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Learning Library- Goosebumps

Book & Lyrics by John Maclay
Music & Lyrics by Danny Abosch
Adapted from Goosebumps®: Phantom of the Auditorium by R. L. Stine

Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Jen MacQueen

Strange things are disrupting rehearsals of the Woods Mill Middle School musical, which is rumored to be cursed. The school is buzzing as students wonder if these interruptions are coincidence, some kind of joke, or the curse of The Phantom for real. Undeterred, Ms. Walker has the perfect stars for her show in students Brooke and Zeke. Enjoy this silly and (only a little) spooky adventure that will keep the students in suspense until the final bow.


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Now Booking Weekday Morning Performances in
November for Student Groups in Clayton 

To book your group or for additional information
contact the Box Office: fieldtrips@auroratheatre.com

A professional actor from Aurora will read from R.L Stine’s Goosebumps®: Phantom of the Auditorium and give a behind-the-curtain view of how we take a story from page to stage.

Suwanee Branch: 10/1 at 2pm


Limited Engagement

October 19–October 22, 2017
Thursday–Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets $10–$15*

Sold out on 10/22!

*Not eligible for Playhouse Tix Punchcard


For many parents of young children, Goosebumps™—and especially the TV series that aired from 1995-98—is a throwback to their childhood. Now parents can relive their youth and introduce the next generation of fans to Goosebumps and other 90’s favorites at this nostalgic night of family fun. The concession stand will feature Gushers and other treats from the 1990’s. Our pre-show music will be a playlist of the best of the decade. So dig deep into your closet and break out those overalls, scrunchies, 8-ball jackets, grunge flannel and skate gear, as those dressed in their 90’s finest will win fun prizes like slap bracelets.


Before the 2:30pm performance on Sunday, October 22 meet one of the talented team that adapted R.L. Stine’s bestselling classic Goosebumps: The Phantom of the Auditorium into the stage musical produced by Aurora Theatre. Get your program signed by one of the musical’s creators, ask questions of what was like to take the novel from page-to-stage, and enjoy a cookie.

About John Maclay
John Maclay is a playwright who specializes in adaptation for Theatre for Young Audiences. His plays and musicals include GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL:  Phantom of the Auditorium (with Danny Abosch), GERONIMO STILTON: MOUSE IN SPACE, JUST A LITTLE CRITTER MUSICAL (with Brett Ryback), NANCY DREW AND HER BIGGEST CASE EVER (with Jeff Frank), ANATOLE (with Lee Becker and James Valcq) and a new version of ROBIN HOOD (with Joe Foust).

In addition to a busy schedule as playwright and adaptor of literature for the stage, Mr. Maclay proudly serves as Associate Artistic Director and Director of the Young Company at First Stage in Milwaukee Wisconsin, one of the America’s largest and most respected theatres for young audiences. Mr. Maclay has been working with First Stage in one form or other since 2000 and has directed or appeared in more than 25 First Stage productions (from classics to world premieres) as well as having produced more than 50 productions for the First Stage high school programs.

Mr. Maclay’s work as an actor and director has also been seen at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company, Defiant Theatre, Bunny Gumbo, Bialystock and Bloom, Skylight Opera Theatre and more. When not doing all of that, he is busy teaching theatre at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.

Brooke Rodgers Yuka Sekine
Zeke Matthews Branden Cleveland
Tina Powell Meg Harkins
Ms. Walker Marcie Millard
Emile Timothy Whitson
Brian Colson/The Phantom Russell Alexander
Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Director Jaclyn Hofmann
Choreographer Jen MacQueen
Assistant Choreographer Candy McLellan
Stage Manager Caroline Caldwell
Set Designer Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Sound Designer Thom Jenkins
Lighting Designer Ben Rawson
Costume Designer Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Properties Designer Cody Russell
Assistant Stage Manager/Crew Valerie Medoff
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Production Manager Daniel Pope
Technical Director Andrew O’Neal
Assistant Technical Director Dylan Whitfield
Technical Director for Stilwell Transfer Cody Evins
Scenic Painter Sarah Thomson
Sound Board Operator and Directing Assistant Morganne Evans
Stage Manager – Clayton County Anna Lee
Assistant Stage Manager/ Run Crew Chief Clayton County Jasmine Renee Ellis