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The Golden Age of Radio and Broadway Revisited at the Oceanfront

Program Number: 16900RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/6/2012 - 11/9/2012;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Price starting at: $575.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

From “The Shadow Knows” to “Sam Spade” to great news events, relive a time when entertainment and history unfolded with radio as the trusted and welcomed messenger! Vintage excerpts and commentary make this an unforgettable adventure into the best of the best! Then, Broadway rings in with comedy, drama and musicals! Explore some of Broadway’s greatest hits - “Showboat,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Girl Crazy,” “Oklahoma!” “Kiss Me Kate,” “My Fair Lady” and “West Side Story.”




Highlights

• An expert on radio’s Golden Age presents an entertaining and informative demonstration of your favorite old-time shows.
• Hear fascinating, behind-the-scenes stories of how Broadway hits shaped the path of American popular music.
• Relish a week’s worth of story-sharing with fellow participants as you reminisce about the 1930s and ’40s, when radio and popular music offered an escape from leaner times.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.



Coordinated by Delaware Technical Community College.




Rehoboth Beach

Long ago, Native Americans came here during the summer for cool breezes and abundant seafood. Today, visitors from the D.C. area and beyond flock to Rehoboth Beach -- established as a seaside resort in 1891 -- to enjoy those same features, and to relax on sandy beaches and in beachfront cafes.



Accommodations
Suites hotel with glass-enclosed heated pool one block from beach and boardwalk with convenient access to area attractions.
Meals and Lodgings
   Brighton Suites Hotel
  Rehoboth Beach, DE 3 nights
 Brighton Suites Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: All suites hotel
  Contact info: 34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DC 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com
  Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, hairdryer and coffee maker; two televisions with premium cable; data port phones; indoor pool; exercise ad changing rooms. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout hotel.
  Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room, Free Wireless Internet Access Throughout Hotel
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30 PM in hotel lobby for check-in on Tuesday afternoon You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM check-out on Friday. You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Rehoboth Beach, DE
  Nearest city or town:  Ocean City, MD
  Nearest highway: Rt. 1
  Nearest airport:  Wicomico Airport - Salisbury, MD
  From End of Program
  Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Amtrak (train)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Greyhound Bus Service
phone: 800-231-2222
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ $45.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-1/2 - 3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

100 miles

   

There is Amtrak service to Wilmington, DE - then Greyhound to Salisbury or Ocean City, MD - then taxi to Rehoboth Beach, DE. From Salisbury, MD via Bailey's Taxi Service (410) 546-4025 - $90.00 OR from Ocean City, MD - Aaron Taxi (410) 430-7728 - approx. $65.00

 

BWI Marshall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
BayRunner Shuttle
phone: 410-334-6440
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

First Person $95.00; Party of (2) $149.00; Party of (3) $197.00; Party of (4) $40.00 per person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-1/2 - 3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

110 miles

   

The above information is to Ocean City, MD; but then need to take taxi (Aaron Taxi - 410-430-7728 to Rehoboth Beach, DE for approx. $65.00

 

Cape May/Lewes Ferry

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Dart Shuttle Bus
phone: 800-652-DART
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Free shuttle service from ferry terminal to downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

7 miles

   

Shuttle service operates seven days a week June 15 to September 30. In May, early June and in October, the shuttle service runs on weekends only.

 

Salisbury Wicomico Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Airport Taxi Service
phone: 410-548-0975
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~$75.00 - $80.00 - call Mr. Purcell for information
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1-1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

60 miles

 

Amtrak

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Greyhound Bus Service
phone: 800-231-2222
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ $44.00 refundable fare; 7-day advance purchase - $31.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

137 miles

   

There is Greyhound Bus Service from BWI Airport to Ocean City, MD - then taxi to hotel - Taxi Service: Sunshine Cab - 410-208-2828; Aaron's Taxi - 410-430-7728; Dave's Taxi - 410-250-2400

 
Driving Directions
  AIRPORTS Baltimore/Washington International (800) 435-9294 Philadelphia International Airport (800) 745-4283 Washington/Dulles Airport (703) 572-2700 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (703) 417-8000 Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Wicomico Airport (410) 742-4190
  CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY from NY/NJ (Call ahead for reservations) (800) 643-3779 Thruway to Garden State Parkway to Cape May/Lewes Ferry in Cape May, NJ. From Lewes, DE take Route 1 south to Rehoboth Beach. Follow 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). If legal, turn left at First Street. If not, continue towards ocean, follow U-turn. Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Baltimore Avenue. Atlantic Sands Hotel is located at the end of Baltimore Avenue.
  FROM NORTH (Philadelphia, PA/Wilmington, DE) I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Rt. 1 (Christiana) south to Dover, DE. Continue south. Approaching Milford, DE, follow Rt. 1 South/Shore points approx. 25 miles to Rehoboth. At Rehoboth Beach, follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). If legal, turn left at First Street. If not, continue towards ocean, follow U-turn. Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Baltimore Avenue. Atlantic Sands Hotel is located at the end of Baltimore Avenue.
  FROM SOUTH (Norfolk, VA) From Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnell, follow Rt. 13 North. At Pocomoke City, MD, bear right onto Rt. 113 north to Millsboro, DE. At Millsboro take Route 24 east (towards Rehoboth Beach) to Route 1, turn south on Route 1. Approaching Rehoboth, exit on 1-A (Rehoboth Avenue). If legal, turn left at First Street. If not, continue towards ocean, follow U-turn. Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Baltimore Avenue. Atlantic Sands Hotel is located at the end of Baltimore Avenue.
  FROM WEST (DC/Baltimore, MD) Rt. 50 east to Rt. 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 1. South on Rt. 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). If legal, turn left at First Street. If not, continue towards ocean, follow U-turn. Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Baltimore Avenue. Atlantic Sands Hotel is located at the end of Baltimore Avenue.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Warm Welcome!/Welcome to Broadway!
(Tuesday, November 6)
   
 Afternoon: Introductions/Orientation/Social Hour
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Great discussion, live music and interaction!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: The Shadow Knows!/Broadway at the Beach!/Radio - The Golden Age
(Wednesday, November 7)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Clever presentation with discussion and great fun!
 Lunch: Hotel Dining
 Afternoon: Live music, lecture and interaction
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Presentation/Discussion - More Fun!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Welcome to the Neighborhood!/SEASIDE LIVING!/A LIVE Concert!
(Thursday, November 8)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: History and Local Lore Presentation
 Lunch: Hotel Dining
 Afternoon: Enjoy free afternoon! Tax-Free shopping, great beach walks and sites to enjoy!
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Broadway's musical Hits and Favorites come alive!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Breakfast and check out prior to 11 AM/Radio Was a Golden Age/Departure after checkout
(Friday, November 9)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Demo of old time radio shows. Program ends 11:00 a.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Rehoboth Beach, DE Rehoboth Beach, DE
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