Tour #1 – Saturday, April 6, 2013
Les Miserables, Hanover Theater, Worcester, MA
Departure: Durham 8:45 AM and Portsmouth 9:15 AM
Did you see Les Miserables, the movie? Wasn’t it fabulous? I agree! However, no matter how wonderful something can be on film, nothing compares to LIVE theater. The 25th anniversary production of this legendary musical is presented with glorious new staging and dazzling scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics and audiences and is breaking box office records everywhere it goes. Critics say the storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier, and the motivations more honest and that this production actually exceeds the original. That it is a “five star hit and is astonishingly powerful”, states the London Times.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs “ I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” ”Master of the House,” and “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables.”
PLEASE, don’t miss this opportunity.
**We are limited (as we were with the Boston Symphony tickets) to 45 tickets. SO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. (First come first served; members will be given priority over guests)**
We will be dining at O’Connor’s, an Irish Pub in Worcester. Choices for our pre-show lunch will be: 1) Boston Scrod; 2) Chicken Wellington – chicken breast, tavern ham, basil, garlic and herb cream cheese, wrapped in a flaky pastry crust – Madeira wine mushroom sauce; 3) Guinness pie with beef and mushroom – a rich and malty flavored beef and Guinness stew with onions, mushrooms, celery, and carrots topped with a flaky pastry crust; or 4) Two Stuffed Pork Chops – twin 6 oz. boneless center cut pork chops, stuffing, gravy, apple sauce. All meals served with a red bliss smashed potato and O’Connor’s signature freshly baked brown bread rolls and butter, a salad and dessert, coffee or tea.
Handicap Accessibility – Both the Hanover Theater and O’Connor’s Restaurant are handicap accessible.
The cost is $112.00 per person, which includes theater tickets, luncheon, transportation, snack, tax and gratuities (including the bus driver).
The approximate time of return: Portsmouth 7:30 PM and Durham 8:00 PM