Jesus Christ Superstar @ Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • May 09, 2018
  • 1:30 PM
  • Chicago
  • 8


  • Art Institute of Chicago Independent Study offers the opportunity for 11 members and guests to ride the Jesus Christ Superstar theater trip bus to visit the iconic museum while others in the theater. Total Independent Study Cost for Member ($39) and Guest ($49) = $88.
    Note: Boarding only at Capitol Lakes or East Towne Sears. Registration Deadline: May 7
  • NOTE: Member ($149) with guest ($164) will cost a total of $313. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the registration form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.
  • Member's guest will join the event in Chicago. Includes ticket.

Estimated Trip Durations:
East Towne Sears: 7:35 AM - 6:30 PM
Capitol Lakes: 7:15 AM - 6:45 PM
Oakwood Village West: 6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

Guest Registration Fee: $164

Registration Deadline: April 9, 2018

Two buses will be scheduled.

Registration Fee includes Van Galder Charter Service w/ Wi-Fi and theater ticket. Lunch is on your own.

Traveling Solo isn't what it used to be: Write-in "YES" to the Group Lunch question on registration form for a fun lunch with trip mates.
Registration is closed
Join us Wednesday, May 9, 2018 for this spectacular production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the iconic Art Deco confines of The Ardis Krainik Theatre at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

It may be nearly a year away, but demand for the best available tickets has already begun and is building.

We have 56 great seats to provide the proper proximity to the stage from which to behold this huge production spectacle. They are located on the main floor in the forward rows of its wide aisle partition, rows BB-EE are just behind the wide aisle and across the three middle sections.

Register now and pay later to claim your seat. (We will order more tickets and 2nd bus if early demand is warrants.)


One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. 

As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice In Association with The Really Useful Group Limited Production by The Regent's Park Theatre London

Meet the ARTISTS

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Lyric Opera of Chicago:

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Free Time for Lunch and Adventure
within easy  walking distance of 
The Lyric
(W Madison St and S Wacker Dr)

A few dining suggestions (Reservations Required):

Dine at The Lyric Opera of Chicago at three of its three on-site restaurant options

Rivers Restaurant and Bar conveniently located next to the Lyric across Madison St with spacious riverfront deck.

Lloyd's Chicago kitty-corner from The Lyric with patio dining available 

One North Kitchen and Bar located nearby across Wacker Dr from The Lyric 


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 on time to begin our adventure.

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

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

Leave Madison

Bus 1

7:15 AM       Arrive at Oakwood Village West to begin boarding.

Bus 2

7:15 AM     Arrive at Capitol Lakes to begin boarding

7:35 AM     Arrive at East Towne Sears

In Chicago

11:00 AM Arrive at The Lyric

11:20 AM Arrive at Art Institute of Chicago (Bus 2) Independent Study Members

1:30 PM Jesus Christ Superstar performance begins

3:15 PM Return to Art Institute of Chicago (Bus 2) Independent Study Members

3:40 PM   Jesus Christ Superstore performance ends and begin boarding

4:15 PM    Estimated departure for Madison

Arrive Madison (Est)

Bus 1 - 7:15 PM Oakwood Village West

Bus 2

7:15 PM East Towne Sears

7:40 PM Capitol Lakes

Non-Member Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.

                                                                                                                                    Accessibility Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand. 

Jesus Christ Superstar Mail-in Registration Forms (including instructions):

PLATO Members Form

For further information, contact Jesus Christ Superstar theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, and 608-271-7741







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