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OCC Repertory Serves Up Holiday Christmas Melodrama Features Santa & Ice Cream
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Orange Coast College's Repertory Theatre Company will stage its annual Christmas show for kids – and parents and grandparents – through Dec. 14th in the Drama Lab Theatre. Curtains will rise on "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social" at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 & 14. Afternoon matinees will be 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 & 14.

The show, under the direction of OCC theatre arts professor Rick Golson, will feature an evening of music, vaudeville acts, a holiday sing-a-long and a musical melodrama, "The Plight Before Christmas." Authors Fred J. Cusick and Diane Moore drew the play's characters from the Dickens classic, "Christmas Carol."

Everyone in attendance will be treated to a free ice cream favor. There will also be a visit by Santa; parents are advised to bring their cameras.

What: Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social

When: Friday through Sunday, Dec. 12-14th, 7:00 p.m.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Orange Coast College Drama Lab Theatre
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Admission $6 for adults (advance); $7 at the door
All tickets for children 12 and under: $5
(714) 432-5880 or

Contact: Mary Roda
OCC Communications & Marketing
(714) 432-5726
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