Walking several city blocks for today's activities. Standing for up to one hour of at the Guthrie Theater. Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving in and wouldn't mind getting paint on for your activities at the Guthrie.
Breakfast at the hotel re:fuel market.
Did you know that Minneapolis boasts the second highest number of theater seats per capita in the United States? Get ready for a spectacular day of creativity, storytelling and theater games at the Tony Award winning Guthrie Theater, the premier theater venue in Minneapolis. The Guthrie Theater’s artistic excellence has remained constant over 50 years, since its inception by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963. Situated in the historic Mill District, the architecturally intriguing theater has three stages, a learning center, three restaurants as well as a 178 foot cantilevered endless bridge extending toward the Mississippi River. We are sure to experience an unforgettable day at the Guthrie! No matter your comfort level with acting, our day at the Guthrie has something for everyone. After we walk to the Guthrie Theater as a group, we will be joined by phenomenal teaching artists who will bring their knowledge, expertise, and fun to help us explore the ‘inner actor’ in us all. Get your creative juices flowing with theatre games used in real rehearsals. With Guthrie staff to guide us, the day is full of artistic possibilities for grandparents and grandchildren to work together on a variety of Guthrie projects that will help us to understand the components of staging a play.
Enjoy a box lunch inside the Guthrie Theater with water.
This afternoon, our exclusive backstage pass to the Guthrie continues with more expert instruction and exciting opportunities to learn about everything behind-the-scenes. One of the unique features of the Guthrie Theater is that costumes, scenery and props can all be constructed on site. With hands-on activities, we’ll get an in-depth look at the creation process of these different components and how they all come together to create our play. After a full day of exploration at the Guthrie, you’ll be sure to leave with a newfound appreciation and knowledge in what it takes to stage a spectacular Guthrie performance.
Hop aboard a Pizza Cruise on the Mississippi River for our final farewell dinner! Enjoy a buffet with several salad and pizza options, plus coffee, tea, soft drinks and water. Other beverages available for purchase.
On our dinner cruise along the Mississippi River we will take in stunning views as the sun sets on the Twin Cities. We will see the University of Minnesota campus riverfront, the beautiful 35W bridge as well as St. Anthony Falls and the historic Stone Arch Bridge. Don't forget the main event-- the remarkable downtown Minneapolis skyline at dusk.