Which Broadway show would make the perfect gift?

11:47 AM, Dec 04, 2017

The holiday season is here and that means it is time to get presents for everyone on your list.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to avoid the stress of going to the mall, dealing with holiday traffic and keeping track of the must-have items of the season only to buy gifts that you're not sure your loved ones will even use after January?

This year, consider gifting experiences instead of things. Forbes shares that the secret to happiness is spending your money on experiences instead of material items. By gifting experiences, not only do you give the gift of new memories but you can also be part of that process. Some suggested experiences we have are trips, tours, or tickets to sporting events, concerts, or the performing arts.

One of our favorite forms of entertainment in Cincinnati is seeing a Broadway show at the Aronoff Center. Broadway in Cincinnati's 2017-2018 season is nothing short of dazzling and its line-up of shows offers something for everyone on your list.




"Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, "Waitress" tells the story of Jenna -- a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life."

Perfect for a girl's night out, consider getting tickets to "Waitress" for your mom, sister or best friend.



School of Rock:

"Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer of "The Phantom of the Opera", "Cats", "Evita"), all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage."

Get a gift for the whole family and buy tickets for "School of Rock." Perhaps it will even inspire the kids to pick up a musical instrument!




" 'Chicago' has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen."

This show is sure to please almost everyone on your list. "Chicago" tickets would be great for a date night or an outing with your friends.


The King and I

"Set in 1860’s Bangkok, "The King and I" tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children"

Get tickets to this classic for your mom or aunt. She'll love seeing this revival.




"Discover a whole new world at "Aladdin", the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite."

Tickets to "Aladdin" would make the perfect gift for everyone on your list. The show has something to offer for fans of all ages.

You can purchase tickets to all of these shows here.

Are you like us and can't decide on just one or two shows? You can also buy a season subscription and see five great shows starting at just $246. What we love about season subscriptions is you can buy multiple tickets to shows as gifts in addition to your regular subscription.

If you are interested in purchasing a 2017-2018 subscription, make sure to do so before 12/31/17 since they are only on sale through the end of the year.

Also, don't forget that Hamilton is coming to Cincinnati for the 2018-2019 season! They only way to guarantee tickets to this much-anticipated show is to be a current season subscriber.

Make sure to get your tickets soon before the holidays to make sure you get a gift everyone on your list will love.


Take this quiz to find out which Broadway show would make the perfect gift for you or a loved one this holiday season. You will also be able to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Waitress the Musical on Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30 PM.


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