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Fox Files                                                                           June 2016
How Do You Quantify a Henry?

The 11th Annual Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award nominations were announced in June. Named for long-time Denver theater icon Henry Lowenstein, The Henry's honor outstanding achievements in the Colorado theater community in the last season, and are known locally as the Tony Awards of Denver. A Henry is the highest honor in Colorado Theater today, and The Aurora Fox Arts Center received six nominations!
The Aurora Fox received the following nominations:
  • Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical: El Armstrong, Director; Martha Yordy, Musical Direction for "Jekyll and Hyde"
  • Outstanding Choreography: Piper Lindsay Arpan, Choreographer for "Catch Me If You Can"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Lauren Shealy for "Jekyll and Hyde"
  • Outstanding Costume Design: Laura High for "Little Women"
  • Outstanding Costume Design: Nikki Harrison for "Catch Me If You Can"
"How do you quantify the art of theatre?" asks Charles Packard, executive producer at The Aurora Fox. "The Outstanding Season Award is the closest thing to measuring this across the Denver area's theatre companies, so we are very pleased to receive this nomination."  READ MORE...

Charles Packard, Executive Producer  
Season 32 Now on Sale!
The Aurora Fox Arts Center Presents Season 32
Life On the Margins of Polite Society
Once again, we are proud to bring new and exciting titles to life on our stage.
Subscriptions and Single Tickets Now on Sale!
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October 7-November 6, 2016 
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

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 
November 25-January 1, 2017 
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

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.

  World Premiere
January 20-February 19, 2017 
By Charles Wefso
In the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre
Jason's small campfire and video camera 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.

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

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
April 21-May 28, 2017
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Arranged by Stephen "Spud" Murphy
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage

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.

The Dracula Gala

The Fox's Annual Gala featuring Dracula 

Saturday, October 8
6:00 pm Doors Open
7:30 pm Performance
Enjoy a glamorous evening of delicious food by Carrabba's, select wines, silent auction and a full performance of our season opener, the spine tingling Dracula . This annual event is a terrific excuse to don your formal wear and socialize with the community in a festive theater setting while showing your support for the arts.
Tickets $75
Formal attire suggested
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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.