Legendary songwriter Alan Menken comes to Chicago for "A Whole New World of Alan Menken"a one-night-only performance at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr. ( 50 E. Congress Pkwy. ), on Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.
During the show, the man behind songs like "Under the Sea" ( The Little Mermaid ), "Somewhere That's Green" ( Little Shop of Horrors ), "A Whole New World" ( Aladdin ) and "Be Our Guest" ( Beauty and the Beast ) performs some of these songs and tells stories from throughout his career.
Menken has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual with eight Oscars ( four for Best Score and four for Best Song ). He has also won 11 Grammy Awards ( including Song of the Year for "A Whole New World" ), seven Golden Globes, London's Evening Standard Award, the Olivier Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award.
Tickets start at $30 each; visit AuditoriumTheatre.org, call 312-341-2300 or stop at the Auditorium Theatre box office.