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.
2019-2020 Aurora University Theatre Season
Animal Farm, adapted for the stage by Nelson Bond from the book by George Orwell
Friday-Saturday, November 1-2, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Perry Theatre
Wednesday-Saturday, November 6-9, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Perry Theatre
Animal Farm is a fable with a sting. The animals of Manor Farm have emancipated themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner. Intermingling humor and drama, Animal Farm is a tragic tale that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own backyard.
Little Women the Musical, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Book by Allan Knee, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Perry Theatre
Sunday, March 29, and Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:30 p.m., Perry Theatre
Wednesday-Saturday, April 1-4, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Perry Theatre
Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in a musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
2019-2020 Aurora University Studio Series
This series is for student-produced work and additional performances will be announced throughout the year including improv performances from our student improv club, new play development workshops, and cabaret performances.
To be announced soon.
Past Performance Photo Galleries
2018 - 2019 Season
She Kills Monsters: View photos
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: 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