Programs and Productions

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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

Co-directed by Justin Anderson & Lisa Adler


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-Mar 04, 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!

The Cat in the Hat- Public Performances

Jan 18, 2020-Feb 03, 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…? 

SOLD OUT on January 18 at 10 and 11:30

Dad’s Garage

Jan 17, 2020-Jan 18, 2020

SOLD OUT on Friday & Saturday at 7:15!

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.

Table Talk

Jan 26, 2020

Table Talk is brand-new program designed to build a deeper connection with our region’s arts lovers. Aurora Theatre Co-Founders Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence will lead a series of listening sessions that center around the exciting new Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center or LPAC.

ACN: Headliner Hank Denson

Jan 31, 2020-Feb 01, 2020

with Headliner: HANK DENSON
and Features: TIGER GIBSON & IAN ABER


 

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 co-pilot, Mossy!  

The Cat in the Hat (Sensory Friendly)

Feb 08, 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.

Romantic Comedy with Jeff Dauler

Feb 15, 2020

Romantic Comedy
A Stand-up Comedy Show

Starring Jeff Dauler
featuring Lace Larrabee, Jarrod Harris, and Stephen Donovan

ACN: Broke and 30

Feb 28, 2020-Feb 29, 2020

A Low-Rent Sketch Comedy Show

Written by Will Amato
Directed by George N Koulouris


Broke and 30 is a low rent sketch comedy show intended to make broke folks feel a little less alone.
Join us for a sizzling hot broke off rap battle, a song about meat, and a lesson on tidying up your shitty apartment from Marie Kondo!

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.

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.

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. 

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.