You come home from work, exhausted. You rally, dress up a bit. You hop on our bus, drinking in the thrill of the big city. We deliver you to a touring musical comedy, complete with toe-tapping melodies, laugh out loud comedians, beautiful dancers and a romantic plot that requires no mental effort whatsoever – pure entertainment for two and a half hours – hop on the bus that is waiting right outside the front door and zoom off for dinner.
It couldn’t be easier to have a date night with your friends or a significant other! Join us sometime!
Here we are in May 2013 and I can’t believe that over a year ago I bought tickets for the hot new show from New York “Book of Mormon.” Everyone wanted to go, I sold out all of our dates in record time. Our first bus trip on January 30 went over really well, explicit and funny as it was, everyone raved and some wanted to see it again! When they extended the show from June through September I purchased two more dates, Sat. June 29 and August 10 – which will be the last two dates we will offer.
That’s what we do here at Canterbury is offer a great service for folks to get into Chicago easily to see great Broadway shows! We are looking forward to ONCE – winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including best musical – it’s an enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Who doesn’t love a LOVE story! TO MASTER THE ART – recalling the adventure and romance of Julia and Paul Child’s journey to Paris during the 1950s. It’s an intimate, foodie-friendly show. We purchased some GREAT seats for this show! Along with the return of WICKED – back by popular demand in October, in celebration of the shows 10th Anniversary on Broadway WICKED is flying back to the Oriental Theater in Chicago. Long before Dorothy arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One born with emerald green skin, smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious & popular. If you haven’t seen this show – SEE IT! If you have you’ll want to see it again!
We hope to keep taking folks into Chicago to enjoy the best shows from Broadway – we thank you all for letting us help entertain you!
Dashing, dapper, and debonair, Max Raabe might have walked straight out of the golden age of Berlin in the 1920′s – this silky smooth baritone brought to life the songs and style of a bygone age! Friday night at the Symphony Center in Chicago was a treat for all of us! Max Raabe & the Palast Orchestra brought timeless tunes by such legends as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Fred Astaire… for a night of good old-fashioned entertainment.
We found a wonderful new restaurant the Gage just down the street from our concert. We departed the Highcrest Centre at 2:00 pm and our motorcoach dropped us off at 12:30 am. Ten stars for this wonderful trip!
After 4 years the Rockettes were finally back at the Rosemont Akoo Theatre in Schaumberg for their famous Christmas Spectacular! This is a Christmas tradition for Canterbury Tours, we have been taking people in to see the Rockettes for the past 30 years. There were new scenes, new sets and costumes, breathtaking special effects and an unforgettable new finale! I am always amazed at the eye-high kicks and precision dance style that these ladies effortlessly perform for us. My favorites are the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and the Living Nativity. We had two full motor coaches on Wednesday, December 19, 2012… that’s 112 guests! We spent time at Woodfield before the 2:00 pm show.
If you haven’t seen the Radio City Rockettes GO! If you have seen them GO again! Make a lasting family memory!
Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings
Sat. Dec. 8 & Sun. Dec. 9, 2012…
We left the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:00 am on Sat. Dec. 8. Got to our hotel about 3:00 pm – it was within shuttle distance to the Mall of America where we spent our entire evening. The game started at 12:00 noon on Sun. Dec. 9 at the “enclosed” Metrodome Stadium. Game seats were great! They were located in Section 238; Row 6 & Section 239; Row 6.
Cost for the hotel, game tickets and transportation was $299 per person; double occupancy. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Everything was planned out for us, no fuss with driving, we had a wonderful trip!
Advertised as a Tale of Courage, Loyalty and Friendship… War Horse turned out to be such an amazing show! It’s actually hard to describe…
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo… set in England, 1914, as World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sidesof the army before finding himself alone in no man’s land. This imaginative drama, with outstanding staging… it was difficult to tell that all of the life-size horses were puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company. I couldn’t believe how real they were… breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride! It was a show we will not soon forget!
What a way to bring in 2013 – departed the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:00 am – we got off on Michigan Ave. and had lunch at Bandara – the show was at 2:00 pm – after the great show we had dinner at Petterino’s – yummmmmm! – we were back in Rockford safely at 9:30 pm.
Happy New Year!!
Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it’s the BEST musical of the year! Some even say it’s the GREATEST show of the century! It follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. It features several big song-and-dance numbers accompanied by some old-fashioned Broadway, not to mention the trademark themes of South Park writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker with the hilarities from religious absurdity, mingled with the over-the-top profanity. The reviews of the Chicago cast and show are outstanding. We bought tickets last year for dates in January through May, these dates are sold out! We found out this week that the show has been extended from June through September so we want to order more seats… well, guess what… the ticket prices have almost doubled for these tickets! Our main floor orchestra seats were $120 each – from June to September these same seats are $200 each. Yikes! What to do! Do people in Rockford and the surrounding area want to pay $240 per person for ticket and transportation to Chicago to see this show? We always get the top priced orchestra seats for our customers…What to do! We’re looking at mezzanine seats for $120… they are good seats too and more affordable than the $200 seats.
Unless our guests say otherwise I think we’ll opt for the mezz seats. Let me know if you’d like orchestra seats for a package cost of $240 per person – we can arrange it!!!