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If you have questions or would like to purchase a subscription by phone, please call us at 312.386.8905.


Click on the image below to view our 2017-2018 season brochure.



The 2017-2018 subscription season includes:

Giselle

October 18-29, 2017

Staged by Lola de Ávila

Music: Adolphe Adam

A sweeping tale of passion beond the grave, de Ávila's visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path. When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. An ethereal descent into madness, desire, and sublime beauty that will leave you breathless. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

Modern Masters

February 7-18, 2018

The Four Temperaments

Choreographer: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Music: Paul Hindemith

One of Balanchine's earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments fuses classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

Body of Your Dreams

Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis

A madcap play on fitness crazes, this inventive piece brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection.

 

World Premiere

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Mason Bates

Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports us through five mesmerizing worlds amid Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape.

 

Glass Pieces

Choregrapher: Jerome Robbins

Music: Philip Glass

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Jereome Robbins' birthday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass, this electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America. Hailed by the New York Times as "landmark Robbins."

 

Midsummer Night's Dream

April 25 - May 6, 2018

Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm by storm.

North American Premiere

 

Add on these performances:

The Nutcracker

December 1-30, 2017

Choreography © by Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Journey inside Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's critically acclaimed holiday masterpiece. When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair's iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. A must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.

 

Gala Performance

April 20, 2018

Come together to celebrate with our vibrant creative community at this season's breathtaking gala performance, open exclusively to Joffrey subscribers and gala package donors. This special one-hour, one-night-only performance will include pieces hand selected by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. Celebrate the end of another successful season with the Joffrey community.

 

Don't miss the highly anticipated first-ever collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago!

Orphee et Eurydice

September 23-October 15, 2017

Fully reimagined by Director and Choreographer John Neumeier

Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck

One of opera's most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck's exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. Lyric presents Orphee et Eurydice in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier. This highly anticipated production marks Lyric's first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet. 

 

*Important ticketing information about Orphee et Eurydice:

  • Not part of Joffrey season and tickets not available through The Joffrey Ballet.
  • Contact the Lyric Box office at 312.827.5600 with code JOFFREY20 to receive 20% off tickets. 
  • Performances take place at the Civic Opera House at 20 N. Wacker Drive.
  • For more information, visit lyricopera.org.

Benefits

Subscriber Benefits

  • Priority seating and guaranteed seats for as long as you renew your subscription
  • Easy and unlimited free exchanges and lost ticket replacement
  • Subscriber discount on all additional tickets purchased throughout the season, including The Nutcracker (December 1-30, 2017) and a deep discount to our Gala performance on April 20, 2018.
  • Opportunity to attend Meet the Artists
  • Discounted parking near the theatre
  • Subscriber season preview lecture with a panel of guests from the artistic team followed by a reception at Joffrey Tower
  • Our popular Subscriber Appreciation Morning in May where we thank you with a behind the scenes event exclusive to subscribers only
  • Joffrey Preferred Partners restaurant and hotel discounts as well as a special offer with the Chicago Athletic Clubs

Exchanges

Exchanges

As a valued subscriber, you have the exclusive benefit of exchanging your season tickets for any other regular subscription performance for the same season at no charge. Exchanges will be made in the same price as your original tickets whenever possible. However, if we are only able to exchange your tickets by seating you in a lower price category, we will be unable to refund the difference.

 

TICKETS MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE DATE OF YOUR ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE.

 

EXCHANGE IN PERSON Exchange your tickets in person at the Joffrey Box Office (10 E. Randolph) or the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E. Congress Parkway, between Michigan and Wabash Avenues), Monday through Friday from noon until 6:00 P.M.

 

EXCHANGE BY PHONE Call 312.386.8905. Secure seats for you new date by phone, then bring your old ticket to will call the day of the new show.

 

EXCHANGE BY MAIL If you are unable to visit the box office in person, simply download, print, and complete the Ticket Exchange/Add-On Form. Return the form along with your tickets to:

The Joffrey Ballet
Subscriptions Department
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610

 

NOTE: Exchanges by mail require 4-6 business days.

 

EXCHANGE BY FAX Tear tickets in half and fax a copy of the torn tickets along with the Ticket Exchange Form. to 312.739.0119


EXCHANGE BY EMAIL Tear tickets in half, scan in a copy and email with your exchange request to subscriptions [at] joffrey [dot] org

 

QUESTIONS We're happy to answer any questions you have regarding your subscription. Call: 312.386.8905 from 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Send email questions via our online contact form.

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To purchase a subscription, click here


If you have questions or would like to purchase a subscription by phone, please call us at 312.386.8905.


Click on the image below to view our 2017-2018 season brochure.



The 2017-2018 subscription season includes:

Giselle

October 18-29, 2017

Staged by Lola de Ávila

Music: Adolphe Adam

A sweeping tale of passion beond the grave, de Ávila's visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path. When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. An ethereal descent into madness, desire, and sublime beauty that will leave you breathless. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

Modern Masters

February 7-18, 2018

The Four Temperaments

Choreographer: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Music: Paul Hindemith

One of Balanchine's earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments fuses classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

Body of Your Dreams

Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis

A madcap play on fitness crazes, this inventive piece brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection.

 

World Premiere

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Mason Bates

Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports us through five mesmerizing worlds amid Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape.

 

Glass Pieces

Choregrapher: Jerome Robbins

Music: Philip Glass

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Jereome Robbins' birthday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass, this electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America. Hailed by the New York Times as "landmark Robbins."

 

Midsummer Night's Dream

April 25 - May 6, 2018

Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm by storm.

North American Premiere

 

Add on these performances:

The Nutcracker

December 1-30, 2017

Choreography © by Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Journey inside Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's critically acclaimed holiday masterpiece. When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair's iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. A must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.

 

Gala Performance

April 20, 2018

Come together to celebrate with our vibrant creative community at this season's breathtaking gala performance, open exclusively to Joffrey subscribers and gala package donors. This special one-hour, one-night-only performance will include pieces hand selected by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. Celebrate the end of another successful season with the Joffrey community.

 

Don't miss the highly anticipated first-ever collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago!

Orphee et Eurydice

September 23-October 15, 2017

Fully reimagined by Director and Choreographer John Neumeier

Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck

One of opera's most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck's exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. Lyric presents Orphee et Eurydice in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier. This highly anticipated production marks Lyric's first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet. 

 

*Important ticketing information about Orphee et Eurydice:

  • Not part of Joffrey season and tickets not available through The Joffrey Ballet.
  • Contact the Lyric Box office at 312.827.5600 with code JOFFREY20 to receive 20% off tickets. 
  • Performances take place at the Civic Opera House at 20 N. Wacker Drive.
  • For more information, visit lyricopera.org.
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