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November 19, 2012

Purdue Musical Organizations to present 79th annual Purdue Christmas Show

Christmas Show

Santa Claus is coming to the Elliott Hall of Music on Dec. 1 and 2 during four public performances of the 79th annual Purdue Christmas Show.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Musical Organizations will present four public performances of the 79th annual Purdue Christmas Show on Dec. 1-2.

"This year's production explores the magic behind-the-scenes at the North Pole while Santa is away making his deliveries," said Bill Griffel, director of Purdue Musical Organizations. "Come share in the fun as we meet Mrs. Claus and learn what it takes for Claus Enterprises to bring Christmas to us all."

Performances are scheduled for noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 1; and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets are $20 for students age 13 through college; $26 for adults; $24 for seniors age 65 and older; and $12 for children age 12 and under. For information or to order tickets, visit the Stewart Center, Pao Hall or Elliott Hall box offices or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.

More than 250 campus and community performers will be featured in the show, including members of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, Purduettes, Purdue Bells, University Choir, Heart & Soul, All Campus & Community Chorale and the PMO Kids Choir, which includes 15 area children.

In addition to the Purdue Christmas Show, the annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration, which turns downtown Lafayette into a Victorian village, and the Lafayette-West Lafayette Christmas Parade will be presented on Dec. 1 and 2, respectively.

Contact:  Steve Schlenk, Director of Operations, Purdue Musical Organizations, 765-496-6091, sschlenk@purdue.edu

Source: Bill Griffel, (765) 494-3941, wgriffel@purdue.edu