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.