Theatres around Atlanta have resumed full schedules of in-person programming, and we have been loving it it! Aurora Theatre’s newest season will welcome audiences into the brand-new Lawrenceville Arts Center, beginning with fan-favorite Christmas Canteen.

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Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, 2021

For the first time ever on the sparkling 500-seat Grand Stage Theatre of the Lawrenceville Arts Center, Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition returns. This stunning revue is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with songs, comic sketches and trips down memory lane making “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” an unforgettable experience. This milestone production promises new surprises and will be the must-see event of the holiday! 

By Kirsten Greenidge
Jan. 20 – Feb. 6, 2022

June and Lurie Walker have a haunting new houseguest – and she’s ravenously hungry. When Beatrice arrives, she burrows so deeply into their existence that she unearths dark secrets with explosive consequences. Expertly crafted, this spine-chilling thriller evokes the terror of Get Out and the suspense of Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
March 10 – April 3, 2022

This contemporary take on the timeless fairytale features beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein songs like “In My Own Little Corner” and “Impossible/It’s Possible,” alongside a hilarious and romantic story that adds new characters and surprising twists. This rags-to-regal story parallels Aurora Theatre’s journey, from humble beginnings, from producing plays in the old Parson’s Hardware to fulfilling the dream of living in a modern-day palace. This show celebrates the future of possibility in an arts center 14 years in the making, because as all good fairy godmothers know, “Even miracles take a little time!” 

A world premiere farce by Chris Anthony Ferrer
May 19 – June 5, 2022

Swindlers is a hilarious new farce that centers around bungling burglars, Jerry and Miles, who are set to make easy pickings of a millionaire Miami mansion. Things become complicated, as the situation turns wildly hysterical in a circus of window breaking, code name using, bearskin rug scaring, people killing events that reveal a chance for these small-time crooks to make the biggest score of all time. The madcap caper? Finding the $300 million diamond first and getting out alive!

About those tickets…

Ticket prices for the 2021-2022 Season vary by performance. Season subscribers enjoy rewards such as preferred seating, exchange privileges and much more. Season Tickets for this inaugural season in the new venue start as low as $95. Loyal patrons are encouraged to support Aurora Theatre and become a Star Pass Member by adding a tax-deductible contribution of $100 or more to each season ticket for even more added benefits. Christmas Canteen single tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now.

For more information, please visit or call the Box Office at 678.226.6222.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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