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CHICAGO / Murder, intrigue, and all that jazz set in the glam age of the roaring twenties. / March 20-25, 2018 / Image: Paul Kolnik

The Perfect Gifts This Holiday Season Are Tickets To An All-Star Broadway Show

If you’re going the experience route this Christmas season (huzzah!), there’s no better gift than tickets to a Broadway show.

Now, ordinarily I'd spend a few paragraphs trying to persuade you of that. But it’s such a transparently great idea that I don’t think I need to. Just picture it—dressing up, meeting downtown, grabbing a light bite beforehand… Then the lights dim, the crowd hushes, the traveler curtain parts, and the play begins. Sorta speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Yeah, it does.

So, without further ado, here’s what’s on deck for 2018:

WAITRESS

January 9-21, 2018

Waitress is the work of a groundbreaking all-female creative team including six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. It tells the story of Jenna, a small-town waitress and pie maker (pie artist?) stuck in an unfortunate marriage. Then Jenna enters a baking contest, meets a dashing gynecologist, and, well, things take off from there. Expect all kinds of pie-related humor, including some excellent puns.

Perfect for: Women looking to be inspired and entertained.

SCHOOL OF ROCK

February 21 - March 4, 2018

What do you get when a class of straight-A students turns into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping rock band? Really good music, for one. And hilarious one-liners. And a scintillating jolt of energy. Well, that’s what’s on tap in School of Rock, where the kids play live instruments on stage alongside wannabe rock star Dewey Finn.

Perfect for: Boys that don’t think they like Broadway, because this will change their mind.

CHICAGO

March 20-25, 2018

Dubbed as “a sensational tale of sin, corruption, and all that jazz,” Chicago probably isn’t one for very young kiddies. Doesn’t mean you can’t share the experience with friends and family though. And what an experience it is! With murder, intrigue, saxophones, and cellophane, it captures the glam and the gloom of those raucous roaring twenties to perfection.

Perfect for: Folks who like things edgy.

THE KING AND I

March 10-22, 2018

Taking us back to the golden days of theatre is The King and I, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most famous works. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unusual relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a posh British schoolteacher. Sort of a Climb Every Mountain vibe to the story, but this production is uniquely gorgeous.

Perfect for: Those who enjoy behaving and think highly of good manners.

ALADDIN

March 29 - June 10, 2018

Here’s what you need to know about this stage production of Disney’s classic film: It’s every bit as stunning, as thrilling, and as unforgettable as The Lion King. Never seen that one either? Well buy a ticket and strap yourself in, because you’re in for one of the best nights of your life. Simply breathtaking.

Perfect for: Everyone! Leave no family-member behind!

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