Dance fans will be happy to know that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is currently lighting up the stage at The Auditorium Theatre.

The troupe, which has its home base in New York, continues performances through March 11. Starring in the Ailey company is Renaldo Maurice, who is a native of Gary.

Among works featured are Chicago choreographer Talley Beatty's "Stack-Up."  The work is jazz-inspired and features music by by Earth, Wind and Fire.

Other works on the program include the Chicago premiere of company member Jamar Roberts' "Members Don't Get Weary," Gustavo Ramirez Sansano's" Victoria," Twyla Tharp's "The Golden Section," and the acclaimed "Revelations," which ends every Ailey performance. For more information, visit

'Epic Tale of Scale' opens

Chicago Children's Theatre opens "An Epic Tale of Scale" this weekend at the troupe's new home, The Station, in Chicago's West Loop.

The production is an immersive work and has been created in a two-story theatrical environment. It's co-created and co-directed by Henry Wishcamper and Jo Cattell. Gabriel Ruiz provides original music.

"An Epic Tale of Scale" officially opens March 10 and continues through April 8. Throughout the production, audience members, who are interactive players in this work, will journey through the galaxy, the human body and more. The production is for ages 6 and older and families are encouraged to attend together.

Tickets for the show are $47. For more information, call 872-222-9555 or visit

Get ready to 'Just Dance'

'Just Dance Live" will visit Chicago March 15 through 18. The production, based on the popular music video game, will be at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Chicago.

The two-hour plus show will include a variety of interactive experiences, from walking the red carpet to engaging in energetic dance moves.

Tickets start at $45. Visit or