Auburn Public Theater has announced its fall 2017 season, featuring a mix of new artistic experiences and some old favorites.
The live entertainment starts with SAMMY-nominated jazz group The Carol Bryant Trio and opener Dick Ward at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The music continues with The Suitcase Junket, a solo artist reminiscent of Tom Waits and Bob Dylan who makes music with salvaged junkyard instruments, at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. The next day, from 1 to 8 p.m., the theater will team with the Auburn Doubledays to present the first Auburn BlueJazz Festival, headlined by Savoy Brown, at Falcon Park.
The music continues at the downtown theater with Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, the theater will host "Missing You" artist John Waite, of The Babys and Bad English, on his 40th anniversary tour. Songwriter Dan Bern, with opener Pepper and Sassafras, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
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Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will also return to the theater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, as will Aztec Two Step (8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21), Professor Louie & The Crowmatix (8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4) and George Winston (8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19). And the theater's Sunday Music Series will continue to spotlight local performers at 4 p.m. one Sunday a month in the theater's Stage Right space.
The theater's comedy series will also continue with A Night of Comedy Covfefe at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, featuring local comedian Beth Beer Cuddy, Madelein Smith and Kelsey Claire Hagen. Marc Price, well-known as "Skippy" from "Family Ties," will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with Mike Bova. And Kellen Erskine, who opens regularly for NFL Sundays on Fox, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.
The theater's cinema offerings will also continue, as will Open Mic Nights at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Public Poetry events from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month.
For more information, including ticket pricing, visit auburnpublictheater.org or call (315) 253-6669.