Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2019 Programming


Program A Lazarus by Rennie Harris Midwest Premiere / Co-commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre Acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie (Lorenzo) Harris returns to Ailey this season with the Company’s first two-act work, Lazarus. Inspired by the life and legacy of Mr. Ailey, Harris connects past and present in a powerful work that addresses the racial inequities America faced when Mr. Ailey founded this company in 1958 and still faces today. Harris’ previous contributions to the Ailey reperto

Oh, What a Night: Frankie Valli Returns to the Auditorium Theatre!


Frankie Valli returns to the Auditorium Theatre on November 3, marking the American icon’s first appearance at the Auditorium since 1977! Valli, who turned 84 this year, has had an illustrious career — take a look at some of the highlights! 1934: Frankie Valli (born Francis Castelluccio) is born on May 3 in Newark, NJ. He grows up in a public housing project called Stephen Crane Village. 1942: Valli’s mother takes him to see Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ. This m

See a Preview of Ate9/Visceral/Deeply Rooted


These 3 ground-breaking contemporary dance companies open the “Made in Chicago” 312 Series with a vibrant and variant night of programming. The evening features Ate9 Dance Company, Visceral Dance Chicago, and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater demonstrating the wide range of diversity that resides in the Chicago dance scene. Ate9’s Artistic Director Danielle Agami present’s her collaborative work calling glenn with live music provided by Chicago-based percussionist Glenn Kotche.