- One G-Pass to Joffrey Ballet presents Stories in Motion
- When: September 18–21
- Where: Auditorium Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $50 for left or right balcony, rows AA–LL or A–D; or center, right-center, or left-center balcony, rows E–I (up to $83 value)
- $62 for center, left center, or right center, rows S–Z; or center, right-center, or left-center balcony, rows A–D (up to $102 value)
- $93 for center, left center, or right center, rows E–R (up to $155 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. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Joffrey Ballet Presents Stories in Motion
Artistic Director Ashley Wheater corrals a trio of familiar and enigmatic stories, bringing them to life on the Joffrey stage with the help of three distinct choreographers.
- Prodigal Son: famed choreographer George Balanchine, who co-founded The School of American Ballet and was instrumental in spearheading the neoclassical ballet style, set the biblical tale in motion when he debuted Prodigal Son in 1929. The story of a rebellious son leaving home only to return downtrodden and destitute weaves themes of sin and redemption into each fluid movement on stage.
- Lilac Garden: sometimes you love one person and marry another. That’s the story of Lilac Garden, a dramatic tale of a woman bound by the conservative mores of her time. The story, set at the garden reception of Caroline and the man she must marry, became one of the most beloved pieces by choreographer Antony Tudor thanks to its palpable emotion and grace.
- Raku: Shinji Eshima sets the soundtrack to this tragic tale of a Japanese warrior and a princess whose love and bond are tested by a jealous monk. Yuri Possokhov, who is the choreographer in residence at the San Francisco Ballet, sets the story at the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, re-imagining the reason behind the 1950 arson committed by a jealousy-crazed monk.
The Joffrey Ballet
Hailed as America’s Company of Firsts, the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet has been blazing an artistic trail through media stereotypes since 1956 to redefine the global view of ballet. Through its maiden voyages as the first dance company to perform at the White House and on television, appear on the cover of Time, and commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet, the Joffrey’s artistically dynamic works have inspired a broad audience and a major motion picture. Its troupe of classically trained, world-class dancers oozes grace as they execute a diverse repertoire of classical masterpieces and cutting-edge performances. The company’s annual Nutcracker performances have garnered global acclaim, and it attracts a wide audience in Chicago and around the world during national and international tours.
The Joffrey Ballet also bolsters the Windy City’s arts education and dance training through the Joffrey Academy of Dance and community-engagement programs. The Chicago Philharmonic serves as the Joffrey’s official orchestra, bringing its diverse and innovative musical talent to the company’s performances.