- One G-Pass to a holiday show
- Where: Rialto Square Theatre
- Doors open: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $21 for rear main floor or second balcony seating to Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. (up to a $35.50 value)
- $28 for rear main floor or second balcony seating to A Christmas Carol on Thursday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $46.50 value)
- $21 for third balcony seating to A Christmas Carol on Thursday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $35.50 value)
- $29 for rear main floor or second balcony seating to Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's "The Magical Music of Disney" on Friday, December 20, at 8 p.m. (up to a $48.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
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.
Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite
A top Nickelodeon Jr. show, Max & Ruby entertains children around the world with its charming portrayal of bunny life. Disappointed at having to miss a performance of The Nutcracker due to a snowstorm, Max, a wily little boy, and Ruby, his bossy older sister, listen to their grandmother as she recounts the classic story. She tells of how a young girl saves a living nutcracker from an army of mice then traipses with him through a magical land of snow and candy. Captivated, Max and Ruby’s imaginations begin to bring the tale to life, peopling the stage with classic characters such as the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy, the dashing nutcracker prince, and the set-changing stagehand whose father never let him dance. Original choreography by ballet veteran Patti Caplette transforms The Nutcracker’s classic pirouettes and arabesques into reimagined moves that spring from the youthful bunnies' minds while Tchaikovsky's iconic score—featuring the timeless, bell-filled Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy—mixes with the play’s original songs.
A Christmas Carol
In Charles Dickens’s timeless Yuletide ghost story, an inveterate miser discovers there is more to the holiday season than making up words like “humbug.” It's Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge thinks that his sole concession to the spirit of generosity—grudgingly giving his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit tomorrow off with pay—will be the day's only unpleasant event. But that's before the shade of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley, drops by wearing a preview of the chains that Scrooge himself has forged through a lifetime of greed. Three other spirits soon follow and whisk Scrooge on a journey through time, where he reflects on a love lost with the Ghost of Christmas Past, peeks in on the present-day poverty—and good cheer—of the Cratchit house with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and quakes before the horror of dying alone and unloved with the Ghost of Christmas Future. Like most high-school calculus tests, it all ends up being a dream, giving Scrooge one last chance to redeem himself and save Tiny Tim.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's "The Magical Music of Disney"
Under the wand of maestro David Danzmayr, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presents an enchanting evening of beloved musical pieces from the Disney canon. The concert introduces ears of all ages to the stunning sounds of a live symphony, all synchronized to animated footage from almost a dozen familiar films. Fans can expect to hear favorites from classics such as Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast, all played with more robust elegance than the miniature orchestras hidden in television sets can muster.
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.