Dear friends,

At the Auditorium Theatre, we deal in stories told through dance, music, and the spoken word. One of my greatest joys is to share the story of our theatre with you: The Auditorium was created as a place where people from all walks of life could gather to experience the power of the performing arts — a Theatre for the People.

Just as the theatre has its own tales to share, so do the artists who grace our historic stage. Our 2018-19 Season highlights these exceptional storytellers, and we deepen our commitment to them with many premieres and celebrations.

American Ballet Theatre returns to the Auditorium with the Midwest premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s delightful Whipped Cream, a feast for the senses! We also honor the 60th anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary in their Chicago home at our theatre with a special celebration.

Our “Made in Chicago” 312 Dance Series highlights our local companies and their collaborations with national and international partners. Some of these companies will grace our stage for the first time, and two of them, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Malpaso Dance Company (from Havana, Cuba), will perform several world premieres, including a work for Malpaso commissioned by the Auditorium.

Our music series includes the Chicago premiere of a live concert performance of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, featuring music performed by the Chicago Philharmonic, and I am thrilled to announce that our special gala performers this fall are none other than the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

We also welcome the explorers of National Geographic Live to the Auditorium for a year-long series that celebrates inspirational women and their powerful sagas.

I invite you to join us again as a subscriber to our 2018-19 Season to witness the vibrant narratives that the theatre and our performers have to tell.

After all, who doesn’t love a good story?

With all good wishes,
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko
Chief Executive Officer

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