From Mary Poppins to a Pulitzer Prize® Winner,
Aurora Theatre Announces a Most Ambitious 19th Seaso
Presented by Peach State Federal Credit Union
Aurora Theatre is rapidly gaining recognition as one of Metro Atlanta’s most successful arts organizations. With over 62,000 in ticket sales to 556 theatrical events and with 3,600 annual subscribers, audiences are flocking way off Peachtree Street to be entertained by Aurora’s robust offerings.
This week, Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez announced that Peach State Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for the company’s 19th and most ambitious season yet. The 2014-2015 Peach State Signature Series will feature four musicals and two plays and will kick off this summer with the high-flying spectacle Mary Poppins. It will also include a remount of the all-time biggest Aurora hit, Les Miserables, which was staged last year to smashing success, as well as the Pulitzer Prize®-winning Clybourne Park.
“Peach State Federal Credit Union has been a long-time supporter of Aurora Theatre,” said Rodriguez. “They have continuously increased their commitment, and to have them now as the presenting sponsor is a testament to our strength as a regional arts organization.” In 2007, Peach State FCU was one of the leading contributors to the capital campaign, which allowed Aurora to expand to its current location on the square in downtown Lawrenceville.
“As an education-based credit union, we believe that the arts go hand-in-glove to help create the quality of life that Georgians value,” said Marshall Boutwell, CEO of Peach State FCU. “The impressive work Aurora Theatre puts out every year has put Gwinnett County on the map as an arts center, making our community more attractive for businesses and future residents.”
The Peach State Signature Series will be rounded out with the wild and wacky The Explorers Club and new musical Hands On A Hardbody, inspired by the acclaimed 1997 documentary film of the same name. The season will also include Gwinnett’s longest running theatrical holiday tradition, Aurora’s Christmas Canteen. Season tickets start as low as $84.00.
Rodriguez also announced that the company will continue to present its highly popular Harvel Lab Series sponsored by Georgia Gwinnett College. Three contemporary plays will be performed in Aurora’s intimate 90-seat Studio. The company will also continue to present a weekday educational play series called Learning Library which are Mainstage performances for elementary school field trips as well as Aurora’s Children’s Playhouse, featuring the region’s top children’s performers. Rodriguez said the new season will also include Aurora’s Comedy Nights, bringing quality stand-up comedy to Gwinnett and the Lawrenceville, Georgia Ghost Tours, one of the area’s favorite tourist attractions.
Packed into the calendar year will be a host of other entertainment including concerts, author events, wine tastings, the Aurora Theatre Charity Golf Tournament and the Aurora Theatre Barbara Awards Gala. For more information, visit www.AuroraTheatre.com.