The Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago is celebrating its 125 Anniversary. The yearlong celebration program is one of the major performing arts series in the country. Premier dance companies from around the world and Chicago will be featured at this ravishingly beautiful theater that opened with great fanfare and applause in 1889. Designed by the Adler & Sullivan architectural firm, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Congress Street, it was at the time, the largest structure in the United States and the tallest in Chicago. It still stands as a major cultural icon.
From the reopening of a refurbished Auditorium 1967, to the present, it has had a continuous history of presenting the likes of the Bolshoi Ballet to the 2014 anniversary kick-off appearance of the American Ballet Theater of New York a few weeks ago.