Springtime for Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville

Speakeysie News Desk- April 4, 2022

Family Fun Fills the Lawrenceville Arts Center, Home of Aurora Theatre, this Spring

Special performances by and for students and lots of great educational opportunities abound

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.– Spring is here and everyone is ready to emerge from their winter hibernation and embrace the fun. Families with children and students can find activities and performances galore at the Lawrenceville Arts Center as the school year winds down. From the silly stories in Aurora Children’s Playhouse Series to hands-on activities with Spring Break Camp, May the 4th Jedi Training workshop and Aurora Theatre’s Summer Camp Open House and One Day Sale there’s plenty of fun to be had for kids of all ages. Families can also take in two special productions from local high schools as students from Georgia Gwinnett College perform William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Central Gwinnett High School’s brand-new School of the Arts presents their debut The SpongeBob Musical on the Clyde and Sandra Strickland Grand Stage.

AURORA CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE

Spring Break Magic Show
Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Tickets $7 per person
Metro Waterproofing Mainstage Theatre

Aurora Children’s Playhouse welcomes back magician Arthur Atsma for a special Spring Break Performance! Arthur captivates folks of all ages with his sleight of hand magic in a show filled with audience interaction and comedy. You are going to love his April-foolishness as, right before your eyes, the impossible happens.

The Reptile Wrangler
Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Tickets $7 per person
Metro Waterproofing Mainstage Theatre

Handling exotic animals for over 20 years, Reptile Wrangler Ken Panse loves all of the amazing things Mother Nature has to offer. Children will be fascinated by his creepy, crawly slithering beasts, in this fun, interactive experience!

Circus Fanta-sea
Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 
Tickets $7 per person
Metro Waterproofing Mainstage Theatre

You’ll get hooked by Captain Tater Tot, the pirate ringmaster, who loses all his circus cargo in a mighty storm at sea. This amazing aquatic adventure features puppets made from recycled and repurposed plastic bottles. As the “Tide” rolls in, there will be endless waves of laughter watching Octavius the tap-dancing Octopus, Cecilia the unicycling seahorse, and Stella the starfish on the high wire.

Rhythm in Motion
Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Tickets $7 per person
Metro Waterproofing Mainstage Theatre

Manga African Dance captivates with the pulsating sounds of Sunu, ceremonial music played by the Malinke people of Guinea and Mali during traditional festivals. This performance will transport children to the villages of West Africa, where popular American dances such as the Charleston and popular hip-hop moves were born.

EDUCATION

Spring Break Camp 2022
April 4–8 | 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $300 full week
One-day option available: Wednesday, April 6 for $65
Elementary & Middle School
Lawrenceville Arts Center

Break Out! After two years of masks and lockdowns students are ready to break out and pursue their passions. Aurora Theatre Academy is planning a full-week camp that will be held at the exciting new Lawrenceville Arts Center Campus. This spring break, everything is coming up roses for the student who longs to be in the spotlight. Camp includes attending the Spring Break Magic Show as part of the fun. 

Summer Camp Open House & One Day Sale
Tuesday, April 26
Open House 4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.
One Day Sale 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

FREE
Lawrenceville Arts Center

All are welcome for an Open House that includes a tour of the facilities, sample of theatre game and the chance to meet the teaching artists. As part of the One Day Sale, get $25 off camp registrations all day on April 26! Applies to orders online as well as in person or over the phone.

May the 4th Jedi Training 
Wednesday, May 4
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $35
Exclusively for Grades 6-8

This interactive adventure features Star Wars-themed theatre games and a Jedi Master’s memorization technique, the “Jedi Code” – perfect for the budding theater star and Jedi padawan alike. A galaxy of fun for a pew-pewny price!

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS AT LAC

School of the Arts at Central Gwinnett presents:
The SpongeBob Musical
Apr 22-23
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tickets $15-$30
Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre

School of the Arts at Central Gwinnett presents its inaugural spring musical, The SpongeBob Musical! The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Georgia Gwinnett College presents:
Romeo and Juliet
Apr 14-16
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.

Tickets $5
PSFCU Studio

Dueling households, star-crossed lovers, and fate collide in a fast and furious modern-day retelling of William Shakespeare’s classic tale. 85 minutes of action, romance, comedy, and more!

Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678.226.6222. At this time, Aurora Theatre will allow full capacity seating and masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated patrons. The specific protocols for each performance are subject to change. Please check auroratheatre.com for protocol and programming updates.

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