PEMBROKE —The Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will showcase two holiday shows.
First up is “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” on Monday at 7:30 p.m. The show features a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree with 32 acrobats from seven countries who act as ornaments. The show incorporates new and old with musical standards such as “O Holy Night” and “Jingle Bell Rock” and an original score. And it touches on Charles Dickens and Scrooge, as well as penguins on roller skates.
Tickets for are $41, $36 and $21 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office.
“We’re happy to have this unique cirque performance just before Thanksgiving. We hope it helps put our audience in the holiday mood,” GPAC Director James Bass said. “Then, when we come back after Thanksgiving break we’ll have our annual ‘Holiday Extravaganza,’ which is not to be missed.”
The UNCP Music Department and GPAC will present the ninth annual “Holiday Extravaganza” on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The concert raises money for music scholarships at the university. Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $5 for children.
The extravaganza showcases virtually all of the university’s ensembles and choirs performing renditions of holiday favorites. Also featured is a “Tuba Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m., before the Extravaganza.
The GPAC season continues on Jan. 23 with the Well-Strung string quartet.
For information about tickets and the full season lineup, visit www.uncp.edu/gpac or call 910-521-6361.