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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,      
September 27
2:00 PM

 

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Please Note Location: Auburn Riverside
High School Theater, 501 Oravetz Road

Justin Roberts and the
Not Ready for Naptime Players!

Please Note Location: Auburn Riverside High School Theater, 501 Oravetz Road


Join in the fun and get ready to dance and sing with Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players!They’ll deliver a rockin’ performance from their latest album, Recess as well as past favorites. Justin Roberts is truly one of the national "all-stars" of the indie family music scene.            

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,
October 25
1:00 PM 

 

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Steve the Pretty Good Magician
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

A full comedy variety show! Lots of audience participation of mirth, music and magic. This award winning show has toured North America to rave reviews.

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,
November 1
2:00 PM  

 

avekids_Hansel_and_Gretel Hansel & Gretel
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue
           

When this well-known brother and sister duo decide to explore the woods without their parents’ permission, they run into a sweetie of a Top Chef who delights and dabbles in the art of confection. Hungry to create a new dish, this crazy kitchen witch tries to turn Hansel into her next meal, only to find that some things are best left uneaten. 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,
December 6
1:00 PM

 

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Doktor Kaboom The Science of Santa
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

The Doktor Kaboom holiday show in which the good Doktor, working from the assumption that science and magic are the same thing, declares Mr. Claus the world’s greatest scientist and using basic physics attempts to recreate all of Santa’s wonders.

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,
December 20
4:00 PM 

 

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The Elves & the Toymaker
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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.  

Saturday,
January 17, 2015
2:00 PM 

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Owl & Pussycat
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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,               
February 21, 2015  
2:00 PM

 

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Cinderella
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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 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.  

April 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

April 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM

 

 

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.   

July 17 & 18, 2015
7:00 PM

July 18 & 19, 2015
2:00 PM

 

 

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