'A Time for Christmas' brings traditional Branson-style holiday show to NSU

(Tahlequah, Okla.)--An evening of music, humor, dance and a few surprises awaits Galaxy of Stars patrons when the Sequoyah Institute and the Northeastern State University College of Liberal Arts present “A Time for Christmas.”

The Branson-style show is Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tahlequah High School Performing Arts Center and features a variety of holiday music. The presentation is part of the 2011-2012 Galaxy of Stars Series and sponsored by Tahlequah City Hospital.

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center executive director Mark Frie has written and produced the holiday-themed showcase, gathering local and regional talent for a matinee filled with fun. Frie will be joined on stage by his wife Kim Frie, vocalist Melinda Clonts, vocalist Adam J. Foreman, a seven-piece ensemble band from Dallas and 22 dancers.

“We’ve worked very hard to incorporate a family-friendly, seasonal show in this Galaxy season to make our audience laugh and put everyone in the holiday spirit,” said Amber Cowan, Galaxy of Stars Series director. “Mark and his cast have put a wonderful performance together and it will be a fantastic evening with a little something for everyone in the family.”

Mark and other performers will host an auditioning workshop to help local students and performers overcome audition anxieties. The free event is Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the THS PAC choir room and open to the public.

“It will be most beneficial for artists to prepare audition material for critique prior to the workshop,” said Cowan. “Mark and his group are excited to work with local talent and share their knowledge and experience in this 60-minute class.”

Individual ticket prices for “A Time for Christmas” are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. To reserve tickets call (918) 458-2075. For more information visit the Sequoyah Institute.

The Galaxy of Stars Series is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Published: 11/21/2011 2:00:18 PM

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