Philadelphia Theatre Weekend on Fri November 25-Sunday November 27th

You are invited to a Philadelphia Theatre Weekend on Friday, November 25th, Saturday, November 26th and November 27th – leaving back to DC on Sunday night – or you can stay over Sunday night. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and a great way to work off all that turkey and stuffing. Our April Philly trip was a blast, so it’s time for another one! 

On Friday the 25th, we can take AMTRAK (they have a $35 deal for Fridays), or the Eastern Bus at 7th and H Streets – one block from The Gallery Place Metro Stop – at 9 AM, Arriving in Philly at Noon, and get some lunch and check in.You can also make your own transportation arrangements on AMTAK, or drive up and meet us there.

We will come back on Sunday the 27th at 6:30 PM on the Eastern Bus, or take Greyhound at 7:15 PM or 8:15 PM, or take AMTRAK at 7:33 PM. 

Eastern is $28 for a roundtrip.  

Greyhound is $64 for a roundtrip.

AMTRAK is $127 for a roundtrip.

AMTRAK SCHEDULE Friday, November 25th $35.00 174 Northeast Regional Departs Union Station 10:20 AM Arrives 12:12 PM  30th Street Station (Philly) OR 11:02 AM Arrives 12:51 PM  30th Street Station (Philly) OR 12:02 PM Arrives 01:51 PM 30th Street Station (Philly) OR 01:02 PM   Arrives 02:51 PM 30th Street Station (Philly) 
Duration: 1 hr, 52 min


Departs: 7:33 PM Philadelphia, PA – 30th Street Station (PHL

Arrives: 9:35 PM
135 Northeast Regional  Washington, DC – Union Station 


I have rooms at Club Quarters -1627 Chestnut Street – for $115 a night including taxes, and the deposit I have to put down per room to allow us to get my membership rate for everyone. It’s a great deal and we have stayed there before. and we know how nice it is and convenient. It’s right in the heart of Center City and is a 10-15 minute walk to the theatres (except to he Arden which is in the Historic Area – and is a 25 minute walk).

Friday, November 25th at 8 PM
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven 
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

Ticket prices TBA 9/12

(1)  The King and I at Walnut Street Theatre
November 8, 2011 – January 8, 2012
$85 with taxes and fees.

(2)  The Whipping Man AT THE ARDEN
October 27 – December 18, 2011
$55.00 with fees.

NOVEMBER 25th – DECEMBER 18th, 2011
Directed by Joe Calarco Skybox @ the Adrienne-2030 Sansom Street, 3rd floor
$25 with taxes.

(4)  Billy Elliot The Musical
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – Sunday, November 27, 2011
Kimmel Center, Inc. $80 for Orchestra Seats (Estimate-won’t know until 9/12)

There other options. Jazz, Food Walking Tour of Little Italy. Trolley Tour of Historical Sites, A Flyers or 76er game.

We will have three dinners together so we can talk about our shows one at Positano Coast, one in Chinatown, and one in Little Italy. We’ll get a bite at The Reading Terminal.

There’s lots of nice boutique shops and a mall across the street and the surrounding streets where we are staying. 

Let me know if you are interested. I need to know by September 15th, so we don’t lose our rooms at that great rate and get great seats, which I will purchase for the group.

I will add a $35 fee to organize your trip.

Any questions? Feel free to call me at (703) 447-8805
My email is

Joel Markowitz, Assistant Organizer with Darlene Olsen
Founder, The Ushers Theatre Going Social group-our 22nd season
Editor, Maryland Theatre Guide

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