Jonathan Larson’s acclaimed Broadway hit Rent follows a year in the life of a group of penniless young artists and musicians on New York City’s Lower East Side, struggling to survive and create under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this timeless and romantic story, based on Puccini’s La Bohème, is brought to vivid life through its modern rock score, including such favorites as “La Vie Bohème,” “What You Own” and the showstopper, “Seasons of Love.”
One of the most acclaimed violinists performing today, Midori brings her instrument — which was made in 1731! — to Ravinia, where she will showcase her impressive chops with a stirring performance of Tchaikovsky’s luscious Violin Concerto. Following her performance, conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Ravinia debut with an all-Russian program featuring a suite from Prokofiev’s ballet adaptation of the world’s fieriest love story, Romeo and Juliet. Discover why the Chicago Tribune raved about Mälkki’s “keen ear, articulate command and ultra-lucid exposition of orchestral detail” in this concert showcase.
Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. The score features many of Gilbert and Sullivan’s wittiest and most hummable tunes, including the crowd-pleasing favorite “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.” This new 90-minute adaptation features a modern sensibility, hilarious gags and thrilling fight choreography.
Aerosmith, with guitarist Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park. Goldstar has tickets for $25 + service fees.
They’ve won over 20 awards and sold over 150 million albums, making them the best-selling American rock band of all time. Legendary rockers Aerosmith arrive at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre this summer on their Let Rock Rule tour with guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. From “Dream On” to “Janie’s Got a Gun” to “Love in an Elevator,” hear vocalist Steven Tyler belt out smash after smash in the summer night air, including 21 Top 40 hits and nine No. 1 rock hits.
Check out this Woodstock Flashback at The House of Blues! Goldstar has tickets comp-$5.00 (plus service fees).
Relive the summer of ’69 with some rockin’ tunes at the House of Blues. This Woodstock tribute event features acts covering songs from three bands that performed on day two of the massive music festival: The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Who. Terrapin Flyer performs note-for-note renditions of classic Grateful Dead tunes from the band’s historic career. Flyer has been playing shows since 1999, headlining festivals and performing with some of the Dead’s original members. Creedence Revived brings back the sound of the Fogerty brothers and keeps the CCR legend alive for today’s generation. With windmill guitar showmanship and manic, over-the-top drumming, The Who’s Who brings back the spirit of Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon.
Check out the Soulshine Tour coming to Northerly Island this summer, featuring Reggae-Funk Stars Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall! Goldstar has your tickets for $15 + service fees.
Soulshine, the first-ever music, yoga and sustainable living tour, brings indie artists and social activists Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Part of its 30-city tour, this nighttime concert is headlined by Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip-hop with funk, reggae, jazz, folk and rock. Also on the bill are reggae specialists SOJA, folk-pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen — whose song “Ain’t Gonna Lose You” was featured on Grey’s Anatomy — and spiritually inspired roots rocker Trevor Hall.
Let’s play Clue! I say that it’s: John Hiatt & The Combo with The Robert Cray Band at Ravinia. Discount tickets, yours on Goldstar today.
Get ready for a night of rootsy blues rock with two of the all-time greats. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt’s been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards, covered by artists from ranging from Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton to Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy, and had a string of nine straight studio albums hit the Billboard 200. He returns to Ravinia with his Combo behind his latest release, his 21st studio album, 2012′s Mystic Pinball. Five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray’s soulful vocals and electrifying guitar work have made him one of the blues’ leading men for nearly 30 years. He and his band’ve performed sold-out concerts across the globe, recorded a double platinum and two gold albums, and have shared stages with guitar gods like Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Peter Frampton and John Lee Hooker. His latest disc is Nothin’ But Love.
Here’s your chance to see the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of Sting’s The Last Ship, from the director of Wicked, in Chicago! Pick up your discount tickets on Goldstar.
Premiering in Chicago before heading to Broadway, new musical The Last Ship is not only inspired by Sting’s childhood, but it also has an original score by the British pop star. Set in the English seaport village of Wallsend, The Last Ship follows a young man who ventures off to find a future beyond the shipyard. Years later, he returns to discover that his lost love is engaged to someone else, and his proud community is struggling to preserve its way of life. Big, bold and beautiful, The Last Ship has a powerful list of talent behind it: 16-time Grammy-winner Sting, Tony-winning director Joe Mantello (Wicked), Tony-winning playwright John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal).
Check THIS out! Cirque du Soleil is coming to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates with their Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour — and Goldstar has discount tickets. I kind of really want to see this…
Presented by the Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a riveting mix of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Jackson’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside-down. THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where Jackson’s inspirational Giving Tree blossoms with the treasures of the entertainer’s inner world. His love of music, dance, fairy tales, magic and nature all spring forth from the tree, bringing Jackson’s gifts to everyone. THE IMMORTAL World Tour is written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in the world of pop music. A multiple Emmy Award and MTV Video Music Award nominee, King spent the last 12 years as Madonna’s creative director, and has directed world tours for Rihanna, Céline Dion, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Pink and Christina Aguilera.
You may all now commence with the laughter — I caught a glimpse of a billboard for this yesterday and thought, huh, summer is an odd time for a spelling bee. Doh. ANYway, check out Goldstar’s discount tickets to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace — NOT a real spelling bee, but a musical comedy!