Theater and performances
The performing arts are a foundational element of Aurora’s identity, spanning numerous community theatres, musical talent, and dance and singing groups. The Aurora Fox Art Center has celebrated 26 successful seasons in the community. It is home to the wildly talented Aurora Fox Theatre Company, a 245-seat theatre, a smaller black-box theatre for more cutting-edge works, the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, and the Little Foxes which annually produce theatre for youngsters. Other performing arts facilities and groups include: Theatre Esprit Asia – TEA is the Southwest’s first and only Asian American theatre company. Grand Design, Inc., provides culturally sensitive performing art programs embedded in the African-American heritage while incorporating other cultures into all performances and productions. Nueva Escuela de Música teaches music in Spanish and English to all ages. Neighborhood Music & Children’s Theater, located in the Stanley Marketplace, is a community of music lovers, building relationships through music and theater education, appreciation and collaboration.
2019 Aurora Fox production of ‘Miss you like hell’, photo courtesy of the Fox Theater and artist Gail Bransteitter