COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT STUDENTS TO PERFORM HOLIDAY SHOW

Performances Dec. 9 and 10

(FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nov. 29, 2011) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Commercial Entertainment Department at will present its holiday musical, Mr. Magical’s Toy Shop, on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. Both performances will be at Columbia State’s Williamson County campus.

Friday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and the lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this show are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 years and younger. There will be activities for children in the lobby before the performance and photo opportunities with the performers after the show.

Saturday’s performance features a dessert theater. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and the lobby doors open at 6p.m. Serving begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 years and under. Limited table seating is available for this performance.

Mr. Magical’s Toy Shop is a delightful and lively holiday musical with something for every member of the family. Princesses, fairies and dinosaurs come to life two nights before Christmas to give back Christmas spirit to Maureen, a toy shop clerk that has waited on one too many customers.

“Our show features delightful music this year, holiday songs and a variety of other favorites for adults and children alike, said Cathy Hudnall, director and assistant professor of the Commercial Entertainment Program at Columbia State. “With visits from Raggedy Ann and Andy and your favorite princesses, everyone will love this story featuring our very talented and professional cast.”

Hudnall recommends purchasing tickets in advance, especially for the Dessert Theater performance, which will feature Freddie Smith’s Gourmet Desserts. Each show lasts one hour, and children can dress as their favorite story book character and bring a pillow to sit up front, close to the stage.

“The dessert theater gives audiences a more elaborate atmosphere—it’s very entertaining and the desserts are divine,” said Hudnall. “Guest attending the dessert theater will get a great show, choice of dessert and a beverage.

Columbia State’s Williamson County campus is located at 104 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin, next to Franklin High School on Hillsboro Road. For more information about the commercial entertainment program, call (615) 790-4400 or visit www.columbiastate.edu/commercial-entertainment.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. The Williamson County Campus has served Williamson County residents for more than 30 years, and currently serves more than 1,400 students in the various program areas of Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Business Technology, Commercial Entertainment, and more.For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

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