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Tag - Family-Friendly Theater

With more than 250 theater companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theater scene. Add a theater performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary—plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows—including these top plays and musicals with discount tickets during the month of October. Plus, scroll down for 3 theater picks to get you in the Halloween spirit!

The Joffrey Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Nutcrackers across Chicagoland are flexing their jaws and sharpening their swords in preparation for the annual battle to be played out on stages large and small. Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker (Auditorium Theatre, final performances through December 27), choreographed by Robert Joffrey in 1987, is poised for its final voyage with the company for its 28th consecutive season.

Broadway in Chicago

Chicago is second to none when it comes to creative, high-quality theater for kids. There are so many fun performances to choose from and it can be hard to pick just one. If you're visiting Chicago with your family this summer, try to squeeze in at least one or two live performances. Here are six (so you can't say we're not giving you options) can't-miss, family-friendly performances this summer. 

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