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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

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charliebrownAveKids: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

July 17 & 18, 2015, 7:00 PM
July 18 & 19, 2015, 2:00 PM

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.   

legallyblondeAuburn Community Teen Players presents Legally Blonde the Musical

August 7 & 8, 2015, 7:00 PM
August 8 & 9, 2015, 2:00 PM

A fabulously fun international award winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Tickets: $12. 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.

jet city improvJet City Improv
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

September 18, 2015, 7:30 PM

One of the longest running theatrical events in the Northwest! Jet City Improv features the Seattle’s most talented comedians creating unscripted improv comedy completely inspired by suggestions from the audience. Jet City Improv is a fast-paced and fun audience participation comedy show that is appealing to all ages!

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

science circusScience Circus with Rhys Thomas
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

September 19, 2015, 2:00 PM

One of the longest running theatrical events in the Northwest! Jet City Improv features the Seattle’s most talented comedians creating unscripted improv comedy completely inspired by suggestions from the audience. Jet City Improv is a fast-paced and fun audience participation comedy show that is appealing to all ages!

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

Janis LiveJanis Live- Janis Joplin Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

September 19, 2015, 7:30 PM

Janis Lives is the definitive celebration of a rock-n-roll legend, the queen of psychedelic blues herself, Janis Joplin! Capturing the energy and presence of a woman who helped define an era-  this jaw dropping, spine tingling, multi-media, live music production, will take you back to a time long gone, but never forgotten. All Hail...JANIS LIVES!

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

OklahomaAuburn Community Players present Oklahoma
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

October 4, 11 & 18, 2015, 2:00 PM
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2015, 7:00 PM

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.

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

steveSteve The Pretty Good Magician
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

October 24, 2015, 1:00 PM

Prepare to be amazed with this award winning show by Steve the Pretty Good Magician! His fantastic family friendly magic will get you giggling, laughing and possibly participating in the act on stage when he turns the audience into hilarious magical assistants!

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

Teen Rock Spook-Tac-U-Lar
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

October 30, 2015 7:00 PM

Join us for a great night of rock 'n' roll at the Auburn Ave. Our Feature band, The Out Line will be joined by a couple other special guest bands, for an exciting night of music!

Tickets: $5. 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

british exportBritish Export
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

November 05, 2015, 7:30 PM 

British Export, Seattle's own Beatles Tribute Band, performs the history of Fab Four, featuring the sights and sounds of a vintage concert. British Export takes you back to the exciting Ed Sullivan Show appearances, Psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era, and the Abbey Road recording years. Costumes and instruments precisely duplicate those from the fabulous 60's. "A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All!"

Tickets: $17 regular; 15 student/ senior; $10 Veteran's and active military. 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

seattle int'l comedySeattle Int'l Comedy Competition
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

November 6 & 13, 2015, 7:30 PM

America’s best comedians compete for prize money in the 36th Annual Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition. From its beginnings as a little contest in bars in 1980, it has grown into a touring festival, with 23 shows, in 26 days, in 17 different venues in cities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Come join us at the Auburn Avenue Theater for two nights of competition's preliminaries and lots of laughs. Recommended for ages 18 and above.

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   

Letters Aloud: From the Front Lines
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

November 07, 2015, 6:30 PM

We honor our country’s past (and present) servicemen and women by presenting their powerful perspectives and heartfelt thoughts via the letters to and from the people they care about.  Accounts from the first days of boot camp to the grim realities of the front line will bring the battlefields of our past—and in some cases our present—to life. With live musical accompaniment and a dynamic slide show.

Tickets: $17 regular; 15 student/ senior; $10 Veterans and active military. 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

reluctant dragonThe Reluctant Dragon
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

November 14, 2015, 2:00 PM 

Our dragon is not the fearsome type, but like the boy who befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume that they are in grave danger and send for Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. With the boy’s help, Sir George learns that the dragon poses no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship. Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame and brought to life by Tears of Joy 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

whipped creamWhipped Cream & Other Delights - Tribute To Herb Alpert
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

November 14, 2015, 7:30 PM

Trumpeter Bobby Medina leads this fast paced show and revives the soundtrack of the 1960’s. The music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass can best be described as 60’s Mariachi inspired instrumental pop and has achieved numerous platinum status records and has been featured on radio, television specials and on the big screen for decades. This brand new show authentically re-creates a sound that was quirky, retro, hip and promises to bring back fond memories!

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

buddy ritchieBuddy, Ritchie & The Bopper "Honoring The Day the Music Died"
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

November 20 & 21, 2015, 7:30 PM

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: $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

elves and toymakerThe Elves and The Toymaker
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

December 05, 2015, 6:30 PM 

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 the elves discover that all the toys have disappeared!  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.

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 

Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

December 6, 2015, 2:00 PM

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.

v. contrerasV. Contreras
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

December 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

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. Perhaps the most unique aspect is that no one in Seattle has heard her original compositions ever…until now.

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

elvisAn Inspirational Christmas With Elvis
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

December 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

Elvis Presley's voice, soul and presence would always cut through the deepest of scratched RCA records.  With a devout passion, Danny would sing and dance along with the King's music trusting that one day he would be recapturing his own "Illusion of Elvis" show on stage. Join Danny has he presents classic Elvis along with some great traditional Christmas selections as well.

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 

Gothard SistersThe Gothard Sisters
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

December 13, 2015, 2:00 PM 

The Gothard Sisters, winners of Best New Irish Artists in the 6th Annual Irish Music Awards present a magical and family-friendly Celtic Christmas.  Both ancient, timeless Christmas carols and newer favorites combine with thrilling Irish dancing and fast fiddle tunes, plus storytelling and exciting show that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 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 

ted vigilTed Vigil Christmas Show
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

December 19, 2015, :30 PM 

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’s and celebrates the season with several Christmas songs.

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

DOktor KaboomThe Science of Santa Claus- Doktor Kaboom
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

December 20, 2015, 2:00 PM

Your child’s favorite doctor returns to the Auburn Avenue Theater  for one unforgettable afternoon of Santa themed science, at the Doktor Kaboom holiday show! The good Doktor, working from the assumption that science and magic are the same thing, declares Mr. Claus the world’s greatest scientist and will use basic physics attempts to recreate all of Santa’s wonders.

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

comedy at aveComedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

January 15, 2016, 7:30 PM

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians will work to twist your funny bone. 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

cirque zivaCirque Ziva
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

January 16, 2016, 7:30 PM 

A beautiful and technically brilliant show, Cirque Ziva features a skilled troupe of 25 whom present both traditional and modern Chinese acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts, contortion and more. Ancient and contemporary music, stunning costumes, and outstanding atmosphere from producer Danny Chang (Artistic Director, Golden Dragon Acrobats)and by award-winning Lighting Director Tony Tucci.

Tickets: $25 regular; $20 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

AveKids: The Commedia Pinocchio
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

January 23, 2016, 2:00 PM  

This musical brings life to  the story of a Pinocchio, a  puppet who wants to be a real boy and faces trials, tribulations, bullying and more.   Performed in the  Italian theater tradition of Commedia Dell'arte which relates to unwritten or improvised drama, this classic tale will come to life on stage courtesy of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. By Lane Riosley. Music and lyrics by Aven Stephenson.

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 

jimi hendrix tributeRandy Hansen's Jimi Hendrix Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

January 30, 2016, 7:30 PM

Randy Hansen has been successfully performing since the '70s, stunning audiences worldwide 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: $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

riders in the skyRiders in the Sky
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

February 6, 2016, 3:00 PM 

For 35 years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

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

comedy at aveComedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians will work to twist your funny bone. 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

sinatraA Valentines with Sinatra & Friends
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM 

Joey Jewell’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 for two (prime seating, drinks, flowers, light appetizers, and chocolates) and experience a Valentines date to remember.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/ senior; $90 sweet heart package (prime seating, drinks, flowers, light appetizers, and chocolates for two). 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 

jack and the beanstalkJack & The Beanstalk
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM 

In real life, Jack is frightened of everything except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to climb the beanstalk and have a real-life adventure of his very own.

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

second stingSecond Sting- Scorpions Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM

The Ultimate Scorpions Tribute is a rock & roll time-machine straight to the heart of the 80's, complete with spandex and hairspray. This fun, high-energy rock show pays homage to every era of the Scorpions...with a focus on their 80's hits. It will rock you like a hurricane!

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

heart by heart 2Heart by Heart
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM

When it comes to Heart By Heart, expect some very skilled dedicated musicians, including original HEART members Mike Derosier and Steve Fossen, who love, respect and honor the songs and historical significance of the music of HEART. Driven to recreate the songs of HEART, while bringing the essence and purity of the group back to the stage, Heart By Heart was created to offer fans the unique experience that only those who were actually in the original band could offer.

Tickets: $25 regular; $23 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

wild childWild Child
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

March 05, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Wild Child is a high-energy tribute to female rock 'n roll which and takes you on a fast-moving ride through some of the best female rock and roll hits of all time! You will hear your favorite songs from Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Blondie, The Pretenders, Sheryl Crowe, Halestorm...just to name a few. There is something for everybody!

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  

michael tomlinsonMichael Tomlinson
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

March 12, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Widely known for his friendly concerts, funny stories and warm, goodwill onstage  Michael Tomlinson performs his own songs ranging in styles from folk and pop, to jazz and rock.  His melody-rich songs speak to the heart and focus on community and humankind.

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

broadway hit musicalBroadway's Next Hit Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

March 18 & 19, 2016, 7:30 PM 

The hilarious Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show.  Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter.  The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical.  Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be written by YOU!

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

comedy at aveComedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

March 25, 2016, 7:30 PM

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians will work to twist your funny bone. 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

just one lookJust One Look – Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

March 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

Crowned greatest female vocalist of the 1970’s, Linda Ronstadt’s career has spanned four decades, 30 studio albums, 15 compilation/greatest hits albums, and 38 Billboard Hot 100 Singles. Her music style included popular, rock and folk music, and later in her career traditional Mexican songs. Please join us in paying tribute to Linda’s musical career.

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

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller Orchestra
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

April 2, 2016 7:30 PM

With its unique jazz sound, the The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Formed in 1956, the orchestra has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. This amazing concert last stopped in Auburn in 2012 to a sold out crowd, and you can see this amazing group as it stops again in Auburn for one-night only!

Tickets: $22 regular; $20 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

comedy at aveComedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

April 9, 2016, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians will work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $17 regular; $12 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

peter panDisney Peter Pan, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

April 23 & 24, 2016, 2:00 PM
April 22 & 23, 2016, 7:00 PM

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John, but when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a magical story for all ages.

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

carpentersClose to You: The Music of The Carpenters
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

May 07, 2016, 7:30 PM

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band and performs some of her most memorable songs including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.”

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

sleeping beautySleeping Beauty
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

May 14, 2016, 2:00 PM 

Princess Beauty is a cutie, but being pretty doesn’t cut it when you really want to slay dragons and find adventure.  Will Beauty get to be her very own hero – or will she be interrupted by a 100-year nap?  And will the Prince save her – or will she save him?  (this StoryBook version isn’t just for girls – the boys will love it, too!)

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

third stageThird Stage – Tribute to Boston
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM

Relive the Boston experience with Third Stage: A Tribute to Boston!!  Third Stage performs ALL of the band's biggest hits that blasted out of so many stereos, 8-tracks and cassette players back in the mid 70s and early 80s. Third Stage brings you the huge guitars, vocals, and of course, polyester that made Boston such a household name.  Yer gonna dig it!

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

comedy at aveComedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians will work to twist your funny bone. 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

mary poppinsAuburn Community Players: Mary Poppins
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

June 5, 12 & 19, 2016, 2:00 PM
June 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2016, 7:00 PM

Set in 1910 London, Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. Don’t miss this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical theater!

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

shrekShrek The Musical, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

July 16 & 17, 2016, 2:00 PM
July 15 & 16, 2016, 7:00 PM

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.

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.