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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Purchase several performances together and you are eligible for a discount; for details, view ticket and ordering information.

Many of the performances sell out, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets to a performance. Seating at the Auburn Avenue Theater is on a first come, first served basis. The Theater is open one hour prior to the start of a show for box office ticket sales and 30 minutes prior to the start of a show for seating.

Rental Information: If you are interested in renting The Ave for your live performance or event, please contact Jim Kleinbeck, Theater Operations Specialist, at 253-833-5678 to schedule an appointment.

Location and Directions: Auburn Ave Theater | 10 Auburn Avenue, Auburn, WA | Map itExternal link

Upcoming Performances for 2017-2018 Season: 

Saturday, September 9, 2:00 PM
The Toad Prince
Auburn Avenue Theater

Join us in discovering the secret of happiness as Indri, who watches over the Magical Healing Waters, learns to care more for others than for himself.  Born with the head and hands of a toad, Indri is sad and bitter about his appearance, he wishes to be “beautiful.”  Through acts of kindness, he learns the virtue of benevolence and finally transforms into a human!  Performed by Tears of Joy Theater.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for The Toad Prince print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, September 22, 7:30 PM
Dueling Pianists x5
Auburn Avenue Theater

A feast for the ears: Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Classical, Cuban, Blues, Neo-20th Century, and More! Join five touring pianists, Spencer Brewer, Chris James, Elena Casanova, Ed Reinhart and Elizabeth MacDougal, as they share the stage for an amazing night of music and laughs. If you love piano music then you will love hearing this wonderful instrument used to its fullest.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Dueling Pianists x5 print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM
Barracuda  - Heart Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Adored world-wide, the music of the band “Heart” is performed with style, presence and a true passion by Barracuda.  This authentic experience will have you dancing in your seat as you listen to Barracuda perform beloved classics.  Barracuda is endorsed by Heart founding member and guitar player, Roger Fisher. 
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Barracuda  - Heart Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

October 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14, 7:00 PM
October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Players: Annie
Auburn Avenue Theater

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts. Despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, she is determined to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage.  With the help of the other girls in the orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered, Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil schemes, and finds a forever family in loving characters she meets along the way.  Featuring some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow", this Tony Award winner will knock your socks off!
Pre-sale Tickets: $16/$13 ($21/$18 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Auburn Community Players: Annie print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, October 20, 7:30 PM
BYU Ballroom
Auburn Performing Arts Center

Swing ‘n’ Sway, is a spectacular show that presents ballroom dance in a theatrical environment with a contemporary point of view. BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company is recognized both nationally and internationally as a treasured and unique university dance ensemble.   Audiences will be fascinated as couples dance a romantic waltz and will feel the energy as the company moves to the infectious rhythms of Latin America. Additional surprises throughout the performance makes Swing ‘n’ Sway a family-friendly show that should not be missed.
Tickets: $24/$21. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for BYU Ballroom print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 PM
Janis Lives - Janis Joplin Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

“Janis Lives” is the definitive celebration of a rock-n-roll legend, the Queen of psychedelic blues herself, Janis Joplin!  Sherrie “Voxxy” Johnson, who looks and sounds eerily like Janis, is a veteran vocalist from the Pacific Northwest.  Sherrie created this show in honor of the Rock Goddess; it is a jaw dropping, spine tingling, multi-media, live music production which captures the energy and presence of a woman who helped define an era. All Hail...JANIS LIVES!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Janis Lives - Janis Joplin Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, October 28, 12:00 PM
AVE KIDS: The Tortoise & The Hare
Auburn Avenue Theater
When a contest is set between a fleet-footed Hare and a flat-footed Tortoise, not a creature in the forest believes the ever-steady tortoise will win against the ever-ready Hare. But the forest creatures quickly learn that being slow and steadfast can actually get you to the finish line; while being quick and overly-confident might find you coming in last! Performed by Storybook Theater.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for The Tortoise & The Hare print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, October 28, 7:30 PM
Erotic City - Prince Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

A Prince Tribute with a funky twist.  Based out of Portland, Oregon and known nationwide, Julian Stefoni has been paying tribute to “his purple majesty” for 20 years. Erotic City delivers a high energy show that features classic Prince songs from his ultimate collection.  With a complete live stage show, when it’s time to party like it’s 1999, Erotic City doesn't hold back.  Enjoy the high heels, lace pants, the 'infamous' purple coat, and all of the sexiness you will get in a Prince show.  'Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.' Let's go crazy with Erotic City.
Tickets: $23/$20. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Erotic City - Prince Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, November 3, 7:30 PM
Seattle Int'l Comedy Competition - Week 1
Auburn Avenue Theater

The Seattle International Comedy Competition is an annual event that welcomes comedians from around the world to the Pacific Northwest for an entire month of extraordinary comedy shows...and a winner is crowned at the end of it all. The Auburn Ave. Theater will host preliminary events as a host of comedians compete to become the newest champion!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Seattle Int'l Comedy Competition - Week 1 print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, November 4, 7:30 PM
The Neil Youngs - Neil Young Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

 “I only care about the music” – Neil Young.  Hailed as the Pacific Northwest’s premier Neil Young Tribute show, “The NEIL YOUNGS & The Harvest Moon Band”, was conceived in the summer of 2015. Friends and bandmates, Steve Crabtree and Andy Volmer, both avid fans of Neil Young, decided to put together a unique tribute to the man whose music has influenced not only them, but millions of musicians and listeners around the world. Uncomfortable with the idea of the long-standing tradition in the tribute world of ‘character’ acting, coupled with the fact that neither Steve or Andy wanted to wear a wig and ‘pretend’ to be Neil Young, they decided to share singing duties and focus on the music and not the persona, as Neil Young has done his entire career.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for The Neil Youngs - Neil Young Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, November 10, 7:30 PM
Seattle Int'l Comedy Competition - Week 2
Auburn Avenue Theater

The Seattle International Comedy Competition is an annual event that welcomes comedians from around the world to the Pacific Northwest for an entire month of extraordinary comedy shows...and a winner is crowned at the end of it all. The Auburn Ave. Theater will host preliminary events as a host of comedians compete to become the newest champion!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Seattle Int'l Comedy Competition - Week 2 print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, November 17, 7:30 PM
Jet City Improv
Auburn Avenue Theater

Jet City Improv is a fast-paced and fun audience participation comedy show that is appealing to all ages! The show features Seattle’s most talented comedians creating unscripted improv comedy completely inspired by suggestions from the audience.  Jet City Improv is one of the longest running theatrical events in the Northwest , you do not want to miss this high-energy comedy show!
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Jet City Improv print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, November 18, 7:30 PM
Almost Human - Kiss Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Almost Human is the Pacific Northwest's Premier KISS tribute band. Featuring full costumes, makeup, and all the rock n roll attitude, swagger, and shenanigans that make a real KISS show so electrifying. Almost Human knows what real KISS fans want and they do all the hits, from the debut record through Love Gun. The group is committed to bringing a stadium sized KISS show into a venue where you don't have to break the bank account or wait in line for hours to get in. You'll see the blood drip from the stage, the sweat fly through the air, and much more. Join us, we know you want to “Rock ‘n Roll all night”!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Almost Human - Kiss Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, November 25, 2:00 PM
The Elephant's Child
Auburn Avenue Theater

Have you ever wondered how the elephant got his loooooong trunk?  Find out in this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Story “The Elephant’s Child.”  Seattle’s “theater simple” uses masks and puppets to render this Kipling classic to the stage in a production especially for young or new audience members.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for The Elephant's Child print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Sunday, December 3, 2:00 PM
Red, White & Blue Holiday Concert
Auburn Performing Arts Center

Sing in the holidays with this annual free community concert performed by the 133rd Army Band of the Washington National Guard. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this festive and rousing concert of patriotic music honoring our troops, together with all of your favorite holiday music and carols.  Tickets are free, but required for admission and will be available for pick-up beginning November 1. Limit 6 per family.
Tickets: FREE

December 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, 7:00 PM
December 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Players: Scrooge, The Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater

Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.  Scrooge, The Musical closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.”  The musical, by Leslie Bricusse, is closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film “Scrooge” and “A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.”
Pre-sale Tickets: $16/$13 ($21/$18 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Auburn Community Players: Scrooge, The Musical print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Wednesday, December 20, 6:30 PM
The Elves & The Toymakers
Auburn Avenue Theater

Can two spunky and very generous Elves save the day? It's the holiday season and the Toymakers have been working day and night to get toys ready to give to boys and girls everywhere. But on the morning they are to be delivered, the Toymakers discover all the toys have disappeared! This holiday musical will remind everyone that the spirit of giving is truly the greatest gift of all.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for The Elves & The Toymakers print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, December 22, 7:30 PM
An Inspirational Christmas with Elvis
Auburn Avenue Theater

Elvis Presley's voice, soul and presence always cut through the deepest of scratched RCA records. This is what Danny Vernon discovered at a very early age when he began singing along with his Father's discarded albums, unaware of Presley's vast impact in American culture. With a devout passion, Danny sang and danced along with the King's music, trusting that one day he would be recapturing his own "Illusion of Elvis" show on stage. Join Danny as he presents classic Elvis along with some great traditional Christmas selections as well.
Tickets: $24/$21. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for An Inspirational Christmas with Elvis print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 PM
Laughra-Cadabra: Steve The Pretty Good Magician
Auburn Avenue Theater

This energetic show mixes magic, music and lots of audience interaction that everyone one will enjoy!  Join us to experience magical theater at its freshest, funniest, family-friendly best!
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Laughra-Cadabra: Steve The Pretty Good Magician print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 PM
Randy Hansen - Jimi Hendrix Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Randy Hansen turns in a stunning performance as he channels the spirit of Jimi Hendrix and perfectly recreates the stage presence and skill of the legendary axeman. As one of the few players officially recognized by the Hendrix family, He's played alongside some of the greats, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Paul Rodgers, Herbie Hancock, and original Jimi Hendrix Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Randy Hansen - Jimi Hendrix Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
Buddy, Ritchie & The Bopper
Auburn Performing Arts Center

This tribute pays respect to three entertainers who were taken from us way too early in their young musical careers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. Backed by five professional musicians, this show will keep your toes tapping and make you want to dance in the aisles to songs like That’ll be the Day, Peggy Sue, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace and much, much more!
Tickets: $24/$21.Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Buddy, Ritchie & The Bopper print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30 PM
Sea Star
Auburn Avenue Theater

SeaStar, a Celtic and folk music group, blends the old and the new, the tranquil and passionate, the dramatic and playful. Equal parts storyteller and muse, Sea-Star weaves a tapestry of poetry and music while leaving enough breathing room for the audience to dream and contemplate.  Based in Seattle, and created in 2007 by singer-songwriter Fae Wiedenhoeft, SeaStar will capture your imagination.
Tickets: $19/$16. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Sea Star print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 PM
AVEKIDS: Pinocchio
Auburn Avenue Theater

Pinocchio, a little wooden boy, yearns to be real so he can read, run, and make friends like other children do. But his new friends, the clever Cat and Fox, have other plans for this eager-to-please talking puppet. Can Pinocchio manage to outwit his devious friends, tell the truth, and learn from his mistakes? Performed by Storybook Theater.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Pinocchio print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
Infinity Project - Journey Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

This high-quality, polished performance is a show not-to-be-missed. "A musical tribute the legacy of Journey" Seattle's only locally based Journey Tribute act, The Infinity Project, is a collection of long standing Seattle Musicians who have banded together to celebrate both the history and ongoing success of one of Rock N Rolls greatest hit makers. Covering music from the band’s conception straight through to recent hits and everything in between. Whether you’re a long standing Journey fan or a new-comer to their music, there is something here for everyone. So join us for an evening of great memories and stellar hits.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Infinity Project - Journey Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
Borrowed Time - Styx Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater
Revel in huge harmonies as Seattle based band, Borrowed Time, brings you the music of STYX. This 5-member band plays the greatest hits of one of the biggest bands of the 70s. Borrowed Time digs playing the music of STYX; if you miss hearing these great songs, and you want to relive your first memories of bell bottoms, perms, and halter tops, this band is for YOU!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Borrowed Time - Styx Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
Hells Belles - AC/DC Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater
Hell’s Belles are first and foremost dedicated AC/DC fanatics. Part of a huge community of devotees to one of the greatest Rock & Roll bands in the world, this is who they all are, and this is what Hell’s Belles strives to deliver with mechanical precision and passionate fury. Endorsed by Angus Young himself (Blender Magazine, 2003), HELL'S BELLES are the closest one can get without making the move to Australia and joining AC/DC's road crew. Join us for this high-energy performance!
Tickets: $24/$21. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Hells Belles - AC/DC Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30 PM
Ron Stubbs - Rock 'n Roll Hypnotist
Auburn Avenue Theater
If you’re looking for an old fashioned, outdated boring show…well my friends…THIS ISN’T IT. But if you ARE looking for a modern, fast paced, laugh a minute, mind bending performance …then you have found the right place! So buckle up tight Sparky and hang on…it can be one wild ride. Take all your preconceived notions of what a hypnosis show is supposed to be and toss them out the window. It’s like nothing you have ever seen before….that’s because it’s much more than your typical hypnosis show…it’s OUTRAGEOUS!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Ron Stubbs - Rock 'n Roll Hypnotist print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
St. Patrick's Day with Geoffery Castle
Auburn Avenue Theater

With a live band, Irish dancers and lots of Celtic Fiddling, electric six-string Violinist Geoffrey Castle fearlessly brings the violin back to center stage with virtuoso showmanship and a 21st century attitude. He is a pioneer on the electric six-string violin. A theme of Castle's career is to destroy people's pre-conceived notions of what is possible on a violin, which he does every time he takes the stage. Join Geoffrey for his high energy St. Patrick’s Day Concert!
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for St. Patrick's Day with Geoffery Castle print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2:00 PM
AVEKIDS: Marcus Does Juggling and Comedy...Oh My!
Auburn Avenue Theater

Marcus's show is filled with laughter, fun, comedy, juggling, tricks, and hilarious audience participation. Including: stand-up comedy, juggling balls, juggling clubs, yo-yo tricks, catching a bowling ball with his face, manipulating boxes, juggling ping pong balls using nothing but his mouth, musical interludes, prop comedy, an egg, and a death defying balancing/ knife juggling act, this is an unbelievable show that you won't forget!
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Marcus Does Juggling and Comedy...Oh My! print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
Invisible Touch - Phil Collins & Genesis
Auburn Avenue Theater

For an entire generation Phil Collins music moved our hearts and touched our souls. His lyrics were real and honest as he put his heart on display, and we were drawn into his world. Invisible Touch is a collection of Seattle musicians whose lives were touched by that music and the man behind it. So join us, as we take you back to a time when hits like “In the air tonight“, “Invisible Touch”, “Sussudio” and “Don’t Lose My Number” poured through our car speakers and became more than songs, they became memories. Invisible Touch is committed to faithfully recreating the hits that made Phil Collins a legend and his music legendary.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Invisible Touch - Phil Collins & Genesis print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30 PM
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Auburn Performing Arts Center

Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. They  have produced over a dozen Off and Off-Off Broadway shows, custom performances for special audiences, and all-ages family productions. Bindlestiff adds a contemporary twist to the grand traditions of American Circus.
Tickets: $24/$21. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Bindlestiff Family Cirkus print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

April 20 & 21, 2018, 7:00 PM
April 21 & 22, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Junior Players: Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr. print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM
Poets on the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater
Celebrate National Poetry month with us as local and regional poets generously share their talents.
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Ted Vigil is a singer, songwriter and John Denver tribute artist extraordinaire. He has wowed crowds, sells out theaters nationwide and has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. Joining him on stage are a group of professional musicians and the very talented singer Amanda Bacon. Join us as Ted performs many of the hits of John Denver.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Amanda Bacon - Patsy Cline Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Amanda Lynn Bacon has been singing for audiences all over the US and Canada since the age of two. Her love of music shines through with her powerful vocals and soulful harmonies. You may recognize Amanda as Ted Vigils incredibly talented back-up singer. She finally has a show of her own paying tribute to one of the pioneers of the country music industry, Patsy Cline. Join Amanda and her band as the do some of  Patsy’s greatest hits, Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy. This is sure to be a great night of music.
Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Amanda Bacon - Patsy Cline Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 PM
AVEKIDS: Rapunzel
Auburn Avenue Theater

Neither long locks of hair nor large locks on towers are enough to keep a rainbow-haired maiden from trying to follow her dreams. Can our hair-oine escape from her tiny room-with-a-view, or will she be trapped in her tower forever? Come and share the joys of live theater to your children!  Performed by Storybook Theater.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Rapunzel print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
June 3, 10 & 17, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Players: Shrek The Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.
Pre-sale Tickets: $16/$13 ($21/$18 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Auburn Community Players: Shrek The Musical print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

July 13 & 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
July 14 & 15, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Junior Players: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater
Can the Beast learn to love, and be loved?  This classic story of  transformation and tolerance tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr. print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

July 27 & 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
July 28 & 29, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Teen Players: Bring It On
Auburn Avenue Theater

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships.
Tickets: $16/$13. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Auburn Community Teen Players: Bring It On print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee.

 

About the Auburn Avenue Theater:
For over 30 years, the Auburn Avenue Theater has presented a diversity of live performances, including Broadway musicals, mystery theater, children's theater, and concerts. The Douglas family, producers of the fine dinner theater featured at the Auburn Avenue Theater for over 20 years, leased the venue to the City of Auburn to continue operating as a performing arts space. In 2007, The City of Auburn reopened the venue, expanding this time-honored tradition of live, quality performing arts, variety entertainment, children's shows, dance and music, right in the heart of downtown Auburn.

History in the Making:
The theater building itself is over 80 years old, however, the first structure to occupy the property over 100 years ago was a carriage house for horses. When the automobile replaced horses as the major mode of transportation, the building was entirely reconstructed as the city's bus depot. New owners converted it to a movie house in the 1940s and continued operating it as such until the mid-70s, when it underwent yet another conversion, this time as a performing arts theater venue.

For more information about the Auburn Avenue Theater, please contact Jim Kleinbeck, Theater Operations Specialist, at 253-833-5678.