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Christmas Canteen 2016

Co-directed by Anthony P. Rodriguez & Jen MacQueen
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence

Written by Brandon O’Dell
Choreography by Jen MacQueen

An Aurora Theatre original and Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2016 returns to the Aurora stage this November for its 21st season run! An audience favorite, this nostalgic musical revue is a Winter Wonderland that just keeps getting better! Sketch comedy mixed with theatrical numbers and singing galore, CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2016 is a variety show that should be on every person’s Christmas list!

Running Time:
Act I: 60 minutes; Act II: 50 minutes. There is one 15-minute intermission.

Aurora’s Christmas Canteen is a part of the

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November 17–December 23, 2016

Tuesday–Saturday at 8:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $30–$65

Wednesday Discount Matinees
December 7, 14, 21 & 23 at 10:00am
Tickets from $20


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Christmas Canteen 2016

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The Festival of Trees

In the lobby for Christmas Canteen 2016, Aurora’s Festival of Trees supports both the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive and local food banks. Read More…

Reindeer Games

A group of young performers will engage guests in amusing, interactive improv comedy and sing joyful holiday tunes. Spruce Up Your Holiday Event with a Live Performance from Aurora! Now Booking for December 2016. Learn More…


Need a Little Christmas Giveaway

This Holiday Season, Aurora Theatre is spreading the joy. Do you know someone who could use some extra cheer this time of year? Maybe you have a friend who is a single parent? Perhaps you know someone who just lost their job? Whoever it is that you think deserves a break this Holiday Season, nominate them for our Need a Little Christmas Giveaway.

We will have an Autism-Friendly Performance on December 17—designed and intended for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory issues. Find out more.

Don’t miss this special holiday edition of TV Gwinnett’s arts and entertainment news magazine, FRONT & CENTER, with a special
behind-the-scenes look at CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2016!

taco-tuesday_logo_finTaco Tuesday!
Free taco samples on Tuesdays from 7:00–8:00pm prior to our Mainstage performance.

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Wine Down Wednesday
The popular (and FREE) wine tasting in the lobby before ALL Wednesday evening performances from 6:30–8:00pm.

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Thirsty Thursdays
Free wine & craft beer samples on Thursdays from 7:00–8:00pm prior to our MainStage performance.

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Click Here to view “Christmas Canteen” Playbill

Brandon O’Dell*
Christian Magby
Cecil Washington Jr.*
Jen MacQueen*
Diany Rodriguez*
Lyndsay Ricketson Brown
Production Staff
Producing Artistic Director/Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Associate Producer/Music Director Ann-Carol Pence
Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Writer Brandon O’Dell
Choreographer & Co-Director Jen MacQueen*
Resident Stage Manager Katie Chambers*
Assistant Stage Manager Caroline Grace Caldwell
Set Designer Julie Allardice Ray
Lighting Designer Mary Parker
Sound & Video/Projection Designer Daniel Pope
Costume Designer Alan Yeong
Props Designer Ryan Bradburn
Costume Design Assistant Suzanne Holtkamp
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director Daniel Terry
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Sound Board Operator  Daniel Pope
Assistant Technical Director Lauren Robinson
Crew/AppCo Featured Ensemble Cody Russell
Candy McClellan
Follow Spot Operator Molly Huntington
Music Director/Keyboard Ann-Carol Pence
Percussion Mark Biering
Bass Greg Armijo
Guitar Jim Stallings
Bass Sub Rob Henson
Guitar Sub Bill Hatcher

Noche de Velas

Teatro Aurora welcomes the holiday season by sharing traditions and customs from other countries. Learn more about how we celebrate of this Colombian-origin holiday here.

at Dominick’s, immediately following the performance.

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