Aurora Theatre presents

Season 29 At a Glance

Aug 15, 2024-Jun 22, 2025

THE COLOR PURPLE 

Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and The Warner Bros./ Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture
Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
Directed by Candy McLellan | Music Direction by Ann-Carol Pence | Choreographed by Pytron Parker

August 15 – September 15, 2024

This Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will kick off Aurora’s Season 29 — A Feast for the Soul. Follow the unforgettable journey of Celie as she discovers her own strength and resilience in the face of extreme adversity. The joyous musical features an enthralling score that blends gospel, jazz, and blues. Originally developed in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre in 2004, and most recently a 2023 smash-hit movie, Aurora welcomes home this epic story that is a testament to the healing power of love.


CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2024

An Aurora Original
Directed by Katie Erin Chambers | Music Direction by Ann-Carol Pence | Choreographed by Kari Twyman

November 29 – December 22, 2024

Atlanta’s favorite tradition, Christmas Canteen returns for a 29 th year to illuminate the holidays. Canteen is a stocking stuffed with a dazzling array of musical numbers, riotous bursts of comedy, a star-studded cast and the perfect sprinkle of nostalgia that delights every generation. This year, we add a new interactive twist that will “light up” your holiday season and have audiences “raving.”


KING OF PANGEA- A NEW MUSICAL

Book, Music & Lyrics by Martin Storrow
Directed by Michael Baron
Music Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
In Collaboration with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

January 23 – February 16, 2025

As part of Aurora’s New Musical Initiative, this heartfelt folk-rock musical is inspired by the real- life story of its creator, Martin Storrow. When a sudden loss shatters the world of college student Christopher Crow, he travels back to his imaginary childhood island of Pangaea, in hopes of finding answers that will put the broken pieces back together. Like the whimsy and suspense of The Wizard of Oz, Chris’ family transforms into the fantastical characters on his island. A breakout hit with audiences at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre New Musical Festival.


Ken Ludwig’s
THE GODS OF COMEDY 
By Ken Ludwig

March 20 -April 13, 2025

Playwright Ken Ludwig has penned many of the biggest comedic hits in Aurora Theatre history: Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo and The Fox on the Fairway. In this latest farce, Ralph, a young classics professor at a prestigious university finds a long-lost manuscript by Euripides, only for Daphne, his protégé to accidentally misplace it. With fame, fortune, reputation and the
future of the University on the line Daphne calls out to the Greek Gods for help. To her surprise, the Gods actually appear and that’s when things get really crazy.


WAITRESS 

Book by Jessie Nelson
Music &Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly
Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan 
Music Direction by Ann-Carol Pence

May 22 – June 22, 2025

Waitress is a homespun tale that features music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles (Brave & Love Song). Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, dreams of a way out of her small town and a rocky marriage when a pie-baking contest in a nearby county offers the winner a big cash prize. Entertainment Weekly calls Waitress “a little slice of heaven.” As a multi-platinum recording artist, Bareilles serves up a delicious score that brought a whole new audience to Broadway with her empowering story about the family we choose, told with extreme heart and irreverent humor.

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