Aurora Theatre’s 23rd season is complete after the announcement of On Your Feet! Read about this toe-tapping musical and the other productions coming to Lawrenceville in Aurora Theatre’s 2019-2020 season.
ON YOUR FEET!
Aurora Theatre recently announced the blockbuster musical of their 2019-2020 season: On Your Feet!, the musical based on the lives and music award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan whose impact on the music industry is immeasurable.
This feel-good musical is sure to have audiences dancing with favorite songs including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Conga,” “Turn the Beat Around”!
On Your Feet! will make its Southeastern premiere at the Aurora Theatre from March 5 – April 19, 2020.
Also included in the Aurora Theatre’s 2019-2020 season: a co-production with Horizon Theatre, a one-woman comedy back by popular demand, their Lawrenceville holiday favorite, and more! Details and dates below. For more information about purchasing tickets or becoming a season subscriber, visit auroratheatre.com.
CHILDREN OF EDEN
July 18 – August 25, 2019
Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
This season Aurora Theatre is going Old Testament with their season opening musical CHILDREN OF EDEN. With music from the great American composer who brought us Wicked and Pippin comes the epic masterpiece that sets the Book of Genesis soaring. The musical encompasses the story of creation as well as the great flood, but also examines the complex love between parents and children. Don’t miss this tale of love, family, and the power of forgiveness.
September 19 – October 20, 2019
By Jen Silverman
Fifty-something Sharon is a recently divorced busybody. Financially she needs a roommate to share her expenses. Emotionally she needs a roommate to break the isolation of her Iowa home. Enter Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. As Sharon begins to pick at Robyn’s secrets, things spiral out of control like a cross between Thelma and Louise and Breaking Bad.
CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2019
November 14 – December 23, 2019
An Aurora Original
Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen 2019 returns for a 24th smash year! This stunning musical revue makes The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, even more wonderful. Brimming with songs, comic sketches, trips down memory lane and an explosion of Christmas magic, it’s the holiday show with something for everyone.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
January 9 – February 9, 2020
A play by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
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.
ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END
May 7 – June 7, 2020
By Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
Due to popular demand, this title will return as part of the Mainstage Season!
“If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” is one of the many musings from Erma Bombeck, the legendary humorist who gave voice to the frustrations of a generation of women in her syndicated newspaper column, At Wit’s End. Atlanta favorite Lane Carlock brings to life the humor and unapologetic truth of a mother, housewife, and philosopher in this charming one-woman show.