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Ave Kids

Auburn AVE Kids showcases local, regional and national acts and touring presentations with an emphasis on audiences ages 4 through 12 and their parents, families, or friends. Most AVE Kids performances take place at Auburn Avenue Theater, located at 10 Auburn Ave, unless otherwise noted.

The AVE Kids performances are included as part of the City's overall BRAVO Performing Arts Season. Purchase several performances together and you are eligible for a discount! For details, view ticket and ordering information.

Tickets/Info: 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Fri. 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Upcoming Performances:

Date & Time Show information

Saturday,
March 21, 2015
2:00 PM  

 

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Ancient Superheroes
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue 

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

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Auditions for AveKids: Spring Break Theater Camp: Disney My Son Pinocchio, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Participants will learn voice, choreography, acting, set design, costuming and more in this fun spring theater camp for ages 7-15 directed by Angelica Duncan.
            
Camp Times: March 30 – April 3; 5:30-8:00 PM; April 6-10; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; April 13-16; 5:30-8:30 PM; April 17; 4:00-9:00 PM.

Cost is $230 for Auburn residents; $288 for non-residents. Register for Class #42487 by calling 253-931-3043

The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. Music and Lyrics By Stephen Schwartz; Book By David Stern.

April 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

April 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM

 

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Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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.  

Saturday,
May 9, 2015
2:00 PM 

 

 

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Ugly Duckling
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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.   

Saturday, June 6, 2015
12:00-5:00 PM
 

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Auditions for Auburn Community Teen Players: Legally Blonde the Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Opportunity for kids ages 14-19 to participate in Auburn Community Players Summer Teen Musical directed by Dave Cox with choreographer Stephanie Cox.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays-Fridays; June 30-August 6, 6:00-9:00 PM& select Saturdays, June 13-August 1

Showtimes: August 7 at 7:00 PM; August 8 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM; August 9 at 2:00 PM. All tickets $12, Auburn Ave. Theater.

Fee: $175 for Auburn residents; $200 for non-residents. Register for Class #43175 by calling 253-931-3043

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. This action packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Book by Heather Hach; Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin; Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.
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
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Participants will learn voice, choreography, acting, set design, costuming and more in this summer camp for ages 7-15 directed by Sarah Samuelson.

Camp Times: June 29 – July 19; Monday-Friday; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (no camp on Friday, July 3).

Cost is $390 for Auburn residents; $487 for non-residents. Register for Class #42488 by calling 253-931-3043

This production is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness.
Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz; Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner; Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer; Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa; Original Direction for this version of; “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer; Originally Produced in New York by; Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson.

July 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

July 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM

 

 

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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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
 

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Auburn Community Teen Players presents Legally Blonde the Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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.
Book by Heather Hach; Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin; Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

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