Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Aurora Theatre Sets Stage for Action-Packed April!

As the April showers roll in, theatergoers of all ages can take cover and enjoy the many spring happenings at Aurora Theatre!
Young thespians can soak up the sun with beach-themed theatre activities and camps, while adults unwind and escape with a multitude of performances, including The Bridges of Madison County orPais de Bicicleta / Bicycle Country.  In addition to theatrical entertainment and glee, Lawrenceville neighbors can grab a lawn chair and enjoy a one-night-only screening of Hairspray, The Broadway Musical.  Rain or shine, Aurora Theatre guests can look forward to a spectacular April lineup!
Special April Programming
Aurora Children’s Playhouse
Select days during April at 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Aurora Theatre assembles the best children’s performers in the region, including jugglers, magicians, musicians, and puppeteers bringing them to Gwinnett County for a family-friendly series of extraordinary performances.  Playhouse tickets are $7; PlayhouseTix punch cards are $50 and good for 10 admissions to any Children’s Playhouse show.  For more information, visitbit.ly/AuroraChildrensPlayhouse.

Around the World in Under an Hour by Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Special spring break edition! Wednesday, April 5
Master explorer Phineas Figg has been challenged to travel the world in under and hour, but he can’t do it without the help of a few junior adventure explorers!  Travel to all seven continents with Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s award-winning Imaginators as they bring geography to life.

Nutty Songs & Stories with Eric Litwin
Saturday, April 15
Aurora Theatre welcomes Eric Litwin, award-winning musician and The New York Times bestselling author of the first four “Pete the Cat” books, “The Nut Family” series, and “Groovy Joe.”  After hearing silly stories and side-aching songs, guests can purchase a signed copy of his new book, “The Nuts, Keep Rolling!”

Aurora Theatre Academy
Drama Beach Spring Break Workshops
April 6 - 7 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Local parents looking for a not-so-far away tropical getaway can enroll their children in Drama Beach ‘17 at Aurora Theatre Academy!  Led by Atlanta’s most talented actors and comedians, students will test the waters or polish off their skills during a one-day Improv workshop geared for grades 1-8.  Kicking off the season with a cookout party reception, students will engage in beach-themed activities and games focused on teamwork, character development, inventiveness, and more!  Can’t get enough Drama Beach ’17?  Enroll in both sessions before space runs out!  Admission is $35 per student per day and includes a cookout lunch.  For more information, visit bit.ly/AuroraDramaBeach
Sessions include:
Elementary School Students Mini Class (Grades 1–3)
Elementary School Students Master Class (Grades 4–5)
Middle School Students (Grades 6–8)

Summer Camp One-Day Sale & Open House
Monday, April 17
One-Day Sale
All day
On Monday, April 17, parents will receive a $25 discount on 2017 Summer Camp tuition when registering online, over the phone or in person!
Open House
4 – 6 p.m.
Families are invited to experience an exclusive inside look at Aurora Theatre’s Summer Camp Program with a behind-the-scenes tour, sample classes, and meet-and-greets with some of the teaching staff!  For more information, visit bit.ly/AuroraSummerCamp.
Summer Musical Talent Scholarship Auditions
4 – 7 p.m.
Students enrolling in The Lion King Jr Musical Camp who would like to be considered for a talent scholarship must audition.  To schedule an audition, email education@auroratheatre.com.  Scheduling will begin on Saturday, April 1.

* Financial Need-Based Scholarship Applications will be available starting Monday, April 10. For more information, visit bit.ly/AuroraSummerCamp

Aurora Theatre’s Musicals by Moonlight and the City of Lawrenceville present: 
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical
Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Families are invited to enjoy a one-night-only, free performance of the smash hit Hairspray, The Broadway Musical under the stars on the Lawrenceville Lawn!  Pack a picnic, choose from a variety of favorites at McCray’s Tavern on the Square, or browse delicious menus from food trucks located around the lawn.  Lawn seating will begin at 5 p.m.
A VIP table and dinner for six is also available for $350!  Package includes a VIP reserved table with linens under a buffet tent and dinner provided by McCray's Tavern on the Square, including a mixed greens salad, steak with mushroom sauce, chicken piccata, or vodka pasta as a meatless option.  Guests will also enjoy side items, such as mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, and dessert, two drinks per seat (choice of beer, wine or soda), and servers to tend to the table throughout the show.  For more information, visit bit.ly/AuroraHairspray.       

Continuing in April
The Bridges of Madison County
Through Sunday, April 16; varied times
Prepare to be swept away by one of the most endearing love stories of all time!  Aurora Theatre will dazzle audiences with its production of the timeless tale The Bridges of Madison County, on stage March 9–April 16.  Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, the now two-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a lonely Iowa farmer’s wife Francesca and her unexpected, four-day love affair with traveling photographer Robert.  Will the passionate romance fuel Francesca to leave her family and to continue along the fiery, adulterated path with her new-found love?  Audiences are invited to experience the whirlwind romance that has captivated generations for the last five decades.  For more information, visit bit.ly/AuroraBridgesofMadisonCounty.

Pais de Bicicleta / Bicycle Country
April 7 –April 30; varied times
From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz – the creative behind last season’s stirring Sotto Voce – comes the tale of three Cuban refugees with a lust for freedom and the hope to achieve liberty.  Paralyzed by the oppression of Cuba’s totalitarian society, Julio, Ines and Pepe find the courage to finally leave their current lives behind and embark on the harrowing journey across the Caribbean Sea from Havana to Miami.  The play’s magical realism, accented by whip-fast dialogue, encompasses the Latin love of music and dance in this powerful display of what can happen when one dreams big enough.  Part of the Teatro Aurora initiative, Pais de Bicicleta / Bicycle Country is performed in Spanish with English supertitles.  For more information, visit bit.ly/AuroraPaisdeBicicleta
For more information or to purchase tickets for events, call the Box Office at 678.226.6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

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