Chicago Theatres Ring In 2019 With An Exciting LineupChicago Theatres Ring In 2019 With An Exciting Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2018

The Chicago theatre community will ring in 2019 with major events, getting the Year of Chicago Theatre off to an exciting start. (more...)

Auditorium Brings TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Beyond The StageAuditorium Brings TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Beyond The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Auditorium Theatre is proud to continue to extend the impact of its signature show Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah beyond the stage with programs offered to schools, community groups, and correctional facilities. Too Hot, hosted annually on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend in honor of his life and legacy, is a joyous, uplifting show that puts a jazz, gospel, rock, and blues twist on Handel's classic Messiah oratorio. The production features soloists Rodrick Dixon (tenor), Alfreda Burke (soprano), Karen Marie Richardson (alto), the famed Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles, a 100-person choir, an orchestra, and a jazz combo. (more...)

Highlights from 2018 at the Auditorium TheatreHighlights from 2018 at the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

In the Auditorium Theatre's 129th year of existence, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 13th annual Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah; asked "What's This?" on Halloween with a special screening and the Midwest premiere of Disney in Concert's The Nightmare Before Christmas; and sang along to timeless classics like "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "Grease" with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. We reveled alongside the dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; celebrated Ballet Nacional de Cuba's return to Chicago following a 15-year absence; highlighted top local dance companies, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Giordano Dance Chicago; and got transported to Mexico with the colorful music and dance of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez. We also hosted the 14th  year of our Hearts to Art summer camp, a performing arts camp for young people who have experienced the death of a parent; welcomed over 5,000 students to our Student Matinees; and brought thousands of people from across the city to the theatre through our ADMIT ONE program. (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Community At The Auditorium TheatreTOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Community At The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

For the 14th consecutive year, the Auditorium Theatre proudly presents Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. Celebrating Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" - a world without poverty, bigotry, and violence - Too Hot is a true Chicago show that unites people from all across the city as they sing, dance, and clap along with the performers.  (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonAuditorium Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko announces the Auditorium Theatre's 2018-19 Season, which includes exciting premieres, inspiring speakers, innovative contemporary artists, and legendary performers. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-19 Opera Season, Celebrates Literary MasterworksMichigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-19 Opera Season, Celebrates Literary Masterworks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Michigan Opera Theatre CEO and President Wayne S. Brown and Principal Conductor Stephen Lord today announced the company's 2018-19 opera season.  MOT's 48th opera season will be the second under Lord's artistic leadership and celebrates masterworks of literature turned opera, with "Eugene Onegin" (Pyotr Tchaikovsky), "Candide" (Leonard Bernstein) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (Ricky Ian Gordon/Michael Korie). The season also includes a staple of the opera repertoire, "The Barber of Seville" (Gioachino Rossini) and a fairytale opera, "Hansel and Gretel" (Engelbert Humperdinck). The season begins Sept. 29 with a gala concert featuring opera superstar Renee Fleming.   (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium TheatreTOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' The show features acclaimed soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; legendary Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles; a choir of over 100 members led by Bill Fraher, director of concert choirs at Old St. Patrick's Church; a chamber orchestra conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, the assistant music director at Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, MI; and a world-class jazz band featuring electric bass, electric guitar, string bass, and more. Too Hot, which was originally conceived by conductor Marin Alsop and arranged by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson, puts a twist on George Frideric Handel's classic oratorio, infusing the music with jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium TheatreTOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' The show features acclaimed soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; legendary Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles; a choir of over 100 members led by Bill Fraher, director of concert choirs at Old St. Patrick's Church; a chamber orchestra conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, the assistant music director at Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, MI; and a world-class jazz band featuring electric bass, electric guitar, string bass, and more. Too Hot, which was originally conceived by conductor Marin Alsop and arranged by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson, puts a twist on George Frideric Handel's classic oratorio, infusing the music with jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. (more...)

'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' to Bring Powerhouse Production to the Orpheum Theatre'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' to Bring Powerhouse Production to the Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

The Orpheum Theatre Group announced today that a Memphis-produced engagement of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah will play April 21-22, 2018, at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium TheatreJonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre has announced its upcoming shows through January 14, 2018. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium TheatreJonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre has announced its upcoming shows through January 14, 2018. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-18 Season under new Chief Executive Officer, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, and its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates 12th Annual MLK Weekend Performances of TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The 12th annual performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah take place at the Auditorium Theatre on January 14 and 15, the weekend before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson join legendary pianist Alvin Waddles in the celebratory production, which features a choir of over 100 choir members and musicians. Too Hot to Handel is based on George Frideric Handel's Messiah, and pairs Handel's traditional classical score with jazz, gospel, and blues. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre  announces another season of exciting, diverse programming which supports its commitment to presenting the finest performances in international and local dance, along with America's most cherished music, to Chicago. Highlights of the Auditorium's 2016-17 season include Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration, featuring Chicago singers and musicians; Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in their "Made in Chicago" Dance Series debut;  the return of Eifman Ballet's Red Giselle; and a new, innovative ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Francesca Harper. (more...)

Photo Flash: I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES at Reilly Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES: A SALUTE TO ELLA, JUDY, AND PATSY starring Karen Marie Richardson, Angela Ingersoll, and Katie Deal on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3pm at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St, Ocala, Florida, 34470. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Presents TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre presents its annual King Holiday celebration performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah today, January 16 and tomorrow, January 17, 2016. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH This Jan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre presents its annual King Holiday celebration performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah on Saturday, January 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson tonight, August 6, 2015. (more...)

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