Fox Files                                                     April 2016
  
     I have built quite a pleasant life for myself.  And so have you.  We have collected together.  We have established norms that let us feel comfortable with each other.  We protect and reinforce our way of life.  We've used modern media to tighten our circles, to invite the like-minded to form coalitions and parties.  We have defined "polite society" as a perfect small sphere around us.  We have well defined borders.

We have left others on the margins.  The different, the unusual, the foreign, the newcomer have been gerrymandered out of polite society.  As we continue to homogenize and reinforce, those appear less and less palatable.  But each of those groups or parties or movements or lifestyles are each but the center of their own "polite societies" and they coalesce and reinforcement to the community or the world is a field for them to bounce about like so many billiard balls.

I propose that we deliberately engage our own margins. That we view the world from the inside of their "polite societies" to better know ourselves and to soften, and to blur and to invite and to accept and to achieve a far more
polite society.

Charles Packard, Executive Producer

Opening April 22nd on the Mainstage

Catch Me If You Can!
In this fast-paced, rollicking musical starring Tim Howard as Frank Abignale, Jr. and Keegan Flaugh as Detective Carl Hanratty, we follow the true story of a young man who left home and  forged his way around the world, by posing as an airline pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer.  Frank is searching for a better life of fame, fortune and high fashion, but the FBI is always right on his tail.  Fox favorite Piper Lindsay Arpan returns to Direct and  Choreograph.

This show will prove to be the biggest song and dance spectacular of the season!  This High energy cast of  local favorites will entertain and delight.  So check your vitals, fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to take off on a flight back to the 60s with us!

Catch It While You Can!

Tickets $22-$31
Catch Me If You Can plays on the Aurora Fox Mainstage
  • Fridays at 7:30PM: April 22, 29, and May 6 and 13
  • Saturdays at 7:30PM: April 23, 30, and May 7, and 14
  • Sundays at 2PM: April 24, and May 1, 8, and 15
Click the link, or call the Box Office at 303-739-1970 for tickets!


Announcing Season 32!
Aurora Fox Arts Center Presents
Season 32!
Welcome to our 32nd Season at the Aurora Fox!  Once again, we are proud to bring new and exciting titles to life on our stage.


"Life On The Margins of Polite Society"


Dracula 
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton 
Conceived by Don Black, Christopher Hampton and Frank Wildhorn  
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
October 7th - November 6th, 2016

Dracula is a thrilling drama of suspense and a Gothic romance, set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age. The story follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray fall victim to Dracula's unnatural charm, and along with Doctor Van Helsing, must fight Dracula's supernatural powers.  Dracula  will enthrall audiences with its powerful score and its potential for bringing the undead to life in this haunting musical of unrequited love.


The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 
By George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward  and Ira Gershwin  
Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks  
Musical Score Adapted by Dierdre L. Murray 
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
November 25th - January 1st, 2017

This operatic adaptation of Heyward's play, Porgy and Bess, follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina. We follow the crippled Porgy and his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown, and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin' Life.


Myth (World Premiere)
by Charles Wefso
In the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre
January 20th - February 19th, 2017

Jason's small campfire and videocamera strain to penetrate the darkness of the remote woods outside of Yellow Knife, Canada. Jason is doggedly searching for the definitive proof of an undiscovered species he is certain exists, and must exist in this place.


Chinglish (Regional Premiere)
By David Henry Hwang 
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
March 24th - April 9th, 2017

A hilarious comedy about the challenges of doing business in a country whose language and underlying cultural assumptions can be worlds apart from those of the West. The play tells the adventures of Daniel, an American businessman from the Midwest, who hopes to establish his family's sign-making business in China. Through a comic exchange, he learns what is lost and found in translation.


Priscilla Queen of the Desert  (Regional Premiere)
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Arranged by Stephen "Spud" Murphy
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
April 21st - May 28th, 2017

Based on the popular 1994 film of the same name,  Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transsexual who buy a run-down old bus (they call it Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback.  During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren't receptive to their lifestyle,  but they persevere, while strengthening their own friendships.

Season Subscription Pricing

Season 32
Early Bird Pricing Available Until June 19th
Renewals - $100
New subscriptions - $120
303.739.1970

Guest Production In The Studio Theatre
Ignite Theatre
Presents

Andrew Lippa's
The Wild Party
Book by Andrew Lippa
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March
Directed and Choreographed by Reace Daniel
Music Direction by Linda Luchtenburg

A steamy prohibition tale steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party was an off-broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.
     Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?
This production is rated R.

April 16 - May 8, 2016
Aurora Fox Arts Center - Studio Theatre
9900 E Colfax Ave. Aurora, CO
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm,
Sundays at 2:30 pm
Industry Night Monday, April 25th at 7:30pm (All Welcome)
Prices:
Adult $28 | Senior (65+) $26 | Groups (6+) $25 | Student $20






Coupon

Bring this Coupon for one FREE concession item when you see 

Catch Me If You Can

Beer and wine included.  (1 item per person with coupon)

 
Or.... Forge your own coupon and bring it with you! 

(1 item per person with fake coupon)



About the Aurora Fox Arts Center 
The Aurora Fox Arts Center is a public service of the city of Aurora under the Library and Cultural Services Department. Built in 1945 as a movie theater, the Aurora Fox was purchased by the city of Aurora in 1983, and completely renovated and reopened in 1985. 2016 marks its 32nd season.