Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Family Fun Day- 125 years of amazement! Sunday Nov 9 at Roosevelt University

The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University is celebrating their 125th Anniversary Season and to make sure everyone knows how wonderful the place is, they are opening their doors on Sunday, November 9 for a FREE Family Fun Day!

Families are invited to explore this landmark arts building (built by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, beautifully restored, and a building that Frank Lloyd Wright said was "... the greatest room for music and opera in the world- bar none.")

During the free festivities, you can enjoy dance classes from Joffrey Ballet dancers, acting lessons from Roosevelt University professionals, Arts & Crafts, a special Brownie making demonstration with one of FOX TV’s Master Chefs and lots more.

It's all free, and it's all fun!

Here's a schedule of what's going on, and a promotional video which shows some of the planning for what's going on!

 For specific times, or if you need more info, visit


Scavenger Hunt (Recommended for ALL AGES): Explore the nooks and crannies of the Auditorium, and ensure you don’t miss a thing by completing the Family Scavenger Hunt! Guests can show completed booklets to staff at two check-in points treat and to be entered in our “Family Night Out” Raffle!

Stained Glass Ornaments (Recommended for ALL AGES): Create an ornament to take home with you!

Birthday Doodles (Recommended for ALL AGES): Many of the famous performers who have stepped onto our stage left a doodle for our theatre crew. Check out some celebrity doodles, then add your own birthday doodle to our collection!

CJP Instrument Petting Zoo (Recommended for ALL AGES): Interact with the instruments played by musicians on our stage!

Lyric Opera (Recommended for ALL AGES): Discover the connection that this iconic Chicago opera company has with the Auditorium Theatre, while participating in fun, interactive activities!

Make ‘Em Laugh (Recommended for ages 7+): Jump in and improvise with some of our favorite improvisers and comedians!

FAMILY DANCE CLASSES WITH JOFFREY BALLET (Recommended for ALL AGES): Learn to move like a Joffrey dancer in this family experience fitting for all ages and abilities! (Absolutely no dance experience needed!

BACKUP SINGER DANCE MOVES WITH JENNIFER EDGECOMB (Recommended for ages 7+): Test out your best backup moves as you explore the rock-n-roll performers who have stepped onto the Auditorium Theatre’s stage over the years.

CREATIVE DRAMA WITH DREAM BIG PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP(Recommended for ages 3-7): Young artists take center stage as they explore their favorite stories!

INTERACTIVE TOURS Meet in front of patron services (Recommended for ALL AGES): Explore behind the scenes of the Auditorium Theatre and walk across the historic stage! Tours last approximately 30 minutes

GHOSTS OF CHICAGO THEATRES (Recommended for ages 7+):
Families can stop by to hear about the haunts of our theater and other Chicago theatres. No sign-in necessary.

Families can gather around at the specified times to watch Elise Mayfield, from FOX’s Master Chef, demo the Palmer House Brownie recipe and taste this world famous dessert!

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