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:

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Kanome Jones
November 2-3 and 7-10, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Perry Theatre in the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Center for Community Enrichment

When "Agnes the Average" finds the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing notebook of her recently deceased younger sister, Tilly, she begins a quest through a fantasy world of monsters and heroes created by the sister she never really knew. "Nguyen’s meditation on tolerance, sisterhood, the games we love to play, and the stories we love to tell is timeless..."- The Boston Globe

(This production should be considered PG-13)

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

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

2009-2010 Season

"The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail": View photos

"Trip's Cinch"

"The Clean House": View photos

2008-2009 Season

"The Habitation of Dragons": View photos

"As You Like It": View photos

Theatre Events
No events scheduled at this time.
Open House and Visit Days
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019