From "The Nutcracker" to the NFL: Celebrating Auditorium Theatre's 125 Years

December 8, 2014 7:44 PM

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One of my favorite Chicago theatre memories to date is when Broadway in Chicago presented Fuerza Bruta - a theatrical event that I can only describe as a near-chaotic interactive dance party performance art. While the experience itself proved jaw-dropping, what elevated it was the venue. All the action took place on the Auditorium Theatre's stage - and from that vantage point, you could look out and see the venue's vast grandeur: the nearly 4,000 seats, the tiered balcony, the golden arches, the curtained boxes. It simply took my breath away.

While I've been to the Auditorium Theatre many times before, this perspective made me realize why this space is considered a Chicago landmark. Nestled on the east edge of Chicago's loop, it's our golden gem. And this gem is now celebrating an unparalleled 125-year anniversary, crowned by a celebrati...

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