War Paint (A World Premier Musical) @ Goodman Theatre, Chicago Field Trip

  • August 14, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Chicago
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  • NOTE: Member plus guest will cost a total of $205. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the data collection form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.
  • Total Cost = $155 ($95 member registration fee + $60 for additional War Paint ticket)

Registration Fee includes Badger Bus travel w/Wi-Fi and War Paint ticket. Lunch is on your own.

Members must register their own guests. Guest Registration Fee: $110.00. Member and Guest registration fee = $205.00

Note: We must place our ticket order on July 1. Any unsold tickets will be released back to the Goodman for sale to others. You need to register by June 30 to get claim a prime seat. If you wait until after July 1, any seats available may not be as advantageous or available at all
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Join us for a pleasant Sunday in downtown Chicago for brunch/lunch and matinee performance of an exciting new musical.

Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star in a World Premiere musical about two business titans—and their infamous rivalry.

Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20thCentury. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their remarkable rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. 

Patti LuPone (Evita, Gypsy), who “generates more raw excitement than any other performer on Broadway” (The New York Times), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street), a “first-class, revitalizing master of period style” (The New York Times), go head-to-head in this World Premiere musical about two legendary women who forever changed the business of beauty.

Don’t miss this World Premiere musical from the acclaimed Broadway team of librettist Doug Wright(Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, The Little Mermaid); composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven); and director Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then and Grey Gardens).

Opens June 28

Just extended through August 14!

For further information:

Goodman Theatre War Paint webpage at: http://www.goodmantheatre.org/warpaint

Excellent Documentary: PBS Home Video: The Powder & The Glory

Available from Netflix: http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Powder-and-the-Glory/70112976?trkid=201886046

Available from Fitchburg and New Glarus Public Libraries via LINKcat:


Based upon the Lindy Woodhead book:

War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry


First stop: The Art Institute of Chicago - Monroe Street Entrance

Stay cool before the show within the friendly confines of The Art Institute's many galleries and eateries. The Goodman Theatre is only seven blocks (0.7 mi) northwest at Dearborn and Randolph (See Walking Map).

Note: If you have difficulty walking, our driver will return to pick you up at 1:15 PM and get you as close as he can to the theatre. 

Second stop: Goodman Theatre

Located at 170 N. Dearnborn at corner of Dearnborn and Randolph with plenty of places to eat and shop. Click on Restaurant Street Map

  ~  ~  ~ War Paint Field Trip Registration Information  ~  ~ ~    

Registration Fees: $95-Members/$110-Guests

Registration Deadline: July 1 (for best seats)

PLATO Prime Seating. We have excellent seating in the first two rows of the Front Mezzanine providing a prime vantage for viewing this large scale, high energy production.

Note: We must place our ticket order on July 1. Any unsold tickets will be released back to the Goodman for sale to others. You need to register on or before June 30 to get claim a prime seat. If you wait until after July 1, any seats available may not be as advantageous or available at all. 

Members have the option of registering one guest at the same time they register themselves.

Assistive Listening Devices: Both the Albert and the Owen are equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. You may use your own headphones, or they will be provided for you. In addition, neck loops are available that are compatible with t-coil hearing aids. Devices are available at the Guest Services desk in the Goodman lobby. Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, but a driver's license or valid ID is required as security.

Accessibility Policy. The GoodmanTheatre and public spaces in Chicago are handicapped accessible.  However, you must be able to board and exit the bus using its stairs. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

  ~  ~  ~   War Paint Itinerary  ~  ~ ~        

Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Chicago with plenty of time to enjoy our day.

– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.


Leave Madison

7:30 AM        Begin bus boarding at Oakwood Village University Woods

7:50 AM        Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes for boarding.

8:10  AM        Bus arrives at East Towne Shopko for boarding.

8:20 AM         Bus departs for Chicago (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)


In Chicago

 11:30 AM       Arrive at Art Institute of Chicago

11:50 AM       Arrive at Goodman Theatre

1:15 PM        Return Pick up at Art Institute

1:35 PM          Arrive at Goodman Theatre

2:00 PM          War Paint performance begins

4:30 PM          War Paint performance ends

4:50 PM         Depart from Goodman Theatre

Arrive Madison  (Estimated)

8:30 PM East Towne Shopko

8:45 PM       Capitol Lakes

9:00 PM      Oakwood

Mail-In Registration Forms:

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For further information, contact War Paint field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741.





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