Kathleen Battle Choir Auditions


Want to sing on stage with Kathleen Battle? Here’s your chance! The Auditorium Theatre will host auditions for the “Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey” choir, led by Roosevelt University’s Jonita Lattimore on August 11 from 3-9PM and August 12 from 10AM-5PM. Find audition requirements and rehearsal schedule below! There is a stipend for this performance. More information will be provided at the auditions. For further details prior to the auditions, please contact jlattimore@roose

Vernard Gilmore – Chicago Ailey Dancer Spotlight


Hello, I’m Vernard Gilmore and I’ve been a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater since 1997, so this is my 20th year!. I was born and raised in Chicago, on the South Side. I left Chicago at 19 to pursue my dream to be an Ailey dancer. I had great teachers, who exposed me as a student to the arts and theater in Chicago. My first time inside the Auditorium Theatre, I was 16. My dance teacher Ms. Holda brought us to see Dance Africa. We sat in the nosebleed section, way up.

Sarah Daley – Chicago Ailey Dancer Spotlight


This summer began my 6th season as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It still sounds surreal when I say it aloud, especially when contemplating my relationship with the Auditorium Theatre, the first and only place I saw the company perform. I grew up in a few different suburbs of Chicago and the city was always a treat to go to, a hub of culture and diversity. Every building seemed huge and every person was interesting to me. When my path to a career in dance began to take shap