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 Carousel tickets now available

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How about discount tickets to Rodger & Hammerstein’s Carousel at the Civic Opera House? Goldstar has them for you!

Experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which Time magazine called the best musical of the century. Swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy captivates and marries naive millworker Julie. Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing prison, he takes his own life and is sent “up there.” Returning to earth for one day 15 years later, Billy encounters the daughter he never knew. A lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and a bully has haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

Adler Planetarium Curse of the Blood Moon — discount tickets

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Oooh, spooooky — The Adler Planetarium is running a 360-degree Halloween Show: The Curse of the Blood Moon. Get $5 tickets (+ service fees) at Goldstar! This looks really cool:

Who knows what lurks in the dark planetarium? For one night only, terror takes over the Adler’s Grainger Sky Theater with The Curse of the Blood Moon. This Halloween fright show combines live theater, 360-degree visualizations and hair-raising drama. You’ll explore the autumnal night sky as a live guide recounts historic cosmic events — from planetary alignments, to meteor showers and comets — that unnerved ancient civilizations and resulted in fatal outcomes. In a unique blend of special effects, audio design and dramatic live theater, you’ll witness horror unfolding all around you in the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. If you survive the blood moon’s curse, you can continue the frightening fun with a Scream Photo Booth, Museum Flashlight Tour and a Slime Science demo.

Goldstar Comp Train is back! Free tickets, just pay service fees

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The Goldstar comp train is back, today 8/21 only! Grab FREE tickets to so many events — pay only the service fees for a huge discount. In Chicago alone I see: Chicago Sky, Second City, Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Family Fun Expo, Mighty Con Talking Heads Tribute, and so much more.

Hit Broadway Musical Rent at Stage 773

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Come see Rent — Just $19.50+service fee on Goldstar, such a deal!

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.”

FREEBIRD! I mean — see Bad Company with Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are coming to the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park! Goldstar has discount tickets for you.

The kings of Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, are taking the stage with British supergroup Bad Company for a show that’s filled with some of the most popular songs in classic rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd will forever be associated with one of the first and most famous power ballads to hit the radio, “Freebird,” as well as the Southern rock anthem, “Sweet Home Alabama.” On the other side of the pond, Bad Company came together with members from King Crimson, Mott the Hopple and Free and quickly ruled the charts both at home and in the U.S. with hit singles like “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Bad Company.” Get ready to get your groove on and sing along with some of the biggest radio hits of the ’70s.

Warm your heart with Tuesdays with Morrie

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See Tuesdays with Morrie at the Skokie Theater — Goldstar has tickets starting as low as free today only (you pay service fees).

Based on journalist Mitch Albom’s real-life friendship with his favorite college professor, Tuesdays With Morrie chronicles the lessons Albom learns during visits while his mentor and friend is dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. The two delve into the themes of life, love, wealth, aging, dependence, peace and death. It’s through these weekly visits that Albom realizes just how much he still has to learn about values and priorities. Albom’s 1997 book by the same name has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide to date, was adapted into a successful film in 1999, and premiered as an off-Broadway play, written by Albom himself, in 2001.