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  • Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Until Dec 30, 2018

  • Too Hot To Handel

    Jan 19 - 20, 2019

  • National Geographic Live

    Jan 24 - May 7, 2019

  • Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina

    Feb 13 - Apr 24, 2019

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Mar 6 - 10, 2019

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Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

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Until December 30, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet returns following a critically acclaimed reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many years, becoming the Number One Chicago Christmas tradition, and returned annually to the Auditorium Theatre to wow their die-hard fans since 1987.

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Too Hot To Handel

January 19 - 20, 2019

Chicago's own Too Hot to Handel choir brings the music of Handel's famous work The Messiah to life with a modern twist. Re-imagined for the 21st century, the piece's melodies and text remain the same but rhythmic feel, orchestration and harmonic embellishment have been given a contemporary makeover that draws on the energy of gospel and soul.

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National Geographic Live

January 24 - May 7, 2019

Gear up for a thrilling speaker series by esteemed scientific magazine National Geographic as they head out on tour. With a whole range of incredible programs going to various cities in North America, this is a remarkable opportunity to see your favorite explorers, scientists and photographers speak in person, whilst illustrating their talks with beautifully built visual presentations. Join these top contributors as they highlight issues and help preserve the world's natural environment. Using photography and science to expand our scientific knowledge, this is an exciting series for any budding science fan.

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Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina

February 13 - April 24, 2019

Described by Dostoyevsky as a 'flawless work of art' Leo Tolstoy's sweeping epic of desire, forbidden love, jealousy and rage still resonates across the world today as evidenced by this exciting new world premiere adaptation by Yuri Possohkov for the Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with the Australian Ballet.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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March 6 - 10, 2019

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 60 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites.

Auditorium Theatre

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Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

  • Year opened: 1889
  • Capacity: 3901
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar

The largest building in the whole United States when it first opened, Chicago's Auditorium Building was designed by Danmark Adler and 'father of the skyscraper' Louis Sullivan. The building's imposing, bulky facade is offset by the theatre's dazzling interior of gold-leafed arches and wall mosaics. It's currently home to the legendary Joffrey Ballet company and also plays host to hundreds of concerts and comedy shows every year.

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