The company's second annual "Broadway Series" will feature the family-friendly musicals Grease, directed by Michael Unger (Sept. 12-Oct. 7 with an official opening set for Sept. 14); Annie, directed by Rachel Rockwell (Nov. 21-Dec. 30 with an official opening set for Nov. 24); The Music Man, also directed by Rockwell (Jan. 16-Feb. 3 with an official opening set for Jan. 18); and Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Corti (March 6-24 with an official opening set for March 8).
Paramount will also offer a slate of children's shows for the 2012-13 season, including Doktor Kaboom!, blending theatre arts with scientific exploration (Oct. 2); Skippyjon Jones, based on the children's books by Judy Schachner (Nov. 27); Laura Ingalls Wilder, following the adventures of Laura and her family (Feb. 5); Muntu, an evening of authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music and folklore (Feb. 7); Civil War, featuring traditional Civil War songs (March 12); and The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle, a story that teaches children the value of optimism and hard work (April 4).
Other highlights of the season include country music sensation Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas (Aug. 26), comedian Rodney Carrington (Sept. 8), the folk-rock duo The Indigo Girls (Nov. 3), a Valentine's Day concert with Bobby Vinton (Feb. 14); the disco-era tribute show Stayin' Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees (March 30); and the theatrical event Stomp (April 13), among others.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Boulevard in Aurora, IL. For more information and tickets, visit ParamountAurora.com.