WCU celebrates holidays with high-energy musical Dec. 12

"A Red, Hot ... & Blue! White Christmas!" will perform a high-energy musical show Friday, Dec. 12, at Western Carolina University.

“A Red, Hot … & Blue! White Christmas!” will perform a high-energy musical show Friday, Dec. 12, at Western Carolina University.

Western Carolina University’s Galaxy of Stars Series will light up the winter with a high-energy musical show, hosting “A Red, Hot … & Blue! White Christmas!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center on Western’s campus.

A song-and-dance revue from Branson, Mo., “A Red, Hot … & Blue! White Christmas!” takes audiences on a nostalgia-filled musical journey. With costumes, wigs, choreography and vocal harmonies, the six-performer troupe sings and dances its way through music of the decades, including ragtime, classic jazz, big band and disco.

“The show keeps going at a pace that will make you feel out of breath just watching,” said Paul Lormand, director of WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. “It is filled to the brim with color, choreography, singing, harmonizing, tap, ballet and just plain, old-fashioned fun, with a capital smile. ‘The Red, Hot…& Blue! White Christmas!’ show is a delight for all ages.”

The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader said, “This show proves that you don’t have to be a big name or have a big theater to be a big deal.” And Branson Update Magazine describes it as an “incredible display of young, fresh talent in song and dance.”

“A Red, Hot … & Blue! White Christmas!” is sponsored by Fun Things to Do in the Mountains, and presented by WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Tickets for the event are $25. Tickets for WCU faculty and staff, as well as senior citizens, cost $20. Student tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wcufapac.ticketsxchange.com.

For more information, contact WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center at (828) 227-2479.