Half price West Side Story at Drury Lane!

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Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace is putting on a production of West Side Story — and Goldstar has half price tickets! Pay just $30 + service fees.

Driven by an innovative Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score featuring all-time favorites like “Something’s Coming,” “Maria,” “America” and “Somewhere,” West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose on the streets of 1950s New York. This classic of modern theater reimagines the star-crossed lovers as two teens caught in the middle of the fierce racial rivalry between street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. See this timeless story of passion and prejudice in this new production from Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.

Discount tickets to Carousel!

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago is doing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and Goldstar has discount tickets!

The Good Wife’s Steven Pasquale and Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella) star in the new Lyric Opera production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which Time magazine called the best musical of the century. Charming carnival barker Billy and naive millworker Julie meet and fall in love. But when Billy is coerced into taking part in a robbery and is caught, he takes his own life. Fifteen years later, he’s sent down to earth for one day to set things right with his wife and the daughter he never knew. With signature tunes like “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” it’s easy to see why this powerful love story was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s personal favorite. Catch this Broadway classic at the Civic Opera House in Chicago.

First Wives Club — See the pre-Broadway run in Chicago

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I’m thinking that this would be really fun to see live! See The First Wives club in Chicago before it heads to the Big Apple — Goldstar has your discount tickets.

Based on the hit film and novel, the new musical First Wives Club shows what happens when three middle-aged women take their lives back by taking comedic revenge on their exes. A triumvirate of Broadway veterans, including Tony winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls), Carmen Cusack (Wicked) and Chicago’s own Christine Sherrill (Mamma Mia), lead the cast of this high-powered production, which features a book by Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and a score by the legendary Motown team of Holland-Dozier-Holland (“Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Heat Wave”). Combining riotous laughs with a stirring depiction of female empowerment, First Wives Club makes its world premiere at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, where you can be among the first to see it before it heads to the big stages of the Big Apple.

Barenaked Ladies with the Violent Femmes this summer

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For $29.50 + service fees, you can see the Barenaked Ladies with guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay at Northerly Island in June! Plus if you attend you get a free digital version of their new album when it’s released.

The multiplatinum-selling Barenaked Ladies first took their rollicking roadshow, Last Summer on Earth, on tour in 2012, packing more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters with near sold-out crowds. They returned by popular demand in 2013, and now, more sure than ever that the Mayans were off by just a few years, they’re launching their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. This time around they’ll be joined by special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work for their stop at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion. The Barenaked Ladies’ career spans more than 25 years and includes eight Juno Awards, multiple Grammy nominations and more than 14 million albums sold worldwide. The tour coincides with the release of the band’s as-yet-untitled new album, set to drop later this year. All ticket purchasers will receive one track from the new album and a digital download of the full album upon its release.

Million Dollar Quartet — New Dates Available Starting at $30 + fees

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New dates available for the hit rock & roll musical Million Dollar QuartetToday, Goldstar has tickets starting as low as $30.00 (+ service fees).

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis’ Sun Records. The rock ‘n’ roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this famed recording session — the first and only collaboration among these legendary icons, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production brings audiences inside the studio with the four major talents who came together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Hound Dog.” A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards.

Discount Peking Acrobats tickets, too

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Goldstar also has tickets to the Amazing Peking Acrobats, starting at just $6.25 + service fees!

A troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers and gymnasts, the Peking Acrobats roll into Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park to dazzle with spellbinding feats and daring maneuvers. Drawing on more than 2,000 years of tradition and 50 years of performing, the rigorously trained Peking Acrobats — armed with tremendous agility and grace — create a true cirque-style carnival of trick cycling, powerful precision tumbling and other cringe-worthy maneuvers that’ve gained them worldwide fame, including an appearance in the hit movie Ocean’s Eleven. Live musicians playing Chinese folk instruments, vibrant costumes and exciting special effects add extra flair to this already captivating performance.

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Personally, I have my own traveling gymnastic/acrobatic circus right in my own house, but…

Discount Chicago Bulls tickets, anyone?

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If you’re looking for discount Bulls Basketball, Goldstar is your man…! Starting at $40 + service fee.

Cheer on the Chicago Bulls in person as the legendary team battles for a spot in the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls’ roster is full of longtime fan favorites, including Joakim Noah, who anchors one of the league’s toughest defenses, and high-scoring forward Jimmy Butler, leading the Bulls in scoring in his fourth season with the team. Cheer on Aussie newcomer Cameron Bairstow at center-forward alongside big names in basketball like Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol. See all the high-flying action at the United Center, one of the NBA’s most famous arenas.

Hop aboard the Goldstar Comp Train — Get out of the house!

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Goldstar is running a great 48 hour “Comp Train” promotion, where you can pick up tickets to so many different events for as low as free (pay just service fees).

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In the Chicago area alone we have everything from improv to antique markets to concerts to the Notebaert Nature museum and more. If you’re traveling in the near future, also try changing cities to see what events you can attend on the cheap during your trip!

Walker Stalker Con tickets as low as free + service fees

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Hey, Walking Dead fans! Score tickets to Walker Stalker Con Chicago (Navy Pier) as low as free (+ service fees) over on Goldstar.

Walking Dead fans from all walks of life — and death — come together at Navy Pier to celebrate the television series during this fun-filled, three-day event. Walker Stalker Con Chicago will feature appearances from the actors, as well as other artists involved in zombie and fantasy shows, movies and art. Brought to you by the guys who produce The Walker Stalkers Podcast, the convention will feature appearances from Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey and Chandler Riggs, plus many more stars of The Walking Dead, as well as Manu Bennett (Arrow) and Giancarlo Esposito and RJ Mitte of Breaking Bad. Creep your way to Walker Stalker Con for a bloody good time.

Grown Up Play Date — Kohl Children’s Museum

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This looks like a fun event: The Kohl’s Children’s Museum is running a “Grown Up Play Date” after hours fundraiser (adults only).

For every adult who still dreams of a trip to Neverland, the Kohl Children’s Museum is doing its best to make that magical journey a reality with its Grown Up Play Date fundraising event. This adults-only event gives you the opportunity to explore the museum after hours, while playing with the 17 interactive exhibits and childhood games. In addition, you can meet some exotic animals, sample small bites and drinks from local restaurants and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Magic Man.