Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Over the next few months we'll see the 5th year of Too Hot to Handel, the return of Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, the colorful excitement of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, the beauty of the Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre's Sleeping Beauty and the stunning artistry of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, plus a visit from Annie and the magic of the Joffrey's Cinderella!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Over in Detroit, WRCJ's John Penney interviewed soloist Rodrick Dixon, conductor Suzanne Acton and bass player Marion Hayden on "JazzFest Detroit."
Here at home, Rod and fellow soloists Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson chatted with Mike Jeffers on Avenue 950.
Stay tuned for more radio interviews, including WFMT, as well as a TV appearance after the New Year!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, December 11 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 17 at 7:00PM
Friday, December 18 at 7:00PM
Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 20 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 22 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 23 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 24 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 26 at 2:00 PMSunday, December 27 at 2:00 PM
TICKET LOCATIONS ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY. BEST AVAILABLE LOCATIONS ARE ON DECEMBER 20, 22 (evening), 23 (evening) and 24.
In person at the Auditorium box office (50 E. Congress Pkwy)
One hour before show time
Two tickets per valid college student ID
Locations based on ticket availability
Student Rush is last minute tickets sold at the discretion of the presenter. Policies may vary.
Subject to change, restrictions apply.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
$25 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE TO
THE TEN TENORS
(tickets available on all price levels)
Friday, November 27 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 28 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 29 at 2:00 pm
The internationally renowned Australian singing group THE TEN TENORS returns for the holidays, featuring songs from their new album Nostalgica as well as holiday classics.
THE TEN TENORS set out to capture the intimacy between themselves and the audience during live performances, whilst invoking nostalgic memories of people, places or times in history. With an unparalleled palette and repertoire, THE TEN TENORS have taken their passion for quality music and powerful singing to such venues as London's Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and are delighted to be sharing this latest step in the journey with Chicago audiences.
The group's hijinx and famous Australian sense of humor set them apart from other groups and have garnered attention and adoration around the world.
GET STUDENT TICKETS:
In person at the Auditorium Box Office located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy, open at noon
The day of the show
Must present a valid college ID
(Student Rush is tickets sold at the last minute at the discretion of the presenter. Policies differ from show to show. These offers are only available to college students. Tickets are subject to availability; restrictions apply. Not valid combined with any other offer.)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Chicago Tribune: "Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: A bit of Europe, via New York"
Chicago Sun-Times: "Cedar Lake pushes the envelope on contemporary ballet"
Plus, you can watch yesterday's WGN TV appearance here!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 15 at 2 pm
Get tickets:Online: Click here and use code RUSH (A $1.25 handling fee applies to each ticket purchased online. Tickets are subject to availability; restrictions apply. Not valid combined with any other offer.)
There is a limit of two tickets per valid college ID
ABOUT CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
"slick, sleek, and technically fierce."- Dance Magazine
Led by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Cedar Lake specializes in commissioning new works from some of today's most innovative and exciting choreographers. The company of 16 dancers from around the world has earned critical praise across the globe.
Auditorium audiences will see three Chicago premieres - Crystal Pite's Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, Didy Veldman's frame of view and Jo Strømgren's Sunday, Again.
Friday, November 6, 2009
This performance of Score by Score: The Best of Broadway Musicals will feature the works of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Some of Chicago's most popular cabaret performers - Anne Burnell, Laura Freeman, KT McCammond, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael and Daryl Nitz - will perform beloved songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and The Sound of Music. The evening will be hosted by WJJG radio host Kevin Moore.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, but you can get them now with promo code RODGERS. Just give us a call at 312.922.2110 ext 300 or click here for tickets.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
In the coming spring, you'll be seeing a lot of Jamar Roberts in advertising, flyers, posters and banner!
Photo by Andrew Eccles.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Chicago Tribune: Concert Review: Monsters of Folk at the Auditorium
Sun-Times: Haunting venue is real star of Monsters of Folk show
Our favorite part? During the show, Jim James called the Auditorium "God's theater" and said, “I think that’s what it looks like when you die.”
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, Again is first of all a piece that tries to reflect the diversity in Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Abstract movement patterns are woven together in fugal ways, not unlike the baroque way of assembling melodic phrases and ornamentations. Secondly, and on an associative level, it thematically treats the domestic jungle of luxury problems and gender frictions. As the title suggests - there is always the irritating and inevitable Sunday which forces couples to test their coexistence abilities. Leisure time is not good for certain types of relationships.
Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue: I love the word “rescue.” It captures a whole story in a single word. Similarly, the body can convey narrative through the simplest of actions. For me, this work for Cedar Lake was an act of excavation. After creating the choreography, I searched within it for images that specifically evoked rescue. There are many of them. They exist inside the dancing like fragments of an untold narrative. I suppose the presence of rescue in this work is twofold, as I tried to liberate and expose these images for brief contemplation before releasing them back into the dance: saving and holding one picture of rescue in each of the ten duets.
frame of view: I am investigating the physical movement a particular emotion may take, how it manifests itself in our body, how long that physicality may last, and the energy that it creates. By creating different interior and exterior scenes, and utilizing a varied musical landscape, I hope to create an accessible work with a touch of irony and humor.
– Didy Veldman
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Cedar Lake's dancers hail from all over the U.S., as well as France, S. Korea, Romania, Spain, Japan and the Netherlands. The three choreographers are Canadian (Crystal Pite), Dutch (Didy Veldman) and Norwegian (Jo Stromgren). And the dancers and choreographers have ties to companies that are very familiar to Auditorium audiences: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Nederlands Dans Theater and Chicago's own Hubbard Street.
Just one more reason we're so excited about Cedar Lake's Chicago visit! Tickets are available at 800.982.2787, www.ticketmaster.com/auditorium and our box office.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m.
Check out Othello video!
In person at the Auditorium box office (located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy)
One hour before show time
Two tickets per valid college student ID
Locations based on ticket availability
Dancer: Fabrice Camels. Photographer: Herbert Migdoll.
Please note: Student Rush are tickets sold at the discretion of the present. Policies may differ.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
"By the time Rudolf Nureyev made his leap to the West in 1961, a small, dark, handsome, athletic, college-educated, Italian-American guy from Queens, New York, already was captivating dance audiences as the star of the New York City Ballet. His name was Edward Villella." Click here to read more!
Tickets are at 800.982.ARTS(2787), www.ticketmaster.com/auditorium, or in person at the Auditorium box office, 50 E. Congress Parkway.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, September 19 at 11am.
Find out more at www.theswellseason.com.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah (January 16 & 17)
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez (March 13 & 14)
Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre - Sleeping Beauty (March 20 & 21)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 24-28)
Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com/Auditorium, by phone at 800.982.ARTS (2787) and in person at our box office.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
"The production at the Auditorium Theatre this summer originated at the Apple Tree Theatre in Highland Park, in the theater's depressing temporary quarters. The show transcended those surroundings, and it surely deserved the greater elegance afforded by this transfer to the Auditorium, where both show and audience occupy the stage in intimate configuration." CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times: "First staged at Highland Park's Apple Tree Theatre in late 2007, The Mistress Cycle -- a musical theater piece about five very different women who all played the role of "the other woman" -- is now being remounted at the Auditorium Theatre. And the production is serving as a most intriguing test case for possibly alternative uses for that beautiful Louis Sullivan building.
Rebecca Sarwate, Edge Chicago: "A sensuous delight in every connotation of the word, it is no surprise that the production received a Jeff nomination for Best Revue pursuant to the 2007-2008 season. The only shock is that it did not walk away with the trophy. Forget everything you thought you knew about musical revues in the past. Though light on dialogue, The Mistress Cycle has a strapping narrative arc, a compelling and moving plot, told through one emotionally reverting song after another." CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Chris Arnold, ChicagoCritic.com: "After a successful, Jeff nominated run at Apple Tree Theatre, The Mistress Cycle is receiving a stunning downtown Chicago premiere at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Don't worry about the notoriously cavernous Auditorium because the stage has been converted into an intimate space, proper for a chamber musical. Director Kurt John's production is a textbook example of less is more, putting the focus on storytelling rather than spectacle." CLICK HERE FOR MORE
By Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787)
Friday, July 17, 2009
On Wednesday, our Hands Together, Heart to Art campers wrote messages to the parents they had lost and tied them to balloons. The campers and counselors then walked to Buckingham Fountain, where the campers released their messages.
Photo by Beth Bullock.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
For the month of July, our lobby is the lunchroom for hungry campers and their counselors and teaching artists!
Hands Together, Heart to Art, our performing arts day camp designed especially for children who have experienced the death of a parent, is in full swing. This session features 40 campers ages 7-11. These energetic kids are dancing, acting, singing and preparing for their final performance, sure to be a treat. Along the way, they are talking with adults who also lost parents as children and making new friends.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is generously providing our campers with balanced, nutritious lunches - which they are enjoying in what might be the only camp cafeteria designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan!
Photo: Auditorium staff prepares for the ravenous campers!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Nina is dancing her farewell season with American Ballet Theatre after 16 years, but continues to wow the audiences. Her final ABT performance is this Saturday; W Magazine has an interview about her emotional good-bye.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
This remount will feature the majority of the original cast! Chris Jones of the Tribune called this show, "a must-see for lovers and supporters of new musicals."
We're creating a theatre-in-a-theatre for this production, seating 200 audience members on the stage.
Tickets went on sale at 10am today! Call 800.982.2787, visit ticketmaster.com/auditorium or come by our box office at 50 E. Congress Parkway for tickets . Groups and ATRU subscribers can call 312.431.2357 for discount information.
Monday, June 15, 2009
"Looking on with complex emotions will be the outgoing NDT head, Anders Hellstrom, and his announced replacement, Jim Vincent, former NDT dancer and, until Aug. 3, artistic leader of Chicago's top contemporary troupe, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Just as excited -- and maybe non-plussed -- will be onetime Joffrey Ballet dancer Glenn Edgerton, who danced with NDT, ran its lead company for a while, worked recently under Vincent and was just picked to replace him as Hubbard's new artistic director -- the third in its 32-year history."
Click here to read the rest.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Windy City Times: "I'm not trying to start a brawl, but I'll go ahead and say that Czech choreographer Jirí Kylián is the most influential artist working in the field....NDT hasn't performed in Chicago in over 30 years: Get tickets today if you haven't already."
Time Out Chicago: "NDT makes a rare visit to Chicago, and the huge Auditorium should be filled to the rafters. Established in 1959 by a group of renegades from the Dutch National Ballet, NDT is world-renowned for excellence and standard bearing in the world of contemporary ballet-meets-modern choreography."
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Update: When I posted this, I did not know that this was coming to the Auditorium Theatre, I promise! Just got the word it's scheduled for November 20 & 21. So see both the rock and the jazz-gospel version for the full Messiah experience!
Friday, May 29, 2009
The Auditorium will be celebrating our 120th birthday this December, and we're happy to welcome our much younger friends for the final performances of their 49th season June 16 and 17. Great seats are still available - call 800.982.ARTS (2787), visit Ticketmaster.com or swing by our box office for your tickets.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This elegant reception is $50 (does not include ticket to the performance) and includes the opportunity to meet Artistic Director Anders Hellström, Manager of International Affairs René Vlemmix and a company dancer, as well as hors d'oeuvres, wine and trolley transporation to the theatre. Call 312.922.2110 ext. 300 for more information.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
In the Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss wrote, "Perhaps the best way to think about choreographer Boris Eifman is to dub him "the Jerome Robbins of Russian ballet," for he is a master of theater as much as a maker of dances -- a man with a seamless feel for the way gesture, music and stage design can coalesce in the art of storytelling and character development. And now -- after watching the Thursday night Chicago debut of his "Onegin" at the Auditorium Theatre, and thinking back on the five previous visits by his company, the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg -- that essential resemblance has only been magnified."
Sid Smith said in the Tribune, "But you never wait long for Eifman to come up with something startling. A kind of weight bench throughout provides for some striking moments, and in the spectral scene, Onegin is held aloft, prone, by the dancers, until Lensky stands briefly on top of him before collapsing backward -- quite the acrobatic tour de force."
Now onto the final show of the 2008-2009 International Dance Series - Nederlands Dans Theater I is making a rare Chicago appearance next month!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Join State Farm in supporting our campers, who have all experienced the death of a parent. Help us provide them a safe and supportive opportunity to be with other children who have experienced a similar loss - click here or call 312.922.2110 ext 368 to make a donation to HTHTA.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The student matinees are:
Miami City Ballet
Friday, October 2 at 11am
A lecture demonstration narrated by Artistic Director Edward Villella. Selections from the following: Black Swan pas de deux, Tarantella, Western Symphony, Stars & Stripes pas de deux and Company B Highlights.
Available for groups elementary through college. $10 per person.
Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Friday, January 15 at 11am
Students are invited to observe a portion of the dress rehearsal., including the "Hallelujah Chorus."
Available for groups elementary through high school. $10 per person.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Thursday, March 25 at 11am
Friday, March 26 at 11am
Ailey student matinees have sold out the last few years, so we have added a second student peformance! Includes Revelations and an excerpt of another piece.
Available for groups elementary through high school. $12 per person.
(A one-time $10 handling fee is applied to each group.)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Miami City Ballet tickets are currently available for groups of 10+ and renewing subscribers; call 312.431.2357 for details.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will perform at the Auditorium November 14 and 15, 2009. We're currently renewing subscriptions and groups of 10 or more. New subscriptions go on sale May 18. Single tickets will be available in June for the fall shows, and September for the winter and spring. Please call 312.431.2357 for more information on subscriptions and groups.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
- Joan Curto with Beckie Menzie - Shaking the Blues Away: Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
- Megon McDonough - An Evening with Megon McDonough: Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m.
- Susan Werner - Classics: Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tom Wopat - Love Swings: Saturday, September 12 at 8 p.m.
Photo: Tom Wopat
- Miami City Ballet, October 2-4
- Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, November 14 & 15
- Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, January 16 & 17
- Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, March 13 & 14
- Tchaikovsky Ballet Sleeping Beauty, March 20 & 21
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, March 24-28
Right now, we're doing subscription renewals and groups of 10 or more. New subscriptions go on sale May 18. Single tickets will be available in June for the fall shows, and September for the winter and spring. For information on subscriptions and groups, call 312.431.2357.
Photo: Miami City Ballet.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard, filmed a few scenes at the Auditorium last summer. In this trailer, you can see our lobby at about the 23 second mark!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Some of the dancers stopped by WGN TV this morning for a performance:
Also, click here to read Sid Smith's article from Sunday's Tribune and here for a feature in Chicagoist.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tickets are still available for all performances, but seats are selling fast! Currently, the best seating availability is for the Thursday and Friday performances.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Jackson began dancing at The Stairway of the Stars dance studio. In 1998, he started his formal dance training at The Chicago Academy for the Arts High School under the direction of Anna Paskevska and Randy Duncan. Mr. Jackson later went on to pursue training at The Ailey School where he was a recipient of the 2001-2002 Alvin Ailey Fellowship. He was an apprentice with River North Dance Chicago, and was a member of Ailey II. Mr. Jackson joined Ailey in 2004.
Fireside Chats are intimate pre-show discussions for Auditorium subscribers and donors. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts are provided by Trattoria No. 10; wine and soft drinks are also available. The chat will start at 6:00pm on Friday. Please call Beth at 312.431.2357 or email email@example.com to rsvp.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Nederlands Dans Theater I is making a rare Chicago appearance June 16 and 17. Their program will include Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon's Shoot the Moon, Jiri Kylian's Wings of Wax (above) and Crystale Pite's The Second Person. Tickets are available now - don't miss it!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Only 8 days until Ailey opens at the Auditorium! Robert Battle's Unfold is on the program Sunday afternoon.
Tickets are going fast - get yours today! Call 800.982.2787(ARTS), visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or come by our box office at 50 E. Congress Parkway.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 1 at 5pm
333 N. Michigan Avenue
We will be joined by dancers Glenn Allen Simms and Tina Monica Williams.
Reception includes hors d'oeuvres, wine and trolley transportation to the theatre.
Russian Pointe Dance Boutique is an exquisite venue, with a theatrical ambience featuring burgundy velvet curtains and French crystal chandeliers. The Boutique offers the finest in shoes, attire and accessories for dance and fashion, and frequently hosts receptions for the arts. Click here for more information on Russian Pointe.
Admission is $50. Call 312.922.2110 ext 300 to make your reservation, or download an order form here.