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Christmas Canteen 2019

Nov 14, 2019-Dec 23, 2019

Directed & Choreographed By David Rossetti
Musical Direction By Ann-Carol Pence
Written By Scott Rousseau

Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen 2019 returns for a 24th smash year! This stunning musical revue makes The Most Wonderful Time of the Year even more wonderful. Brimming with songs, comic sketches, trips down memory lane and a sprinkle of Christmas magic, it’s the holiday show with something for everyone

Club Babalú: Noche de Salsa Clásica

Nov 15, 2019

Cooler weather is setting in, but Teatro Aurora’s Club Babalu is bringing the heat with Frankie Quiñones and the ATL Salsa All-Stars, fronted by Atlanta’s own Janir Sánchez. If you love the music of Rubén Blades, Cheo Feliciano, and Héctor Lavoe then we’ve got a night that’ll flood you with the memories of these incredible musicians and after intermission get you up on your feet to dance into the night. See you at Club Babalu!


El clima estará frío, pero el Club Babalú de Teatro Aurora está calentando el escenario con Frankie Quiñones y el ATL Salsa All-Stars, con Janir Sánchez como cantante principal. Si te encanta la música de Rubén Blades, Cheo Feliciano y Héctor Lavoe, tenemos una noche que te inundará con los recuerdos de estos increíbles músicos y, después del intermedio, te pondrás de pie para bailar toda la noche. ¡Nos vemos en el Club Babalú!

Reindeer Games

Nov 29, 2019-Dec 31, 2019

A group of talented performers will engage guests in amusing, interactive improv comedy and sing joyful holiday tunes. Spruce up your holiday event with a live performance from Aurora! 


NOW BOOKING DATES FROM THANKSGIVING THROUGH NEW YEAR’S

This Wonderful Life

Nov 29, 2019-Dec 23, 2019

By Steve Murray

Conceived by Mark Setlock, adapted from the screenplay It’s a Wonderful Life by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling


Directed by Justin Anderson

This hilariously touching stage adaptation of one of the  most popular and heartwarming films ever made will  star Atlanta’s own Jeremy Aggers (Singles in Agriculture,  Hands on a Hardbody). Mr. Aggers will inhabit all of the  wonderful characters from Clarence, Mr. Potter, Uncle Billy,  Mary, Mr. Gower, yes even Zuzu. As well as the undeniably  iconic George Bailey, who learns that it takes a lot more  than money to be the richest man in town. 

A Christmas Carol

Dec 06, 2019-Dec 22, 2019

Adapted by Tony Brown 
Directed by Justin Anderson


Let Anthony Rodriguez guide you through the traditional tale of Mr. Scrooge and the troop of Dickens’ characters in a one-man presentation of A Christmas Carol with a twist. 

‘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.

Noche de Velas

Dec 07, 2019

Teatro Aurora le da la bienvenida a las fechas navideñas— y que mejor forma que compartiendo las tradiciones y costumbres de otros paises. Este 7 de diciembre te invitamos a que compartas con tu familia, amistades y la comunidad hispana de esta tradición navideña al mejor estilo colombiano—con comida, música… y una velita al anochecer.

Cookies with Santa

Dec 07, 2019

Join us for a visit, cookies, and cocoa with the man in red himself. Space is limited.

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!

Drift

Dec 16, 2019

Aurora welcomes Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts for a dazzling holiday show for the entire family. Experience the magical journey of a snowflake told through a contemporary cirque-style production with 11 performers employing 11 different apparatus. When the world gets cold, even snowflakes can show us – the best way to find warmth and hope occurs when we choose to connect with one another.

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.

Jingle Bell Rock Workshop

Dec 27, 2019-Jan 03, 2020

Acting Workshop for Elementary and Middle School Students

Winter Break is on its way, so come chill for a day at Aurora Theatre Academy! Due to popular demand, we have two days this year. Choose one, or join us for both!

New Year’s Eve Comedy Spectacular

Dec 27, 2019-Dec 28, 2019

With headliner Mia Jackson


 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Jan 09, 2020-Feb 09, 2020

A play by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon


A co-production between Aurora Theatre and Horizon Theatre

Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play, this thrilling production has been enjoyed by over three million people worldwide. Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy on the spectrum who likes math, outer space and looking after his pet rat Toby finds himself at the center of a mystery. Wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, Christopher’s investigation to find the real culprit uncovers a thrilling adventure that turns his whole world upside-down.

The Cat in the Hat

Jan 16, 2020-Feb 07, 2020

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain


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…? 

Winter 2020 Classes

Jan 22, 2020-Mar 18, 2020

What distinguishes Aurora Theatre Academy from other drama classes is that students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a professional theatre, and their instructors are working professionals with years of real-world theatrical experience. In addition to receiving training to be a winner on stage, students build confidence, communication, and life skills that will be a valuable part of their bright futures.

We’ve got classes covering a variety of topics and interests. Your student will LOVE their time at Aurora! Classes fill quickly, register today!

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…? 

Dad’s Garage

Jan 17, 2020-Jan 18, 2020

Featuring Atlanta comics from Dad’s Garage


Atlanta’s best improv group returns with a hilarious, off-the-cuff night of comedy. Since 1995, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company has been producing innovative, scripted and improvised works. Improv Comedy is what Dad’s Garage does best—fast-paced comedy scenes and games made up on the spot using your suggestions.

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!

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)

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.

On Your Feet!

Mar 05, 2020-Apr 12, 2020

Music & Lyrics by Gloria & Emilio Estefan
Book by Alexander Dinelaris


From humble beginnings in Havana to international superstardom, Gloria & Emilio Estefan changed the music industry forever. Experience the inspiring true story of two people whose belief in their art and determination created a new crossover genre of music. This Broadway sensation is a dance party that features all of your favorite songs including: Rhythm is Gonna Get You, 1-2-3, Conga, Turn the Beat Around and many more.

 

Club Babalú March

Mar 06, 2020-Mar 07, 2020

Teatro Aurora’s Club Babalú is a musical experience like no other. Each performance will feature a powerhouse Latinx vocalist or instrumentalist presenting your favorite latin hits. After intermission it’s party time! The good times continue as we invite you to get up on your feet to the music of Frankie Quiñones and the ATL Salsa All-Stars, our collection of some of the best local Latinx musicians!


Club Babalú de Teatro Aurora es una experiencia musical sin gula. En cada fecha presentaremos un cantante espectacular interpretando nuestra música en su propio estilo. ¡Después del intermedio, a bailar se ha dicho! La parranda sigue acompañado por nuestra colección de los mejores músicos latinos, Frankie Quiñones y Los ATL Salsa All-Stars, hasta que te tengas que quitar los zapatos.

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

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

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

Apr 11, 2020

Blacktop Improv


What happens when a T-Rex tries to fly an airplane? If you skip dessert, does your cupcake cry because it misses you? 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. 

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

May 07, 2020-Jun 07, 2020

By Allison Engel and Margaret Engel


Directed by Megan Rose-Houchins

Atlanta favorite Lane Carlock brings to life the humor and unapologetic truth of a mother, housewife, and philosopher in this charming one-woman show.

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.

Club Babalú May

May 15, 2020-May 16, 2020

Teatro Aurora’s Club Babalú is a musical experience like no other. Each performance will feature a powerhouse Latinx vocalist or instrumentalist presenting your favorite latin hits. After intermission it’s party time! The good times continue as we invite you to get up on your feet to the music of Frankie Quiñones and the ATL Salsa All-Stars, our collection of some of the best local Latinx musicians!


Club Babalú de Teatro Aurora es una experiencia musical sin gula. En cada fecha presentaremos un cantante espectacular interpretando nuestra música en su propio estilo. ¡Después del intermedio, a bailar se ha dicho! La parranda sigue acompañado por nuestra colección de los mejores músicos latinos, Frankie Quiñones y Los ATL Salsa All-Stars, hasta que te tengas que quitar los zapatos.

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.