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.

Dr. Kara Cooney on Egyptology and Ancient Leaders


This year, the Auditorium Theatre is partnering with National Geographic Live on a three-part speaker series dedicated to the stories of inspirational women. Dr. Kara Cooney, a celebrated Egyptologist and professor at UCLA, kicks off the series in September with “When Women Ruled the World,” delving into a time when women held positions of power in ancient Egypt. People often ask me how I decided on Egyptology. And I have no idea how to answer why I do what I do. I say banal things like “I