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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR MUSICAL
Lyric Opera, Chicago
Thursday, May 17, 2017

One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970 ‘s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must see Broadway hit of the season! Cost is $155 per person with time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop for lunch before the 1:30 pm performance.

THE CHER SHOW
The Oriental Theatre in Chicago will
Host this Pre-Broadway World Premiere
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The CHER SHOW is based on the life of Cherily LaPiere Bono Allman or as her friends call her Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashed by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all the star of The CHER SHOW. Recognized for her influential contributions to music, film, television, fashion and popular culture… it all comes alive on stage in this new musical! Cost is $150 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation.

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Waitress
Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
Wed. July 18, 2018

Inspired by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by

Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. It tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness… Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life!

Cost is $155 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation with time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop for lunch before the 2:00 pm performance. Give us a call or email for details and reservations – 815.398.1454 – canterburytours@comcast.net.

Broadway Playhouse
Water Tower Place, Chicago
Saturday, August 18, 2018

From the creator of the Tony Award-winning smash-hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives! This brand new musical features hit songs from the King of Rock’n’Roll as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music! Cost is $130 per person: with time to eat and shop at Water Tower Place before the 2:00 pm performance.

 

 

Hamilton
Continues it’s U.S. tour in Chicago at The CIBC Theatre…
Wed. Sept. 26, Wed. Oct. 10, and Wed. Nov. 14

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nations’ first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway music. Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. With book music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation!

 

Hello Dolly Chicago

Starring Betty Buckley
Oriental Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Winner of four 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival! A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker.

Cost is $155 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation. Time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee. Contact us for details and reservations.

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon
Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.  Setting it during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country. In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris (an American GI) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese orphan) fall in love. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly.

Cost is $155 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation. Time on Michigan Ave. or the Loop before the 2:00 pm matinee. Contact us for details and reservations.

 

Oriental Theater, Chicago
Wednesday, February 27 and
March 6, 2019
 

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, and a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted; a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about the life and the way we live it! Winner of Six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album! Cost is $165 per person; includes main floor seating and transportation.

 

AUGUST RUSH
Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Evan Taylor, an 11-year-old orphan, believes in music like some believe in fairytales. In a cruel twist of fate, Evan’s mother, an accomplished classical cellist, and his father, the lead singer of a rock band, don’t even know he exists in this world. Even after so many years gone, Evan has not given up hope as he relentlessly searches for the parents he knows need him. Quickly discovering he too is a musical prodigy, Evan surrenders himself to the symphony of sounds and follows the music. In this inspiring love story, music is everywhere but will it lead Evan home?

We are looking at main floor seating and we’ll have lunch at the Meyer Ballroom (across the street from the Paramount) before the 1:30 pm performance. Contact us to get on our interest list!

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