2019-2020 Mainstage Season Series at William Woods University continues with Christmas fun for the whole family

Fulton, MO – Christmas is coming early to William Woods University (WWU) as the university’s theatre department is getting ready to present a holiday treat for the entire community.

Next week, the university’s 2019-2020 Mainstage Season Series will continue with “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” a family play by Ken Ludwig that offers a delightful twist to the Yule Tide classic. Performances for Twas The Night Before Christmas will take place on November 21-23 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Saturday November 23 at 2 p.m., all in Dulany Auditorium. 

The opening night production of the play on November 21 will be interpreted for the hearing-impaired members of the community. The play is open to audiences of all ages.

Poster for Twas the Night before Christmas

As the story famously opens, “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait – in this version of the classic tale, a mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year! Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we are off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just will not take no for an answer. The production is a joyful tribute to the holiday season and fun for all.

“Santa’s elves are busy getting ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ ready for you,” said Joe Potter, artistic director of the William Woods University Theatre Department. “It’s a cute show wrapped up in a bow and suitable for the whole family. So be sure to join us!”

Ticket prices vary: $11 for adults, $8 for WWU faculty and staff, $7 for seniors (62+) and $5 for children. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.williamwoods.edu/mainstage, or call (573) 592-4267. 

Other upcoming Mainstage productions set for the coming year at William Woods include “Pride and Prejudice” (February 20-22, 2020) and “The Dixie Swim Club (April 16-18, 2020).