CEN Celebrates 20 Years With "Cindy's Magic Snow Globe" at Williamson Campus


Photo Caption: “Cindy’s Magic Snow Globe” features Franklin resident, Annalaura Lyon, as Cindy, and commercial entertainment student, Sarah Barberi, of Columbia as Peppermint. Pictured (left to right): Annalaura Lyon and Sarah Barberi.

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(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Nov. 13, 2014) - - - The Columbia State Community College commercial entertainment program will present its 20th annual holiday musical, featuring “Cindy’s Magic Snow Globe,” Dec. 5 – 6 at the Williamson Campus.

Join Cindy and Peppermint for an adventure into the world of Christmas as seen through a child's imagination. With the help of Peppermint, the Christmas Fairy, Cindy can “Go anywhere, do anything!” Join the fun as Cindy visits the world of Scrooge, a princess party, and many other snow globe worlds.

“This year’s production is the premiere of a new, original musical,” said Cathy Hudnall, director and assistant professor of the commercial entertainment program. “For adults and children alike, this hour-long show is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family.”

Friday’s Winter Theater begins at 7:30 p.m., and the lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 – 10.

In celebration of the show’s 20-year anniversary, a Saturday Matinée has been added to the performance schedule and begins at begins at 2 p.m., with lobby doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets for the matinée are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 – 10.

Saturday’s Dessert Theater begins at 7:30 p.m. The lobby doors open at 6 p.m., and dessert service begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for this event are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 – 10. Limited table seating is available for this performance.

Children are invited to enjoy preshow activities in the lobby before each performance, along with photo opportunities with the cast members after each show.

To purchase tickets, call (615) 790-4400. Hudnall encourages everyone to purchase their tickets in advance, especially for Dessert Theater, which features Freddie Smith’s Gourmet Desserts and a beverage. All children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character and bring a pillow so they can sit up front to watch the show.

Columbia State’s Williamson Campus is located at 104 Claude Yates Drive next to Franklin High School off Hillsboro Road in Franklin. Additional information about the commercial entertainment program can be found at www.ColumbiaState.edu/CEN.

Music and lyrics were written by Hudnall and David Rivers, adjunct instructor of commercial songwriting. The musical is a collaboration between Hudnall, Rivers and Laura Carroll, adjunct instructor of dance and choreography, with dialogue revision assistance from Jamie Potter, commercial entertainment program graduate.

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. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

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