‘Christmas Jukebox’ Brings Swinging Holiday Classics to River Campus

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“Christmas Jukebox” presented by the Department of Music and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

It’s the season for merry-making with Southeast’s Christmas Jukebox. Celebrate with a jazzy program performed by Southeast’s Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab Band and featuring students in Southeast’s vocal performance and musical theatre programs.

“Just think ‘big band swing’ with classic tunes–like a jazz radio station during the holiday season,” said Joshua Harvey, an instructor of musical theatre.

The inaugural concert gives students the opportunity to sing with a big band and celebrate the holidays with the community. The performances will include music and acting. The instrumental ensembles collaborate with a choir and soloists to provide a variety of spirited entertainment. This year’s songs include “Carol of the Bells,” “Santa Baby” and “White Christmas,” among many others.

The variety of style within the program is sure to provide an entertaining evening full of holiday cheer.

“We’re greeting the season with swinging holiday classics in a big band, family friendly, Yule fest,” said Bart Williams, assistant professor of theatre. “The program offers a chance for families and friends to come together and get into the spirit.”

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.