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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, USA
Seats (approximate)
3661

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is committed to offering the finest in international, cultural and community programming to Chicago, and to the continued restoration and preservation of our National Historic Landmark building. Designed and constructed by famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the theatre has been a mainstay of Chicago architecture and theatre since 1889. In architectural grandeur and in the merit of the artists who have performed here, the Auditorium Theatre has no equal. Though the Auditorium opened to immense critical acclaim, what began as a masterfully-designed opera house that sprang from the minds of geniuses gradually fell into disrepair. For decades the Auditorium Theatre continued its decline before experiencing an astounding resurgence in the 1960's, and ultimately returning to its former status as a jewel in American history. For nearly 120 years, the Auditorium Theatre has evolved, each decade ushering in a new challenge, and a new voice. From the operatic glory of its inception to the rock-and-roll concerts of the 1960's and 70's, from a setting for the world's most legendary musicals to the greatest ballets, the Auditorium Theatre has adapted and grown, but has always remained dedicated to providing the highest quality of artistic experiences while preserving the storied principles upon which it was founded. As time progressed the Auditorium Theatre continued to provide an eclectic and inspiring assortment of artistic productions. Simply sitting beneath the conical dome and contemplating the breadth of talent to grace the theatre is astounding. Former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley gave speeches where, years later, incandescent musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Aretha Franklin, and Elton John performed. Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles captivated audiences in the same space where Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera once played to sold-out crowds. Currently, the Auditorium hosts a variety of events, from dance to music, from Broadway to rock concerts. Keeping true to Sullivan and Adler's vision, the Auditorium Theatre truly does offer entertainment for all of Chicago.
Jersey Boys
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Color Purple
Jul 17, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Musical Revival Drama
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Mar 19, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013
Musical Original
Sister Act
Nov 13, 2012 - Dec 02, 2012
Musical Original Comedy
Monty Python's Spamalot
Jan 20, 2009 - Feb 01, 2009
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Grease
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 18, 2009
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Jul 31, 2007 - Aug 12, 2007
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Jeffrey Lane; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
The Light in the Piazza
Jul 10, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007
Music by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas; Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Musical Original
Movin Out
Jun 27, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2005
Nov 22, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Little Shop of Horrors
Jun 21, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Revival ComedyPuppets
The Producers - Leo
Feb 01, 2005 - Feb 20, 2005
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
On The Record
Nov 30, 2004 - Dec 12, 2004
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Musical Original
Evita - 2004
Nov 16, 2004 - Nov 28, 2004
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
The King and I - 2004
Aug 02, 2004 - Aug 15, 2004
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
The King and I - 1997
Jun 19, 1998 - Jul 05, 1998
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Show Boat
Mar 14, 1996 - Mar 30, 1997
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Crazy For You
Jul 25, 1995 - Aug 06, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
The Who's Tommy
Oct 04, 1994 - Oct 30, 1994
Musical Original
Crazy For You
Oct 19, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
The Secret Garden
Jun 09, 1992 - Jun 14, 1992
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
City of Angels
May 05, 1992 - May 17, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
Musical Original Comedy
Bye Bye Birdie
Mar 24, 1992 - Apr 11, 1992
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Nov 14, 1989 - Nov 19, 1989
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Cabaret
Nov 08, 1988 - Nov 13, 1988
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Me and My Girl
Oct 11, 1988 - Oct 16, 1988
Musical Original Comedy
gigi
Mar 26, 1985 - Mar 31, 1985
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy