Walking 1.5 miles on city sidewalks and paved walkways on the Riverfront Walk, approximately 1 hour. Standing up to 1 hour at the Guthrie during the behind-the-scenes visit. In the evening there are steps with railings to get to your seats for the performance. Please let Road Scholar know in advance if you require a seat without access by steps.
Choose from a wide selection at our hotel's breakfast buffet.
This morning, after a short ride on our motorcoach, our local expert will take us on a refreshing and informative Riverfront Walk, where we’ll learn more about the city’s architecture and history. Afterwards, it's on to the Guthrie! At the beautiful Guthrie Theater, a dramatic theater experience awaits us. We’ll head backstage to the theater’s state-of-the-art costume and scene shops, to see for ourselves how the Guthrie has taken stagecraft to a new level. As we walk, our expert will point out the architectural mastery of the theater. Its architect won the 2008 Pritzker Award (the world's most prestigious architectural prize) for its brilliant design and that of other buildings he designed. Its cantilevered endless bridge, twilight blue metal facade, and two-story-high steel panels with images from previous Guthrie performances all exclaim a fascinating artistry.
At Sea Change, the fine dining restaurant within the Guthrie, we’ll enjoy the meals we selected during orientation. Beverage choices include coffee, tea, soft drinks, water; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll continue at the Guthrie as our expert prepares us for this evening’s performance with a thorough discussion about how the play, actors, and stagecraft create a sum greater than any single part.
At the well-known Christos Restaurant, we’ll experience the fine ethnic cuisine of the Twin Cities with your choice of several 3-course Greek specialties, plus coffee, tea, soft drinks, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Our night culminates with a sensational performance of "West Side Story" at the Guthrie Theater, where with all of our theater knowledge gained today, it is sure to be a most memorable night.