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Disney's NEWSIES

Disney's NEWSIES

07/19/18 – 09/02/18

Music by Alan Menken • Lyrics by Jack Feldman • Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White


Directed by Justin Anderson
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Ricardo Aponte

Sketchworks Comedy

Sketchworks Comedy

08/17/18 – 08/18/18

with host Katie Causey


Founded in 2001, Sketchworks is Atlanta’s premier live sketch comedy company and troupe featuring some of Atlanta's top working pros. As opposed to unscripted improv, Sketchworks deals in short, written sketches and films, and celebrates comedy writers every bit as much as comic actors. Shows can best be described as similar to ...

Pied Picker

Pied Picker

08/18/18 – 08/18/18

Conceived by David Stephens
Produced by All Hands Productions 


Picker Pete sets off on a journey to become a rich and famous banjo picker in the town of Hamlin and meets a host of familiar fairy tale characters along the way. He also saves the town from a herd of hungry roaches. He also meets a band of ...

East by SouthEast Festival

East by SouthEast Festival

08/19/18 – 08/19/18

Aurora Theatre Welcomes

East by SouthEast

A Festival of Asian-American Voices

The Reptile Wrangler Show

The Reptile Wrangler Show

08/25/18 – 08/25/18

Reptile Wrangler Ken Panse


Handling exotic animals for over 20 years, Reptile Wrangler Ken Panse loves all of the amazing things Mother Nature has to offer. Children will learn and observe some of the exciting exotic animals in the world as part of a fun show they will enjoy. If your ...

The Two Kids that Blow Sh*t Up

The Two Kids that Blow Sh*t Up

09/07/18 – 09/30/19

By Carla Ching 


Directed by Pam Joyce

Diana and Max meet at 9 years old, the day their parents start having an affair. In the ensuing decades, they see each other through highs and lows, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did, with both hilarity and poignancy. A play about trying not to fall in ...

Be Here Now

Be Here Now

09/20/18 – 10/21/18

By Deborah Zoe Laufer


Directed By Rachel Parish

Bari is in a perpetual funk, biding her time at a mind-numbing job shipping Tibetan-themed tchotchkes. Cheerful co-workers Patty and Luanne try to see past her cynical exterior through their Prozac-colored glasses. Will Bari ever leave her parents’ house in provincial upstate New York? Will she finish her dissertation? Will ...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

09/27/18 – 10/20/18

Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller  
From the story by Washington Irving

Directed by Katie Chambers

This October, bring your students to a weekday morning reenactment of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by American literary great Washington Irving. Superstitious schoolmaster Icabod Crane must rely on superior wit against village brute Brom Bones in order to win the hand of ...

Folksongs for the Family

Folksongs for the Family

09/29/18 – 09/29/18

Performed by Mary Flannery’s Ghost 


A trio of Flute, Guitar and Cello, Mary Flannery’s Ghost have been performing lively entertaining children’s concerts across the Metro Atlanta area, including The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Your family will enjoy songs such as All You Need is Love, Stand By Me, This Land is Your Land and many more. Each set ...

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

10/06/18 – 10/06/18

A Georgia Ensemble Theatre production. Directed by Michael Vine. 


Someone took Junie B.'s new black furry mittens, and they didn't even put them in the Lost and Found! The new boy in school thinks Junie B. is a nutball just because she was laughing at recess! Junie B. is on a mission to prove she's not a nutball, avenge ...

Sunday Supper

Sunday Supper

09/30/18 – 09/30/18

Family-style supper at Slow Pour Brewing Company

Local Republic, Springer Mountain Farms, and Slow Pour Brewing Company come together for the Sunday Supper, a fundraiser supporting Aurora Theatre. Enjoy a family-style supper with neighbors, family, and friends old and new around communal tables, with great live music. Local Republic serves up the best of ...

Halloween Magic Show

Halloween Magic Show

10/13/18 – 10/13/18

Arthur Atsma


In what has become an Aurora Children’s Playhouse holiday tradition, the Halloween Magic Show with Atlanta magician Arthur Atsma returns for an 8th year on October 14. 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, ...

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

10/15/18 – 10/15/18

The most fun you'll have on a golf course...

Festival del Dia de los Muertos

Festival del Dia de los Muertos

10/29/18 – 10/29/18

Contribute to a community memorial altar. Feast on Mexican delicacies. Scheduled to perform: Mariachi Jaliciense, Alma Mexicana Folkloric Dance,  Danza Azteca Acitalmitchli, storyteller Tersi Bendiburg + more surprises!

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Christmas Canteen 2018

Christmas Canteen 2018

11/15/18 – 12/23/18

An Aurora Original


Co-Directed By Anthony Rodriguez and Ricardo Aponte
Musical Direction By Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography By Ricardo Aponte

Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen 2018 returns for a 23rd 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 Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

11/23/18 – 12/22/18

Adapted by Tony Brown 


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. 

This Wonderful Life

This Wonderful Life

11/24/18 – 12/23/18

Written by Steve Murray 
Conceived by Mark Setlock 

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 ...

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

01/10/19 – 02/10/19

By Lucas Hnath


Directed By Freddie Ashley

A co-production between Aurora Theatre and Actor’s Express

This 2017 Broadway smash-hit is a fresh comedy based on the characters of the Henrik Ibsen classic, considered to be a cornerstone of modern theatre. In the original story, Nora Helmer leaves her husband and family with the slam of a door. Fifteen ...

Rabbit Summer

Rabbit Summer

02/08/19 – 03/04/19

By Tracey Conyer Lee


Directed by Cynthia D. Barker

With their daughter away at camp, practically perfect Wilson and Ruby are set to enjoy a summer of sexual reawakening. However, when Ruby’s childhood BFF Claire arrives after a personal tragedy, the façade of perfection begins to melt away amid the circumstances of being African-American in today’s ...

MEN WITH MONEY

MEN WITH MONEY

03/07/19 – 04/07/19

Book & Lyrics by Bill Nelson
Music and additional lyrics by Joseph Trefler


Directed by Justin Anderson
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Ricardo Aponte

Louis, Max, and Sonny are charming, young and eligible bachelors looking to marry their way from rags to riches. This romantic romp is full of dreams, schemes and lavish musical numbers set ...

MicroTeatro

MicroTeatro

04/05/19 – 04/28/19

Join us for an evening of cocktails and small bites where spectacular moments of live theatre erupt. Short, concurrent bilungual performances are dispersed throughout Aurora in traditional and non-traditional locations, as patrons will curate their own experience by choosing the order they attend each of the short plays. Between them enjoy live music and Latin culinary delights. Don’t miss this cutting-edge, ...

Native Gardens

Native Gardens

05/02/19 – 06/02/19

By Karen Zacarías


Directed by Daniel Jáquez

Neighbors clash in a dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard. In one yard, Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple trim a prize-worthy pristine garden. In the other, ambitious attorney, Pablo moves in with his very pregnant wife and doctoral candidate Tania, a woman with a penchant ...