Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week go on sale this Wednesday, January 9. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, the annual event encourages Chicago residents and visitors to attend a live theatrical performance by offering discounted tickets and added incentives.
More than 100 shows are expected to participate during Chicago Theatre Week, which takes place February 12-17, 2013. During the course of the week, talk backs with artists and drink specials as well as hotel and restaurant discounts will be offered.
“The goals of Theatre Week are to celebrate Chicago theater by offering patrons special incentives, expanding the reach throughout all Chicago neighborhoods,” notes Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres. “We hope that the initiative inspires a renewed and heightened appreciation throughout Chicago and the Midwest for our rich theater industry.”
“We are looking forward to a spectacular week, filled with amazing theatrical experiences including a kick-off party, special events and specially-priced tickets that will make theater accessible to a wider audience – family and friends alike should get together in February to see great theatre in Chicago,” explains Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago and Chair of the League of Chicago Theatres.
“Additionally, the promotional support for Theatre Week will benefit all participating theaters. We applaud the City of Chicago and Choose Chicago for embracing this new initiative as part of the new Chicago Cultural Plan.”
“Theatre Week will expand the visibility of theatre as a vital industry in Chicago,” adds Melissa Cherry, Choose Chicago's Vice President for Cultural Tourism and Neighborhoods. “Theater is an important part of what attracts regional visitors and residents to this city and Choose Chicago is honored to participate in the development and promotion of the week-long event. The participants will be located throughout downtown and in Chicago’s great neighborhoods and suburbs. It’s a testament to the quantity and quality of the artistry and business acumen throughout the industry in Chicago.”
For a comprehensive list of Chicago productions, visit the League of Chicago Theatres website at www.chicagoplays.com. Discounted tickets are available at www.hottix.org. Additional information about Theatre Week is available at www.chicagotheatreweek.com.