Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Dates: January 16 and 17, 2010
Times: Saturday at 7:30 p.m, Sunday at 3 p.m.
Price: $30, $40, $50, $65
"Presented to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Too Hot to Handel expressed a message of peace and exultation that was entirely appropriate for the occasion." - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Our "hottest" annual tradition returns for the fifth year! The Auditorium celebrates Dr. King's birthday with a joyful, exuberant, all-American version of Handel's beloved oratorio. Join our soloists, orchestra, jazz combo and Too Hot Choir for the jazziest, swingingest Messiah you'll ever hear!
Critically acclaimed tenor Rodrick Dixon and soprano Alfreda Burke will return for the fifth year. Joining them is alto Karen Marie Richardson, who electrified audiences with her portrayal of Lulu in this summer'sThe Mistress Cycle.
If you've experienced Too Hot, you know the power and energy of this production; if you've never been, this is the year to find out why audiences are coming back again and again.
Groups (10+): 312.431.2357
In Person: Box office, 50 E. Congress Parkway
Save 20% when you purchase a 6-seat box - use promo code TOOHOT. (Must purchase entire 6-seat box. Upper boxes only. May not be combined with any other discount or offer. Subject to availability.)