Introducing…Our Chicago Staycation Winner!

We are excited to announce the winner of our ultimate Chicago Staycation sweepstakes….


Congratulations to Daniel Almquist of Bartlett, IL!


Daniel won 2 tickets to Hamilton, plus dinner, hotel and parking on us! We wanted to put a face to a name, so we reached out to our lucky winner to learn more:


Congrats, Daniel! Tell us more about yourself. 

I live in Bartlett, IL and work as an electrical estimator.


An easy drive into Chicago for your staycation weekend! Which hotel did you stay at and where’d you go for dinner before the show? 

We stayed downtown at The Palmer House and had dinner at The Gage.


You won two tickets to hottest show in Chicago! We’re dying to know–how was Hamilton??

It was great! It was funnier than I expected, a lot of the humor doesn’t come through the music alone.  It was much different than other musicals I have seen or been in. (My storied acting career includes backup singer #23 in Hairspray, among others.) The show is more of a biography than a story, so there’s not one big issue or villain like there is in other musicals. It also has a way of not taking itself too seriously without being corny. Here’s a pic from our seats!


Nice! So who was your lucky +1?

My girlfriend Leslie — we had the best time!


Sounds like a great weekend! Lastly, we have to ask…where did you park?

I parked in the garage at 17 East Adams.


Perfectly located for a Chicago staycation. Congrats again, Daniel!