FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 13, 2009
MUW’s Department of Music and Theatre presents `A Christmas Pudding’
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Music and Theatre will present “A Christmas Pudding” by David Birney on Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre.
This is a Christmas celebration told in songs, stories, poems and tales by Dickens, Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Shaw, Longfellow, St. Luke and many others collected with a host of familiar and some not-so familiar carols and holiday songs. This piece provides a perfect evening to warm hearts, stir memories and give laughter during the holiday season.
The Los Angeles Times describes “A Christmas Pudding” as “….touches old feelings that speak to the real spirit of Christmas…a Dickensian pudding in the great tradition of surprise and transformation that touches the great spirit….of the season….wonderful”
Several members of the Golden Triangle community will join MUW students to present “A Christmas Pudding.”
Members of the MUW Chamber Singers are Kassie Abel, Ruth Brown, Kayla Carter, Lance Cooper, Sylvia Czarnetsky, Chase Dean, Corbett Estes, Lena Figueroa, Diane Gatewood, James Gatewood, Ashley Grothman, Margaret Mary Henry, David Horton, Alex Jenkins, Kelley Ann Jones, Elizabeth Locker, Zane Lynn, Alyssa McElfresh, Joseph Musgrove, Jessica O’Quinn, Kelsey Sample, Karl Schaffenburg, Trevor Shipman, Jami Strickland and Jessi Tidwell.
William “Peppy” Biddy, chair of the department of music and theatre, said, “The event vaguely resembles a program of lessons and carols. However, instead of the scripture readings that appear in a traditional lessons and carols service, there will be readings from some of the world's most famous authors that relate to Christmas and the holiday season interspersed with a beautiful selection of Christmas carols.”
The event is free and open to the public. Advanced tickets (limit four per person) may be picked up at the Art & Design Building located on Fifth Avenue South on the MUW campus.