Book of Mormon, the highly anticipated Broadway smash, opens today in Chicago. Between our buzzing Theatre District and countless holiday shows, the spotlight hog in your life is most certainly in the spirit of the season. If you have a theatre fan on your "nice list" and want to support their cultural addiction, here are some gifts that they'll love.
Sold by the League of Chicago theatres, these coupons, which come in $25 increments, can be redeemed at 75 area theatres.
TheaterWit's FlexPass allows you see anything in the building, at a dramatically reduced price. I like TheatreWit, located on Belmont, as they produce a wide-range of shows from many different local companies, so there's always something unique to see.
Sure, but to what theatre company, you ask? Well, I'm a huge fan of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, not only for the quality of their productions, but the range of shows they produce, and this season is no exception. Broadway in Chicago is also another best bet, which subscriptions for five shows starting at $80.
Broadway in Chicago hosts regular walking tours of the beautiful, ornate and deeply historic venues. It's the next best thing to being onstage!
Season of Concern is a wonderful nonprofit that supports those in the Chicago theatre community impacted by AIDS. This holiday album, which raises money for the cause, features more than 100 Chicago artists, singers and musicians.