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Alumni Travel: Stratford Festival (full)

  • June 19, 2019–June 21, 2019
  • Off Campus
  • $940 double occupancy; $1085 single

This tour is now full. If you wish to join the wait list for this trip, follow the Register/Sign Up button to Witte Travel's website where you can register for the wait list (no payment needed; payment would be requested if a space becomes available for you).

Join Calvin friends for this delightful trip to Ontario for the 2019 Stratford Festival, led by Gary Schmidt and Debra Freeberg. Packed with a full itinerary including five theatre productions, three group dinners, transportation, and accommodations, this tour will be entertaining and get you thinking!


  • June 19: The Neverending Story, Mother’s Daughter
  • June 20: Nathan the Wise, Othello
  • June 21: Billy Elliot the Musical

Festival Theatre tour

Go behind the scenes to see how a show is created. Note that this tour may be challenging for those with mobility restrictions, as there are more than 100 stairs at the Festival Theatre.

Tour Leaders

Gary Schmidt is co-chair and professor of English at Calvin. He is a prolific author of children's literature and young adult fiction who recently contributed to the Star Wars anthology From A Certain Point of View: Star Wars (2017) through writing the only chapter from Yoda's point of view. Originally from New England, Gary regularly leads the New England Saints interim course in January.

Debra Freeberg is director of theatre and professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin. Her academic interests include playwriting and directing, Scandinavian Theatre, and children’s theatre. She has directed numerous performances with the Calvin Theatre Company, including Sense and Sensibility, Arabian Nights, and The Philadelphia Story.

More Information

Download the tour brochure for complete itinerary details.


Calvin Alumni Association
Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Calvin travel programs are open to Calvin alumni and friends: non-alumni spouses, Calvin parents, CALL members and any friends of Calvin are welcome to participate.


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