The College of the Sequoias theater department doesn’t usually produce a big musical until the spring. That’s changing this year with its production of the Irving Berlin show “White Christmas.”
The Visalia college is trying something else new this year, too: It’s opening “White Christmas” on the day after Thanksgiving. Except for productions of “The Nutcracker,” it’s uncommon to see a show open in the central San Joaquin Valley over Thanksgiving weekend. But it makes a lot of sense from a marketing standpoint. There are lots of people looking for things to do, especially that are family oriented, during this season.
To get you in the holiday spirit, then, I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the first performance of “White Christmas” at COS. The title opens 7:30 p.m. Friday. The production runs for seven performances through Dec. 4.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this story answering this question: Have you ever had a real White Christmas? Tell us about your favorite one. (Or you can just tell us why you’d like to attend.) You have until 1 p.m. Wednesday to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Facebook message. Be sure to check your Facebook message requests Wednesday afternoon. (If I haven’t heard back from a winner in a reasonable period of time, I reserve the right to pick another.) You’ll be able to pick up your winning tickets at the COS box office.
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