Friday, April 30, 2010

Fuerza Bruta on The Today Show

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Click here to watch a Today Show feature on Fuerza Bruta, coming to the Auditorium on May 21!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

AAADT announces new Artistic Director, Robert Battle

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appointed Robert Battle as its new Artistic Director. Battle will succeed Judith Jamison when she retires in June 2011. According to the New York Times, "His work has been described as high-energy, with plentiful leaps and spins, physically demanding and emotive. Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times dance critic, took note of his deep knowledge of craft and cited his virtues: “the exciting effects, the contrasts, the skill in showing several things happening at the same time.”"

Read more in the New York Times.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

$15 Student Rush Tickets Available To The Joffrey

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$15 Student Rush tickets are available to The Joffrey Ballet's Eclectica

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 30 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 2 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 7 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 9 at 7:30pm


In person at the Auditorium Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy)
One hour before show time
Limit two tickets per valid college ID
Locations based on ticket availability
Choreography by Jessica Lang Music by Mozart, Handel and des Prez
A reflection on music inspired by religion, ranging from the dramatic to the reverent to the joyous. Lang is known for her inventive vision and emotionally charged choreography. World Premiere

Choreography by James Kudelka Music by Martinů
In a collision of worlds, Pretty BALLET explores the balance between romantic ideals and industrial ideas as they relate to art. Kudelka has the rare ability to marry classical tradition with modern movement with superb results. World Premiere

Choreography by Gerald Arpino Music by Tchaikovsky
A neoclassical, pure dance ballet and a perfect example of the Arpino style - high lifts, a flying pace, and classic beauty. This fast-paced and physically challenging ballet is an audience favorite! Joffrey Classic

Note: This offer is for college students only. Student Rush is last minute tickets sold at the discretion of the presenter. Polices may differ. Tickets and locations are subject to availability.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Read more about The Joffrey Ballet's Eclectica

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Today's Tribune and Sun-Times both have previews of The Joffrey's Eclectica, opening on Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Auditorium on Society of Architectural Historians Phone App

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A new program by the Society of Architectural Historians offers information about ten early Chicago skyscrapers, including the Auditorium Building, right on your phone! Just scan a bar code for details. Here's a Tribune article with the details.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Free MP3 download from Susan Werner

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One of our favorite Cabaret artists, Susan Werner, is offering a free MP3 download of her unreleased song "BAD BAD BAD."

Here is a note from Susan on her latest release: "Eco-Guilt. We've all heard plenty about Catholic guilt and Jewish guilt. How 'bout some fresh, new and timely guilt? The free mp3 download this month is a song I wrote for all of us unevolved, backwards, MeatEating CarDriving EvianDrinking KnuckleDragging MouthBreathing People out there. Send to all of your friends with their Sigg water bottles - your car-free friends who bicycle everywhere - who lord their eco-conscious lifestyle over you - and then they ask if you could drive them to Home Depot. Puh-lease."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Video - River North

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One year from Friday, River North Chicago Dance Company will make its Auditorium debut! Want a sneak peek of the company? Here's a video of Frank Chaves' Underground Movements.

Group of 10+ on sale now! Get great seats for your group for this one-night-only engement by calling 312.431.2357. The full program has not been announced yet, but it will include the world premiere of a new piece by Chaves, set to the music of Miles Davis and co-commissioned by the Auditorium.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

2010-2011 Season Announced

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Yesterday, details of our 2010-2011 season appeared in the Tribune and Sun-Times.

It promises to be another fantastic lineup. We're especially excited about the Auditorium debuts of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba and River North Chicago Dance Company; in fact, we're co-commissioning a new work by River North to the music of Miles Davis! We are welcoming back Auditorium favorites Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (celebrating 50 years of Revelations) and the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg with Boris Eifman's Don Quixote, or Fantasies of a Madman. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will enchant with Swan Lake, and of course we'll have Too Hot to Handel back for a 6th year.

Current subscribers can renew starting on Monday; at that time we'll also start taking group orders (10+). New subscriptions start May 10 (you just need to pick two or more; the more you pick, the more you save!) and single tickets go on sale on July 12 for Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba and September 13 for the rest of the season. Call us at 312.431.2357 for details.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Special offer to students

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Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 16 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 18 at 5:30 pm

Use promotional code SLRUSH when ordering tickets online or over the phone.

In person: Civic Opera House Box Office, 20 N Wacker Dr (Mon - Sat, 12 noon - 6 pm and during performances)
Phone: 800.982.2787


A valid student ID card must be presented in person when ordering at the Box Office window or when picking up tickets purchased online or by phone. One ticket per valid student ID. A student is first grade through university. Ticketmaster adds an additional $5 per ticket convenience fee.


"ABT's production is a spectacle of shimmering light that glides to the forefront of stagings all over the world, inspiring awe for its mystery and magic." - The Wall Street Journal

See one of the world's greatest ballet companies, American Ballet Theatre, in the world's most beloved ballet Swan Lake, with lavish costumes, spectacular sets and Tchaikovsky's glorious score performed by LIVE orchestra.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Video - Susan Werner

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We're getting ready to welcome Susan Werner back to our "On Stage with..." series on May 13! This video gives you a taste of Susan's performance - it includes here adaption of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," as well as her own songs "I Can't Be New" and "Chicago Any Day."

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