San Jacinto College rings in the holidays with ‘Santa’s Christmas Magic’

11.20.2013 | By

From left, Santa (J. D. Mathis from Deer Park) and the Ol’ Meanie (Aaron Alford from Orange) are congratulated for becoming friends by The Mouse (Tawny Williams from Dickinson) in a scene from San Jacinto College’s production of “Santa’s Christmas Magic, the musical.” Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

 

San Jacinto College rings in the holidays with ‘Santa’s Christmas Magic’

 

San Jacinto College Central’s theatre and film department rings in the holiday season with its annual festive production of  “Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical.”

The “family celebration spectacular” will be performed in the Powell Arena Theatre, located on the Central campus at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. Evening performances are set for Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are set for Dec. 8 and 15 at 2:30 p.m. Special matinee performances will be performed for area schools and daycares on Dec. 5 and 6.

“Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical” is a fantasy about a sinister plot to steal Santa’s magic. The cast includes male and female actors, as well as singers and dancers from ages 4 to adult.

Highlights of the show include toys that come alive and dance and sing, and singing children elves. Children in the audience will have an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus at intermission.

“It’s a very high energy musical that includes acting, singing, a lot of dancing, and there are even chase scenes,” commented Dr. Jerry Ivins, Central Campus theatre and film department chair. “This will be our eleventh consecutive year to present the show, which has developed into a holiday tradition for the community. Nearly every performance has sold out since we introduced it in 2002.”

The cost for general admission is $10 per person. Tickets bought and picked up at least two days before the show cost $8 each. For ticket information, please call 281-476-1828 starting Dec. 2 when ticket sales begin.

San Jacinto College offers theatre degrees and classes at the South and Central campuses. The Central Campus also offers degrees and classes in film and video production. For more information about fine arts programs at San Jacinto College, please visit sanjac.edu.

 

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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