2017
HARLEM OF THE SOUTH
Amelia Musical Playhouse
July 21-22

THE LION KING, JR.
Sponsored in part by the PNC Bank Arts Alive Grant
July 10-14
Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch


2016

MOTOWN CHRISTMAS
Amelia Musical Playhouse

December 16

HARLEM OF THE SOUTH

The Volstead

December 8


DREAMGIRLS

By Henry Krieger

The Ritz Theatre, November 26 & 27

DREAMGIRLS

By Henry Krieger

Amelia Musical Playhouse, November 11-20


LOUIS-AND-ELLA!

By Trent Armand Kendall

Saturday, July 23 at 7PM, Hicks Auditorium, Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Darryl Reuben Hall's 
HARLEM OF THE SOUTH
Duke, Ella, and Cab!
June 16, 2016 7: 00 p.m. at the Volstead, 115 W. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL
June 19, 2016 3:00 p.m. at the Hicks Auditorium, Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


FRAT HOUSE
Amelia Musical Playhouse
March 4 at 7:30PM
March 5 at 7:30PM








2015
Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE
November 13 at 7pm
November 14 at 2pm
NOvember 14 at 6pm
November 15 at 3pm

ANNIE, JR.
"It's a Hard Knock Life"
July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
August 1 at 2:00 p.m.
August 1 at 6:00 p.m.
August 2 at 6:00 p.m.


STEEL MAGNOLIAS
May 7-10
Mother's Day Weekend Presentation

May 7 at 10am
May 8 at 7pm
May 9 at 2pm
May 9 at 6pm
May 10 at 3pm


THE COLOR PURPLE

April 10 at 7pm

April 11 at 6pm

April 12 at 3pm

April 17 at 7pm

April 18 at 6pm

April 19 at 3pm

(904) 765-7373/ (904) 765-7372

Stage Aurora presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE.



THE PIANO LESSON

By August Wilson

February 28 -March 1 & March 6 -8

2014

GOD'S TROMBONES

By James Weldon Johnson

December 5-7


7 Negro Sermons (The Creation, The Prodigal Son, The Crucifixion) and much more highlight this amazing evening of Spirit through Song, Dance, and Visual Imagery topped with some of Jacksonville's most prolific talent!


Ticket prices are as follows: 

Youth (4-17) and Seniors (65+) $15 Advance/Door

Adults (17- 64) $20 Advance/ $25 Door


General Seating available. Purchase tickets at Brothers 2000 ($1 Charge fee/ Gateway Mall (904) 768-6004) or visit www.ticketleap.com. For more information, please visit www.stageaurora.org or call Stage Aurora at (904) 765 -7372 or (904) 765-7373.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

October 10-12

Friday, October 10 at 7pm

Saturday, October 11 at 6pm

Sunday, October 12 at 3pm


“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” was the third longest running musical in NY in the 1980s. Music is by composer Alan Menken and script by Howard Ashman. The music includes several well-known tunes —"Somewhere That's Green," and "Suddenly, Seymour." In 1986, Warner Brothers produced a film version directed by Frank Oz.

 3 SHOWS ONLY!

Ticket prices are as follows: 

Youth (4-17) and Seniors (65+) $15 Advance/Door

Adults (17- 64) $20 Advance/ $25 Door

General Seating available. Purchase tickets at Brothers 2000 ($1 Charge fee/ Gateway Mall (904) 768-6004) or visit www.ticketleap.com. For more information, please visit www.stageaurora.org or call Stage Aurora at (904) 765 -7372 or (904) 765-7373.

SEASON AUDITIONS

SUNDAY, August 24 (3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.)

August 2 & 3 (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Stage Aurora Performance Hall

5188 Norwood Avenue (Gateway Mall)

THE 2014- 2015 SEASON (Rights Pending)

Little Shop of Horrors: Oct. 10-12

Black Eagles (A staged reading): Nov. 15

God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson: Dec. 5 -7

The Piano Lesson: Feb. 20 -22 & Feb. 27 -Mar.1

Steel Magnolias: May 1-3 & 8-10

Harlem of the South: June 5-7

RAGTIME (Dates TBD)

 

DYNAMIC SINGERS AND DANCERS NEEDED

Casting will be multiracial; Seeking African American,

Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian as all nationalities are

welcome. Please prepare a monologue (comedy/drama) not exceeding

four (4) minutes. You may also read from either script

that will be provided at the audition. Please bring a current,

non-returnable headshot photo and Resume.

All ages 8 -100 welcome!

THE WIZ

July 18 & 19

The Wiz takes Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and gives it a modern spin. Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! "Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun." -The New York Post

Performances are:

Friday, July 18 at 7pm

Saturday, July 19 at 2pm

Saturday, July 19 at 6pm

Tickets are:

$15/ Students and Seniors (65+) with proper I.D.

$20/ Advance and $25/Door for General Public

Purchase advanced tickets at Brothers 2000 (Inside Gateway (904) 768-6004). For more information and tickets, please call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372 / (904) 765-7373 or go to www.ticketleap.com or visit us online at www.stageaurora.org.

ANNUAL AURORA JACKSONVILLE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL

July 18-20

This year's festival will feature Oceanus Training Center Taekwondo Exhibition, the 100 Youth Voices in THE WIZ, 2014 Youth HIP-HOP Explosion!, Aurora Food Extravaganza, and Pearl Cleage's “The Nacirema Society Requests Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First Hundred Years” presented by the Actors Warehouse (Gainesville, FL) under the direction of Rhonda Wilson.


THE ANNUAL PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE

June 9 -August 1

The Annual Stage Aurora Performing Arts Summer Institute provides educational artistic opportunities for youth to engage and experience the performing arts: Theatre, Dance, and Music/Voice. The fantastic six-week performing arts summer camp ends in a culminating show presenting the participants in "A Night of Entertainment". Please call Stage Aurora at (904) 765-7373 for more information.


THE COLORED MUSEUM

By George C. Wolfe

A MOTHER'S DAY TREAT

George C. Wolfe’s satirical commentary on the African-American experience, “The Colored Museum,” directed by Dee Quaranta and Darryl Reuben Hall, will be presented May 9-11 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall 5188 Norwood Avenue (inside Gateway Mall) in Jacksonville, FL. The performance is just in time for Mother’s Day.

May 9 at 7pm

May 10 at 2pm

May 10 at 6pm

May 11 at 3pm


DREAMGIRLS

By Henry Krieger 

ENCORE PERFORMANCES 

MARCH 1 at 6:00 p.m. and MARCH 2 at 3:00 p.m.

ALL SEATS for the ENCORE are $15.00!

DREAMGIRLS

January 31-Feb. 9

Winner of 6 Tony Awards, DREAMGIRLS comes to Stage Aurora in full costumes, music, and glamour! 'And I am telling you', it's going to be a smash hit on our stage. Get your tickets early. There (5) show performance schedule is as follows:

Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 2, at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m.



2013

THE AMEN CORNER

By James Baldwin    December 6-15

 

(Jacksonville, FL -October 9, 2013) Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will hold auditions for THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin Saturday, November 2 from 3pm -7pm and Sunday, November 3 from 3pm -6pm. We are looking for dynamic Gospel singers and actors. Both, males and females are needed.

 

Sister Margaret Alexander, pastor of her church, has devoted her life to serving the Lord, but when her son unexpectedly reunites her with her estranged husband, she finds herself torn. Featuring live gospel music, The Amen Corner illuminates the power of love and the price of salvation.

Shows are as follows:

Friday, December 6 at 7pm

Saturday, December 7 at 6pm

Sunday, December 8 at 3pm

Friday, December 13 at 7pm

Saturday, December 14 at 6pm

Sunday, December 15 at 3pm

Ticket prices are as follows: $15 Advance /$20 Door for Adults (18 - 64); $13 Advance/$15.00 Door for Youth (4 - 17) & Seniors (65+).  Tickets may be purchased at Brothers 2000 (904) 768-6004 located in Jacksonville’s Gateway Retail Center; online at www.ticketleap.com or by calling the Stage Aurora Box Office (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373. 

3 DIVAS AND A GUY NAMED DARRYL

Featuring Angela Robinson of Tyler Perry’s THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS and Darryl Reuben Hall

August 10 at 7:00 p.m.


Jacksonville, FL (July 12, 2013)- Stage Aurora presents 3 DIVAS and a GUY NAMED DARRYL, a lavish musical evening hosted by Angela Robinson of Tyler Perry’s THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS. 3 DIVAS will also feature Brenda Kelly, Brendy Merricks, Tarra Conner Jones, and Darryl Reuben Hall. The production will take place on August 10 at 7:00 p.m. located at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall 5188 Norwood Avenue (Inside Gateway Town Center). 

Jacksonville native Angela Robinson appeared as Shug in ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway and now stars as Veronica Harrington on the new series drama Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’. Darryl Reuben Hall appeared on Broadway in Porgy and Bess (NYC Opera at Lincoln Center) and in the Broadway National Tour of ‘Cinderella’ with Eartha Kitt.

The extravaganza will also feature Gospel artist Tarra Conner Jones (Effie in ‘Dreamgirls’, Jazz singer Brenda Kelly (Jacksonville Jazz Festival featured guest), and Classicalist Brendy Merricks (Dorothy in ‘The Wiz’) all in a musical display of Spirituals, Broadway, Opera, and Contemporary music highlighted with show-stopping choreography!

Adults: $20

Youth: $13

Tickets may be purchased at Brothers 2000 (Gateway Town Center) or online at www.ticketleap.com or by calling (904) 765-7372/ (904) 765-7373.

6th ANNUAL AURORA JACKSONVILLE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
July 18-21

Featuring:

Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m.    A NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT Summer camp showcase
Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m.    OCEANUS TRAINING CENTER Taekwondo Exhibition 
Admission: FREE
Saturday, July 20 at 12 pm  DANCE, JACKSONVILLE! (Local dance schools) 
Admission: $10/Adults Youth/$5
Saturday, July 20 at 2pm   Patric Robinson in A TRIBUTE TO SAM COOKE 
Admission: $10/Adults Youth/ $5
Saturday, July 20 at 4pm   Emanuel Washington's 'WE REMEMBER RAINES' Film 
Admission: FREE
Saturday, July 20 at 6pm Dee Quaranta's SHOUTS OF TRIUMPH: A Freedom Song
Admission: $10/Adults Youth/$5

Also featuring:

TOP CHEF Extravaganza! Tasty dishes of all sorts. Saturday, July 20 1pm -5pm   $5
Aurora Kidz Zone: Face painting, Games, and More Admission: FREE

For more information, please call (904) 765-7372



A SOLDIER'S PLAY 

By Charles Fuller
Project 1 Voice, A National Theatre Initiative
Monday, June 17 at 7pm
FREE ADMISSION

Attend this Staged-reading of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama A SOLDIER'S PLAY which is the basis for the film A SOLDIER'S STORY starring Denzel Washington and Adolf Caesar.

CROWNS

By Regina Taylor

May 10-12



Jacksonville, FL-Stage Aurora presents the hit musical CROWNS for Mother’s Day May 10-12 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside the Gateway Town Center.  Crowns is the stand-up-and-testify musical written by Regina Taylor. It’s a soul-stirring tribute to the relationship between women and their unique fussy, furry, feathery, fierce, funny, and flamboyant hats. CROWNS is also based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

 

The story focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl, who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother, encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of HAT preparation for fun and going to Sunday church service!

 

The talented cast features Tarra Jones, Staci Anderson, Monique Ellis, Candace E. Crump, Brendy Merricks, Victoria Canady, Teresa Smith, Kenyada Williams, and Marc Curtis Little as Man. The production is steered by Stage Aurora Founder Darryl Reuben Hall with Jason Alexander as Musical Director and Sade Casper as Choreographer.

 

Performances are as follows: 

Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m.


THE ME NOBODY KNOWS
April 12-14

The Me Nobody Knows is a musical with music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Will Holt. It debuted Off-Broadway in 1970 and then transferred to Broadway, making it one of the earliest rock musicals to play on Broadway, and the first Broadway hit to give voice to the sentiments of inner-city American youth. It received the Obie Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best New Musical, and Five Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. 


FENCES
February 1-3 and 8 -10

Friday, Feb. 1 at 7pm

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6pm

Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3pm

Friday, Feb. 8 at 7pm

Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2pm

Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6pm

Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3pm



A VERY MERRY JACKSONVILLE CHRISTMAS
December 15 & 16



THE COLOR PURPLE
Encore Performances
November 17 & 18


THE COLOR PURPLE
September 28 -October 14
Click on the link for the Press Release




The NEA THE BIG READ/ To Kill a Mockingbird

February 4 -March 4, 2012

CLICK ON THE LINK TO VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR!

The NEA BIG READ To Kill a Mockingbird Calendar of Events

 

FRIENDS: JAMES, MARY, and GEORGE

February 16 -17, 2012

 

THE WIZ

May 11-13, 2012

 

Back by Popular Demand: THE WIZ July 21-22

5th ANNUAL AURORA JACKSONVILLE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL

July 2012

 

FRIDAY, July 20

A Night of Entertainment

1:00 p.m.

Film -'Though I'm Not Perfect'

1:00 p.m.

A Night of Entertainment

7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 21

Oceanus Training Center Martial Arts

11:00 a.m.

Aurora Kidz Zone

12p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Jacksonville Consortium of African-American Artists

12p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Top Chef Food Extravaganza

1p.m. -6:00 p.m.

THE WIZ

2:00 p.m.

Film -'Though I'm Not Perfect'

4:15 p.m.

THE WIZ

6:00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, July 22

THE WIZ

 

3:00 p.m.

Film -'Though I'm Not Perfect'

4:15 p.m.

Jacksonville Consortium of African-American Artists

2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

WhiteRobin Group Part 1

3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

MONDAY, July 23

WhiteRobin Group Part 2

6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

 

THE COLOR PURPLE

September 28 -30 and October 5-7, 2012

 

Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE

Bethune -Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

November 14 &15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250283388353639

 

 

A MERRY MOTOWN CHRISTMAS

Stage Aurora's 100 Youth Voices
December 18, 2010

5:00 p.m. at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents the 100 Youth Voices in MOTOWN CHRISTMAS, December 18, 2010 at 5:00pm located at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall, 5188 Norwood Avenue (inside Gateway Town Center). This Holiday concert is quickly becoming an annual sing- along tradition.

Jump start your holiday season with a stroll down Motown’s Memory Lane! Experience the smooth moves and sounds of The Temptations’ THIS CHRISTMAS, Gladys Knight and the Pips’ DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HERE, Michael Jackson’s SANTA CLAUSE and much more. Come hear The 100 Youth Voices sing the harmonious hits of yesteryear and spread holiday cheer!

FRIENDS: JAMES, MARY & GEORGE
February 16 – 17, 2011

Sponsored in part by TARGET
A PAL production of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
Appropriate for 3-8 Year olds

Friends: James, Mary, & George (A Black History Month Celebration) tells the story of James Weldon Johnson, Mary McLeod Bethune, and George Washington Carver as kids in an elementary school classroom. The assignment for the day is Black History and how each of the youngsters can become a part of History.

James discusses and demonstrates music, George discusses the peanut, and Mary is a lady with a focus on learning and school.

FRIENDS: James, Mary, and George is a great  audience participatory artistic work for early learning literacy!

 

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
MOTHER'S DAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE
May 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company continues its season with the Award winning Broadway Play and Film, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange in honor of Mother's Day, May 8th at 3:00 p.m. at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall —5188 Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL.

This passionately-feminist spellbinding choreopoem is a fluid collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by black women. Through dance, music, and poetry, the women are united in sorrow, spirit, pride and soul.

Ticket prices are: Advance -$15 adults, at the Door -$20. $10 seniors and students. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373 or visit www.stageaurora.org

Mother's Day Performance:

Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m.


Stage Aurora Performance Hall 5188 Norwood Avenue (Inside Gateway Town Center)
For tickets, call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372
OR (904) 765-7373 Or find us Online at www.stageaurora.org or Ticketleap.com
Adults: $15/ Adv. & $20/Door Seniors and Students (with I. D.) $10/Adv. & $13/Door

 

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
March 18-20, 2011
March 25-27, 2011

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company Mahogany Ensemble continues its season with the Award winning Broadway Play and Film, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange, March 18 -20 and 25 -27 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall —5188 Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL.

Stage Aurora commemorates Women’s History Month with this production of For Colored Girls… This passionately-feminist spellbinding choreopoem is a fluid collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by black women. Through dance, music, and poetry, the women are united in sorrow, spirit, pride and soul.

Tickets will go on sale starting March 1, 2011. Ticket prices are: Advance -$15 adults, at the Door -$20. $10 seniors and students. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373 or visit www.stageaurora.org

Performances are:
Fridays, March 18 and March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sundays, March 20 and March 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Stage Aurora Performance Hall 5188 Norwood Avenue (Inside Gateway Town Center)
For tickets, call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372
OR (904) 765-7373 Or find us Online at www.stageaurora.org or Ticketleap.com
Adults: $15/ Adv. & $20/Door Seniors and Students (with I. D.) $10/Adv. & $13/Door

 

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