Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

2013-14 Season




River North Dance Chicago

April 12, 2014

Celebrated for creating vital connections between dancers and the audience as well as presenting gutsy and entertaining works, River North Dance Chicago returns to the landmark stage for a third season.


Paul Taylor Dance Company

May 17-18, 2014

The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Auditorium, bringing Mr. Taylor’s ever-burgeoning repertoire to our Landmark Stage. The San Francisco Chronicle proclaims “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.”




The Idan Raichel Project

May 15, 2014

The Idan Raichel Project burst onto the global music scene changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering “a fascinating window into the young, tolerant, multi-ethnic Israel taking shape away from the headlines.” (Boston Globe).




Ballet West

The Sleeping Beauty

October 4-5, 2013

Ballet West returns to the Auditorium withThe Sleeping Beauty, newly conceived and produced by Artistic Director Adam Sklute. Set to Tchaikovsky’s soaring music with a live orchestra, it’s perfect for the entire family.


Ballet West

Mixed Rep

October 6, 2013

Ballet West also presents the Midwest premiere of Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery*, based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. Set to a new musical score by Robert Moran, The Lottery is a groundbreaking interactive experience, with the audience finding out the secret before the dancers!The Lottery will be performed with Rubies,Pas de Deux from Diamonds, and world premiere Presto

*Presented by special arrangement with the Children of Shirley Jackson, and Literal Media.


Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

November 22, 2013

“Crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip,” raves The New York Times. Don't miss this one night only event!  



Too Hot to Handel

The Jazz Gospel-Messiah

January 18-19, 2014

“Handel's indelible, indestructible tunes remain, but rhythmically the Messiah takes flight in ways that the great composer never could have anticipated.” (Chicago Tribune). Guaranteed to have you dancing and singing in the aisles!




Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

February 28 - March 9, 2014

Experience the power of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their Chicago home at the Auditorium, and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world.




Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Songs of the Wanderers

March 14 and 16, 2014

The Auditorium is thrilled to welcome back a visually stunning paean to spiritual pilgrimage, Songs of the Wanderers. "Exquisitely performed in deliberate slow motion; the audience jumped up to offer a cheering ovation," raved The New York Times.

A co-presentation with The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet, with underwriting support from the Alphawood Foundation.


Houston Ballet


March 22-23, 2014

Houston Ballet presents celebrated English choreographer David Bintley's full-length Aladdin, a magical tale of love, trickery, and triumph.

A co-production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Houston Ballet Foundation. Co-presented with the Ravinia Festival.


Chick Corea and Béla Fleck

April 5, 2014

Two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The duet will combine 20-time Grammy winner Corea and 15-time Grammy winner Fleck's most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment!





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Photo of Ballet West artists in “The Sleeping Beauty” by Luke Isley. | Photo of Ballet West’s Adrian Fry and Beckanne Sisk in Val Caniparoli’s “The Lottery” based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” Set and Costumes by Sandra Woodall. Lighting by David Finn. Photo by Luke Isley. | Photo of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Antonio Douthit-Boyd by Andrew Eccles. | Photo of National Ballet of Japan dancer Ryuji Yamamoto by Hidemi Seto. | Photo of River North Dance Chicago's Renatus by Cheryl Mann. | Photo of Paul Taylor Dance Company's Eran Bugge and Robert Kleinendorst by Paul B. Goode. | Photo of Idan Raichel by Beaver Global. | Photo of Chick Corea and Béla Fleck by Jay Blakesberg.