A Whole New World: An Interview with Alan Menken


The legendary songwriter Alan Menken comes to Chicago for a one-night-only performance at the Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, March 30. In his one-man show A Whole New World of Alan Menken, the creator behind songs like “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid ), “Somewhere That’s Green” (Little Shop of Horrors ), “A Whole New World” (Aladdin ), and “Be Our Guest” (Beauty and the Beast ) performs some of these beloved songs and tells stories from throughout his expansive career. Men

60 Years of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater!


This season, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commemorates its 60th anniversary as a company and the 50th anniversary of its first performances at the Auditorium Theatre. This legendary company, established by Alvin Ailey in 1958, forever changed the perception of American dance. Take a look through the company’s significant history as we celebrate these important milestones. 1931 – Alvin Ailey is born in Rogers, TX. 1949 – Ailey, who relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 12, begins stu

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre’s “Whipped Cream”


Run and grab your tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Whipped Cream because casting was announced today!  THURSDAY, APRIL 11 @ 7:30PM The Boy — Daniil Simkin Princess Tea Flower — Stella Abrera Prince Coffee — Calvin Royal III Princess Praline — Sarah Lane FRIDAY, APRIL 12 @ 7:30PM The Boy — Arron Scott Princess Tea Flower — Isabella Boylston Prince Coffee — James Whiteside Princess Praline — Luciana Paris SATURDAY, APRIL 13 @ 2PM The Boy — Tyler Maloney Princess Te