9315
Rehoboth Beach
The Golden Age of American Musicals
Immerse yourself in the “Golden Age” of American musicals as you enjoy backstage access to local theaters and attend live performances of some of America’s most beloved shows.
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Program No. 9315RJ
Length
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
10 meals
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DAY
1
Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner, Fred & Ginger
Bethany Beach
D
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn

Afternoon: Introductions and Orientation- please meet in the Conference Room at 4:30pm for a warm welcome from your Group Leader!

Dinner: Delicious Dining at Hotel features a mini-buffet set-up with 2 entree selections. Water, Iced Tea and coffee provided.

Evening: Fred and Ginger welcomes you! Meet the couple that changed the face of American musical films.

DAY
2
West Side Story vs. My Fair Lady, Musicals, Time With Fred
Bethany Beach
B,L,D
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn

Activity note: Will walk on sidewalks roughly 3-4 blocks for dinner.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel. Choose from a selection of eggs, bacon or sausage, potato, waffle station, yogurt, coffee, orange juice and cranberry juice.

Morning: West Side Story and My Fair Lady a study in contrast. Lecture and discussion of the musicals.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Music, Lecture & Discussion on the History of American Musical Theatre. Trace the history of musical theatre from burlesque to the changes following West Side Story.

Dinner: Dinner at Local Restaurant in the quaint beach town of Bethany Beach.

Evening: An exciting time alone with Fred Astaire. An intimate look at this American legend.

DAY
3
Historic Rehoboth, Fred Astaire, Entertainment
Bethany Beach
B,L,D
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn

Activity note: Will walk on sidewalks roughly 3-4 blocks for meals.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel. Choose from a selection of eggs, bacon or sausage, potato, waffle station, yogurt, coffee, orange juice and cranberry juice.

Morning: Presentation: A study in contrast "George Gershwin and Irving Berlin"

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Fred Astaire-"The Later Years" After the end of his legendary parternship with Ginger Rogers, Astaire continued to make musicals including "Holiday Inn" (1942) with Bing Crosby, "Sky's The Limit" (1943) with Joan Leslie and "Blue Skies" (1946), his second and last movie with Crosby. He also partnered with numerous other dancers, including Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse and Judy Garland

Dinner: Stay in the comfort of the hotel this evening to enjoy a catered dinner provided by 99 Sea Level Restaurant and Raw Bar.

Evening: Entertainment with popular local musicians, The Back Bay Strummers.

DAY
4
Local Theatre, Kern, Porter, Kander & Ebb, Hamlish
Bethany Beach
B,D
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn

Activity note: Will walk on sidewalks roughly 5 blocks for activities and meals.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel. Choose from a selection of eggs, bacon or sausage, potato, waffle station, yogurt, coffee, orange juice and cranberry juice.

Morning: Board DTCC Bus to depart to Rehoboth Beach. Presentation of how to build a production by Clear Space Theatre Company followed by free time to explore the town on your own. Please enjoy an independent lunch while out.

Lunch: Please enjoy an independent lunch while out.

Afternoon: Lecture - Cole Porter, Cander & Ebb, Gerome Kern, and Marvin Hamlish. Learn about their lives and music.

Dinner: Enjoy your final evening among new friends, while savoring local fare at a nearby restaurant. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Musical Wrap-up, Program Concludes
Bethany Beach
B

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel. Choose from a selection of eggs, bacon or sausage, potato, waffle station, yogurt, coffee, orange juice and cranberry juice.

Morning: Lecture: Brief History of the 20th Century Popular Music Before Rock and Roll. Program ends 11:00 a.m.