There's nothing better than sharing joy with friends and family, and MTSU's Tucker Theatre will be holiday headquarters for "Joys of the Season" once again Sunday, Dec. 2, when the university offers its annual arts celebration to the community.
The popular event, now in its fourth year, will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and showcase music, art, theater and dance created by MTSU students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, which presents "Joys of the Season" each year.
Tucker Theatre is located inside the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building at 615 Champion Way. A campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking.
General admission tickets are $15, and children in grades K-12 can attend for $5 each. MTSU students can attend free with a current ID.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mtsuarts.com. Tickets also will be available at the Tucker Theatre box office an hour before curtain time.
Students and faculty from the MTSU School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance will present a variety of seasonal classics via their arts specialties, and works by students in the Department of Art and Design will be on display to enjoy and purchase.
MTSU's new men's basketball coach, Nick McDevitt, is the special guest for this year's "Joys of the Season."
"I'll be reading ‘The Night Before Christmas' and passing out goodies to the children," McDevitt said. "I know we're going to have a blast together with all the kids!"
"Joys of the Season" began in 2015 as a way to showcase the College of Liberal Arts' performing and fine arts departments and to express the university's gratitude for decades of community support.
Proceeds from the concert and all fine art sales will again benefit MTSU Arts, which the College of Liberal Arts founded in 2011 to support public performances and exhibits by the art, theatre and dance departments and the School of Music.
MTSU Arts performances are sponsored by Ascend Federal Credit Union.
"I think it's great that the Athletic Department can team up with the College of Liberal Arts," McDevitt said.
"I'm a history major myself, so I know from personal experience just how important a liberal arts degree can be; it certainly made a big difference for me!"
For more information about the show and about MTSU Arts, visit mtsuarts.com.
— Gina E. Fann (firstname.lastname@example.org)