The Theatre Department produces two main stage performances (including a full scale musical), one Theatre Studio Lab production, and one student driven show each academic year. Theatre majors participate in all areas of production.
The theatre student will be given the opportunity to perform and train in a wide variety of genres and styles including Shakespeare, Greek, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Drama, Farce, and Avante’Garde to name a few.
2018-2019 Aurora University Theatre Season
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Stacy Searle, Music Direction by Dr. Mark Plummer
April 5-6 and 10-13, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
April 7 and 14, 2019 | 2:30 p.m.
Perry Theatre in the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Center for Community Enrichment
This dynamic musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, vibrantly re-imagines the biblical tale of Joseph and his many colored coat. Full of catchy songs in a variety of styles and unforgettable classics including "Close Every Door" and "Any Dream Will Do", Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a tale of hope and forgiveness the whole family can enjoy.
2018-2019 Aurora University Studio Series
Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown
Produced, performed and directed by the Fall 2018 THE3300 Directing class
January 17-19, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre- Stephens Hall Rm 119
This song cycle brings together characters from different places and times as they reflect on life, love, and the choices we make.
This series is for student produced work and additional performances will be announced throughout the year including Improv performances from our THE1310 Improv class, new play development workshops, and cabaret performances.
Past Performance Photo Galleries
2018 - 2019 Season
She Kills Monsters: View photos
2017 - 2018 Season
Into the Woods: View photos
Twelfth Night: View photos
2016 - 2017 Season
Little Shop of Horrors: View photos
Our Town: View photos
Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher: View photos
2015 - 2016 Season
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: View photos
Machinal: View photos
2014 - 2015 Season
Almost Maine: View photos
Dancing at Lughnasa: View photos
2013 - 2014 Season
A Midsummer Night's Dream: View photos
All in the Timing: View photos
Trojan Women: View photos
2012 - 2013 Season
These Shining Lives: View photos
War at Home: View photos
Tartuffe: View photos
2011 - 2012 Season
Proof: View photos
Blithe Spirit: View photos
2010 - 2011 Season
Lend Me a Tenor: View photos
Obligatio: View photos
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in the Moon Marigolds: View photos
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: View photos
The Clean House: View photos
The Habitation of Dragons: View photos
As You Like It: View photos