January 14-15, 2017

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy this January with Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson join legendary pianist Alvin Waddles, along with a choir of over 100 members and musicians, for two performances that will unify, inspire, and delight. Called “one of Chicago’s favorite annual events” by ABC-7, this high-energy, feel-good production puts a contemporary spin of jazz, gospel, and blues on Handel’s Messiah.

The Auditorium Theatre is partnering with the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church’s Friends of Prison Fellowship to live-­stream the January 15 performance of Too Hot to Handel to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA; the Danville Correctional Center in Danville, IL; the Lawrence Correctional Center in Sumner, IL; and the Lake County Adult Corrections Facility in Waukegan, IL.

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

 
 

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
FRI, JAN 13 :: 11AM:: $10/PERSON
K-12 groups of 10 or more are welcome at our one-hour Student Matinee performance which is designed for field trips and to enhance learning in the classroom. Includes a FREE Classroom Companion that will guide your students in preparing for the performances. Great for social studies and language arts classes. Click here to learn more about student matinees.

 

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Too Hot to Handel video enhancements made possible in part through the generosity of WILLIAM and SHELLEY FARLEY.

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