Venue Details

Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Corrie
2 events 1 review

Fantastic performance with appeal for all ages! Worthwhile family outing and I loved the way the history lesson was woven into the show:)

reviewed Oct 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Maverick
7 events 1 review

This show was fantastic! High energy! Great talent!

reviewed Oct 30 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Check out the promo video on YouTube.


Act I

Africa — The ancient rhythms of the world’s first drummers fly on the wings of time, reinvented in the sound and fury of a new band of musicians.

Drum Major/Shout It Out  — Nobody can sit still when these all-star musicians and dancers strut their stuff. Get up, get loud, and Shout it Out! 

American Soul — Some call it Motown. Some call it soul. Revel in the sweet, smooth sounds that defined an American musical genre with songs made famous by some of the greatest recording artists of all time.

The King — Be prepared to “Beat It” with a “Thriller” highlight reel from the King of Pop, featuring a choreographed rendition of “Smooth Criminal” and “Billie Jean.”

Midnight Magic — These ghostly drummers are hip and magical. Don’t blink because you won’t believe the sights you are about to see.

Gospel — Put on your Sunday-go-to-meetin’ clothes and join this hand-clapping, heart-thumping celebration of America’s Southern gospel music.  And don’t you pay no mind to that down-home testifyin’ … it’s all good news!

Act II

Street Beat — This action-packed group of percussionists will absolutely amaze you. This team of drummers is fast with their sticks and just as fast on their feet.

Swingin’ — If you dig the sounds of the Big Bands, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Swing Town. Open twenty-four hours. Bring your dancin’ shoes …

Halftime — The sound and style of the Historical Black College and University marching bands is legendary. Enjoy this tribute to the iconic halftime extravaganza made famous by HBCU bands from across America. Who needs a stadium?

Ultimate Drum Battle — This is a one-on-one battle of some of the best drummers you have ever witnessed. There can be only one champion and the audience will decide who it is!

HBCU Drumline — The bass drums sound like thunder; the flash of the cymbals is like lighting. The HBCU Drumline is an amazing explosion of power and precision. 

*Funky Footwork *— Nothing can prepare you for the dazzling choreography of the HBCU dance routine and musical selections that highlight the best of ’80s and ’90s hip-hop.

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