The 50th Anniversary of the Auditorium Theatre’s Re-Opening

Featuring dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, San Francisco Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, and The Washington Ballet!

Join us as we commemorate the golden anniversary of the Auditorium Theatre’s grand re-opening with a one-night-only celebration of dance, honoring our legendary dance history with a mixed repertory program that features the greatest dancers from the world’s premier dance companies.

The performance memorializes the night the New York City Ballet re-opened the gloriously restored theatre in 1967 following a 26-year closure — and will feature two of the principal dancers who danced on our very stage 50 years ago, Suzanne Farrell and Edward Villella.

Celebrate the past, present, and future of the Auditorium Theatre with this once-in-a-lifetime evening!

For more information on the program and gala, please click on the tabs below!

Phone: 312.341.2300 | Box Office: 50 E Congress Pkwy
Groups of 10+ are available now. | Subscription Info

Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.
 

• Daniil Simkin (American Ballet Theatre) – Les Bourgeois by Ben Van Cauwenbergh

• Daniil Simkin (American Ballet Theatre) and Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet) – Pas de deux from Don Quixote

• Solomon Dumas (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) – Takademe by Robert Battle

• Emily Adams and Adrian Fry (Ballet West) – Pas de deux from Chaconne by George Balanchine

• Jacqueline Burnett, Kellie Epperheimer, Michael Gross, Elliot Hammans, Alice Klock, Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) – Solo Echo by Crystal Pite

• Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili (The Joffrey Ballet) – Pas de deux from Bells by Yuri Possokhov

• Todd Burnsed and Nicole Loizides (MOMIX) – Millenium Skiva by Moses Pendleton

• Megan Fairchild and Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet) – Tarantella by George Balanchine

• Ian Spring (Parsons Dance) – Caught by David Parsons

• Michael Cook and Natalia Magnicaballi (The Suzanne Farrell Ballet) – Meditation by George Balanchine

• Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet) – The Swan in the style of Anna Pavlova

• Brooklyn Mack (The Washington Ballet) and Koto Ishihara (San Francisco Ballet) – Pas de deux from Diana and Acteon

Plus a performance from Youth America Grand Prix’s Madison Penney!

 

2017 Annual Fall Gala
Honoring Sonia Florian of the NIB Foundation
Honorary Co-Chairs: Suzanne Farrell and Edward Villella

What:
Join us to celebrate the Auditorium Theatre and the presentation of the Adler and Sullivan Award honoring Sonia Florian’s lasting contributions to the arts and the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

The Gala will begin with a reception, dinner, and award presentation at The Standard Club followed by a performance commemorating the golden anniversary of our grand re-opening with a one-night-only celebration of dance, featuring a mixed repertory program with dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, San Francisco Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, and The Washington Ballet!

This event memorializes the evening that the gloriously restored theatre re-opened in 1967 following a 26-year closure, when opening night patrons were treated to an unforgettable performance by New York City Ballet. Celebrate the past, present, and future of the Auditorium Theatre with this once-in-a-lifetime evening!

When/Where:
Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Standard Club
320 S Plymouth Court
4PM — Cocktail Reception
5PM — Dinner and Award Presentation
6:45PM — Trolley transportation to the Auditorium Theatre

Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy
7:30PM — A Golden Celebration of Dance

Black Tie Optional

Tickets and Tables:
Tables of ten: $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, and $6,000
Individual tickets: $600

Information:
Kelly Saroff
Associate Director of Individual Giving
312.341.2364 or ksaroff@auditoriumtheatre.org