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

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Christopher Wheeldon forges a ‘Nutcracker’ that dreams for Chicago


Originally published in Chicago Tribune By Chris Jones Especially when we’re very young, we may travel far in our dreams. Perchance through a world revolving around our hopes and fears. Maybe to a place where a Christmas tree can pierce our hearts, and then burst through the walls of a poor young girl’s gray wooden shack in a rough city on the edge of a prairie, where rats scurry, snow flies, toys break and a frigid winter wind cracks the most determined nut. Alas, time always is pai