Category Archives: Cadillac Palace Theatre

KINKY BOOTS & PIPPIN to play at the Cadillac Palace Theatre next summer!

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Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return of 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS, which began in Chicago with a pre-Broadway run back in 2012, and the 2013 Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN! Both will play at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, with KINKY BOOTS running from July 12-26, 2015 and PIPPIN from July 28-August 9, 2015.

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Happy Father’s Day from the JERSEY BOYS!

The Four Seasons would like to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day! Don’t miss the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, coming to theaters June 20th. You can also see the hit stage production when it returns to Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre May 12-24, 2015!

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The ‘Boys’ Are Back In Town!

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Who loves you, Chicago? Today we announced that Jersey Boys is returning to Chicago next year from May 12-24, 2015 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. With the movie version, directed by Clint Eastwood, being released in theaters June 20, we can’t wait for the stage production to come back after its 2-year-long engagement in 2010. More details at the Chicago Tribune…

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“MythBusters: Behind the Myths” is Now On Sale!

Mythbusters_OnSaleToday Attention all science geeks and budding experimentationalists! The worldwide tour of MythBusters: Beyond the Myths, starring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, will be in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on December 6th, 2014 and tickets are now on sale! You can visit bit.ly/mythbusters14 to purchase them, including a VIP Meet-and-Greet option to get your photo taken with the MythBusters.

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Guest Blog: Hannah Florence is On Point(e) in The Phantom of the Opera

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Hello Chicago! This is Hannah Florence, and I play Meg Giry in the Spectacular New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  I can’t believe that we are already into our fourth week here! Time sure does fly (even during a polar vortex.)

I’m so happy that we are here for another month because I still have a TON left on my to do list here! Of course even on days when all I do is my laundry and grocery shopping at Marianos and then the show at night, I still feel like I get the Chicago experience because the audiences here have been so awesome! They inspire and challenge me to do my best every single show. I know that you Chicagoans are a super savvy theater crowd so it’s really important to feel well rested and pumped (and sufficiently caffeinated – thanks Intelligentsia!) for each show here. Also the local crew here is amazing! Everyone is so professional and friendly and quirky, which I love.

So back to my to-do list…I have GOT to experience some more Chicago restaurants! So far I love ‘Girl and the Goat’ so much that I’ve gone there on the day off every week so far! But please tweet suggestions at me (@YesHannahBanana) I would love to find some lesser known but awesome spots. Same for bars/night spots! I think my favorite bar so far is Three Dots and a Dash. Their playful and silly Tiki vibe is precisely what I’m craving after a night of melodrama and high stakes in the Masked Man’s opera house. Oh, and as an NYC girl, I will always be loyal to New York pizza, but I’m not gonna lie, deep dish is pretty sweet too.

Alright, I’m about to walk out into the pretty snowy streets of this city. Hope to see you at the show and join us next Thursday when we will be tweeting LIVE!

See Hannah in The Phantom of the Opera playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre through March 2nd. Be sure to ask any questions for Hannah (Meg Giry) @YesHannahBanana, Eric Ruiz (Porter/Ensemble) @theEricMRuiz and Nick Cartell (Ensemble) @nickcartell for our Twitter chat on February 6th at 10:30 am CST using #PhantomBIC to receive a reply during the LIVE TWITTER CHAT!

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Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo have a message for you, Chicago!

Relive ‘Those Canaan Days’ with these American Idol stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, coming to the Cadillac Palace Theatre from March 18-30, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at all BIC box office outlets and online at Ticketmaster.

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January 17, 2014 · 11:07 am

Broadway In Chicago Gift Certificates: The Perfect Present for any Theatre Lover

It’s the time of year when we show our love and appreciation for the people in our lives who mean a lot to us. However, you may not always be certain of the best way to give back to them. If you know someone who is a theatre lover, but aren’t sure which show they’d like to see or when they’ll be free to see a show, Broadway In Chicago gift certificates are a fantastic idea. You can choose from any upcoming event that BIC has announced, which means if you have a Starcatcher or a Fansie in your household you can ensure they’ll have the capacity to purchase tickets when Peter and the Starcatcher or Newsies goes on sale. Not everyone has the chance to see a show when they want to either, so this is a perfect opportunity to give them something special that will make their holiday!

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You can purchase them online HERE  or at any theatre box office during operating hours (call (312) 977-1700 for the current week’s hours):

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph

Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph

Bank of America Theatre
18 W. Monroe

Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut

You can easily take care of gifts for fans of Broadway, theatre and the arts this holiday season. They’re also a great idea for any special occasion throughout the year.

Also, make sure you continue to check out The 12 Show Business Days of Broadway In Chicago for the chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show and restaurant gift certificate! For the sixth day, we’re ‘presenting’ Rock of Ages, returning March 11-16, 2014 at the Bank of America Theatre.

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Short and Sweet – Flashdance the Musical

 

 

 

Broadway In Chicago is happy to introduce “Short and Sweet,” a quick view of our shows courtesy of Diana Martinez, who will give you the lowdown on Broadway In Chicago productions from the perspective of an audience member. Diana has more than 25 years of experience as an entertainment executive, most recently as President of The Second City. She has directed and produced over 40 live Broadway musical theatre shows and has presented more than 350 world-class Broadway national tours, dance, headline comedians and concert. We hope you enjoy this quick insight into our shows, and since this is all about our audience, share your own thoughts with us in the comments below.

Grab the girls and go see Flashdance the Musical   

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I am an admitted product of the 80’s and was a huge fan of the original movie. (Confession: I might have even cut and permed my hair to look like Jennifer Beals in 1983) Honestly… Can you believe it is the 30th Anniversary of Flashdance?!  If you are anything like me, Continue reading

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home sweet home

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These days I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! It isn’t very often that I get to be home for the holidays and for Wicked to be the reason that brings me to Chicago, I’m not sure if I could ask for anything more. Growing up here and having the opportunity to perform for all my friends and family has been a truly wonderful experience. My parents couldn’t be prouder!

As Elphaba’s understudy I’ve been fortunate enough to have performed Elphaba twice since I’ve been in town and my parents were able to make it to both shows. My mom was so excited that she told everyone around her that she was Elphaba’s mom and she probably would have signed autographs if anyone had asked! Working with Broadway In Chicago has really added to my experience of playing my home town. I’ve sung at a treelighting ceremony out in South Barrington, beat Chandra at a good vs wicked cookoff competition for the wonderful people at Kenmore’s live studio broadcast for their website, and done something I never thought I’d get to do – sing the National Anthem at a Bulls game with a few of my cast mates!!

I’m pretty sure Wicked is the official reason as to why they are doing so well this season. Okay, maybe Derrick Rose has a little something to do with it… Having grown up a Bulls fan, watching Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippin win all those championships, it was truly magical to have the opportunity to sing at the United Center and watch the players work their magic from great seats a few rows behind the bench… Man are they tall!!!

What an amazing time I’m having being home. I’m so glad I can share my city with all my amazing company members and share Wicked with all the Chicago Wicked fans for this holiday season! Happy holidays everyone! Thanks for making this a special one!

-Carla Stickler (Ensemble, u/s Elphaba, Nessarose)

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i dreamed a dream

I had a dream the other night that the return of Les Miserables was sold out. Les Mis just went on sale Sunday and while, not sold out yet, is already selling like crazy! There are still tickets, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to say that in February when the show opens. This is one of those shows that excites audiences, a show that creates and brings memories to so many people. I love the show but it goes further than that.

My fondest memory of Les Mis is from the second time that I saw the show, this time in Chicago and with my two sons. The younger of my two sons was about six at the time and I thought he might never make it through the performance. But he did. He was completely wrapped up in the show and, right at the very end, fell asleep. The amazing part was when he woke up he cried all the way home because he missed the ending. It was so important to him that he begged me to take him back. He did in fact return and completely loved the show! He just did not want to miss a minute of it especially what he, at 6 years old, knew to be the all-important ending!

Do you have a memory of Les Mis? Share your stories with us in the comments.
-Eileen

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