Last Christmas Karla and I decided to go to a play together instead of buying presents for each other. We agreed to the same thing this year, but never found a show at the right price that we were interested in. Fast forward to February and Karla emailed me to share the best news ever which I will share with you all now:
Chicago holds a Theater Week
Yes you read that correctly. Theater Week, similar to Restaurant Week where prices are much more reasonable than usual and you can buy tickets starting at $30! If you already knew then shame on you for not telling us before! If you didn’t know then I apologize but 2014’s week is over and you’ll have to wait until next February to snag some tickets for yourself.
We were very interested in The Phantom of the Opera, and although there were quite a few shows, we just couldn’t get the tickets at the $30. They were all sold out pretty quickly. We were debating paying the higher prices when I saw that the Lookingglass Theatre (located inside the Water Tower Water Works building on Michigan Avenue) was putting on The Little Prince! We quickly asked our friend Lei if she was interested in a ticket because she has a petit prince tattooed on her body and how can you not ask your friend to the play featuring the character that is permanently attached to her? She of course wanted to go so we grabbed three tickets and after fees and taxes, paid $34.50 each for a normally $50 ticket!
I don’t want to ruin the show for anyone who hasn’t seen it or read the book for that matter, but we all enjoyed ourselves and would recommend you go see it (it has been extended through March 16). My favorite part for any Petit Prince fans out there, was when the Prince was telling of his adventures through space. The show very creatively represented the different people and planets that the prince meets along his journey. I couldn’t wait to see how they would depict each part of the story and I was not disappointed. In fact I was delighted! Very whimsical show, and I just didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I can’t tell you enough to go see it!
“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”