Programs and Productions

Children’s Playhouse

Phenomenal Physics!

Phenomenal Physics!

Aug 17, 2019

Big Thinkers 
Science Exploration


“I can feel the force!”  You will be amazed as you explore the whirring world of physics!  Defy gravity as you make water levitate!  Gain a new perspective about inertia with some “skate board science.”  Observe awesome flashes of heat as we convert energy from potential to kinetic.  This PHYSICS show is PHABULOUS!!!

The Flying Turtle and Other Animal Folktales

The Flying Turtle and Other Animal Folktales

Aug 24, 2019

Barry Stewart Mann


Ever since people could see and talk, we’ve been fascinated by animals, and told wonderful stories about them – stories to explain the natural world, to entertain each other, and to teach our basic values.  Come travel the world with storyteller Barry Stewart Mann, exploring tales from as close as the Cherokee mountains, and as far as China and Australia.There will be lively retellings of a diverse array of folklore, replete with playful puppets, colorful costumes and props, and plenty of audience participation and volunteer opportunities.  We’ll howl, roar, cackle and . . . fly!

Sing, Dream, Lead Like a Princess

Sing, Dream, Lead Like a Princess

Sep 21, 2019

Second Star Events


The princesses of Second Star Events are so excited to bring their stories to Aurora! Come hear some your favorite heroines tell their tales of friendship, bravery and love and sing along with some of your favorite songs! Learn how how these princesses overcame their struggles to become the great leaders they are!

After the show stick around and take pictures with the princesses! Gain entry to the Meet & Greet by making a donation to Atlanta Women’s Foundation at the show. ($5 donation minimum. Limited number of tickets to Meet & Greet. Available at the door.)

Children’s Playhouse: Rock the Presidents

Children’s Playhouse: Rock the Presidents

Sep 28, 2019

Aurora Learning Library


Learn about America’s presidents while rocking out to sizzling guitar riffs and great beats. Just like Hamilton and Schoolhouse Rock!, catchy songs help reinforce our history and inspire students to want to know more about our country. Get ready — as this fast-paced, non-partisan musical takes you from George Washington to today in an hour.

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Oct 05, 2019

Georgia Ensemble Theatre


In 1880, 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by her strict family’s rules, runs away and discovers the Tuck family who, long ago, had accidentally drunk from a spring that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but a sinister stranger arrives, planning to steal the immortal water for himself. Winnie must choose whether to drink and join the Tucks in an everlasting childhood adventure or to live a natural life full of the ordinary beauty of growth and change.

Halloween Magic Show

Halloween Magic Show

Oct 19, 2019

Arthur Atsma


In what has become an Aurora Children’s Playhouse holiday tradition, the Halloween Magic Show with Atlanta magician Arthur Atsma returns for a 10th year on October 19. Arthur Atsma will amaze and amuse folks of all ages with a show filled with captivating sleight of hand magic, audience interaction, and comedy. It’s not necessarily magic, but Arthur Atsma has away of making tickets disappear, therefore reservations are strongly recommended for this popular performance!

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Dec 07, 2019

Piccadilly Puppets


Piccadilly takes a few liberties with the classic holiday poem penned by Clement C. Moore more than 100 years ago. In this version, performed with hand puppets, children will get the real story of that night from a mouse who was an eyewitness to the whole affair. It’s a merry tale with lots of silly twists and turns to entertain and amuse children of all ages.

Holiday Juggling Show

Holiday Juggling Show

Dec 14, 2019

Ron Anglin


Ron Anglin uses the toys he got growing up during the Holidays to perform a comic juggling show that celebrates Holiday traditions from around the world!
Trouble in Toyland

Trouble in Toyland

Dec 21, 2019

That Puppet Guy 


Hilarious Holiday Hijinx! Oh no! It’s Christmas Eve – but the toys aren’t finished, the elves are on strike, Santa has lost his laugh, and Rudolph has a runny nose! Will we have to cancel Christmas? Of course not! Hilarious holiday hijinx and fun for the whole family.

Children’s Playhouse: The Cat in the Hat

Children’s Playhouse: The Cat in the Hat

Jan 18, 2020

Aurora Learning Library


From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mom find when she gets home…? 

The Giant, the Beanstalk and Jack

The Giant, the Beanstalk and Jack

Jan 25, 2020

That Puppet Guy


Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun! Based on the timeless tale of a lazy boy named Jack who outwits the Giant, gets the gold and saves the farm…this innovative one-man, mini-musical combines original songs with rod puppets, hand puppets, and shadow puppets all in one show! It also includes a post-show demonstration of puppetry styles used in the performance.

Adventures in Space!

Adventures in Space!

Feb 01, 2020

Mr. Damon’s Shadow
Puppet Theater


Blast off on a shadow puppet adventure into the Multi-Verse with Captain Mr. Damon and his tardigrade copilot, Mossy!

The Cat in the Hat (Sensory Friendly)

The Cat in the Hat (Sensory Friendly)

Feb 20, 2020

Aurora Learning Library


From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mom find when she gets home…? 

Exclusively for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory issues, the theater environment will be altered, providing a safe, sensory-friendly, comfortable, and judgment-free space. Adjustments have been made to alleviate any overly loud sounds, jarring noises, and intense lighting.

Loggerhead Island

Loggerhead Island

Mar 14, 2020

Georgia Aquarium


Georgia Aquarium returns with more fun from under the sea! The hi-energy show includes music, audience participation and features the puppet musical Loggerhead Island—an underwater story of the lives of Loggerhead Sea Turtles.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Mar 21, 2020

Wendy Bennett


This is not your average fairytale, as audience favorite Wendy Bennett puts her own spin on the beloved tale with puppets, costumes, props and plenty of audience participation. Cinderella is a tale of transformations: pumpkins into coaches, mice into horses, shabby rags into a glistening ball gown, and talented singer/actress Wendy into Cinderella. Along the way interactive games like “Show Me on Your Face” and “High/Low Voices” will encourage children to exercise their imaginations. They will also cue parts of the story and play multiple roles in this make-believe fantasy. This show is fun for both little princes and princesses.

Georgia Grown

Georgia Grown

Apr 01, 2020

Children’s Museum of Atlanta


In the exciting mini-musical Georgia Grown, children will take an imaginary journey through Georgia and learn about why plants and trees are important to our lives. From producing healthy foods and cleaning the air to being used for everyday household products, this experience is perfect for all families interested in learning about Georgia crops and topographical features.

Blacktop Playground: Improv Comedy for Kids

Blacktop Playground: Improv Comedy for Kids

Apr 11, 2020

Blacktop Improv


Comprised of internationally known comedians that have appeared on BET, HBO and Comedy Central, Blacktop Improv’s success with youngsters comes from their own child-like sense of humor. Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd, and when those suggestions come from kids, you get a hilariously creative comedy show with tons of audience interaction.

A Musical Tour Through Latin America

A Musical Tour Through Latin America

May 09, 2020

Havana Son


Musical Tour through Latin America presented by Havana Son transports the audience to the tropics without a passport by taking them on a musical journey. Children participate by singing, clapping, dancing or playing percussion instruments. Their musical itinerary includes stops in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Panama, and Puerto Rico, as children sample each country’s unique sounds and rhythms. These kids will be having too much fun to realize that they are learning about the cultures and different countries of Latin America.

Alien’s Alive

Alien’s Alive

May 16, 2020

Story Ship


The Story Ship’s science reporter, Sarah, is kidnapped by aliens while reporting live. Trapped on a space ship she is bound for the outer regions of our solar system.  With magic, dance and music audience volunteers must quickly form a Rescue Team and help unravel a celestial musical message. Each Alien communication gives us clues as to the Alien’s location and how to rescue Sarah. Children will explore the relationship between music, math and space travel.