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Aurora Children's Playhouse 6th Season Begins In August

Aurora Theatre has assembled the best children's performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County in order to give parents and their children a chance to experience their artistry in our amazing facility in downtown Lawrenceville. This year Aurora Theatre will offer a tremendous variety, with more shows than ever before, and many exciting new performers as well as audience favorites. The slate of performances for this August is a perfect example - featuring a juggling and unicycle duo, puppets and traditional dance from India.

School is back in session and so is Aurora Children's Playhouse with three dynamic performances this August. On August 20, Aurora Theatre welcomes back Quite A Catch, the dexterous juggler Ron Anglin, for The Ron J Show. This show pairs Ron with nimble expert unicyclist Jimmy Robertson. The two man show is packed with clever stunts and amazing feats of skill that highlight teamwork, discourage cheating, and dispel stereotypes in a fun and unique way.

August 27, All Hands Productions returns to Aurora Children's Playhouse with a puppet show that boasts an 8-week run of over 100, virtually sold-out, performances at The Center for Puppetry Arts. Master puppeteer, David Stephens' production of Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff retells classic fairy tales as well as telling a few of his own original tales. See what happens when three billy goats try to cross over a bridge belonging to a greedy troll in The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Parker Pig encounters some good luck when he stumbles over a watering can in The One Little Pig and the Three Wishes; a retelling of a family favorite. One of Stephens' original stories, The Two Farmers, involves Farmer Frick and Farmer Frack and how they learn to work together to make a pot of stew.

Aurora Children's Playhouse offers a unique treat Labor Day weekend welcoming Sasikala Penumarthi is the Founder and Director of the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance Inc. for Kuchipudi: Telling a Story Through Indian Dance. This beautiful and unusual combination of dance and drama takes its name from the village where it was popularized during the 14th and 15th centuries. Dressed in the traditional Kuchipudi costume of shimmering patterned silks and jingling ankle bells, Sasikala mesmerizes students with her mastery of the form's intricate footwork, flowing movements, rhythmic syllables and dramatic facial expressions. Children will get their chance to combine key gestures and movements to help Sasikala tell a story from Indian lore.

The Aurora Children's Playhouse series features: puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians intended for youngsters to have their first theatrical experiences. At about 45 minutes in length, perfect for the young attention span, these lively performances are fun for the whole family. Aurora Children's Playhouse performances are held on select Saturday mornings at 10AM unless otherwise noted.

The Complete 2011-2012 Aurora Children's Playhouse Schedule

8/20/2011
The Ron J Show - Juggling & Unicycle Duo
Quite A Catch

8/27/2011
Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff
All Hands Productions

9/3/2011
Kuchipudi: Telling a Story Through Indian Dance
Sasikala Penumarthi

10/15/2011
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Aurora Learning Library

10/22/2011
Aesop's Fantastic Fables
That Puppet Guy

10/29/2011
Halloween Magic Show
Arthur Atsma

12/3/2011
Sing Along with Santa- 2 shows (10 & 11 AM)
Wendy Bennett

12/10/2011
Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2 shows (10 & 11 AM)
Piccadilly Puppets

12/17/2011
Trouble in Toyland - 2 shows (10 & 11 AM)
That Puppet Guy

1/28/2012
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Aurora Learning Library

2/4/2012
The Wow Show
Polytropic Productions, Inc.

2/11/2012
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes
Eric Litwin

3/17/2012
St. Patrick's Day Children's Concert
The BorderCollies

3/24/2012
Pinocchio!
That Puppet Guy

4/7/2012
Latin American Folktales
Tersi Bendiburg

5/5/2012
Cinderella
Wendy Bennett

5/12/2012
Jelly Beans & More- Music with Miss Tara
Tara Chiusano

5/19/2012
Beathoven & The Big Note Band
The Story Ship

ALL Individual Tickets $7

Playhouse Tix: 10 Admissions to be used anytime for only $50

Aurora Box Office: 678.226.6222
www.auroratheatre.com

City of Lawrenceville Free Parking Deck attached to Aurora Theatre:
153 Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Aurora Theatre · 128 East Pike Street · PO Box 2014 · Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046



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