This was Kung Fu


Written by Chinese Fine Arts Society Board President, Joe Mallon. As we enter the Year of the Rooster, the Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) continues its mission of promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture.  The martial arts, specifically Kung Fu, has a four thousand year history in China.  Can you understand China without an appreciation for the ancient roots of Kung Fu?  As Board President of CFAS, I don’t think you can.  And there is no better way to gain that appreciation than to

Congratulations to our 2017 Too Hot Poetry Contest Winners!


Each year, students from around the city of Chicago are invited to add their voices to the Auditorium Theatre’s Too Hot to Handel celebration by submitting original poetry for our Too Hot Poetry Contest. Chicago students, grades 3-12, entered this year’s contest by responding to one of two prompts: “What is community?” or “What does beloved community mean to you?” Congratulations to our two winners and first runner-up. They will each be performing prior to one of the performances th

Taj, Tigers, and Temples!


By: Chief Development Officer, Judie Green I was lucky enough to lead a group of thirteen of the Auditorium Theatre’s special donors on a trip to India in October. I really had no idea what to expect. This was certainly a trip of a lifetime and a country that has left a lasting impression on me.  There is perhaps no other country in the world that is comprised of so many marked contrasts as India.  India truly overloads the senses with all of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. We start