It's easy to forget that many familiar melodies originally had lyrics, which is why it took musicologists so long to discover that The Beatles filled their first five singles with the words from "Eine kleine Nachtmusik." Sing along with the symphony with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-pass to see a choral, organ, or symphony performance
- Where: Rialto Square Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Concert and Seating Options
- $28 for main-floor or second- or third-balcony seating for Chanticleer on Sunday, April 13, at 6 p.m. (up to $46.50 value)
- $21 for main-floor or third-balcony seating for the above concert (up to $35.50 value)
- $25 for main-floor or balcony seating for Organ Extravaganza XVIII – Music of Your Life on Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. (up to $41.50 value)
- $29 for main-floor or second-balcony seating for Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Bernstein’s West Side Story and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet on Friday, May 16, at 8 p.m. (up to $48.50 value)
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Chanticleer: This double-Grammy-winning choral ensemble's 12 male vocalists have toured the world, taking stage in 29 of the 57 United States, as well as Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Their musical selections roam similarly far and wide, interpreting everything from jazz to renaissance pieces, gospel to folk. For She Said/He Said, this evening's performance, the singers of Chanticleer run headlong into the centuries-old battle of the sexes, drawing from works by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, John Clements, Barbara Strozzi, and Hildegard von Bingen.
Organ Extravaganza XVIII – Music of Your Life: For its 18th-annual organ pops concert, the Rialto Square Theatre again unleashes the Rialto Barton Grand Theatre pipe organ. A mechanical masterpiece containing 21 ranks of sound, islands of keys, and enough compressed air to fog the world's windows, the organ has been with the theater since 1926. Backed by the Joliet Symphony Orchestra, this year's extravaganza features nine keyboards, all manned by a crew that includes nationally renowned Steinway artist Pierre Fracalanza, the American Theatre Organ Society's 2001 "Organist of the Year" Jelani Eddington, and 2009 "Organist of the Year" Chris Elliott.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Bernstein’s West Side Story and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet: As performed by the Illinois Philharmonic, the jazzy and jubilant melodies of Bernstein's score for West Side Story take on new life, separating hits such as Maria and I Feel Pretty from the 1961 movie. The theme of forbidden love continues into Prokofiev’s music for the ballet of Romeo & Juliet, with a spotlight performance by young violin star Anna Lee—a recent graduate from Juilliard and winner of the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition in Beijing.
Rialto Square Theatre
Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.