It’s a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play

1478540980-Its-a-Wonderful-Life-Live-in-Chicago-ticketsFor 16 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago. The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score and holiday carols. Critics call this “perfect Christmas theater” and “first-class holiday fare.” After each performance, milk and cookies are served by the cast. Take part in this joyous Yuletide tradition at Stage 773.  Get your discounted tickets on Goldstar for November and December performances.

The Harlem Globetrotters are back!

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With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sort of like the greatest circus troupe you’ve ever seen — but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops — they’ll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their clever comedy bits. The ‘Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members — though you probably won’t see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But the hometown Harlem team is making stops in Chicago to play the long-suffering Washington Generals … and you’re humming “Sweet Georgia Brown” right now, aren’t you?

Tickets to the December 28th game at the United Center are available here.

Tickets to the December 29th game at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont are available here.

Wild Kratts discount tickets

unnamed (5)The Emmy-nominated PBS kids’ TV show Wild Kratts brings an all-new theatrical stage show starring Martin and Chris Kratt to the Rosemont Theatre. First, the Kratt Brothers will share some “wow facts!” about animals, and then they’ll pull on their Creature Power vests and gloves and begin activating Creature Powers — live on stage and with a touch of comedy, of course. And when the Wild Kratts receive a message that Zach and his Zachbots are invading the Tortuga, you’ll get to join the duo on a quest filled with hilarious pratfalls and slapstick fun. Discover why Wild Kratts is so popular with kids and their families! Get discount tickets on Goldstar for the November 12th 1 pm performance!

A Dickens Carol – $5 tickets on Goldstar

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Before Scrooge, author Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. A Dickens Carol uses real events to reimagine the story of Scrooge from Dickens’ point of view. With his marriage and finances in trouble in 1840s London, Dickens has become bitter toward life itself, a bit like the curmudgeonly character he has yet to create. But on a cold Christmas eve, a horrible train crash plunges him into the icy Kent river. Stuck in a carriage slowly sinking into the water, three spirits lead Dickens on a journey through his past, present and future. The journey transforms his life and inspires him to write his most celebrated work ever. The carol behind the carol, this all-new twist on a family ghost story at Oak Park’s Madison Street Theatre promises to melt the heart of the scroogiest Scrooge out there.

Escape to Margaritaville pre-Broadway

1503000068-Escape-to-Margaritaville-ticketsEscape to Margaritaville: Pre-Broadway Engagement and Goldstar has tickets for several cities – – Chicago November tickets are only $39, just when you need a break from cold weather, but before you’re snowed in.  Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make — and the people we become — once we’ve had a change in latitude. Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name is EarlRaising Hope) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (Survivor’s RemorseShameless), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From AwayRock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From AwayMemphis). Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and forget the stress with tickets to this show at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. It’s more than a musical, it’s a way of life.

Peppa Pig Live! discount tickets

unnamed (2)Peppa Pig — star of her own hit children’s animated series on Nick Jr. — is back and bringing her latest fun-filled stage show to the U.S.! It’s a lovely day outside, and Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a wonderful surprise in store for Peppa and her little brother, George. Will they guess the exciting news? Find out at the Chicago Theatre as Peppa and the rest of her family and friends come to life as full-sized puppets in Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Expect lots of singing, dancing and audience participation during this fast-paced, funny performance that’s perfect for preschoolers.  Get discount tickets on Goldstar for the two November 4th performances.

Goldstar Comp Train Continues…

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GOLDSTAR COMP TRAIN: GET FREE TICKETS TO THEATER, DANCE, OPERA, COMEDY + MORE!

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but it’s usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train’s a great way to discover new events in your area and treat your plus one, your family or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.

Goldstar Comp Train is Back!

gscomptrainad300x250bGOLDSTAR COMP TRAIN: GET FREE TICKETS TO THEATER, DANCE, OPERA, COMEDY + MORE!

Interested in cheap local entertainment? Goldstar’s Comp Train promotion starts today (Wednesday, October 18) in which you can get complimentary tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more! Note that service fees do apply to each ticket you order, but even with the fees it’s still a deep discount from the regular price.

Goldstar highlights events from coast to coast with everything from family-friendly theater to comedy shows to orchestra concerts and more. You can check the reviews for events and locations before you purchase your tickets, which keeps you from wasting your time and money. Their customer service is pretty awesome, too.

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but it’s usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train’s a great way to discover new events in your area and treat your plus one, your family or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.

A Night with Janis Joplin pre-sale tickets

unnamed (5)A Night With Janis Joplin is a blues-rock theatrical event that captures the legendary singer’s life and legacy with all of the live intensity of an actual Joplin concert. Powered by show-stopping hits like “Cry Baby,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Summertime” and “Mercedes Benz,” as well as a song Joplin never formally recorded, the show brings Joplin’s story to the stage while also saluting some of her famous musical influences, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. With this special pre-sale offer, you’l be sure to nab tickets to this soulful, no-holds-barred tribute at the Rosemont Theatre on November 10.

Brian Wilson – $31 Tickets Added

unnamed (4)Brian Wilson, who wrote some of the greatest tunes in American pop music as a founding member of The Beach Boys, performs Pet Sounds in its entirety — as well as other career-spanning hits — live at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago on October 6. From his early songs about cars and surfing to the 1966 masterpiece LP Pet Sounds and beyond, Wilson’s “teenage symphonies to God” broke new ground in rock music, combining elaborate vocal harmonies with unconventional instrumentation. He’s been productive in recent years, reuniting with The Beach Boys for a 50th anniversary tour and releasing his 11th solo studio album, 2015’s No Pier Pressure. This concert also features special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.