$81 for Your Choice of a Triple-Show Package at the Joffrey Ballet ($208 Value). See below for all dates and buying options.

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A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon: for $81, you get your choice of a triple-show package (a $208 value) during the 2010–2011 season at The Joffrey Ballet. Choose from the following 10 options, all of which get you reserved balcony seating at three separate ballets on three separate dates:

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 13, The Merry Widow on February 16, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 4, 2011
  • Fridays at 7:30 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 15, The Merry Widow on February 18, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 6, 2011
  • Saturdays at 2 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 16, The Merry Widow on February 19, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 7, 2011
  • Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 16, The Merry Widow on February 19, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 7, 2011
  • Sundays at 2 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 17, The Merry Widow on February 20, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 8, 2011
  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 21, The Merry Widow on February 24, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 12, 2011
  • Fridays at 7:30 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 22, The Merry Widow on February 25, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 13, 2011
  • Saturdays at 2 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 23, The Merry Widow on February 26, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 14, 2011
  • Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 23, The Merry Widow on February 26, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 14, 2011
  • Sundays at 2 p.m.: "All Stars" on October 24, The Merry Widow on February 27, 2011, and "Rising Stars" on May 15, 2011

The Joffrey Ballet's 2010–2011 season, a mix of classic and contemporary ballet, is celestial-oriented, draping audiences in a mantle of stars. "All Stars" presents four different ballets: a choreographed Stravinsky violin concerto; After the Rain, a passionate ballet about honesty, sensuality, and surprise puddles; Tarantella, a pas de deux; and a comic ballet called The Concert (or the Perils of Everybody), which was choreographed by the Tony- and Oscar-winning Jerome Robbins. The Merry Widow, set to music by Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, peeks into turn-of-the-century Paris for a humorous look at some old-fashioned scandal and intrigue. "Rising Stars" includes two world-premiere ballets, as well as Night, a dreamy dance inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall.

The Joffrey Ballet is a Chicago institution that's been providing the art of dance to enthusiastic audiences since 1956. Grown from local soil rich with diversity, steel slag, and saxophones stuffed with meat, the company grew from an ensemble of six dancers into today's world-class, immaculately produced mainstay. The Joffrey's repertoire of ballets, which mainly consisted of original works choreographed by Robert Joffrey, set it apart from small touring companies that were content to perform close-up magic on roadside cows. The 2010–2011 season is stuffed to the delicately laced gills with the kind of dynamic programming that put the Joffrey Ballet on the footmap.

To ensure you have seats placed together, you must buy multiple Groupons in a single purchase. Tickets will be mailed to given address, not redeemable by bringing Groupon to theatre. Exchanges may be made (1 per show, must be same show purchased), must wait for tickets to be re-mailed.

Reviews

The Joffrey Ballet is Frommer's Highly Recommended, and Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars:

  • Dance and music. Two of my first loves in life and The Joffrey Ballet did not disappoint. – Caroline M., Yelp
  • Costumes, music, performance, interpretation - it was all as good as it gets. – Dennis S., Yelp
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    Auditorium Theatre

    50 E Congress Pkwy.

    Chicago, Illinois 60605

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In a Nutshell

  • See three different shows
  • Classic & contemporary ballets
  • Award-winning choreographers
  • Chicago cultural institution

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 10 per person. Exchanges accepted (1 per show, must be same show purchased), must wait for tickets to be re-mailed. In order to sit together, must buy all tickets in single purchase. Shipping address required. No cash back. No resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.