ATLANTA: Aurora Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring six productions.
“One of the many joys of living in a region with four true seasons is knowing that change is coming,” said artistic director Anthony Rodriguez in a statement. “Winter turns to spring, then summer to fall. The coming of a new Aurora season always brings that joy of change. This season changes will begin that will take us to the next stage of Aurora’s existence: an expanded artistic home that will serve our region for generations to come. We will weather this change as we always have, together, grounded in the belief that a strong cultural organization unifies our community.”
The season will kick off with Children of Eden (July 18-Aug. 25), with book by John Caird and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The musical tells the stories of the Book of Genesis, and was based on a concept by Charles Lisanby.
Just in time for the holidays will be Christmas Canteen 2019 (Nov. 14-Dec. 23), a revue show featuring comic sketches and songs.
Following will be The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 2020), by Simon Stephens, a co-production with Horizon Theatre. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, the play follows an extraordinary 15-year-old boy as he sets out to solve the mysterious death of his neighbor’s dog.
Next will be a yet-to-be-announced musical (March 5-April 12, 2020).
The season will close out with Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End (May 7-June 7, 2020), by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, about the legendary humorist who gave voice to women and their frustrations with her popular column.
Founded in 1996, Aurora Theatre is the second largest theatre in Georgia.