Musical & Drama

East Aurora High School in East Aurora, New York has a proud traditions of putting on musicals since 1972 as well as plays and other productions even before that time. We strive to have students at the center of our productions by guiding them in leadership positions on the stage, in the orchestra pit, backstage and on costume crew. Students promote the show on our production staff and, of course, take the stage. In addition, student instrumentalists make up all of pit for most shows. From student directors to student designers, we focus on giving high schoolers as much responsibility as possible. 

We are fortunate to have been recognized for choreography and technical aspects of the shows. Our graduates have gone on to jobs in theater, television and other areas of the entertainment industry.

East Aurora is lucky to have tremendous support for the arts whether for one of the oldest and most successful community theaters of the Aurora Players or hosting the national festival of bluegrass, Borderland. Our high school receives the same support from our community with sold-out performances. 

Most importantly, we're dedicated to providing young musicians, actors, dancers and backstage workers the most team-oriented experience possible. Musical theater is certainly about entertaining an audience, but it's also about making art, an endeavor that should be personal and meaningful for all involved. 

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Presenting the 2023 East Aurora Theatre Arts production...

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The Colonial Theater. 1959. Boston, Mass. Lead actress Jessica Cranshaw takes her final bow, and we mean her "final" bow, as the musical Robbin' Hoods comes to a close. But Lieutenant Frank Cioffi is on the case. He sequesters the cast and crew to solve the murder, but also gives some dramatic tips to the dancers, directors and characters. After all, he was an amateur actor in the local playhouse. As they say, the show must go on, so with a new leading lady, the troupe works to put on a performance while Cioffi works to find the criminal. Maybe it's conceited director, Christopher Belling? Or the cynical, self-serving producer, Carmen Bernstein. Perhaps Niki Harris, the "innocent" ingenue did it. And what about Georgia Hendricks, the song-writer-turned actress, who conveniently replaced Jessica on stage? Each and every person is a suspect, and all drop clues for Cioffi.

Curtains is sure to please with comedy, mystery and everything that makes a musical, well... a musical: singing, dancing and exciting acting!

Stay tuned for more information about auditions, rehearsals schedules and upcoming events related to EATA.

Check the Google Calendar, On the Stage website and here for more information... or face the gang!

Check the calendar or face the gang.

Welcome to the East Aurora High School Musical & Theatre Arts website. You'll find information about current shows, calendars, parent support, past shows and more.

LINK: EAHS Musical Theater Google Classroom

LINK: EAHS Drama Club Google Classroom 

LINK: Our Twitter account can be found here: https://twitter.com/east_theater

Recent and Upcoming Events

Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra of Shrek The Musical for three outstanding performances!

cast of EAHS' production of Shrek the Musical

cast of little shop of horrors EAHS

Little Shop of Horrors 2021

Schedule Link for Google Calendar- Musical
Click here for the full musical calendar via Google Calendar. The one below may not show all days of the week.