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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
Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:00 PM

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Wild Child & Hysteria

Wild Child is a high-energy tribute to female rock 'n roll, spanning multiple decades and genres. 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! 

Hysteria is a Def Leppard tribute band based in Seattle. The look and authentic sound lets you re-live the Def Leppard experience.This show is kid friendly so bring your whole family!

Doors will open at 6:30 PM! This show is kid friendly so bring your family! Tickets are $15 so get'em NOW as this show will sell out! $20 at the door! 250 Max Capacity! Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site

For more information Contact: Darlene Tyler 253-230-7457 

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.  

Monday,
March 16, 2015
6:00 PM
 ACPT_9to5 Auditions for 9 to 5 the Musical

The auditions will begin promptly at 6:00 PM at The Auburn Ave Theater located at 10 Auburn Ave Auburn, WA 98002.

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, March 28, 2015
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

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Auditions for AveKids: Spring Break Theater Camp: Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

Auditions will begin at 9:00 AM at the Auburn Ave Theater located at 10 Auburn Ave Auburn, WA 98002.

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 

 

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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.  

Saturday, June 6, 2015
12-5 PM
 legallyblonde Auditions for Auburn Community Teen Players: Legally Blonde the Musical

Auditions will begin at noon at the Auburn Ave Theater located at 10 Auburn Ave Auburn, WA 98002

Saturday, June 27, 2015
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

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Auditions for AveKids: Summer Theater Camp: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Auditions will begin at 9:00 AM at the Auburn Ave Theater located at 10 Auburn Ave Auburn, WA 98002.

July 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

July 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM 

 

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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.   

August 7 & 8, 2015 7:00 PM

August 8 & 9, 2015 
2:00 PM
  legallyblonde   Auburn Community Teen Players presents Legally Blonde the Musical
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.  

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.