Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teachers - It's Not Too Early To Think About Next Year's Student Matinees!

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The Auditorium has four student matinees planned for the 2009-2010 season. These one-hour shows are a great opportunity to introduce children to great performance at a low ticket price! Each teacher will receive a study guide to help students prepare for the event! Available for groups of 10+; call 312.431.2357 for reservations.

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

Fun Fact about Miami City Ballet's Edward Villella at the Auditorium

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Edward Villella is bringing his Miami City Ballet for the company's first Auditorium appearance October 2-4; however, it's not Villella's first time at the Auditorium Theatre.

On October 31, 1967, the Auditorium celebrated its grand re-opening after 36 years without performances. The performance was New York City Ballet, and Villella was part of the company! We're thrilled to welcome him back this fall.

Miami City Ballet tickets are currently available for groups of 10+ and renewing subscribers; call 312.431.2357 for details.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet video.

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Check out video of the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet's performance of "frame of view" by Didy Veldman.

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

On stage with...2009 Cabaret Season Announced

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On stage with...2009 Cabaret Series was announced today in the Chicago Tribune! Our Summer Cabaret Series treats the audience to an unforgettable performance while enjoying a rare vantage point typically reserved for the performer - the stage!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Call 312.922.2110 ext. 300 for more information.

Photo: Tom Wopat

2009-2010 Season Announced

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On Friday, the Auditorium announced our 2009-2010 line-up! Here are the details:

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

Meet Boris Eifman: Pre-Show Reception at Russian Pointe

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Visionary choreographer Boris Eifman will be among the guests at a pre-show reception at Russian Pointe Dance Boutique on Saturday, May 16 at 5:30pm. The reception will include hors d'oeuvres, wine and trolley transportation to the Auditorium Theatre for the 8pm performance of Eifman's new ballet, Onegin.

The cost of the reception is $50 (does not include performance ticket). Call 312.922.2110 ext 300 for reservations.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Video - Eifman Ballet "Onegin"

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(This video was posted in YouTube by the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Please remember the Auditorium's dates are May 14-17.)

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Praise Rolls in for Ailey!

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Chicago Tribune - "Fable Blends Song and Dance"

Chicago Sun-Times - "Ailey Show Sweet as Honey"

Northwest Indiana Times - "Ailey Dancers Dazzle at 50"

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chicago Tonight feature from Tuesday

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On Tuesday, March 31, AAADT dancer and Chicago native Vernard Gilmore joined our Executive Director Brett Batterson on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. Click here to watch.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

See the Auditorium Lobby in the Public Enemies Trailer

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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!

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