My husband and I try to make a point of getting out once or
twice a month as a couple - no kid or work talk allowed. But
parents know that planning date nights can be a huge headache:
sometimes securing a babysitter becomes such a monumental task that
we end up having yet another "date night" curled up together with
Thankfully, the world-class Lookingglass Theatre has heard our cries for
help and offers a wonderful Family Subscription Series, guaranteeing you a
Sunday date at the theatre. For each production, you can choose to
have your children attend with you (if you think they can sit still
and enjoy the show) or they can take part in an on-site
educational workshop during the matinée, taught by one of
Lookingglass' acclaimed teaching artists.Performances will be held
at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic
Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
Each subscription is $75 for young people ages 6-14 with the
purchase of an adult Sunday matinée subscription. It includes
access to the best seats in the house, pre-sale opportunities and
savings before single tickets go on sale to the general public,
special perks at more than a dozen exclusive restaurant partners,
unlimited ticket exchanges, box office concierge service (called
Leave it to Lookingglass), discounted parking at the nearby John
Hancock Center and Olympia Centre Garage (161 E. Chicago Ave.),
reduced tuition for Lookingglass' renowned classes and summer
camps, and courtesy performance date reminders.
I'm looking forward to catching The Great Fire, written and directed by
ensemble member John Musial. The production, coinciding with the
140th Anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, runs Sept. 21 - Nov.
For Family Subscription and ticket information, call the
Lookingglass Theatre box office at (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
See more of Amy's stories here.
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