Aurora Theatre has enlisted the help of some A-listers to reach their fundraising goal.

As the local theatre seeks to thrive in this challenging season, Broadway and screen actors have come alongside the team to show their support. Below, check out some shout-out videos from Chita Rivera, Kyle Chandler, Henry Cho, and James Michael Tyler encouraging audience members to donate to the theatre and “bring back the applause.”

In the words of the Aurora team,

At Aurora, our patrons are a dream come true.

Many of you have have been asking how you can best help us weather this financial storm until we’re once again able to welcome you back to the theatre. We are thrilled to announce that three four generous donors have stepped forward to CHALLENGE us all to make this happen:

Our corporate partner Delta, Board Member Marshall, and wife Lee, Boutwell, the City of Lawrenceville, and our Board of Directors will match any donations YOU make today up to $30,000 $50,000! Your $100 donation now becomes $200 for the Aurora!

Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera

(original Broadway star in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, and much more)

Henry Cho


Emmy Award-winner Kyle Chandler

(star of Friday Night Lights, Bloodline)

James Michael Tyler

(Gunther in Friends)

Click here for more information and to donate to Aurora Theatre.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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