End-of-semester Performing Arts events begin this week

Performing Arts students are offering four different programs to round off the semester and get you ready for the holidays.
 
The students of THEA 181, under the instruction of Andy Callis, will presents an Improv Showcase 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Black Box Theatre, located in the Gannon Building, room 1422. This hilarious evening of improvisation will highlight students’ skills with games and other exercises.
 
Students will present “Mrs. Coney: A Tale at Christmas” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11. In this heartwarming and humorous memory play with traditional hymns and carols, a writer recalls his boyhood and the Oklahoma homestead his family lost to the Dust Bowl. The play is written by Belinda Bremner and directed by Andy Callis.
 
The LCC Jazz Band will perform 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Dart Auditorium. Led by Jon Gewirtz, the concert will feature music from Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker and Herbie Hancock.
 
The LCC Concert Choir will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Dart Auditorium. Led by Jonathan Ten Brink, this semester’s concert is built on themes of love, caring and social justice.
 
Masks are required for all attendees of all performances, regardless of vaccination status. All tickets are free, and donations to benefit the Performing Arts and Music scholarship funds are welcomed and appreciated. For more details of any of these shows, visit lcc.edu/showinfo.