Center Travel

Upcoming Trips

“THE ANDREWS BROTHERS,”
AT MEADOWBROOK, PRECEDED BY LUNCH AT KRUSE AND MUER

Wednesday, May 7, 2 p.m. performance

JCC members $94/Non-members $104

A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to appear, and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show. “The Andrews Brothers” is filled to the brim with 25 songs, made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including the showstoppers “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”
The bus leaves Oak Park at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 10:45 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Reserve by April 17





“TURANDOT,” AT THE DETROIT OPERA HOUSE

(FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL)

Friday, May 9, 11 a.m. performance

JCC members $42/Non-members $45

Enjoy this magnificent opera by Puccini! The bus leaves West Bloomfield at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m., and leaves Oak Park at 9:15 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Feel free to pack a sandwich. Reserve by April 17








“SAMURAI: BEYOND THE SWORD,“ AT THE DIA

Thursday, May 20

Transportation: JCC Members/$15 Non-members $20
Exhibit: $10 per person/No charge for DIA members

Discover the artist behind the armor. “Samurai: Beyond the Sword” explores works that project the image of the Samurai not only as fierce warriors but as patrons of the arts and sophisticated scholars. You will have an introductory talk, time to see the exhibit and enjoy a gallery guide, as well as an opportunity to browse and shop. Lunch on your own at the museum cafe.
The bus leaves Oak Park at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. and leaves Oak Park at 11 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m.

Reserve by May 9





“BOOGIE WOOGIE SWING TIME,” AT CORNWELL’S DINNER THEATRE (TURKEYVILLE), PRECEDED BY LUNCH

Thursday, May 29, 2 p.m. performance

JCC members $94/Non-members $104

Everyone will enjoy this musical comedy tribute to the military forces of today and yesterday. The show features songs such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Sentimental Journey” and many more. You’ll be standing on your feet as you salute swing time! The bus leaves Oak Park at 9 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.

Reserve by April 24





BUTZEL RESORT VACATION

Sunday, June 8–Friday, June 13

Treat yourself to a memorable vacation at the Butzel resort! With live entertainment nightly, discussions, movies, exercise and more. The staff includes Marilyn Wolfe, Noemi Herzig and Ben Opengeym. Call for a flyer.





“OLIVER,” AT THE CROSSWELL OPERA HOUSE, PRECEDED BY BRUNCH AT THE FIDDLER RESTAURANT

Sunday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. performance

JCC members $96/Non-members $106

Join us for our annual trip to the Crosswell Opera House to see this delightful musical! Wonderful songs that you’ll know by heart include “Consider Yourself at Home,” “Food, Glorious Food,” “As Long As He Needs Me” and more.
The bus leaves Oak Park at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 10:45 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Reserve by May 20





COLE PORTER’S “YOU NEVER KNOW,” AT MEADOWBROOK

Wednesday, June 18, 2 p.m. performance

JCC members $94/Non-members $104

Set in Paris in 1929 and filled with witty Cole Porter songs, the story takes place one summer evening in Baron Rommer’s elegant penthouse suite at the Hotel Ritz. The baron and his butler switch identities so the butler can pursue a woman he believes is a lady of a much higher class. This is a door-slamming farce with wonderful songs like “Let’s Misbehave” and “At Long Last Love.”
The bus leaves Oak Park at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 10:45 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Reserve by May 18





SUMMER EXCURSION: INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK

Thursday, June 19

JCC members $23/Non-members $28

Minimum 20 required
Enjoy a pontoon boat ride, a nature talk, lunch, ice cream and more!
The bus leaves Oak Park at 9:45 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m.

Reserve by May 20







“THE WIZARD OF OZ,” AT STAGECRAFTERS

Sunday, June 22

JCC members $86/Non-members $96

Follow the yellow brick road, click your heels and be transported over the rainbow into the wonderful world of Oz! Based on the classic MGM film, this bewitching musical includes “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”
The bus leaves West Bloomfield at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 7 p.m., and leaves Oak Park at 1 p.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m.

Reserve by May 20





BASEBALL GAME AT COMERICA PARK: TIGERS AGAINST OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m.

$80 per person - lower box seats

Join us as we cheer on the Tigers!
NOTE: There is a 15-person minimum.
Payment must be made prior to June 1.
No seats will be held until payment is received.
The bus leaves West Bloomfield at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 11 p.m. and leaves Oak park at 6 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m.






“THE LAST ROMANCE,” AT THE PURPLE ROSE THEATRE, PRECEDED BY LUNCH AT THE COMMON GRILL

Wednesday, July 9, 3 p.m. performance

JCC members $94/Non-members $104

A crush can make anyone feel young again - even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk. His decision will lead him to an unexpected second chance at love.
The bus leaves Oak Park at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 11 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.








“CANADA SINGS,” AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE IN PETROLIA, ONTARIO, PRECEDED BY LUNCH AT OLIVES

Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m. performance

JCC members $105/Non-members $115

You’ll find yourself saying, “I didn’t know that was Canadian!” as we celebrate the diverse musical richness of artists such as Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain, Leonard Cohen, Stompin’ Tom Connors and Michael Bublé. Featuring a cast of 12 incredible singers, “Canada Sings” is filled with glorious voices that will take your breath away.
The bus leaves West Bloomfield at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves Oak Park at 9:15 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m.
You must bring proof of citizenship (valid passport, enhanced driver’s license, or passport card) to participate. Please do not have a nuclear scan of any kind for two weeks prior to this trip as this will set off alarms at the border.

Reserve by June 17





FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE AT THE SHUL, PRECEDED BY A LUNCH AND LEARN WITH RABBI ZVI MULLER

Tuesday, July 22

JCC members$12/Non-members $15

Meet at Jerusalem Pizza for a light lunch at 11:15 a.m., and then depart for a tour of the Friendship Circle facility at The Shul. (Transportation provided from the JCC in West Bloomfield to The Shul.)








“CYMBELINE,” AT THE MICHIGAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN JACKSON, PRECEDED BY LUNCH AND WINE SAMPLES AT THE SANDHILL CRANE WINERY

Sunday, July 27

JCC members $96/Non-members $107

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a sad princess named Imogen. Plotted against by her evil stepmother the queen, thwarted from choosing her own fate by her father King Cymbeline and betrayed by her one true love, Imogen decides her only choice is to flee in despair. What happens next is an epic adventure! Directed by Rob Kauzlaric, “Cymbeline” is an enchanted romance that will weave a spell on you.
The bus leaves Oak Park at 9:45 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Reserve by June 27





EASTERN MARKET

Tuesday, July 29

Members: $18/Non-members $23 (Transportation fee)

Join us for our annual trip to the Eastern Market. Shop at your leisure. Enjoy delicious food tastings. Browse through neighboring stores. We’ll provide an ice chest for your purchases. An optional lunch (at your own expense) is available at Roma Café.
A reservation is required.
The bus leaves West Bloomfield at 10 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. and leaves Oak Park at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m.








SHINOLA FACTORY TOUR AND STORE, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH ON YOUR OWN AT TRAFFIC JAM AND SNUG

Thursday, August 14, 11 a.m. - Tour limited to 20

JCC members $35/Non-members $40

This is the hottest tour around! Visit the Shinola Watch Factory and bicycle facility and shop at the store that has put Detroit on the map. The bus leaves West Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m., and leaves Oak Park at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.








STRATFORD FESTIVAL, WITH GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN’S “CRAZY FOR YOU,” FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT THE FESTIVAL THEATRE

One-day trip:

Thursday, August 28

See attached file - JCC Stratford Crazy Flyer [PDF 221k]












STRATFORD FESTIVAL, WITH “KING LEAR” AND “MAN OF LA MANCHA”

Two-day trip:

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 16 and 17

See attached file - JCC Stratford 2-day Flyer [PDF 62k]












ART PRIZE, IN GRAND RAPIDS

Tuesday, September 30

JCC members $69/Non-members $78

Come see the many amazing entries in Art Prize! We will begin our day at the picturesque Fredrick Meijer gardens to view the sculpture prize entries, followed by a lovely lunch (at your own expense) at the café. We will then visit areas with multiple Art Prize entries. Transportation provided throughout the day.
The bus leaves Oak Park at 8 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m., and leaves West Bloomfield at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.