We hope you can join us on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 for a truly historic occasion. The Auditorium Theatre’s annual gala event will occur that evening—and it promises to be the most significant gala this National Historic Landmark has ever seen.
On that night, the Auditorium Theatre will officially celebrate its 125th Anniversary, and this momentous milestone will be recognized with an appropriately extravagant celebration. The black-tie gala, held at the historic Palmer House Hilton, will feature an evening of music, movement and memories celebrating the Auditorium Theatre’s incredible 125 years.
The spectacular entertainment for the Auditorium Theatre’s 125th gala will be an homage to our long history of exceptional programming, and will include: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Apollo Chorus, and a rock concert composed of legendary Chicago musicians. In a scheduling coup of pure symmetry, one of the headliners, the world-renowned and Tony-Award winning Broadway sensation, Ms. Patti LuPone, happens to be the great-grandniece (and namesake) of Adelina Patti, the opera star who performed on the Auditorium Theatre’s stage during opening night in 1889.
Please join us for one of the Auditorium Theatre’s most memorable events in recent memory. Our 125th gala celebration will be an acknowledgement of all the Auditorium Theatre has achieved—and the limitless possibilities that remain.
Special thanks to our 125th Gala Dinner Chairs: Joan Colmar, Phil Lumpkin, and Helen Melchior. To purchase tickets to the Auditorium Theatre’s 2014-15 Gala, or to address any inquiries, please contact 312.341.3825.