- $18 for one ticket for best-available seating (up to $30 value)
The Big Friendly Giant
- The Plot: Late one night little orphan Sophie looks out her window and finds more than the night sky. There stands a giant with a huge trumpet-like horn. He scoops Sophie out of the orphanage and ferries her back to Giant Country, explaining that he’s a vegetarian and that his horn is used to blow magical dreams into children’s bedrooms. But the other giants in Giant Country aren’t as sweet as the BFG, and they threaten to ruin England if Sophie and her new friend can’t stop them.
- For Fans Of: James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or any of Roald Dahl’s other misfit adventures
It would be hard to think of The Whiting as anything less than opulent. Before audiences grab one of the theater's 2,043 seats, they pass through a lobby where a golden sphere hangs suspended. That sphere, completed a year after the theater's founding in 1967, is made up of 675 gold-plated steel branches, stretching 7 feet in diameter, and is valued at $5 million. It's a fitting tribute to the venue's namesake: James H. Whiting, an early pioneer of the auto industry. Although its gold dulled over time—along with the rest of the theater—a renovation in 1999 helped it sparkle once again and continue drawing passersby into its gravitation field.