Taj, Tigers, and Temples!


By: Chief Development Officer, Judie Green I was lucky enough to lead a group of thirteen of the Auditorium Theatre’s special donors on a trip to India in October. I really had no idea what to expect. This was certainly a trip of a lifetime and a country that has left a lasting impression on me.  There is perhaps no other country in the world that is comprised of so many marked contrasts as India.  India truly overloads the senses with all of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. We start

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Christopher Wheeldon forges a ‘Nutcracker’ that dreams for Chicago


Originally published in Chicago Tribune By Chris Jones Especially when we’re very young, we may travel far in our dreams. Perchance through a world revolving around our hopes and fears. Maybe to a place where a Christmas tree can pierce our hearts, and then burst through the walls of a poor young girl’s gray wooden shack in a rough city on the edge of a prairie, where rats scurry, snow flies, toys break and a frigid winter wind cracks the most determined nut. Alas, time always is pai

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancer Da’Von Doane Shares His Message Behind System


This week brings the Midwest premiere of System by Francesca Harper to our landmark stage. Since System was created in direct response to social justice issues, we asked dancer Da’Von Doane what System meant to him and how he incorporated his own experiences into the piece. What events or experiences were on your mind as you worked on System? During the process of working on System many things came to mind during our conversations with Francesca. My own personal story is woven into th