The Auditorium Theatre announced its 2017-18 season under new Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenkoalong with its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People."
Diverse programming is the hallmark of the upcoming season, with everything from a talk with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's annual visit.
Some of the highlights are as follows:
"A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg" ( Sept. 11, 2017 ): Ginsburg will engage in conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Kathleen Battle: "Underground RailroadA Spiritual Journey" ( Sept. 30, 2017 ): Legendary soprano and five-time Grammy winner Kathleen Battle makes her Auditorium Theatre debut with a program of songs inspired by the Underground Railroad, the secret network that helped bring 19th-century slaves to freedom.
David Sedaris ( Nov. 1, 2017 ): Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modern Bestiary and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.
"Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" ( Jan. 12-14, 2018 ): "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" will take place for the 13th consecutive year over Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( March 7-11, 2018 ): The Auditorium Theatre has been the company's Chicago home for nearly half a century.
See AuditoriumTheatre.org .