WMU News

Garfield Christmas brings holiday cheer to Miller

Dec. 1, 2003

KALAMAZOO--Miller Auditorium presents a single performance of the family favorite "A Garfield Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m.

It's Christmas time, and Jon Arbuckle, along with his pets, Garfield and Odie, are getting ready to celebrate the season! Once the house is decorated, it's time for the very special family tradition of turning on the Christmas tree lights. But when Jon throws the switch, there appears to be a problem--they won't go on! When Jon leaves the room to investigate, Garfield sees his chance to peek at the big present that's there waiting for him under the tree.

Instead of his present, he finds a nutcracker tin soldier, a snowman, the gingerbread man, the tinsel fairy, and even the angel from the top of the tree, who are joined by an elf, who is there on Santa Claus business as the official Christmas spirit Inspector. When the elf asks the others what could be the cause of the Christmas tree lighting dilemma, they respond that it's Garfield--he needs more Christmas spirit!

It's up to the audience and other characters to point out to him that Christmas is about more than presents. Throughout this musical Christmas adventure, all of the characters, including Garfield, get into the spirit and forget about their troubles. And for a moment, Garfield even forgets that he wants to make lasagna the official Christmas dinner.

The audience will be swept up in this lively holiday musical featuring favorite Christmas sing-along songs including "Jingle Bells," "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," "Deck the Halls," "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and many more.

Tickets for "A Garfield Christmas" range from $12 to $16 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, the Epic Center Box Office in Downtown Kalamazoo, or the WMU Bookstore in the Crossroads Mall.

"A Garfield Christmas" is sponsored by Target Stores and WKFR 103.3 FM.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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