Theatre

The theatre department produces two performances each academic year as part of the Celebrating Arts and Ideas series. Theatre majors participate in all areas of production, and students of all majors are welcome to audition.

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.