By Jennifer Buckley
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — A Charlie Brown Christmas will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. There are currently very few tickets available.

This stage adaptation of the story by the beloved Peanuts artist Charles M. Schulz is a great opportunity for the whole family to get in the holiday spirit.

A Charlie Brown Christmas is now a classic tale that is viewed all over the world during the holiday season,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds Performance Hall. “We are thrilled that our patrons will be able to see this television special come to life on our stage.”

A Charlie Brown Christmas brings all the favorite Peanuts characters to life, including Snoopy, Lucy and Linus. This live performance expands on the detail of the original story while keeping the spirit of the original. The beloved Vince Guaraldi score is performed live on stage by a jazz trio.

This Christmas classic first aired on television in 1965. During this performance, Charlie Brown takes on the task of directing a Christmas play but doesn’t have a Christmas tree. Kids make fun of the small tree he brings to the stage, until they discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Join the Peanuts gang during this 80-minute performance, which will include one intermission. Following the show, the audience will be encouraged to stay in their seats and join the cast in a holiday song sing-along.

“I can’t think of a better way to kick off your Christmas season than bringing your family to this heart-warming show,” Horton said.

Tickets range from $30-$40 for the general public and $10 for children. UCA student tickets are $10 with valid student I.D. Call UCA Ticket Central at 501-450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or toll-free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. The local sponsor is MyCountry Y107.1

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The College’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.