Speakeysie News Desk
Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition to play on the lavish Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre at the Lawrenceville Arts Center
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 18, 2022) – It wouldn’t be Christmas in Metro Atlanta without the triumphant return of Aurora Theatre’s Christmas Canteen. The highlight of the season, this original revue is a stunning holiday extravaganza featuring festive songs, show-stopping dance numbers, comic sketches, an all-star cast and a heaping helping of holiday spirit. Now in its 27th year, the beloved festive variety show promises new surprises as the performance lineup changes yearly, enthralling audiences whether they’re experiencing their first Canteen or their 20th. Running Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, this yuletide treat will be the can’t-miss event of the holidays!
“Christmas Canteen is synonymous with Aurora Theatre,” said Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Ann-Carol Pence. “Over our 27 years, we have changed, the region has changed, yet Canteen has been a joyful, consistent part of our journey. It is my way of saying thank you for allowing Aurora to be a pivotal part of this wonderful community. Personally, it’s my time to hug a whole lot of special people. Christmas can’t come soon enough for me.”
Aurora Theatre Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director Ann-Carol Pence will return to the role of Music Director, faithfully leading the production from her piano for the 27th year. Pence is joined by the all-female creative leadership team of Director Katie Erin Chambers, Choreographer Kari Twyman and Shelli Delgado, who developed the script. Aurora Theatre is also glad to welcome the creative dream team of Scenic Designer Jon Sandmeir, Lighting Designer Isaac Burrier, Costume Designer Alan Yeong and Props Designer Kristin Talley. The show is rounded up by an incredible cast featuring Russell Alexander, Galen Crawley, Juan Unzueta, Cole Ferguson, Kari Twyman, Isa Martinez. Tyler Kidd, Akasha Nelson and Jahi Bogard.
Regular show times are as follows:
- Thursday–Friday: 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
*With special performances on Wednesday, Dec 7. at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
Recommended for all ages, Christmas Canteen 2022 will be presented Nov. 25 – Dec. 23. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678.226.6222.