Programs and Productions

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Children of Eden

Jul 18, 2019-Sep 01, 2019

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine


This season Aurora Theatre is going Old Testament with their season opening musical CHILDREN OF EDEN. With music from the great American composer who brought us Wicked and Pippin comes the epic masterpiece that sets the Book of Genesis soaring. The musical encompasses the story of creation as well as the great flood, but also examines the complex love between parents and children. Don’t miss this tale of love, family, and the power of forgiveness.

Lawrenceville, GA Ghost Tours

May 03, 2019-Oct 31, 2019

Real Stories, Real Spooky Places.

The 3 Wise Guys

Aug 23, 2019-Aug 24, 2019


The 3 Wise Guys is a collaboration of 3 headlining comedians that have come together for one hilarious, fast-paced show. 

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!

Guía Practica de Como Vivir en Pareja y no Morir en el Intento

Sep 06, 2019-Sep 07, 2019

Ella, un divorcio, una hija adolescente y muchisimosssss pretendientes que solo estuvieron de paso. El, un divorcio, una hija adolescente y muchiiiiiiiiiiiiisimas pretendientes. Juntos….? 😉

Brews and Boos

Sep 07, 2019-Oct 29, 2019

A decidedly more wicked and wild take on the haunted history walks, this all-inclusive tour is for ages 21+ only.

Fall 2019 Classes

Sep 09, 2019-Oct 29, 2019

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 for ages 3-103, covering a variety of topics and interests. Your student will LOVE their time at Aurora! Classes fill quickly, register today!

Mike Albanese featuring Katherine Blanford & Zack Wright

Sep 13, 2019-Sep 14, 2019

With headliner Mike Albanese, featuring Katherine Blanford and  Zachary Wright


 

Haunted Cemetery Tours

Sep 14, 2019-Oct 31, 2019

Experience the Lawrenceville Haunted Cemetery Tour in one of the Southeast’s oldest and most haunted cemeteries.

The Roommate

Sep 19, 2019-Oct 20, 2019

By Jen Silverman
Directed by David Koté


Fifty-something Sharon is a recently divorced busybody. Financially she needs a roommate to share her expenses. Emotionally she needs a roommate to break the isolation of her Iowa home.  Enter Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. As Sharon begins to pick at Robyn’s secrets, things spiral out of control like a cross between Thelma and Louise and Breaking Bad.

 

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.)

Rock the Presidents

Sep 26, 2019-Oct 18, 2019

Book and Lyrics by Dwayne Hartford
Music by Sarah Roberts


Learning about history of the American presidency is a lot easier for young people when there are sizzling guitar riffs and a great downbeat. Just like Hamilton and Schoolhouse Rock! catchy songs help reinforce historical facts and inspire students to want to know more. Get ready-as this fast paced, non-partisan musical takes you from George Washington to today in about an hour.

Dad’s Garage

Sep 27, 2019-Sep 28, 2019

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.

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

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.

ACN: Headliner Katie Hannigan

Oct 11, 2019-Oct 12, 2019

With headliner Katie Hannigan, featuring 


 

Encuentro Fantasmal de Lawrenceville

Oct 12, 2019-Oct 26, 2019

Georgia’s first Spanish Ghost Tour


Performed entirely in Spanish

Spirits & Spirits featuring The Wicked Library

Oct 14, 2019

An Adults-Only Evening of Ghost Stories & Cocktails

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!

Christmas Canteen 2019

Nov 14, 2019-Dec 23, 2019

Directed & Choreographed by David Rossetti
Musical Direction By Ann-Carol Pence
Written by Jimi Kocina

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

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 07, 2019-Dec 22, 2019

Adapted and Directed 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. 

‘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

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

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.

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…? 

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

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 19, 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.

 

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


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.

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.

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.