Aurora Theatre blooms with awe-inspiring April programming

Theatergoers invited to Lawrenceville for spring break workshops, free show and more!

Speakeysie News Desk

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Spring has officially sprung and to celebrate, Aurora Theatre is inviting theatergoers to join in the seasonal fun! With family-friendly programming such as Aurora Theatre Academy’s Pajama Jam and the Aurora Children’s Playhouse production of Georgia Grown, parents and children are sure to have an educational, theater-packed spring break! Adult friends of the theater can also enjoy the warmer weather outdoors with the free performance of In The Heights on the Lawrenceville Lawn. With so much in store, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this April!

Aurora Theatre Academy: Pajama Jam
Thursday, April 4
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition $37 for each session and includes lunch

Pajama Jam is the Aurora Theatre Academy’s 2019 spring break workshop for students grades one through eight. Attendees can choose one day or both to enjoy the break in pajamas with improv games, breakfast for lunch and more! Pajama Jam will accommodate a range of ages with three groups per day, with sessions for grades one to three, four to five and six to eight. For more information, visit bit.ly/ATPajamaJam.

Aurora Children’s Playhouse
Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.*
Tickets $7

Aurora Children’s Playhouse brings together the best children’s performers in the region to showcase their artistry for parents and children. Featuring puppeteers, magicians, storytellers and musicians, this 45-minute show is intended to give children their first theatrical experience through a lively production, sure to capture the attention of the whole family! For more information, visit bit.ly/ChildrensPlayhouse2019.

Georgia Grown
*Wednesday, April 3 (Spring Break Edition)
Held at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Georgia Grown is an educational mini-musical and special special spring break production of Aurora Children’s Playhouse! This show will take audiences on a captivating journey through Georgia to learn how plants and trees are important to our lives.

Un Mundo de Cuentos
Saturday, April 13
Master storyteller Barry Stewart Mann returns with a whole new world of stories! This bilingual show will grip viewers with its entertaining tales of the Spanish-speaking world. Enjoy theatrical storytelling with inventive movement with Juan Bobo and the Pig from Puerto Rico, Mamá, Mamá, Ayúdame from Mallorca, Coyote and Mouse from Mexico and Cinco Huevos from Ecuador. ¡Les espera un mundo de diversión!          

Acting on Camera for Teens
Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets $145

Lead by professionals from Drama Inc., this workshop is the perfect introduction to film work! The day will be filled with discovery as students dive into cold reads, commercials, audition techniques, character development and script analysis. For more information, visit bit.ly/ActingOnCamera.

Broadway on the Lawn – In The Heights
Saturday, April 27
General Admission is FREE, VIP Dinner Package $250

Audiences can pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful spring weather with free entertainment! Back by popular demand for one night only, audiences can see Lin Manuel-Miranda’s In The Heights on the Lawrenceville Lawn. For those looking to make the most of the evening, VIP Dinner Packages are also available and include table seating for four as well as dinner and drinks from McCray’s Tavern. For more information, visit bit.ly/InTheHeights2019.

Summer Camp Open House and Sale
Monday, April 22
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Get ready for summer with Aurora Theatre’s 2019 Summer Camp! This one-day sale offers $25 off camp registrations all day, as well as an open house to preview this year’s camp, featuring a tour of Aurora Theatre, sampling of classes with professional actors and teaching artists and tons of fun!

Continuing in April…

Men With Money
Through April 14
Tuesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets from $30

Set in an imagined 1950’s Manhattan – in which being gay is culturally accepted – Men With Money is a romantic romp full of dreams, schemes and lavish musical numbers that follows three young bachelors looking to marry their way from rags to riches. Two gay and one straight, the men might just have what it takes to pull off the gig! For tickets and more information, visit bit.ly/MenWithMoneyTickets.

For more information or to purchase tickets for events, call the Box Office at 678.226.6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

ABOUT AURORA THEATRE

Under the artistic leadership of Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence, now in its 23rd Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. Aurora Theatre is home to over 850 events each year. Two series of theatrical productions, the Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series and the Harvel Lab Series, are comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children’s programs, metro Atlanta’s top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Aurora. Aurora Theatre is a world-class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include a 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts & Humanities, winner of six 2018 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing’s “2010 Best Theatre Company,” Georgia Trend Magazine’s “2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia,” Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “2012 Best Places to Work,” Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of Atlanta 2018” for Best Inclusive Programming, Gwinnett Chamber’s 2018 Inaugural Moxie Award for Outstanding Organization, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 President and CEO Award for Excellence in Arts, and Gwinnett Chamber’s 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award for Hospitality.

Aurora Theatre
128 East Pike Street 
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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