Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2018 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular the New York Daily News proclaims a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.” Broadway director Neil Goldberg has searched the world to assemble the most unique cast of incomparable cirque artists and theatrical talent to wow audiences nationwide. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family. Over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s in a breathtaking spectacle. Audiences of all ages will marvel at soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats and extravagant theatrical production numbers. The Boston Globe hails it as “Entrancing … Las Vegas meets family entertainment.” Experience this unique multi-million-dollar live stage production that dazzled at the Kennedy Center, sparkled at the Grand Ole Opry House and that BroadwayWorld calls “The Perfect Holiday Gift … a show that everyone will enjoy” when it comes to the stage of The Chicago Theatre. Two performance dates on Goldstar – an evening and a matinee – in December.
Call forth the spirit of the Flying Dutchman and its ghostly crew during the Halloween Haunted Ghost Ship aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Put on your best costume for an unforgettable night on the water during which you’ll celebrate the chills of the season. This party cruise sets sail from Navy Pier, offering stunning views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan in all its inky-black moonlit beauty. You’ll party with dashing devils, gruesome ghouls and other hideous hounds while dancing to the music of one of Chicago’s best DJs. You’re sure to get thirsty, and fortunately there’s a fully stocked cash bar. Tickets from Goldstar are $15-$20 for the October 27th midnight cruise.
Goldstar has The Book of Mormon tickets starting at $49 for November performance dates. We paid hundreds for the Broadway show.
Step inside LEGOLAND Discovery Center and it’s like you’ve just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO bricks ever! Feel a part of the story in the 4D Cinema while experiencing The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure, exclusive to LEGOLAND Discovery Center; see iconic Chicago landmarks in MINILAND; learn top building secrets in the Master Builder Academy workshop; test your creations in the LEGO Racers Build & Test area; and much more. LEGOLAND Discovery Center is your passport to a LEGO world of color, creativity and fun. With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, what will you discover? $13.10 a ticket (plus service fee) and choose any date through December 31st.
Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. More than 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have experienced the unexpected with Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn! Be sure to get your tickets now for the show’s run at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre. Goldstar has discount tickets starting at only $25!
Goldstar highlights events from coast to coast with everything from family-friendly theater to comedy shows to concerts and more. Check reviews for events and locations before you purchase your tickets, which keeps you from wasting your time and money.
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 small service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but 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.
Everyone’s favorite ogre is coming to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film Shrek. This all-ages production throws just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender for a hip and funny mash-up. Come along for a song-filled adventure as a very unlikely ogre hero teams up with a sassy donkey and a feisty princess who’s anything but a damsel in distress. Together, the trio takes on the short-tempered bad guy, Lord Farquaad, to save their kingdom. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical promises to be ogre-sized fun for the whole family at the Marriott Theatre. Get $9 tickets from Goldstar through October to see an incredibly fun show.,
The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble kicks off their season with this fast-paced madcap farce. Described as “bubbly like a bottle of champagne,” The Ding Dong or How the French Kiss, is sure to be a night out to remember! The New Yorker lauded this Mark Shanahan adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s Le Dindon “a delightful update of this nineteenth-century classic!” See The Ding Dong in Glen Ellyn at McAnich Arts Center. Tickets are only $20 plus fees. Pita and friend saw this last Sunday and enjoyed it tremendously.
The underground Chicago Walk is a tour through Chicago’s pedway, a little-known tunnel system in the heart of downtown Chicago. It may sound scary but fear not, the recently rehabbed tunnels are used by thousands of savvy locals every day. The pedway connects many of Chicago’s beloved landmarks like Macy’s (Marshall Field’s), The Thompson Center, Block 37, The Daley Center, Millennium Park, City Hall and many more. Miles of new tunnels have been opened with miles more in the works. Come explore the underground tunnels while sampling food at some of the unique restaurants, cafes and shops the pedway has to offer. You’ll sample artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, authentic Cuban tamales, frozen kefir, traditional Thai cuisine, an organic bakery stand, a wine tasting at Macy’s wine shop and a stop at Macy’s Candy Kitchen. The tour stops by the unexpected underground American Victorian stained glass art exhibit and ends in the Chicago Cultural Center, home to the world’s largest Tiffany dome glass ceiling. Give yourself some extra time after the tour to take in one or all of the Cultural Center’s free art exhibits. Goldstar discount tickets (over half off!) are good for any Wednesday or Friday 4 pm tour through December 28th.
Everyone’s favorite ogre is coming to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film Shrek. This all-ages production throws just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender for a hip and funny mash-up. Come along for a song-filled adventure as a very unlikely ogre hero teams up with a sassy donkey and a feisty princess who’s anything but a damsel in distress. Together, the trio takes on the short-tempered bad guy, Lord Farquaad, to save their kingdom. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical promises to be ogre-sized fun for the whole family at the Mariott Theatre. Performance dates are through the month of October; tickets are only $9 plus service fees.