The Princess Bride in Concert
Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2022
Princess Bride

Overview

Adapted from the 1973 novel by William Goldman, Rob Reiner’s iconic film The Princess Bride brings the swashbuckling fights, giant monsters and sweeping romance of classic fairy tales to a modern audience. A farmhand named Westley must rescue his true love, Princess Buttercup, from the odious Prince Humperdinck, making new friends — and a few enemies — along the way. Experience one of the most treasured films of the last few decades at Symphony Center as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Mark Knopfler’s evocative score.

Nov. 25 only: Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Richard Kaufman in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.


Special Preconcert Dining Experience

Enhance your concert experience by dining at the Thomas Club, located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center with sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Before the concert, enjoy a menu inspired by the movie and treat yourself to an inconceivable cocktail! Menu | Make a reservation through Tock


  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Richard Kaufman (Nov. 25 only)
  • Program Book
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Schedule
Friday, November 25, 2022
7:30 PM
Saturday, November 26, 2022
7:30 PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022
3:00 PM
Program
Knopfler

The Princess Bride in Concert

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