Programs and Productions
Season 28 At a Glance
Aug 17, 2023-Jun 16, 2024
Season Ticket Holders get the best seats at the lowest prices and whole host of EXCLUSIVE perks. It’s not just 5 phenomenal shows, it’s also Guest Passes, Free Exchanges, Flexibility, and Personal Service.
Christmas Canteen 2023
Nov 24, 2023-Dec 23, 2023
Now in its 28th year, Christmas Canteen continues to infuse undeniable holiday magic over all of Metro Atlanta. Thousands flock to the sumptuous Lawrenceville Arts Center each season to experience the joy of this unique theatrical tradition. This magnificent revue overflows with spectacular musical numbers, riotous bursts of comedy and the perfect touch of nostalgia. All ages love to indulge in this holiday treat that promises to be the highlight of the festive season!
Dec 01, 2023-Dec 22, 2023
Firepit Fridays allows audiences to enjoy our outdoor space with the inviting glow of firepits, perfect for a cozy gathering. Treat your taste buds and ignite your family fun with our delectable s’mores kits available at concessions, ready for you to roast to perfection. Take advantage of expanded public areas during our holiday season overflowing with entertainment, boasting over 60 performances scheduled between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enhance your holiday show experience when you attend on Firepit Fridays.
A Christmas Carol 2023
Dec 08, 2023-Dec 23, 2023
Aurora Theatre Co-Founder Anthony Rodriquez returns in the unforgettable one-man A Christmas Carol for a 17th smash year! You will be truly immersed in the holiday classic as Anthony’s mesmerizing storytelling is enhanced with state-of-the-art technology in the Bartow & Leslie Morgan Cabaret at LAC. This exciting can’t-miss production is an intimate experience which truly captures the spirit of Christmas!
NEW THIS YEAR – Our A Christmas Carol is so unique and special because it is a more immersive and intimate experience. We are leaning in to making it even cozy this year with the addition of VIP Couches and Armchair seating options. This extra comfy seating is limited, be sure to book today to enjoy this new way to enjoy the show.
Dec 14, 2023-Dec 17, 2023
Join Southern Ballet Theatre, in their 31th Season, for their annual production of the Nutcracker. Join Clara on her journey to a magical land, in everyone’s favorite holiday ballet.
Club Babalú: Parranda Navideña
Dec 16, 2023
Last Christmas Teatro Aurora’s Club Babalú brought the spirt the Puerto Rican tradition of Parranda to the concert stage. The result was holiday magic. Sometimes compared to carolers, the Parranda is more raucous and festive. Traditionally the trulla, or group of revelers, will sneak up to a house usually very late or in the middle of the night and surprise the unsuspecting family with holiday singing. The result is an impromptu late night Christmas party with lots of music and joy. This December, Frankie and the Atlanta Sala All-Stars won’t be sneaking to your house, but they are bringing authentic island holiday vibes to the LAC!
La Navidad pasada, el Club Babalú del Teatro Aurora llevó el espíritu de la tradición puertorriqueña de la Parranda al escenario del concierto. El resultado fue una magia navideña. A veces comparada con los villancicos, la Parranda es más ruidosa y festiva. Tradicionalmente, la trulla se acerca sigilosamente a una casa, generalmente muy tarde o en medio de la noche, para sorprender a la familia desprevenida con cantos navideños. El resultado es una fiesta improvisada de Navidad en plena noche, llena de música y alegría. Este diciembre, Frankie y los Atlanta Sala All-Stars no se acercarán sigilosamente a tu casa, ¡pero traerán auténticas vibraciones navideñas de la isla al LAC!
A Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec 17, 2023
‘Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor) gives a performance that’s anything but “bah, humbug!” as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, the Spirits open Scrooge’s eyes — and his heart — to the true meaning of Christmas. Filled with original music and dazzling special effects, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL will become a holiday tradition your family will enjoy.
Dec 21, 2023-Dec 23, 2023
Dec 22, 2023
These comedic carolers will tour the show to your business, home, school, or any room with chairs and an outlet! It’s that easy. Let us leave you laughing and full of holiday cheer, so get a booking set up for anytime from November 15 – December 22.
Happy Holidays from Destination Theatre & Aurora Theatre.
An Atlanta Christmas
Dec 22, 2023-Dec 22, 2023
Experience the excitement of being in the audience of a live radio/podcast recording. If you love podcasts like Welcome to Nightvale or yearn for the nostalgia of old-time radio, you won’t want to miss this holiday storytelling treat. These original works will be performed and recorded with live sound effects right before your eyes and ears. We’ll give you fabulous Christmas memories from an elementary-school pageant only a parent could love, to a holiday spent overseas in 1915, stories of Christmas Ghosts, and so much more. Exciting works by Kelley S. Ceccato, Ron N. Butler, Thomas Fuller, and Brad Strickland
Trouble in Toyland
Dec 23, 2023
Oh no! It’s Christmas Eve – but the toys aren’t finished, the elves are on strike, Santa has lost his laugh, and Rudolph has a runny nose! Will we have to cancel Christmas? Of course not! Hilarious holiday hijinx and fun for the whole family.
Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs
Jan 13, 2024-Jan 13, 2024
Don’t miss the only public performance of the musical that will play to over 10,000 students on field trips this January. This Three Little Pigs is fresh take on the classic story with a sensational Asian pop score for the award-winning Broadway composers from Mary Poppins. With some very smart things to say about home and family, it’s a curly tail not to be missed!
Brews & Views: Talladega Nights
Jan 13, 2024
The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. But Ricky’s turbo-charged lifestyle hits an unexpected speed bump when he’s bested by flamboyant Euro-idiot Jean Girard (SACHA BARON COHEN). Losing his wife and job to best bud Cal Naughton, Jr. (JOHN C. REILLY), Ricky must kick some serious asphalt if he’s to get his career back on the track, beat Girard and reclaim his fame and fortune. ‘Cause as Ricky Bobby always says, IF YOU AIN’T FIRST, YOU’RE LAST!
Drag Cabaret, Cocktails & Comedy 2024
Jan 13, 2024
Atlanta’s most fabulous Queens return to Lawrenceville with another high-energy cabaret! Get ready for a fun night of music, dancing, fashion and irreverent comedy. The drinks will be cold, the ladies will be hot and the show will be off-the-charts fun!
Headliner: Rob Cleveland
Jan 19, 2024-Jan 20, 2024
Audiences love Rob as an actor from his many appearances on stage at Aurora (I’m Not Rappaport, The Bridges of Madison County and more). Before he was one of Atlanta’s busiest actors, he was one of the hardest-working comics on the national circuit. Rob is a brilliant observational comedian who finds the silly in those everyday things we tend to gloss over.
Jan 25, 2024-Feb 18, 2024
What can you do when life doesn’t go according to the recipe? It’s the middle of the night, a woman plagued by insomnia is determined that her mother’s bread recipe will finally work. The ingredients of time and memory keep interfering. The bread-baking process – the kneading, rising, shaping, and baking, all in real time – becomes a journey into the unpredictability of the world. On the eve of a significant birthday, the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants mixes the ingredients of her past – love, loss, and Cuban food – into a spectacular night that rises and falls with loaves that somehow end up in the oven. Aurora audiences will remember Mary Lynn Owen from her powerful performance in Wit, which earned her the Suzi Bass Award.
Blacktop Playground: Improv for Kids
Jan 27, 2024
What happens when a T-Rex tries to fly an airplane? If you skip dessert, does your cupcake cry because it misses you? Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd, and when those suggestions come from kids, you get a hilariously creative comedy show with tons of audience interaction.
The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show
Feb 03, 2024
What do you get when you take one little girl, sprinkle in three little pigs, add one very big, bad wolf? That’s the recipe for one fast-paced and fun filled puppet show.
Two childhood favorites are “squished” together for a hilariously good time and the very busy Big Bad Wolf is working double-time in this tangle of tales.
Air Up There
Mar 02, 2024
Big Thinkers Science Exploration is prepared to dazzle and inform with their presentation on that stuff we seldom pay attention to, even though it’s all around us. Air! These entertaining scientists will explore the properties of air and pressure in a way that makes it fun for kids to learn. With floating beach balls and floating children (courtesy of the Big Thinkers hovercraft), this show is sure to be a blast. Kids will have the chance to join the Big Thinkers on stage and launch screaming rocket balloons.
The Firebird: Fairy Tales of Old Russia
Mar 16, 2024
Journey with Prince Ivan on the back of a grey wolf in search of the dazzling Firebird. Quest with Vasilisa The Brave in search of the chicken legged hut of the Baba Yaga. Enjoy a special Russian architecture from the Tzar’s palace to the Baba Yaga’s hut on its scaly chicken legs.
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart
Feb 09, 2024
A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, of whites only hotels, and of restaurants with only a back door for colored athletes to enter. Witness the hopeless humiliation of a star player who was showered with adulation on the field and became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Meet Jackie’s compatriots fighting the same battles between the end zones, inside the ring and around the track. A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership.
CPH at the Movies: Encanto
Feb 10, 2024
The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.
Mar 21, 2024-Apr 07, 2024
Forty-eight-year-old Dorothy, a two-bit actor with performance anxiety, has reached her breaking point portraying a singing sandwich on the local children’s show Lunchtime with Munchkins. When she finds a technicality in the contract, she chucks it all to live the good life at the Greener Pastures Retirement Center. Her new roommate, the wisecracking curmudgeon Maxine, wants the attention-grabbing whippersnapper gone. This battle of wills and wits is a Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple crowd-pleaser that makes a perfect date with grandma.
Mar 08, 2024
Step into a world where the glitz of the casino meets the thrill of live performance, all in the heart of Lawrenceville! The Aurora Theatre’s Phenomenon is not just an event; it’s a one-of-a-kind extravaganza that brings the vibe of Lawrence Vegas to life. For one night only, the Lawrenceville Arts Center will be a playground of chance and spectacle, supporting the cherished Aurora Theatre. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey filled with dynamic live performances, gourmet treats, and creative cocktails that promise to tantalize every sense. It’s more than just a party; it’s a grand celebration of Aurora Theatre’s artistic flair, culminating in the grand reveal of our 29th sensational season. Don’t miss out on the festivities that only Aurora Theatre can conjure up – it’s a night where every moment is a showstopper!
Spring Break Magic Show
Apr 03, 2024
Aurora Children’s Playhouse welcomes back magician Arthur Atsma for a special Spring Break Performance! Arthur captivates folks of all ages with his sleight of hand magic in a show filled with audience interaction and comedy. You are going to love his April-foolishness as right before your eyes, the impossible happens. It’s not necessarily magic, but Arthur Atsma has a way of making tickets disappear, therefore reservations are strongly recommended for this popular performance!
Apr 20, 2024
Master Storyteller and children’s author Mama Koku returns to the Children’s Playhouse with her show, Books Alive! Join her as she brings childhood classics to life in way that people of all ages can enjoy!
Apr 30, 2024
Coreyah, the psychedelic Korean folk music group whose six members integrate traditional Korean instruments, vocals, guitar, and percussion. Coreyah has pioneered a new style of Korean music that blends genres of contemporary ethnic and popular sounds while still maintaining the distinctive characteristics of traditional Korean instruments. The name Coreyah is a Sino-Korean homonym that refers to the inheritance of the past and also in Korean means “whale”—the group’s totem animal and good luck charm. Coreyah has toured around the world visiting over 50 cities in 34 countries, and continues to delight audiences at home and abroad.
Fairy God Doctor
May 04, 2024
Find out what happens when the Disney Corporation takes over the beloved Doctor Who franchise, and they pair the time lord with his most annoying companion ever – a Disney princess. This Aurora Children’s Playhouse premiere will be fun for all ages. Felt Nerdy is powered by the dynamic duo of Atlanta-based puppets performers Veronica Dashiell and Charles Kelso who dare to cross nerd culture, felt and fur to the delight of their audiences.
CPH at the Movies: Inside Out
May 11, 2024
Riley is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — led by Joy — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.
May 23, 2024-Jun 16, 2024
Lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is in fear for her life. The cops answer her prayers, sort of… They put her in protective custody in the one place the police are sure she won’t be found — a convent! Disguised as a nun but not in the habit of attending church, Diva Deloris is at odds with the rigid lifestyle of the sisters. She finds her place turning the stoic choir into a heavenly chorus, but her joyful noise could prove deadly. Based on the hit 1992 film, this uplifting musical is reason to REJOICE!