Photo gallery: Purdue Christmas Show preparation

November 28, 2012  

Christmas Show

Hall of Music Productions theater technician J.D. Fackler works in October on a wooden set piece for the 79th annual Purdue Christmas Show. Preparation for the show begins each year in February and happens in various stages until the day of the first show. (Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock)
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Preparation for the 79th annual Purdue Christmas Show, the first performance of which is less than a week away, has been ongoing for more than 10 months.

It takes a lot of planning and preparation to ensure that the four-performance show goes off without a hitch, says Steve Hall, director of Hall of Music Productions. Planning the show's concept, designing its set pieces and outlining its musical numbers begins in February; construction of set pieces begins in May and loading the set pieces onto the Elliott Hall of Music stage begins in mid-November.

To see a gallery of images chronicling preparation for the show, go to

Christmas Show performances are scheduled for noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 1) and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 2). Ticket information is available at

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