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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 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:

Show information
bravoSaturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM

Auburn AveKids present: The Jungle Book
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

What is family? Explore the jungles of India with Mowgli as he tries to discover to which family he belongs. Monkey? Wolf? Man? The audience participates as members of the wolf pack as this powerful play unfolds. You’ll come to love his teachers and protectors; Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Akela the wolf. Laugh at the hijinks of the monkeys and root for Mowgli as he faces his nemesis: the mighty tiger, Shere Khan.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

BravoFriday, September 23, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: American Fool - John Cougar Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

The Pacific Northwest's premier tribute to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, John "Cougar" Mellencamp. Based in Seattle, WA, this 7 piece band replicates the heart, soul and excitement of all his great hits, Crumblin' Down, Hurts So Good, Rain on the Scarecrow, Jack and Diane, Authority Song, Cherry Bomb, Small Town, Paper in Fire, Check it out, Lonely ol' Night, Pink Houses and many more hits. Mr. Mellencamp's career has encompassed 30+ years and the longevity and relevance of his music is still as refreshing today as it was when his first hit, "I need a lover", hit the airwaves back in 1979.

Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

BravoSaturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Dueling Pianos Times Four!
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Classical, Cuban, Blues, Neo-20th Century, and More! Join four touring pianists (Spencer Brewer, Chris James, Elena Casanova, and Ed Reinhart) 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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

BravoFriday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Patitude - Pat Benatar Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Featuring the vocal prowess of Sarah Pinson and a supporting band of world class musicians, Patitude is dedicated to paying tribute to the music of Pat Benatar, while adding a healthy dose of 80’s style, strut and swagger to their show that will leave you screaming for more.

Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

BravoSaturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: The Led Zeplin Experience feat. No Quarter
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

They have been pounding The Hammer of the Gods to Led Zeppelin fans all across the country for over 15 years. This band has been privileged to share the stage with Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Molly Hatchet, Kansas, Steppenwolf, Nazareth, Tesla, Warrant, Jefferson Starship and Eric Burden and The Animals, among many other artists. The Led Zeppelin Experience is bringing back the magic of Led Zeppelin to fans all over the world and the response has been overwhelming. If you've never seen the real Led Zeppelin in concert, The Led Zeppelin Experience is as close as it gets. Their ocean of fans will agree.

Tickets: $25 regular; $22 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

BravoSaturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Performing Arts Center presents: Seattle Rock Orchestra
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th Street NE

Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd with a retrospective that spans from their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn to their best-selling double album The Wall, including a complete performance of The Dark Side of the Moon and several of their orchestral and instrumental suites. Featuring the songs 'Money,' Comfortably Numb,' 'Another Brick In The Wall,' 'Fearless' and many more.

Tickets: $25 regular; $22 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

BravoOctober 21, 22, 28, 29 & 31, 2016, 6:00 PM
October 22& 29, 2016, 9:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Night of the Living Dead
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Fall out from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.

Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

SICCNovember 4 & 11, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Seattle International Comedy Competition
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

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-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

comedySaturday, November 5, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Geoffrey Castle
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

Electric six-string Violinist Geoffrey Castle fearlessly brings the violin back to center stage with virtuoso showmanship and a 21st century attitude. Geoffrey Castle is on a mission to change, forever, the way you think about the violin. 

 Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

concertSaturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Kings of Hollywood - An Eagles Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

The Kings of Hollywood is a faithful recreation of Eagles hits through the decades, focusing on the vocal harmony that defines this super group! No lack of material to draw from, that's for sure as they  walk through the hits of Henley, Frey, Walsh, Felder and Schmidt and Meisner. 

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

avekidsSaturday, November 26, 2016, 6:30 PM

Auburn AveKids present: The Elves and The Toymaker
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

It’s the holiday season, and a Toymaker and his wife have been hard at work building toys to give to boys and girls everywhere. But on the morning they are to be delivered the Toymaker discovers all the toys have disappeared! Can two spunky and very generous Elves save the day?  This holiday musical will remind us that the spirit of giving is the truly greatest gift of all.

Tickets: $10 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

elvis concert

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Danny Vernon - An Elvis Christmas
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

Elvis Presley's voice, soul and presence would always cut through the deepest of scratched RCA records. This is what Danny Vernon found 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 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: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:30 PM

Auburn AveKids present: Yule Be Rockin' - A Family Holiday Concert
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

"Yule Be Rockin' is a family holiday concert performed by Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies.  

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

concertSunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM

Auburn Performing Arts Center presents: Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th Ave. NE

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! Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

concertTuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Carpenters Christmas
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

While The Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage. Based on the music of The Carpenters’ two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, A Carpenters Christmas and featuring “Merry Christmas Darling” and the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” it’s a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.  

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

musicalDecember 10, 11, 17, 18, 2016, 2:00 PM
December 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2016, 7:00 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: A Christmas Story, The Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.
             
Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Did you hear the one about the Priest, Rabi and the Pastor? No? Well get to Comedy Night at The Ave, and you just might! Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians in one night to keep you laughing all night long. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

avekidsSaturday, January 28, 2017,2:00 PM

Auburn AveKids present: Jugglemania
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Jugglemania with Rhys Thomas.

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

tributeSaturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Ted Vigil - A John Denver Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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 Greatest hits.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

apacThursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00 PM

Auburn Performing Arts Center presents: BYU - Living Legends
Auburn Performing Arts Center,702 4th St. NE

Celebrating the native cultural heritage of North and South America and the South Pacific, Living Legends presents a vibrant spectacle of energy, music, costume, and dance. As they take the stage, talented performers of native descent capture the rhythms of Polynesia, portray the fascinating legends of Native American people, and dazzle the senses with the energy of Latin America. Both the lavish costumes and the intricate choreography are authentic representations of the showcase cultures.

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

tributeSaturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Kalimba - A Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 702 4th St. NE

Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire is considered by some as being the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba’s has been together since 2011 spawning from the dream of Lead Vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, started Kalimba with the vision of playing the music that he listened to growing up, Earth Wind and Fire. Since 2011, Kalimba has evolved to a 10 piece group with full horn section, performing the hits of Earth Wind and Fire.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Did you hear the one about the Priest, Rabi and the Pastor? No? Well get to Comedy Night at The Ave, and you just might! Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians in one night to keep you laughing all night long. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

apacSaturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Performing Arts Center presents: Artrageous!
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th St. NE

IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!

Tickets: $25 regular; $22 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

concertSaturday, February 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Duetto
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

DUETTO is a beautiful combination of two rich and vibrant voices. The full sound of this duo echos throughout each hall like a brilliant light expressing love, longing, and friendship. Both the operatic and popular numbers brings the audience to their feet again and again. Victoria Robertson and Bernardo Bermudez team up with their friend and amazing pianist, Vernon Snyder, to complete this fun filled, elegant, and inspiring act.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 PM

Auburn AveKids present: Laughra Cadabra -Magic Meets Comedy
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

A family show that mixes magic, music and lots of audience interaction everyone one will enjoy!

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

tributeSaturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: The Jethro Tull Experience
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Multi-Instrumentalist Paul Forrest has entertained audiences in the U.K. and Europe with his Jethro Tull tribute band for years. Now he brings this amazing musical experience to America. Backed by the best musicians, Paul recreates the sights and sounds of Jethro Tull bringing Ian Anderson to life to thoroughly entertain his audience.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, March 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

wolfSaturday, March 11, 2017, 2:00 PM

Auburn AveKids presents: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Storybook Theater brings this truth-telling tale to life on stage. Shepherd-boy Sam is tired of watching sheep all day, and wants some excitement in his life. One day, he decides to shake things up by yelling Help  a wolf! just for fun. The villagers come running, only to discover that Sam has pulled the wool over their eyes. Is telling the truth all its cracked up to be? 

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

 

showgirlSaturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Suburban Showgirl
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

This inspirational one woman tour de force was written by and stars Palmer Davis. Davis' Wendy Walker, a professional dancer, wife and mother of two, discovers that life hasn't turned out quite the way she had hoped. Twenty interesting characters dance their way into your hearts as Wendy Walker discover unexpected joys and the courage to carry on.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

celticSaturday, March 17, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: The Gothard Sisters
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Since forming as a Celtic band in 2006, The Gothard Sisters  who are truly sisters  have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers. Join them to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the theater for a great evening of dancing, sing and incredible entertainment.

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, April 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

taiko sjSaturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Performing Arts Center presents: San Jose Taiko
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th St. NE

San Jose Taiko has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of Taiko, the Japanese drum. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the Taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in music and movement.

Tickets: $25 regular; $22 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

April 22 & 23, 2017, 2:00 PM
April 21 & 22, 2017, 7:00 PM

Auburn AveKids present: James and the Giant Peach
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Brought to life on stage by the AveKids Theater camp participants, James & The Giant Peach will delight all ages. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. 

Tickets: $10 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder Tribute
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Los Angeles/Las Vegas-based entertainer Sheldon Craig brings his new salute to the music of Stevie Wonder to the stage. Back by the 9-piece Purple Phoenix Rock Band and two back-up vocalists, Craig will perform such popular hits as "For Once in My Life ", "Isnt She Lovely ", "You are the Sunshine of My Life ", and the title song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" among several others. 

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

trashFriday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Vocal Trash
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Described as, Glee Meets Stomp, Vocal Trash asks you to recycle your imagination as their urban themed Broadway style production delights audiences with a thrilling yet heartwarming experience. The show - world class singing, one of a kind instrumentation, light hearted comedy and award winning break-dancing. Vocal Trash tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance.

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

amanda baconSaturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Patsy Cline Tribute
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Amanda Lynn Bacon has been singing for audiences all over the US and Canada since the age of two. You may recognize Amanda as Ted Vigil's 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: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, May 12, 2017, 7:30 PM

Auburn Ave. Theater presents: Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

avekidsSaturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 PM

Auburn AveKids present: A Little Mermaid
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Life underwater isn't easy for Sirena, a little mermaid who dreams of running and dancing. In this StoryBook version of Andersons classic, the audience decides whether Sirena should keep her legs or high-tail it back to sea.

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

actpJune 4, 11, 18, 2016, 2:00 PM
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2016, 7:00 PM

Auburn Community Players present: Hairspray
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire  to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

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.