Tickets on Sale Monday, June 14 CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9 at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress Parkway), Chicagoans will take a musical journey to the realm of Middle Earth as more than 200 musicians and singers take the stage in a spectacular performance of Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore's "The Lord of the Rings Symphony: A Symphony in Six Movements" featuring the World Festival Symphony Orchestra, an adult and children's choir, guest vocalist Sissel, and a special appearance by Shore. The multimedia event features music from all three films in the motion picture trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." The presentation will also feature original concept and storyboard artwork from the films by artists Alan Lee and John Howe. Projected images will chronologically align with the music as the story of the hobbits' journey unfolds. Both performances start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets, which range from $35.00 to $80.00, will be ON SALE MONDAY, JUNE 14, and may be purchased at the Auditorium Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, http://ticketmaster.com , or by calling (312) 902-1500. "After sold out shows around the world from New Zealand to London, we are pleased to be able to present this extraordinary event," said Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals president. "Whether you're a classical music fan or a fan of the movies, the spectacle of the event will be enjoyed by everyone." Howard Shore has composed the scores to more than 60 films and received the Oscar and Grammy Awards for Best Original Score for "The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring." The soundtracks for "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" have sold over 3 million albums worldwide and both albums have remained on the Billboard Top 100 Soundtracks chart since their original release in 2001 and 2002 respectively. "The Lord of the Rings Symphony: A Symphony in Six Movements" is presented by Jam Theatricals, a Chicago-based entertainment company that produces and presents national touring productions of Broadway shows in more than 30 cities. Jam has presented notable national touring productions including STOMP, Les Miserables, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon and Riverdance and has produced national tours for the stage, including Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python. For two consecutive years, Jam Theatricals has received a Tony Award nomination: Best Revival of a Play for 2003's Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune and Best Play for 2004's The Retreat from Moscow. ==================================== Whoooo! This will be a double-wonderful for me, because I've never been to the Auditorium Theatre, which is supposed to be amazing, and has a lot of history. I refuse to pay Ticketbastard prices, so I'll be down at the Box Office come Monday morning. I'm psyched!