Each summer First Presbyterian Theater organizes a trip to the internationally recognized annual repertory theatre festival running from April to October in Stratford, Ontario. The Festival's primary mandate is to present productions of William Shakespeare's plays, but it also produces a wide variety of theater from Greek tragedy to Broadway style musicals and contemporary works.   Another Theater tour was taken to the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, Ohio, August 2-3, 2018.  We saw the musical The Pajama Game and Candide, Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 comic operetta that is based on the classic 1759 satire of Voltaire.

Contact Thom Hofrichter for more details at 426-7421, Ext. 103.


2019 Stratford Festival Tour

Fri, June 21  -   7:00 am  Depart (hotel on Wash Ctr Road/Coldwater)
                          3:30 pm  Arrive at Hotel
                          8:00 pm  Little Shop of Horrors  ​[Substitute: Shakespeare's Henry VIII​]

Sat, June 22  -  2:00 pm  Private Lives  ​[Substitute: Shakespeare's Othello​]
                          8:00 pm  Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor  ​[Substitute: Little Shop of Horrors​]

Sun, June 23 -  2:00 pm  Billy Elliot  [Substitute: The Never Ending Story]
                          midnight  Return to Fort Wayne

Includes bus, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, tickets to 4 group rate shows, dinner on trip home.

Cost per person is:  $970 single;  $770 double;  $695 triple;  $670 quad       

Responses to most asked questions:

  •  A Shuttle will be provided from the hotel before and after the shows.
  •  Lodging will be at the Arden Park Hotel--approximately 1/4 mile from The Festival Theater and 1 mile from the downtown theaters.
  •  $100 deposit per person due to reserve your spot.  Balance due April 1.
  •  A valid passport is required to cross into Canada.


2019 Ohio Light OperaTour

Check back in February for possible August 2019 trip.

Thurs, Aug 2  -  12:30pm depature from FPC parking lot

                           2-2:30pm  rest stop

                           4:00pm arrive Best Western, Wooster, Ohio. Dinner on your own.

                           7:00pm shuttle to theater from hotel

                           7:30pm  "The Pajama Game"

Fri, Aug 3    -     6-10:00am free breakbast

                           9:30-10:30am discuss "Pajama Game"

                           11:00am hotel checkout; lunch on your own

                           1:30pm shuttle to theater from hotel

                           2:00om  "Candide"

                           5:00pm depart for Fort Wayne

                           6-7:00pm dinner stop - meal included in cost of tour

                           9:30pm arrive FPC 

Cost:  $325/person single occupancy; $250/person double occupancy  

 If you have questions, or to reserve your spot on these trips--please call Thom at 426-7421 x103, or email him:  thofrichter@firstpresfortwayne.org