In case you didn’t know, for the past two years, I’ve been in a long(ish)-distance relationship. Even though a long-distance relationship is never ideal, we’ve made it work. To be honest, it definitely helps that my boyfriend lives just a few minutes away from my parents. While he always offers to travel to Chicago to see me, I nearly always choose to travel back home to Wisconsin since it means I can kill two birds with one stone. So roughly every other weekend, I pack my bags and head home to Wisconsin to spend time with my parents and hang out with my boyfriend.
However, last weekend, my boyfriend knew I had way too much to do to spend the whole weekend back in Wisconsin (it’s so hard for me to get anything done at home), so he decided to drive down to Chicago on Sunday to spend the day with me. Since we don’t get to spend a ton of time together in Chicago, I immediately started wracking my brain for something special to do. Then, the idea hit me.
I’ve written before (here
) about how much I love rush tickets for
musicals. Rush tickets allow you to get up to two last minute tickets for popular musicals at super discounted prices on the day of the show. The catch is that the tickets are first-come
and generally pretty competitive, so you might have to get in line an hour or two before the box office opens. So, at 9:30am
on Sunday, I got in line for rush tickets for Aladdin .
Just an hour and a half later, the box office opened, and after a few minutes, I walked out with two tickets in the twelfth row for just $25 each.
The show is worth seeing if for no other reason than to see Aladdin and Jasmine fly around the stage on the magic carpet during “A Whole New World
.” Like, seriously, consider seeing it just for that reason. If you need even more reasons, the sets and special effects are stunning (I never knew that indoor fireworks existed). The show is seriously one of the most beautiful shows that I’ve ever seen. Plus, the actor playing Aladdin originated the role on Broadway, so you know the cast is insanely talented.
Aladdin is in Chicago until September 10th, so if you have a couple free hours and $25 burning a hole in your pocket, definitely head on over to Agrabah!