Paramount’s new Bold Series adds to downtown Aurora theater scene this fall

It’s bold. Paramount Theatre will bring a new theater experience to downtown Aurora this October. The historic theater popular for bringing its Broadway series to the stage announced the new Bold Series on February 20.

The Bold Series will bring life to the Copley Theatre, a 165-seat theater located right across the street from Paramount in the North Island Center,
8 E. Galena Blvd. The new series is a four-show subscription to intimate, professional live theater experiences that are fearless, unexpected and thought provoking.

Tim Rater, president and CEO of Paramount Theatre, said “The Copley is in the middle of a $2 million, top-to-bottom renovation to transform it into a beautiful, state-of-the-art theater. For everyone who loves live theater, there’s going to be lots more of it in downtown Aurora.” 

By this fall, the Copley will be fully reactivated and ready to host Paramount’s inaugural, four-show Bold Series: A Streetcar Named Desire (October 7-November 22, 2020), Rabbit Hole (January 13-February 28, 2021), Hand to God (March 24-May 9, 2021) and Fun Home (June 9-July 25, 2021). 

“The world of theater is vast,” said Jim Corti, artistic director at Paramount Theatre. “Paramount’s Bold Series offers adventures to edify, entertain and gather us together in this latest addition to the artistic hub burgeoning in downtown Aurora. Come discover what we’ve found for you.”

Rater and Corti have been planning how to activate the Copley since they launched Paramount’s Broadway Series in 2011. Their goal was to create a modern new “date night” destination in downtown Aurora where theater going adventurers can enjoy a night on the town, a new opportunity to experience courageous storytelling and lively conversation after. 

The new series will run year round with four exciting productions running seven to 13 weeks each, eight shows a week. 

“As with any new undertaking, it takes a team to realize your goals,” said Rater. “In this case, it’s been the City of Aurora and the Aurora Civic Center Authority Board of Directors who have been undoubtedly supportive and instrumental in achieving the dream of opening.”

Bold Series subscriptions go on exclusive pre-sale to Paramount’s renewing 2020-21 Broadway Series subscribers on April 1, 2020. New Broadway subscribers who have pre-ordered the 2020-21 season can also reserve spots during the Bold Series subscriber pre-sale. For Bold early access, subscribe to Paramount’s 2020-21 Broadway season. Bold Series packages go on sale to the general public on May 4. Single tickets go on sale August 7.

All Bold Series performances will be staged in the Copley Theatre, located in the North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., in downtown Aurora. For more information, visit, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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