Ring in the holidays with ‘Santa’s Christmas Magic’
11.18.2015 | By Rob Vanya
From left, San Jacinto College student Ty Jones, from Baytown, portrays Old Meanie; student Tadao Vivero, from Houston, plays Santa; and Tiffany Vanek, from the South Belt Ellington area, plays Clara, in 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.
The San Jacinto College 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. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. There will be matinees on Dec. 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m.
“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 19th year to present a Christmas show, which has developed into a holiday tradition for the community. Nearly every performance has sold out since we introduced the production.”
The cost for general admission is $10 per person. Tickets bought and picked up at least two days before the show cost $8 each. To make reservations, please call 281-476-1828.
San Jacinto College offers theatre degrees and classes at the South and Central campuses. To learn more, please visit sanjac.edu/career/theatre-film.
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. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.