Not only is Feld Entertainment bringing Mickey Live! to Chicago in the coming weeks, but the circus is coming to town, too. We love the circus. The wee ones saw it for the first time last year, and they talked about Mr. Gravity and the trained dogs and the tigers and more for weeks afterwards.
Once again, the Blackhawks are headed out on a long road trip while the circus takes over the UC after its performances at the Allstate Arena (I still cringe typing that - in my head it is and forever will be the Horizon). Shows are Thursday November 4 to Sunday November 14 at the Allstate and Wednesday November 17 to Sunday November 28 at the United Center.
At the Allstate Arena:
Thu Nov 4 7:00PM
Fri Nov 5 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Sat Nov 6 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun Nov 7 1:00PM, 5:00PM
Wed Nov 10 7:00PM
Thu Nov 11 7:00PM
Fri Nov 12 7:00PM
Sat Nov 13 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun Nov 14 1:00PM, 5:00PM
At the United Center:
Wed November 17 7:00PM
Thu November 18 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Fri November 19 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Sat November 20 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun November 21 1:00PM, 5:00PM
Tue November 23 7:00PM
Wed November 24 7:00PM
Fri November 26 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sat November 27 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun November 28 1:00PM, 5:00PM
This year's show is called FUNundrum that celebrates the 200th birthday of P.T. Barnum who started it all. It features 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids. I have a feeling the mermaids will be the wee ones' favorite part.
The show begs to answer the question , “What special wonders create The Greatest Show On Earth?” Whether in your mind it's the quadruple somersault on the trapeze, Chinese acrobats, the strong man, the high wire act, motorcycles performing in a sphere, or animal acts galore, they're all a part of the Ringly Bros circus this year.
Are you excited to go see the show now? You can at a discount. Simply use the code MOM to purchase a family 4 pack of tickets for $44 Monday-Thursday and Friday matinees or (and?) to save $4 off all weekend shows. Enter the code in the "MC Promotions Box" on Ticketmaster or provide the code when purchasing your tickets via phone (1-800-745-3000) or at the box office. The offer is not valid on Circus Celebrity, Front Row or VIP seats. No double discounts. Service charges and handling fees may apply.
So what are you waiting for?
In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided with tickets to the circus. I did not receive any compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.