‘Christmas Is…’ coming

[Javier Galavíz] Patrons of the theater arts can expect to see this cuddly polar bear puppet featured in “Christmas Is…” The concert will be held in the Haugh Performing Arts Center starting Dec. 1.

In case you have never been to Freezonia, don’t worry; there is still time to reserve your seat. Starting on Dec. 1 and running intermittently thru Dec. 16, the Citrus Fine and Performing Arts Department will conduct their annual holiday classic “Christmas Is…”

The show that some consider to be the holiday event of the season, will once again entertain the childhood imagination in each of us, with a combination of classic holiday songs as well as a musical adventure to the land of Freezonia in search of ice and snow for Christmas.

“Christmas Is…” director Douglas Austin, says that this year’s show is made up of one of the most talented groups he has worked with.

“Look forward to a clever, funny script, written specifically for Citrus, full of spectacular visuals & surprises,” Austin said.

The show will be split into two acts, the first of which will be a departmental choral concert that includes performances by the Citrus Singers, the Woman’s Ensemble and the full Concert Choir. First year student and Concert Choir member Victory Coffman says that she is excited for her first “Christmas Is…”

“I can’t wait to see the [crowds] reaction to the music… I hope they get goose bumps listening to us sing,” Coffman said.

The second act, a dazzling full-scale musical production, merges the talents of the singers, dancers, actors, and designers alike. The audience journeys with a college sorority member on her quest to make it a “white Christmas.”

Along her way to Freezonia, she confronts characters like the Ice Queen, Frost Giants, and no Christmas show is complete without Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

The show could not be accomplished without the talent of the remarkable technical, rigging, and set building crews who are responsible for transforming the stage into a magical winter wonderland.

When asked what to expect from the sets without giving too much away, shop coordinator John Patrick said, “Expect a great, big, spectacular as usual!”

Complete with four new sets, an added flight sequence, and the larger than life polar bear puppet. The show will surely satisfy your ears as well as your eyes.

Tickets for this holiday classic are available at the Haugh Performing Arts Center box office and at www.haughpac.com.

Tickets start at $22 for adults, $20 for students/seniors, and kids 16 and under are just $15.

So gather your loved ones and enjoy a night of live entertainment that Austin said is “Guaranteed to get people in the Christmas spirit!”


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  1. December 7, 2012 @ 7:54 am Matt Brady

    Love the bear puppet!


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