Getaway with Us to Stellar Performances—and London

Getaway with Us to Stellar Performances—and London

August 21, 2018

We are excited to be offering a trip to London in 2019 through our Glenmeadow Getaways program, which offers frequent day trips as well as occasional global adventures.

Come with us February 15-24, 2019, on the London Theatre Tour, and join Joanna “Joey” Rosenthal and expert local guides on a small group tour of the London cultural scene. We’ll enjoy a performance of Sondheim’s musical Follies at the National Theatre, a visit and luncheon at the historic Englefield House, the Edward Burne-Jones exhibit at Tate Britain, and other outstanding performances, exhibits, and discussions.

We will meet with major artists associated with the productions and enjoy gourmet experiences.

Learn more about the London trip, and all of the upcoming Getaways programs, on Tuesday, August 28 at 3 p.m. at our life plan community during a presentation called Sneak Peeks: Our Upcoming Programs and Trips.

We’ll provide information about upcoming day and evening trips to musical, dance, and theater performances, as well as our Glenmeadow Learning programs on topics ranging from trivia to sex and older adults.

To register for Sneak Peeks, call Julie Jediny at 413.355.5972 or email or register online at

For more information on Learning programs, read our recent blog or visit our Events page. The following are the upcoming Getaways programs.


Dee Dee Bridgewater

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Dee Dee Bridgewater is the 2017 National Endowment for the Art Jazz Master, and she’s also a three-time Grammy and Tony award winner. She and her nine-piece band will perform selections from her album “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready,” honoring the city and her roots. Also enjoy a fabulous pre-performance dinner party featuring Memphis-style barbecue fare on the plaza. Hosted by Seymour Frankel and Joan Rosenbaum.


Chinese Warriors of Peking

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, this production recounts the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking set during the Ming Dynasty. Under the direction of Qui Jian, the Chinese Warriors of Peking provides a culturally enriching expe­rience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat. The evening begins with a three-course dinner at Hadley Farms Meeting House. Hosted by Seymour Frankel and Joan Rosenbaum.


The Nature of Forgetting

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Offering a glimpse into the life of an individual living with early-onset dementia, the work tells the story of Tom as his family celebrates his 55th birthday, plunging him into a whirlwind of memories. Frenetic action and live music bring us into close contact with the heartbreaking struggle of Tom and his family, living with a disease that affects 250,000 Americans today. The evening begins with a three-course dinner at the Delaney House. Hosted by Seymour Frankel and Joan Rosenbaum.


Holiday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, New York


Marvel at miniature locomotives humming among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half mile of track. Enjoy a private, guided walking tour of the exhibit at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at the Pine Tree Café. Afterward, enjoy a tram ride throughout the gardens, which are scenic even in winter, or poke around the gift shop before a 3 p.m. departure. Please note, there is a fair amount of walking to truly enjoy the offerings. Offered in partnership with the JCC Life Lessons Program.


Met Opera Live in HD

at Rave Cinemas

West Springfield


No long drive to New York City, but you’ll get to experience the Met Opera in HD! Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title char­acter herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. “Carmen” was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphant success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Enjoy a three-course dinner at Lattitude after the screening. Hosted by Seymour Frankel and Joan Rosenbaum.

Itineraries and program details for our Getaways are available on our Events page.

Registration for Glenmeadow Getaways is ongoing. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early. Contact Julie Jediny at 413.355.5972 or


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