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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

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

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.


Productions Production Dates
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Musical, Original
Mar 19, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013
Sister Act
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 13, 2012 - Dec 02, 2012
Monty Python's Spamalot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Jan 20, 2009 - Feb 01, 2009
Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 18, 2009
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 16, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Jeffrey Lane; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Jul 31, 2007 - Aug 12, 2007
The Light in the Piazza
Musical, Original
Music by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas; Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Jul 10, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007
Movin Out
Musical, Original, Dance
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Jun 27, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2005
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Nov 22, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005
Little Shop Of Horrors
Musical, Original, Comedy, Puppets
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Jun 21, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005
The Producers - Leo
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Feb 01, 2005 - Feb 20, 2005
On The Record
Musical, Original
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Nov 30, 2004 - Dec 12, 2004
Evita - 2004
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Nov 16, 2004 - Nov 28, 2004
The King and I - 2004
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Aug 02, 2004 - Aug 15, 2004
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 24, 2001 - Feb 03, 2002
Miss Saigon - Second National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jul 11, 2000 - Jul 23, 2000
The King and I - 1997
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Jun 19, 1998 - Jul 05, 1998
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 06, 1998 - Mar 01, 1998
Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Mar 14, 1996 - Mar 30, 1997
Miss Saigon - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 25, 1995 - Jan 14, 1996
Crazy For You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 25, 1995 - Aug 06, 1995
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 22, 1994 - Jan 01, 1995
The Who's Tommy
Musical, Original
Oct 04, 1994 - Oct 30, 1994
Crazy For You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 19, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 08, 1993 - Jun 25, 1994
Miss Saigon - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 06, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993
The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Jun 09, 1992 - Jun 14, 1992
City Of Angels
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
May 05, 1992 - May 17, 1992
Bye Bye Birdie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Mar 24, 1992 - Apr 11, 1992
Les Misérables - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 16, 1991 - Sep 29, 1991
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
May 22, 1990 - Feb 17, 1991
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Nov 14, 1989 - Nov 19, 1989
Les Misérables - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 18, 1989 - Sep 02, 1989
Me And My Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 11, 1988 - Oct 16, 1988