Monday, November 30, 2009

Ailey in NY Times this weekend

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Our friends at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are getting ready for their December City Center engagement, which starts on Wednesday. This weekend's New York Times featured interviews with Artistic Director Judith Jamison and dancer Antonio Douthit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We have so much to be thankful for - our wonderful subscribers and donors, our incredible audiences, the amazing performers who grace our stage. Thank you all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Toast the Holidays with the Auditorium Cocktail!

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The folks over at Chicagoist came across the formula for the Auditorium Cocktail, which was one of the offerings of the Auditoirum Hotel (now the site of Roosevelt University). Gather some gin, vermouth and an egg white and celebrate our upcoming 120th birthday!

While you're enjoying the Auditorium Cocktail, you can browse our Chicago's Landmark Stage site, which recounts the rich history of the Auditorium building.

Monday, November 23, 2009

$25 student tickets to Broadway In Chicago's The Ten Tenors

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Get in the holiday spirit during Thanksgiving weekend!


(tickets available on all price levels)

Tuesday, November 24 at 8:00 pm
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.

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.)

Article in Playbill About Our 120th

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You can read a brief history of the Auditorium in this Playbill article. Just a few weeks until our 120th!

Friday, November 20, 2009

FREE Mini-Tours in Honor of Our 120th Birthday!

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Save the date! On Monday, December 7, we will be conducting FREE mini-tours of the Auditorium Theatre at 12 noon and 3pm! Please join us for an interesting look at the history, art and architecture of our National Historic Landmark Theatre. This is our gift to you, as we celebrate our 120th birthday. (The first performance at the Auditorium was December 9, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison was in attendance!)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cedar Lake Reviews

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Here are the Tribune and Sun-Times reviews of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet last weekend.

Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer spoke to our donors and subscribers at Saturday night's Fireside Chat. Here he is meeting some of the audience after the chat.

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Great Press!

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Here are some more articles about this weekend's Cedar Lake engagement:

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

"Dancers Without Borders" - Time Out Chicago article about Cedar Lake

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Click here to read the article about Cedar Lake in this week's Time Out Chicago, and then call 800.982.2787, click here or come to our box office to get your tickets!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

$15 Student Rush tickets available for Cedar Lake

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Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 pm
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.)

In person: Auditorium Box Office, located at 50 E Congress Pkwy. One hour before show time

There is a limit of two tickets per valid college ID


"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

New Show Announcement - Rodgers & Hammerstein Cabaret

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The Auditorium is teaming up with the cabaret series "Kevin Moore Presents" to host a special January installment of our "On Stage" series on Saturday, January 30.

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

New Works in AAADT's 2009-2010 Season

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Click here to find out about the new works Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be premiering this season. We're not sure how many will be performed during the March 24-28 Auditorium engagement, but we'll post the programming as soon as we know!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Year's Ailey Image

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Each year, we wait excitedly to find out what promotional image Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be using. AAADT's photos are always beautiful, vibrant and exciting. This year is no exception.

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

Monsters of Folk reviews

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We had a busy weekend, with concerts from David Gray, Monsters of Folk and The Disco Biscuits. Here are some Monsters of Folk reviews:

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.”

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