The Aurora Fox Theater is an award-winning professional theater company with many productions and a long, colorful history. At this point, it’s a true Aurora landmark! The city planners knew Aurora would produce an amazing cultural landscape by putting people first and the Fox Theater proves that!
The theater was originally built in 1946. At the time, it was the city’s main and only theater and provided shows for the local population and the military personnel at Fitzsimons and Lowry Airforce base, located close by. Productions continue to this day, along with a schedule of educational programs for all ages. The theater has evolved into a more general cultural center for the city.
A Brief History
The success of the Aurora Fox Theater company started in the 50’s and 60’s when it was a landmark of the city. At the time, it had an extremely well known sixty-foot neon sign. However, disaster struck in 1981 when a fire broke out in the theater. Luckily there were no fatalities, but the fire still set the theater back not only commercially but also creatively.
In 1985 a modernized theater company took ownership of the restored venue and focused on bringing the historic theater back to the limelight. The theater continues to develop to this day.
The modern Aurora Fox Art Center is an award-winning professional theatre company operated and maintained by the Aurora’s Cultural Services Division. With an over 300 seat capacity and a range of levels of production including children and specialist contemporary work, the theatre continues to impress with diversity and spirit for the future.
Currently, the theatre house is hosting a production of “Winter Song“, a mixture of light Opera and Jazz. With some light theatrical song and creative fun, the show impresses, whilst still aiming for mainstream appeal.
The creative staff and artists include both seasoned and local performers, like Jennifer DeDominici, who brings experience from a range of theatre. Jennifer has starred in such shows, like “The Sound of Music”, “Guy and Dolls” and “9 to 5”, so you know this well rounded and experienced artist covering a fun, emotional performance which shouldn’t be missed.
Another experienced actor, Chad Reagan, appears in the production. Chad began his career in musical theater with traditional opera and classics like “Cosi fan tutte” written by Mozart and “Alive and Kicking” a modern city interpretation, “Die Fledermaus” and “Pirates of Penzance”. Another highly practiced professional, who is also classically trained.
This truly modern and diverse theatre offers both excellent value for money and a balanced evening of performance and social culture. Their website lists a range of professional and exciting shows with a bio of high standard professional artists and performers.
A cultured treat for the whole family, not to be missed. The theater is located in northwest Aurora and is less than 20 minutes from Parkside Animal Health Center.