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Aurora’s Christmas Canteen

Directed by Anthony P. Rodriguez
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Ricardo Aponte

Gwinnett’s longest running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen returns for our 18th season. This nostalgic musical revue is a Winter Wonderland that just keeps getting better. With the awe inspiring Festival of Trees, we guarantee to show you What Christmas Means to Us.

All Performances are Sold Out

Aurora’s Christmas Canteen is a part of the


November 29–December 22, 2013

Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $30–$40

Wednesday Discount Matinees
December 11 & 18 at 10:00am
Tickets $20

Sponsored by


Wine Down Wednesdays

Wine Down Wednesday

FREE wine tasting in the lobby before select Wednesday evening performances from 6:30–8:00pm. Patrons may purchase a full pour of their favorites at the concession stand. December 4, 11 & 18

Courtesy of
Leslie the Wine Gal
and Savannah Distributors, Inc.

The wines paired for our production of Aurora’s Christmas Canteen are:

December 4—Wines for the Holiday Season:
Gianni Doglia Moscato
Heavyweight Cabernet Sauvignon
Pozzan Russian River Chardonnay
Jackhammer Pinot Noir

December 11—Rudolph’s Picks:
Venge Scout’s Honor Red Blend
Peter Mertes Riesling & Moscato
La Follette Chardonnay North Coast
Cuvelier Coleccion Cabernet

December 18—What’s in Santa’s Cellar:
Carneros Pinot Noir
Pietra Santa Signature Chardonnay
Still  Pond Late Noble Harvest
Alpataco Cabernet Sauvignon

Airan Chase Baker
Randi Garza
Terry Henry
Brandon O’Dell
Lyndsay Ricketson
Bryant Smith*
with Benjamin Davis & Akia Sembly
Music Director/Keyboard Ann-Carol Pence
Percussion Mark Biering
Bass Greg Armijo
Guitar Jim Stallings
Production Staff
Director/Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Music Director/Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Writer Brandon O’Dell
Choreographer Ricardo Aponte
Stage Manager Dillon Nelson
Set Designer Britt Hultgren Ramroop
Lighting Designer Thom Beaulieu
Sound & Video Designer/ATD Daniel Terry
Costume Designer Alan Yeong
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director James M. Helms
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Assistant Sound Designer Alan Kirkland
Sound Board Operator Daniel Pope
Crew Benjamin Davis
Crew Akia Sembly
Follow Spot Operator Molly Huntington
Follow Spot Operator Sergio Rubio

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The Festival of Trees

In the lobby for Christmas Canteen 2013, Aurora’s Festival of Trees supports both the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive and local food banks. From the whimsically clever to the breathtakingly spectacular, the Festival of Trees decks the halls of Aurora Theatre with almost 30 trees decorated by local businesses. All are encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite tree with a new unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item to help ensure that everyone has a great holiday season. Generous thanks to the Holtkamp Can Challenge who handles the food drive delivering much needed food to our local food banks.

Festival of Trees