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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Purchase several performances together and you are eligible for a discount; for details and an order form, 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. Ticketholders can enjoy a 10% dining discount on the day of the performance only at several downtown Auburn restaurants.

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:

Date & Time Show information
Friday,
December 19
7:30 PM

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Ted Vigil Christmas Show

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!


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. The most heard comment after his show is, "I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver!" Join us as Ted performs many of the hits of John Denver’s and celebrates the season with several Christmas songs.

Saturday,
December 20
4:00 PM 

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AveKids: The Elves & the Toymaker
It’s the holiday season and a Toymaker and his wife 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 Toymaker discovers all the toys have disappeared! Instead of giving up, the Toymaker and his wife decide to rebuild, but they just can’t finish in time. Two silly and very generous Elves decide they want to help the Toymaker by secretly finishing the job. In true StoryBook Theater fashion, this holiday musical will delight audiences young and old and remind everyone that the spirit of giving is truly the greatest gift of all. Presented by StoryBook Theater.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site

Friday,
January 16, 2015
7:30 PM 

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January Comedy at the Ave
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Comedy Night at The Ave, of course. Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians with a featured headliner. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.      

Saturday,
January 17, 2015
2:00 PM 

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AveKids: Owl & Pussycat
A ricochet off the famous Edward Lear poem, Owl and Pussycat illuminates a love of adventure and the adventures of love. Fur, feathers, and puns will fly (pigs will not). Created for all ages, a variety of storytelling tactics is mashed up with Poetry, Shakespeare, Songs, and an ample serving of Sass. Hijinks ensue! Presented by Theater Simple.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.   

Saturday,
January 17, 2015
7:30 PM 

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Borrowed Time, Styx Tribute
If you love great songs with huge harmonies, and you want to relive your first memories of bell bottoms, perms, and halter tops, this band is for YOU.  Borrowed Time is a Seattle-based 5-member band that plays the STYX top hits, including Come Sail Away, Renegade, and Grand Illusion.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday,
January 31, 2015
7:30 PM

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Tayla Lynn
Tayla Lynn is a southern girl who grew up in the heart of Tennessee, and her country bloodlines are undeniable. Her grandmother is country-music legend, Loretta Lynn, and her father, Ernie, sang and played guitar in Loretta Lynn’s band. "I can't remember a time that I wasn’t in the wings in some town somewhere, watchin my memaw and my daddy on stage" recalls Tayla. The combination of Lynn's pure, natural vocal talent and her innate knack for crafting a story add up the makings of a star. Join Tayla and Eric Tingstad for an evening of great music.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.    

Saturday,
February 7, 2015
7:30 PM  

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V. Contreras
A classically trained vocalist and long-time jazz aficionado, V. (Victoria Wimer Contreras) has won the hearts of Seattle with her rich, soulful voice as a featured vocalist with Seattle Rock Orchestra, Patsy Cline’s Sweet Dreams tribute, McDonalds commercials and the National Anthem at Mariners, Sonics and Seahawks games. Often referred to as the little girl with the giant voice, her rich tone has earned her comparisons to Karen Carpenter and Linda Ronstadt. A type-A songwriter with a historical phobia of sharing her original compositions, V. has been a slave to her piano and pen, composing over 40 album contending songs over the past two years. Perhaps the most unique aspect is that no one in Pacific Northwest has heard her original compositions ever…until now. 

Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.              

Friday,
February 13, 2015
7:30 PM  

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February Comedy at the Ave
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Comedy Night at The Ave, of course. Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians with a featured headliner. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.    

Saturday,
February 14, 2015
7:30 PM  

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A Valentines With Sinatra and Friends
Joey’s "Tribute to Sinatra and Friends, Valentines Show" is the closest thing to the big show in the Las Vegas Copa Room that you can experience in the Northwest. Sign up for the Sweetheart package (prime seating, drinks, flowers, light appetizers, and chocolates) for two and experience a Valentines date to remember.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior; Sweetheart Package (limited quantity): $80. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation  at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site

Saturday,
February 21, 2015
2:00 PM 

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AveKids: Cinderella
Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook Theater style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true!

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday,
March 7, 2015
7:30 PM  

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What the World Needs Now:
The Bacharach/David Songbook
Featuring vocalists Stacie Calkins, Christine Deaver, Bob DeDea and Kim Maguire, backed by the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, this tribute to the iconic songwriting team including hits such as I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Walk On By, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Promises, Promises, Anyone Who Had A Heart, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Wishin’ And Hopin’, The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Close To You, What’s New Pussycat? and so many more.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.    

Friday,
March 13, 2015
7:30 PM

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Saturday,
March 14, 2015
7:30 PM  

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Mr. Speed, Kiss Tribute
Recently featured on the National television show "World's Best Tribute Band" (AXS TV) as well as winning the title of  "The World’s Best KISS Tribute Band" at the 2012 KISS OFF in Las Vegas, Mr. Speed is the closest you'll get to experiencing the original band.  Mr. Speed has perfected every detail of the KISS experience; "from their precise mannerisms and perfect sound to their insanely detailed costumes and level 10 energy".

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday,
March 21, 2015
2:00 PM  

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AveKids: Ancient Superheroes
Mythology comes to life in this exciting, adventure-filled play featuring Theseus and the minotaur, Helen of Troy, Odysseus and the cyclops, Sisyphus, and all twelve labors of Hercules! Fast paced and historical-a great way to awaken or rekindle a child's interest in Greek mythology-with plenty of laughs for adults in the audience. Presented by Olympia Family Theater

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday,
March 21, 2015
7:30 PM  

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March Comedy at the Ave
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Comedy Night at The Ave, of course. Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians with a featured headliner. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site

Sunday,
March 22, 2015
2:00 PM 
 Laura Dean

Laura Dean - Across the Borders
Pianist Laura Dean weaves together music, story and travel photos into an engaging experience that is nostalgic, romantic and timeless. Her performances shine a light on composers including Mexico’s less know Manuel Ponce and Ricardo Castro, and American standouts, including Louis Gottschalk, Samuel Barber, and George Gershwin. This performance is a celebration of international music.

Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday,
April 11, 2015
7:30 PM  

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Lynn Trefzger, Comedy Ventriloquist
Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That’s how Lynn Trefzger explains her start as a ventriloquist/comedienne. For over 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters and  has performed for audiences worldwide in corporations, colleges, theatres, and cruise ships. Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, where they may meet a drunken and lovable camel, a grumpy old  man, a feisty little girl, or even some other audience members who are brought up for the action!

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

April 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

April 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM 

 

AveKids: Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
The classic tale of toymaker Geppetto's little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be "the perfect child" – and what it means to be "a real father." Presented by Spring Break Theater Camp.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Friday,
April 24, 2015
7:30 PM 

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April Comedy at the Ave
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Comedy Night at The Ave, of course. Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians with a featured headliner. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.   

Saturday,
April 25, 2015
6:30 PM 

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Sing-a-long Sound of Music
Get ready to yodel, Auburn! Sound of Music Sing-a-long is not just your chance to see the classic movie in Technicolor TM on the big screen, it’s major audience participation event with subtitles for all the songs, an interactive funpack of props, and a costume parade of attendees (costumes highly recommended). The audience is the star of this show!  Running time: 3 hours 50 minutes including intermission.            

Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday,
May 2, 2015
7:30 PM  

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WingsNThings: The Music of Paul McCartney
Excellent musicianship, spot-on harmonies and an excellent rapport with the audience, WingNThings recreate note perfect renditions of McCartney’s biggest hits that he had with The Beatles, Wings and also his great solo career. Performing songs such as  Hey Jude, All My Loving and Live and Let Die, this five-member band consists of personnel from such great Seattle club acts as The Machine, About Face, The Penguins, The Rockafellers, and Max Axle.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

Saturday,
May 9, 2015
2:00 PM  

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AveKids: Ugly Duckling
Life isn’t quite what it’s quacked up to be for an unfortunate, young duckling. Bullied by family and friends for looking different, this unlucky, but plucky ducky decides to leave home for something better. With winter fast approaching, this poor little bird’s goose seems to be cooked…or is it? Presented by StoryBook Theater.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site

Friday,
May 15, 2015
7:30 PM 

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May Comedy at the Ave
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Comedy Night at The Ave, of course. Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians with a featured headliner. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2015
7:30 PM

June 14, 2015
2:00 PM 

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Auburn Community Players present 9 to 5
This musical adaptation based on the 1980 hit movie is brought to the stage featuring local talented actors
of the Auburn Community Players. Set in the late 1970s, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. Based on a book by Patricia Resnickand music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, the story follows three female co-workers who concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritic they call their boss.

Pre-Sale Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior ($20/$18 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

July 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

July 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM 

 

AveKids: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Good Grief!  Join young actors from the Summer Theater Camp as they perform an average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. Written in 1967 and successfully revived on Broadway in 1999, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown brings to the stage favorite characters from the Peanuts gang including Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy.  Perfect for all ages, this production, features wonderful songs  like The Kite, Suppertime, and My New Philosophy and promises NEVER to yank the football away at the last second!  Presented by Summer Theater Camp.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.   

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.