Auditorium Theatre awarded for historic preservation effort

Auditorium Theatre awarded for historic preservation effort


130 YEARS THIS GRAND LADY HAS MADE CHICAGO PROUD.>>>JANET: FOR THE JOY OF PERFORMING ARTS, BRINGING THE CITY’S POPULATION UNDER ONE ROOF , THE PURPOSE IN 1889 WHEN CHICAGO’S AUDITORIUM THEATER OPENED. NOW THE LEAGUE OF HISTORIC AMERICAN THEATERS GAVE ITS PRESTIGIOUS ANNUAL AWARD TO THIS MAGNIFICENT THEATER. THE LEAGUE’S GOAL IS TO HELP SUSTAIN VENUES LIKE THE AUDITORIUM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. COMPETITION IS STIFF.>>THEY LOOK AT THE VARIETY AND DEPTH OF PROGRAMMING, THE DIVERSITY OF PROGRAMMING. THEY LOOK AT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. THEY ALSO LOOK AT RESTORATION AND ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE. JANET: ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL DUO OF ADLER AND SULLIVAN WITH THE HELP OF A YOUNG FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, RENOVATING, REPAIRING AND RESTORING NEVER STOPS. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ONCE USED AS A BOWLING ALLEY, CONVENTION SPACE, BALLROOM DANCE FLOOR AMONG OTHER THINGS, THERE IS ALWAYS A RETURN TO PERFORMING ARTS. WHY NOT? THE THEATER IT IS A WITH NEARLY PERFECT ACOUSTICS. ♪>>THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WAS ALSO AN ORIGINAL PART OF THE DESIGN OF THE BUILDING, THE ACOUSTICS. THE PERFECTION IN THAT REMAINS TODAY, AND REALLY EXCITING FOR SOMETHING THAT IS 130 YEARS OLD TO MAINTAIN THAT. JANET: THE LATEST AWARD JOINS ALL THESE AWARDS THAT THE

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