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Auditorium Theatre

Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Au...

The Royal Ballet's "Don Quixote" and Celebration Gala (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

It was a royal week for Chicago when The Royal Ballet, Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, came into town (oh yeah, and that time the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup) after a 37-year-absence bringing their critically-acclaimed performance of Carlos Acosta's "Don Quixote."

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Joffrey Shows Range With 'Unique Voices' Program

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The Joffrey Ballet displayed determination, range and energy as they tackled three disparate pieces on Wednesday night at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. Unique Voices offers the work of two choreographers who explore the various aspects of relationships, and one who delves into the very nature of ballet itself.

Black Ties, Boleyns and News Boys: Three Shows in Four Days

Robert Bullen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The challenge was simple: Three wildly different shows in four days. My 68-year-old mother joined me and provided her input.

A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.

Actor John Mahoney Hosts the Auditorium Theatre's 125th Gala Celebration

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.19.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

We are our history, are we not? On December 9, the Auditorium Theatre celebrates its 125th Anniversary with a gala dinner and star-studded performance, hosted by actor, John Mahoney. Looking back, what kind of city would Chicago be if it didn't have the Auditorium Theatre?

Honoring Our Gorgeous and Efficient Skyline: Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Awards

Henry Henderson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Tonight the Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative is having its first awards ceremony, honoring one building and three building enginee...

Conducting Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Tchaikovsky was the essence of the Russian Romantic era. He wore his heart on his sleeve, and his unforgettable melodies are full of the most honest expression.

The Joffrey Ballet Soars in Ambitious Triple Bill: Stories in Motion

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The Joffrey Ballet's extraordinary mixed bill, Stories in Motion, exploded onstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago this past weekend: three ballets that trace a timeline of the infiltration of Modernism in ballet.

Savoring the Score of Joffrey's Romeo and Juliet

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The Joffrey is taking on Romeo & Juliet this season, which has an amazing score by Sergei Prokofiev. We asked conductor Scott Speck some questions about the music, and he shares some wonderful insights with us here.

Joffrey Triumphs with La Bayadere

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Welch's choreography is both brilliant and difficult with demanding lifts, whiplash turns and unexpected combinations. In the first act, the dance for the four men was especially impressive, but the group dancing was also a joy to watch.

Review: Ballet West - Mixed Repertory Program at the Auditorium Theatre

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

As the piece unfolds, dancers pair up and present themselves to the audience in a series of dances that give the impression of the day unfolding gradually. The mood is initially light, but begins to shift as the black box starts to take the focus -- and then the ritual begins.

The Joffrey: Live Music For American Legends

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

We wanted to learn more about the process of what goes on behind the scenes to bring this partnership between dance and music to life, so we reached out to Scott Speck, Music Director for the Joffrey.

Hands Together Heart to Art, Camp for Kids Who Have Experienced the Death of a Parent

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Through the performing arts of dance, theater and music, the camp allows kids, regardless of race or economic situation, to engage in the arts as a way of fostering self-confidence and self-expression during a traumatic time.

Review: Joffrey's 'Spring Desire' Program

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Catherine L. Tully

Love, longing and sensuality are at the core of the Joffrey Ballet's "Spring Desire" program. Age of Innocence opens the evening with its tense, formal underpinnings -- expertly juxtaposed with moments of passion.

David Sedaris Talks Travel, Kidney Stones, Studs In Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit While pundits warn about the demise of publishing, one writer filled Chicago's Auditorium ...

Laugh With (At?) David Sedaris At The Auditorium Theatre

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Essayist and author David Sedaris (the brother of Strangers With Candy's Amy Sedaris) rose to national fame on the strength of "The Santaland Diaries"...

Puerto Rico In The Loop: 10th Annual Cuatro Festival

Yelp Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Join the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance in celebrating the sounds and tradition of the cuatro. This is an event to entertain, as well as educate and brin...