Get ready to rock to celebrate 10 years of the Broadway series at Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. As the historic theater celebrates their decade milestone, they are not slowing down. Ten years later, subscribers still get the “Buy two, get two” offer.
Rock of Ages: September 2 to October 18
Nominated for five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Rock of Ages will take you back into the iconic music era of the 80’s, where rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality — and you can be in the front row to watch it all come to life..
Just a small-town girl with Hollywood dreams meets a big-city boy chasing his rock-star fantasies on the infamous sunset strip in L.A. With the historic Bourbon Room as the backdrop, their love story unfolds right where the biggest names in rock got their start — all told through the mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more.
Go back to when rock was king, and every song was a kingmaker. Relive some of the biggest, baddest rock songs of all time including “Just Like Paradise,” “Sister Christian,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” and a whole lot more.
Cinderella: November 11 to January 17
Experience one of the most beloved and cherished fairy tales live on Paramount’s stage and with all the spectacle and splendor you’ve come to expect. This mesmerizing production gives us a familiar yet reimagined take on the story families have returned to over and over across generations. Experience jaw-dropping magic as you’ve never seen before. From pumpkins into carriages to tattered rags into a beautiful gown, this show will delight and enchant young and old alike. After all, you’re never too young for a little magic and never too old to believe. You may know the story, but you’ve never seen it like this.
Fit for a royal ball, Paramount Grand Gallery’s will be decked out for the season with a giant two-story, fully-decorated Christmas tree and all the trimmings.
Groundhog Day: February 10 to March 28
If you’re cynical weatherman Phil Connors, it’s a never-ending nightmare to be stuck in a small hick town whose biggest claim to fame is meteorologist groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. What sounds like an outlandish fantasy becomes an insightful look at discovering what you’re capable of when you finally find the selfless person within, when you lower your defenses and make the most of each day. Imagine being stuck in a time loop – wait, did we already say this?
Based on the classic Bill Murray comedy, Groundhog Day: The Musical is full of “fertile and feverish theatrical imagination,” The New York Times raved. Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Paramount Theatre is beyond proud to present the Midwest regional premiere of this uproariously funny, surprisingly touching and simply inspirational musical comedy.
Ragtime: The Musical: April 28 to June 13
It’s the early 1900s — the age of ragtime, a new music that is electrifying the country. But beneath the pounding of piano keys is a white, affluent New Rochelle family in crisis, a black piano player from Harlem trying to win back the love of his life while fighting a tragic injustice and a Latvian Jewish immigrant artist determined to give his child a new life in America. Three different families making their way through tumultuous times in a country still experiencing growing pains.
Renew or Pre-order by March 29
If you’re a current subscriber, submit your renewal today and save your seats for next season. Looking to change your subscription? Get your request in early for the best possible results. Not a subscriber yet and want to join the family? Pre-order a new subscription to save your place in line for priority seating.
Dinner and a show
Stolp Island Social is now open next to Paramount Theatre. Make a night of it! Famed entrepreneur Amy Morton opened a 5,000 SF steakhouse in downtown Aurora at 5 E. Galena Blvd. Experience a carefully crafted menu in the welcoming setting of Stolp Island Social.