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C.L. HooverOpera House

135 West 7th Street, Junction City Kansas
785-238-3906

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Broadway Adventure

During our Broadway adventure, you'll enjoy Front Orchestra seats at three Broadway shows of your choice. You will connect and engage with cast members and Broadway movers and shakers.

In addition, you will have exclusive access to Broadway's most beautiful theatres - and much more!

Thursday, September12- Sunday,September15th    2024

Thursday

Our welcome dinner, with complimentary drinks, in the private room of a fine Theatre District restaurant. Joining us will be a Broadway mover-and-shaker.

You will see, from Front Orchestra seats, the first of three Broadway shows of your choice.

Friday

Transport by private coach

We will ride over the Manhattan Bridge, with ts sweeping vista of the neighboring Brooklyn Bridge and the Financial District skyline.

Private visit to our country’s foremost Decorative Arts Studio---world renowned restorers of theatres across the U.S. (including a majority of the Broadway theatres), churches around the world, and capital buildings throughout the U.S.

Visit the Kings, one of New York’s most exquisite, remaining motion picture palaces -- built in 1929, closed in 1977, abandoned until a $93 million restoration led to the theatre’s reopening in 2015. The decorative arts in this theater were magnificently restored by the studio we visited this morning. We will have an immersive discussion with the person in large part responsible for preventing the theatre’s 1980s demolition.

Your will see, from Front Orchestra seats, the second Broadway show of your choice.

Saturday

We will spend this morning and early afternoon in the Garment District’s first, and most beautiful, apartment building. In addition to marveling at a rooftop skyline vista from the nearby Empire State Building to the distant World Trade Center, we will: enjoy in the building’s lovely lounge:

 

An entertainment salon with three principal Broadway cast members, each from a different hit musical, accompanied on the piano by the keyboardist and assistant conductor of “Wicked.” This will be followed by a Cuban lunch, in celebration of the heritage of our Alejandro!

 

Mid and late afternoon free. You may want to see an additional Broadway show on your own. If requested, we will obtain front orchestra seats for you 

Your will see, from Front Orchestra seats, the third Broadway show of your choice.

A post-theatre reception, with complimentary dessert and drinks. Joining us, to continue our celebration of the C.L. Hoover Opera House, will be a highly respected member of the Broadway community

Sunday

This morning, we will explore the architecture and life styles within two iconic Manhattan neighborhoods, while we pass and discuss New York’s oldest and most important Off-Broadway theaters, which have initiated some of the most successful shows in Broadway history.

 

Greenwich Village, a dynamic hub for the arts, for each era’s counter-culture, and the birthplace of Off-Broadway theatre in the 1930s. We will see the first Off-Broadway theatres, which are still standing.

 

The East Village: The original gateway for Ellis Island immigrants in the late 1800's and early 1900s, home to the hippie generation in the mid 1900s, to the punk-rock generation in the late 1900s, and to some of today’s most influential Off-Broadway theaters. 

 

Early Sunday afternoon, your choice:

Depart New York this afternoon.

 

Or, see a matinee performance on your own (additional cost). We will gladly obtain Front Orchestra seats, if requested. Depart New York mid-evening.

 

Or, following a quick lunch on your own near Columbus Circle, extend your Adventure into the afternoon, as follows (no additional cost): An escorted bike tour within Central Park, and two historic districts on each side of Central Park -- the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side. The tour will be led by our own Alejandro, NYC licensed bike tour guide.

 

Depart New York in the early or mid evening

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Our Hotel

The legendary. Knickerbocker Hotel, a NYC landmark located on the world famous corner of 42nd St. & Broadway, with a rooftop bar overlooking Times Square, within walking distance of 40 Broadway Theaters

Your NYC Hosts

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Joseph Rosenberg Ph. D

V.I.P. Tours of New York; NYC Licensed Tour Guide; Co founder and first president, NYC Historic Districts Council; Co founder with Actor’s Equity, Save the Theatres Inc.; Principal advisor, Showpeople’s Committee to Save Radio City Music Hall; Member (with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), The Committee to Save Grand Central. In 2023, the League of Historic American Theatres re named their yearly award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to historic theatres the Joe Rosenberg Award for Outstanding Contribution.

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Alejandro Almaguer

Executive Director, V.I.P. Tours of New York; B.A. Economics, University of Havana; M.S. in Tourism and Travel Management, NYU School of Professional Studies, Dean’s Scholar; NYC Licensed Tour Guide.

Pricing:

If you are a “Friend of the C. L Hoover Opera House” at the $250 level or higher:

$3,490 per person with double occupancy.

IF YOUR DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED BEFORE MAY 1, 2024,

PLEASE DEDUCT $150 FROM THIS COST.

 

If you are not yet a “Friend of the C. L. Hoover Opera House” at the $250 level or higher: Please add a $250 tax-deductible donation to the C. L. Hoover Opera House.

This donation will include all privileges of a $250 level “Friend of the C.L. Hoover Opera House,” for the entire 2024 2025 season.

 

With single occupancy, please add $1,265

Get the Registration Form from Sheila Markley, sheilajmarkley@gmail.com or call her at 785-280-0595

 

A $1750 deposit will reserve your space in the program.

 

To make it easy for you to reserve early, your deposit will be 90% refundable until we obtain tickets for the Broadway shows of your choice. You will have the opportunity to determine when you want us to obtain your tickets.

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