The WSU Retiree Center
is offering another opportunity to see a fantastic Broadway musical in the Twin Cities. On Sunday, July 10th
we will be heading to the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis
to see a matinee performance of Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
. We have secured great main-level seats for the show. Here’s a little information about the play:
Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows the Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The winner of the 2019 Tony Award® for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Ain’t Too Proud tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine called, "the greatest R&B group of all time."
Before the play begins at 1:00 p.m., we will eat lunch at 11:15 a.m. as a group at the Rock Bottom Brewery (cost of lunch is included in the price of the trip). The Rock Bottom Brewery is conveniently located just across the street from the Orpheum on Hennepin Avenue. We will have a private room that overlooks the Orpheum and will have three menu options:
- FISH & CHIPS Kölsch-battered cod, waffle fries, jalapeno coleslaw, house made Cajun remoulade.
- ROCK BOTTOM CLASSIC CHEESEBURGER Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles + red onion. Served with waffle fries.
- MARGHERITA PIZZA (Vegetarian option) Mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted garlic, olive oil, basil.
- DESSERT – STOUT FUDGE BROWNIE: House made fudge brownie, vanilla ice cream, stout fudge sauce + chocolate shavings
- Dinner includes unlimited coffee, tea, and fountain soda. We will also have access to a cash bar, which includes Rock Bottom’s handcrafted ales and lagers (not included in the price of the trip).
Here is our itinerary:
8:45am – Board bus at Phillips Bus Company parking lot (12th and Main)
11:00am – Arrive in Minneapolis
11:15am – Lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery
1:00pm – Showtime (plan to arrive by 12:30pm to find your seats)
3:45pm - Board the bus for Winona
6:00pm – Arrive at the Phillips Bus Company parking lot
The cost of the trip is $110/person and includes your ticket to the play, dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery (not including alcoholic beverages), the bus ride (including snacks and water) and tip for the bus driver.
We will be taking any and all COVID-19 safety precautions that are in place at the time of the trip. Please see the current COVID policy at the Orpheum Theater: https://hennepintheatretrust.org/scheduling-safety-update/
RETIREE CENTER DAY TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
If a day trip must be canceled due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, or emergency circumstances, you will be notified as soon as possible and receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund if we receive your withdrawal and refund request in writing, via email, mail or in person, at least five full business days before the date of the trip.