Author: Clay Evans

CU Presents for the holidays: Scrooge and show tunes, English a cappella, seasonal sing-alongs and more

If your holiday entertainment tastes run to silly, sublime or sentimental—or all three—CU Presents can help you celebrate this holiday season.

“Whether you want to laugh, sing the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus or experience a taste of an English Christmas, CU Presents is delighted to offer our community three very distinct artistic celebrations of the season,” says Joan McLean Braun, executive director.

A Broadway Christmas Carol.” Dec. 4-21, University Theatre

If Charles Dickens had huddled with Rodgers and Hammerstein and the creators of “South Park” they just might have come up with this hilarious mashup. Simultaneously irreverent and respectful, the show is a charmingly recognizable retelling of the beloved holiday ghost story, complete with new lyrics to famous Broadway show tunes.

“If you are a big fan of the Broadway musical, then this is the Christmas show for you.”Daily Camera on CU Theatre’s 2012 production of “A Broadway Christmas Carol”

Holiday Festival — Dec. 5-7, Macky Auditorium 

The Holiday Festival is a celebration of the season, featuring masterful renditions of beloved music by choirs, orchestras, soloists and faculty ensembles, sing-alongs of favorite carols and festive decor in Macky Auditorium. This annual tradition, which goes back more than 70 years, is the perfect opportunity to share the warmth and joy of the holidays with family and friends.

Christmas with The King’s Singers — Dec. 11, Macky Auditorium

Here’s a chance to enjoy an English Christmas right here in Colorado, as the world-renowned Britisha cappellasextet performs a program of seasonal favorites, sacred songs and more. With their unique melodic arrangements, impeccable vocal blend, and playfulness, the ensemble brings both wit and warmth to the stage.

“From the sublime to the down-to-earth, from the sacred to the sentimental, The King’s Singers encompass an extraordinarily wide musical range.” — Seattle Times

CU Presents offers the best in performing arts on the University of Colorado Boulder

campus, including the Artist Series, the College of Music, the Colorado Shakespeare

Festival, CU Opera, the Holiday Festival, the Takács Quartet Chamber and Encore

Series, and CU Theatre & Dance.

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