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Aurora Takes Home 10 Suzi Bass Awards

Aurora Theatre Earns Top Honors at 2017 Suzi Awards!

The 13th Annual Suzi Bass Awards Ceremony was held on Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. The Suzi Bass Awards, Atlanta’s equivalent of the Tony Awards, recognizes excellence in all aspects of professional theatre, bringing recognition and increased audience awareness of the cultural arts in the Atlanta region. In what was an exceptional year for Atlanta theatre, Aurora Theatre took top honors with a total of 10 Suzi Bass Awards.


Outstanding Lighting Design Musical
Kevin Frazier

Outstanding Sound Design Musical
Daniel Pope

Outstanding Lead Female in a Musical
Kristin Markiton

Outstanding Lead Male in a Musical
Travis Smith

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Justin Anderson

Outstanding Musical Direction
Ann-Carol Pence

Outstanding Production of a Musical


Outstanding TYA Design Team

Outstanding TYA Production


Outstanding World Premiere

Press About the 2017 Suzi Bass Awards Winner


“I am grateful for the artists, staff, patrons, board members and sponsors that have helped to make Aurora Theatre a strong and dynamic organization. With the magnificent work being produced in Atlanta by all of these amazing organizations, I continue to be inspired and motivated to raise the bar at Aurora Theatre.”
– Producing Artistic Director, Anthony Rodriguez

Travis Smith & Kristin Markiton in The Bridges of Madison County

Jeremy Aggers & Lauren Boyd in Singles in Agriculture

Lauren Boyd & Vallea E. Woodbury in Singles in Agriculture

Juan Carlos Unzueta, Elliott Folds & Jenise Cook in The Three Billy Goats Gruff