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November 22, 2017

SVSU holiday play to evoke variety show spirit of Christmas past

Radio ShowSaginaw Valley State University student actors and vocalists will summon the spirit of the season — along with the comedy and comforts of 1960s- and ‘70s-era Christmas TV specials — during the Department of Theatre's 9th annual holiday-themed production.


Audiences can enjoy “’Tis The Season: A Christmas Variety Show” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-30, in SVSU’s Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $13 for the public, and $10 for attendees 60 and older.


The university’s Department of Theatre will showcase both theatrical and musical performances — all set on a stage decorated with brilliant colors, twinkling lights and all the sights and sounds associated with the holiday season. The production is aimed at evoking classic Christmastime TV specials such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Frosty the Snowman.”


The show is also reminiscent of the Andy Williams Christmas shows and a variety show such as The Osmonds,” said David Rzeszutek, SVSU associate professor of theatre and co-director of the production.“This family-friendly event is a great way to gather the family and help kick start the holiday season.”


Ric Roberts, professor of theatre, will direct along with Rzeszutek.


For more information or to order tickets, contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261 or purchase tickets online at