- One G-Pass to see Rickey Smiley & Friends, starting from $35
- Seating: middle balcony, middle main floor, or rear main floor
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Rickey Smiley and Friends
- Where You’ve Heard Rickey: making prank calls on his nationally syndicated radio morning show
- Where You’ve Seen Him: hosting BET’s Comic View, guesting on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
- What He Brings to the Stage: physical comedy, broad characters, unapologetically honest observations, a full set of fingers and toes
- Also featuring: Tony Rock, Kountry Wayne, Loni Love and Rip Michaels
How G-Pass Works: Following purchase, your G-Pass will be in My Groupons. You may redeem your G-Pass via the Groupon mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance. Use the G-Pass to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
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The Chicago Theatre
The beaming vertical letters of "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theater, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story-high, 3,600 seat auditorium, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes give audiences visual overtures before every show.
As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America's first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared "The Wonder Theatre of the World." Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world's most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.