Center Stage: Purdue Christmas Show
It's finally here, the 75th Anniversary Purdue Christmas Show!
A packed crowd fills the Elliott Hall of Music to see this holiday spectacular.
Backstage, the women of PMO get ready to hit the stage.
The guys use the time before the show to study for their upcoming final exams.
More than 100 alumni returned to Purdue to join the current PMO students for the show's 75th anniversary.
The first act opens with "Somewhere in My Memory," a holiday classic.
PMO students show off their dancing skills in the colorful first act of the show.
The Purdue Bells take the stage to play a collection of holiday favorites.
Reunited at last! An alumni Purduette Trio takes the spotlight to kick off the women of PMO's alumni set.
Glee Clubbers also pay homage to the past by donning gold capes and white gloves for their portion of the PMO Men's alumni set.
Don't forget about the Bells! Alumni Doug Heckman and Michelle Beimfohr join current student performer Breanne Crowder to play this rare musical instrument, the Shaker Chimes.
The Purduettes take the stage to share the holiday spirit.
The PMO Kids Choir join the Purduettes on stage to tell about the magic of Christmas.
Glee Clubbers join in on the fun as the Purduettes round out their set of songs.
Senior Mike Meurer sings the solo on the holiday classic, "The Christmas Song."
The guys get together for an upbeat version of "Frosty the Snowman."
The Glee Club finishes their set with junior Aaron Strand telling about the very first Christmas.
10-n-10 couple up and share the romance of the holiday season.
Seniors Rob Teall and Liz Wheatley show off their dancing skills as they take the stage with 10-n-10.
Sophomore Tara Knoop gets ready for the finale of Act I.
Santa makes a magical entrance to the Elliott Hall of Music.
Everyone is a performer in the Purdue Christmas Show! PMO alumni lead the audience in the annual Carol Sing.
Candles in hand, PMO student performers march down the aisles to begin the Cantata.
Sophomore Kirsten Fletter is featured in the first number of this year's Cantata, "The Wexford Carol."
Small groups lead PMO in a beautiful arrangement of "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming."
Senior Adam Nagy steps up to the mic as the alumni join students for the last two songs of the Cantata.
Ralph and Bettye Bailey join the students and PMO Director Bill Griffel on stage after attending their very first Purdue Christmas Show. The couple has generously donated to help build PMO a new home.
Seniors Jason Kasubjak and Adam Nagy congratulate each other on their final Purdue Christmas Show.
PMO Director Bill Griffel is all smiles with the PMO Kids Choir.
After his first Purdue Christmas Show, Bill Griffel poses with the seniors. A big thanks to all the seniors for the last four years of Christmas Shows! We know you have great things to come. Hail Purdue!