9.15.2013

Girls Rule! School field trips and adventures, 2012-2013

Theater:
Crowns at the Goodman Theatre
Three Sisters at the Steppenwolf Theatre
Sunday in the Park with George at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Hamlet at the Writers' Theatre
Equivocation at the Victory Gardens Theater
Black Watch at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Broadway Armory)
Metamorphoses at the Lookingglass Theatre
Les Miserables at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre
The School for Lies at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Julius Caesar at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Sweet Charity at the Writers' Theatre
Othello: The Remix at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
■ "Exploring Henry VIII" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (discussions and rehearsal
)
Henry VIII at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Othello: The Remix at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (yes, *blush* four times)
Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera

The Misanthrope at the Court Theatre
Wicked at the Uihlein Hall / Marcus Center (Milwaukee) 
Macbeth at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival  

Music:

■ Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
■ Frank Vignola (guitar) at SecondSpace Theatre
■ Chris Thile (mandolin) and Brad Mehldau (piano) at Chicago Symphony Center

■ Open rehearsal for donors: Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Ricardo Muti and featuring Maurizio Pollini (piano)
■ Yo-Yo Ma at Chicago Symphony Center

Opera:
 
Elektra at the Lyric
La Boheme at the Lyric
 
Giulio Cesare, a live broadcast of the Met performance at the movie theater 

Museums:
■ Volo Auto Museum
■ The Art Institute  of Chicago
■ Cantigny: The First Division Museum and the Robert R. McCormick Museum
■ The Field Museum

■ Lincoln Park Zoo
■ "Picasso and Chicago" at the Art Institute of Chicago
■ "Art in Bloom" at the Milwaukee Art Museum

■ Art Institute of Chicago: "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity"  

Other:
■ Yankees v. White Sox
■ "Wild Encounter" (marine mammal training) at the Brookfield Zoo
■ The Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
■ Miss M-mv(i)'s first violin recital
■ Weekly volunteer gig coaching young swimmers
■ Weekly piano (both Misses), violin (Miss M-mv(i)), and guitar (Miss M-mv(ii)) lessons and daily practice

■ Chicago Wolves hockey game
■ "Beluga Encounter" at the Shedd Aquarium
■ The Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley 
Volo Bog State Natural Area
Thirteen winter season swim meets: five rec team (including the conference meet) and eight USA Swimming (including last-chance time trials for regionals, a conference meet, and regional championships)
■ Work: Miss M-mv(i)'s regular assignment as a lifeguard and both Misses' as substitute swim instructors
■ A piano performance / evaluation at [insert college name here]
■ Driver education course
■ Lifeguard certification course (Miss M-mv(ii))
■ Stroke clinic
■ Miss M-mv(i)'s second violin recital
■ Swim camp at [insert college name here]
■ Architectural tour (from Navy Pier)
■ Behind-the-scenes tour for Chicago Symphony Orchestra donors

■ Behind-the-scenes tour at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival
■ White Sox v. New York Yankees
■ Bristol Renaissance Faire
■ Six summer season swim meets: two rec team and four USA Swimming (including three two-day LCM meets and the state Swimming Summer Regional Championship Meets)

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