dah!! Tour

    Set out to discover how and why immigrants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland came to settle in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Learn about Swede Hollow, and Old Muskego Church which was brought from Wisconsin and assembled piece by piece. Why did Ole & Lena settle here, and what is lefse anyway? After the tour, we will hear and see the history of the sandstone caves. You will explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves (once a romantic night club called The Castle Royal). Hear the legends of the mobster massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique setting from Chicago to San Francisco. (Accessible with ramps and bathrooms).* Fee includes coach transportation, Down in History tour guide on the bus, lunch in the Wabasha Street Caves (chicken and dumplings, Little Oven Brown Potatoes, salad, honey glazed carrots, rolls and butter, dessert bars, and a beverage), and 45 minute tour of the caves* 8:15 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 4 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Feb 15* Fee: $89
  • “Blue Collar Diaries" at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington

    In a series of colorful monologues, Michelle Myers Berg captures the heart and souls of her vibrant working class neighborhood. Portraying 20 plus characters, Michelle spins tales of her childhood and reminds us in hilariously vivid terms that the true wealth of her neighborhood wasn’t in a bank vault or a beautiful home, but in understanding the inherent worth of these hard working people * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (meatloaf, garlic smashed potatoes, beef gravy, vegetable du jour, cold salad – chef’s choice, dinner rolls, assorted desserts – chef’s choice,  coffee/tea)* 10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot* 5 PM Approximate return* No refunds after  Feb 1* Fee: $85
  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at the Orpheum

    The classic musical is back – that’s right, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory returns to the stage in an all-new Broadway production!! Based off the novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will transport you and your family to Willy Wonka’s magical world full of candy, adventure, excitement – and a just dash of madness. Join Charlie and the rest at the Orpheum Theatre with a revival of the show by Jack O’Brien – you and your kids will love it!! * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and box supper (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water) * 4:30 PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 11 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Jan. 15 * Fee: $95
  • “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Orpheum

    A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. "One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls Dear Evan Hansen “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).* Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and box supper (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water) * 4:30 PM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 11 PM Approximate return arrival at Northrop * No refunds after Feb. 15 * Fee: $110
  • “Dirty Business” at the St. Paul History Theatre

    1939. It was said that no man could resist the charm and appeal of secret agent Betty Pack, and that no secret was safe when unsuspecting lovers whispered in her ear, lying helpless in her embrace. Born in Minneapolis, Betty was introduced by her parents to the Washington social scene. Immersed in the world of diplomatic intrigue as a teenager, she married Arthur Pack in 1930, a British diplomat twice her age, but their marriage quickly began to crumble. With fascism on the rise and Nazi appeasement gaining steam on both sides of the pond, Betty’s insatiable desire and fierce intellect would lead her into a series of secret encounters around the globe, and ultimately involve her in a relentless war against the Nazis—one lover at a time. An epic tale of the glamorous Betty Pack, the British spy mistress Vera Atkins, American code breaker Elizabeth Friedman, celebrated performer Josephine Baker and an army of Mutual Friends, all working in the shadows to resist the rising threat of the fifth column of the Third Reich and change the course of WWII. A passionate new musical that is filled with intrigue, deception and intelligence not to be missed.* Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at Mancini's Char House* 8 AM Depart Northrop * 4 PM Approximate return  * No refunds after Apr 8* Fee: $89
  • “Hello Dolly!” at the Orpheum

    Catch the Hit Revival Live!Hello, Dolly! — the acclaimed show that won the award for Best Revival of a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards ceremony — is on a major national tour in 2019. So find out for yourself if fast-talking turn-of-the-century Dolly Gallagher Levi can get her irascible "half a millionaire" client Horace Vandergelder to propose to her! * Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and box supper (1/2 turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cookie, water) * 11 AM Depart Northrop Parking Lot * 5:30 PM Approximate return * No refunds after Feb 15 * Fee: $95
  • “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    The new Irving Berlin Musical, HOLIDAY INN, tells the story of Jim who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down in his farmhouse in Connecticut… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited school teacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love? Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh out loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs including “Blue Skies,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “White Christmas,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more. *Fee includes coach bus transportation, lunch (choice of seven entrees), and theatre ticket (front and center!)*9:30 AM Depart from RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot*5:30 PM Approximate return arrival*No refunds after Oct. 15*Fee: $99
  • “MAMMA MIA!” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Mamma Mia!, the international smash hit stage musical is coming to the Chanhassen!  More than 60 million people in 44 countries have experienced the Tony Award-winning musical, now a worldwide phenomenon. Set on an idyllic Greek island, Mamma Mia! follows a mother, her daughter, and three possible dads on an unforgettable trip down the aisle.  This beloved story is told through some of ABBA’s greatest hits like “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS,” “Dancing Queen,” and of course “Mamma Mia.”*Fee includes coach bus transportation, lunch (choice of seven entrees), and theatre ticket (front and center!)*9:30 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot*5:30 PM Approximate return *No refunds after Apr 1*Fee: $99
  • “Radio Gals” - A Razzamatazz Musical Comedy at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington

    Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with her “all-girl” orchestra, “The Hazelnuts,” as radio WGAL. What comes over the local airwaves is an array of hilarious toe-tapping songs. However, Hazel’s broadcasts are not always so local due to her habit of impinging on other frequencies, like NBC’s, attracting the attention of a federal radio inspector who’s intent on shutting down WGAL. It turns out though, he has a fine tenor voice, plays a mean accordion and quickly becomes enchanted by the “Hazelnuts.” From the creators of Pump Boys and Dinettes. Lunch includes: Pork Chops & Stuffing in a Mushroom Cream Sauce with Scalloped Potatoes and Vegetable du jour, cold salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and coffee, decaffeinated coffee and hot tea.Fee includes: Coach transportation, theatre tickets, and lunch at the Masonic Heritage Center dining room.*10 AM Depart RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot*5 PM Approximate return arrival at the RCTC Sport Center *No refunds after Oct. 1* Fee: $85