One of the most renowned and beloved musicals of all time is coming to the historic Cadillac Palace Theatre this winter, just an 8-minute walk from our hotel. The Phantom of the Opera will grace the famed Chicago stage for nearly 2 months, starting January 9th. This new production of the classic tale has had critics and theatergoers raving since its sold-out tour across the United Kingdom, as Cameron Mackintosh injects Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece with fresh life for fans new and old of all generations to cherish.
A Musical Phenomenon
Universally celebrated as bigger and better than ever before, even if you've seen The Phantom a dozen times over the years, this production is the must-see event of the season. With a cast and orchestra of 52 members, accompanied by jaw-dropping special effects, it's currently one of the largest touring shows in the world.
The Historic Cadillac Palace Theatre
A sight to behold in and of itself, this famous venue first opened in 1926 as the New Palace Theatre. Its design was modeled after French influences, complete with massive mirrors, white marble, brass accents, ornate gold leafing, and intricate wooden decor. To hide the rich brass accents from military seizure during Word War II, owners secretly painted them with white paint. They remained forgotten, hidden this way until the most recent renovation exposed their grandeur in 1999 for all to see.