The Princess Bride in Concert

Friday, August 16, 2024

CSO: The Princess Bride in Concert


Venue: Pavilion Part of: Kids Concerts Series Part of: CSO Residency
Donor Gates Open:
4:30 PM
Gates Open:
5:00 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM
Sponsor: The Princess Bride Consortium
Media Support: WBBM-AM


Reserved Seats: $35–$75
Lawn Reserved Blocks: $45*
Lawn General Admission: $35

* Price per person; must reserve full block of 2, 4, or 6

^ Price increases by $5 one week before the event; ticket selection screen shows current price

  Restaurants, Bars, & Concessions in the Park The Park View and Lawn Bar are open for dinner and drinks, and the Freehling Room is open to eligible Ravinia donors. Reservations are recommended for dinner. Ravinia Market / Café and Carts are open with hot food stations plus chilled grab-and-go, drinks, ice cream, and snacks. The Tree Top Lounge is open with craft cocktails and more curated beverages. Make a Reservation 

 Movie Screens The complete movie will be shown on video screens in the Pavilion and facing the North and South Lawns while the score is played live.

 When Do Tickets Go On Sale? Public ticket sales open at 8:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 24, exclusively here at Ravinia donors receive online access to tickets as early as March 19 or during mid-April.

 Lawn Video Screens This performance will be shown live on a large video screen facing the North Lawn in addition to the Pavilion and South Lawn screens.

About the Performance

“As you wish…”

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles … Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before… with the power of a full symphony orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture!

Directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride features an all-star cast including Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, and André the Giant.

The great Peter Falk narrates this romantic tale of the beautiful maiden, Buttercup, and her one true love, a young farm hand named Westley. After he’s captured by a ruthless pirate and presumed dead, Buttercup’s unhappy marriage to the horrible Prince Humperdinck seems inevitable. But before the wedding can take place, she’s kidnapped by three outlaws and it’s up to a mysterious Man in Black to come to her rescue …

Now for the first time, composer Mark Knopfler’s unforgettable score has been specially arranged for symphony orchestra. Missing this cinematic concert experience would be inconceivable!

So, in the words of Miracle Max: “Have fun stormin’ the castle!”


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Newman, conductor


The Princess Bride In Concert

Mark Knopfler:   Score to The Princess Bride
There will be one intermission during the performance.


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