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Las Positas College music showcases coming up

Holiday concert, theater performances at community college

Las Positas College performing arts students invite community members to celebrate the holiday season with two musical showcases.

Kicking off the shows, the LPC Music Department has its holiday concert on Dec. 13, while students from the Theater and Performing Arts Department will perform some musical theater favorites with their free Pop Rocks show on Dec. 14.

"Our musical theater course focuses on training in performance skills in singing, dancing and acting for musical theater," department coordinator Titian Lish said. "The culmination of the course is the public performance of a collection of works. This piece was mostly devised by Las Positas College students bringing in music they wanted to sing and then crafted and staged by musical theater professor Dylan McBride."

The music department's "Sounds of the Season" concert will feature the talents of the LPC Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Chamber Choir and Vocal East, performing seasonal classics and sing-a-longs. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Barbara F. Mertes Main Stage. Advance tickets are $5 for students, staff, seniors and military and $10 general admission; tickets at the door cost $15.

The musical theater showcase the following day will include selected musical theater pieces, both classic and contemporary, featuring numbers from "Bye Bye Birdie," "Dear Evan Hansen," "Bonnie & Clyde," "Xanadu," "Hair," "Rock of Ages" and the new "Be More Chill," set to debut on Broadway next year. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the Mertes Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. Though the event is free, seating may be limited, and parking passes cost $3, available for purchase in any lot.

To purchase tickets for the Music Department's concert, visit tinyurl.com/yc6jryn3.

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