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Whether your guests are planning a date night or a girls’ night out, Hot Tix has plenty of options available at half-price for this holiday weekend, from charming comedies to dazzling dramas to mystifying musicals! We included our top picks below, but you can always find the full list of available shows at HotTix.org. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have any questions or need any materials.

 

Cabaret

Cabaret
Broadway In Chicago at The Private Bank

18 W. Monroe St. in the Loop

Direct from Broadway, the Tony Award®-winning production from Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) returns to Chicago.

Thursday – Friday 7:30 PM | Saturday 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM | Sunday 2:00 PM

Half-price: $43.50 – $47.50 + fees

Beautiful

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Broadway In Chicago at Oriental Theatre

24 W. Randolph St. in the Loop

The Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Time Out Chicago Critic’s Pick.

Tuesday- Wednesday 7:30 PM

Half-price performances available through Feb. 17.

Half-price: $28.50 – $36.00 + fees

 

The Magic ParlourThe Magic Parlour
The House Theatre at Palmer House Hilton Hotel

17 E. Monroe St. in the Loop

Award-winning magician Dennis Watkins delivers “a perfect evening of illusion and laughter… The Magic Parlour transformed a roomful of tired adults into wide-eyed, wide-awake innocents. And that in itself is Watkins’ most impressive trick” (Chicago Theater Beat). Ages 10 and up.

Friday 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM | Sunday 5:00 PM

Half-price: $39.50 + fees

Der RosenkavalierDer Rosenkavalier
Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N. Wacker Dr. in the Loop

Love, sex, fidelity, and aging are explored in an opera that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy. It’s exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant! In German with projected English titles.

Saturday & Tuesday 6:30 PM

More half-price performances at Lyric Opera available through March 7.

Half-price: $49.50 – $69.50 + fees

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From VenusMen are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Broadway In Chicago at Broadway Playhouse

175 E. Chestnut Ave. on the Magnificent Mile

This hit Off-Broadway comedy is a light-hearted theatrical adaptation of the New York Times #1 best-selling book by John Gray. A little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom – a delicious evening of entertainment!

Thursday 7:30 PM | Friday – Saturday 8:00 PM | Sunday 2:00 PM

Half-price: $32.50 + fees

The Man who murdered Sherlock Holmes

The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Mercury Theater

3745 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview

Inspired by actual events, with a little fantasy thrown in, this new musical pits Sir Arthur Conan Doyle against his most famous creation as they race to solve a real-life mystery. Highly recommended by The Chicago Sun-Times.

Wednesday – Friday 8:00 PM | Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 3:00 PM

Half-price: $22.50 – 32.50 + fees

 

CockedCooked
Victory Gardens Theater

2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Park

A timely thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins: as secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred.

Friday – Saturday 7:30 PM | Sunday 3:00 PM

More half-price performances available through Feb. 28.

Half-price: $17.50 – $25.00 + fees

 

Body/CourageBody Courage
Waltzing Mechanics and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Edgewater

Based on 300 interviews, join in one woman’s rich exploration on body acceptance, a transformative journey to discover her own beauty through the voices of others. Time Out Chicago Critic’s Pick.

Thursday – Friday 8:00 PM | Saturday 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

More half-price performances available through Feb. 20.

Half-price: $16.00 + fees

Midwest Premiere

Satchmo at the WaldorfSatchmo at the Waldorf
Court Theatre

5535 S. Ellis Ave. in Hyde Park

Closing this week!

This intimate, “backstage” look at the greatest trumpet player in the world, near the end of his career, is part of the Louis Armstrong Festival. Highly-recommended by The Chicago Sun-Times.

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 7:30 PM | Friday 8:00 PM

Half-price: $24.00 – $29.00 + fees