The good people with MSC OPAS sure have the Christmas spirit this year. Christmas is so big with MSC OPAS that it can’t be contained in one performance this week. No, it will take two events to express the joy of Christmas — plus even one more to start next week.
First up will be the Midtown Men at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rudder Auditorium, followed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday by the Boston Brass & The Brass All-Stars Big Band. It will be in Rudder Theatre on the campus of Texas A&M University.
If that isn’t enough, next Sunday will bring a third holiday event: the musical version of A Christmas Carol, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., also in Rudder Theatre.
Tickets for all three productions are available at the MSC Box Office on the first floor of Rudder Tower, online at boxoffice.tamu.edu or by calling 979-845-1234.
Here is a look at each of the productions:
• The Midtown Men — You’ve seen them before at OPAS and now the Midtown Men, featuring two of the stars of Broadway’s original production of Jersey Boys, are back with a selection of holiday classics mixed with 1960s rock and roll hits. Starring will be Tony winner Christian Hoff and Tony nominee J. Robert Spencer, along with Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard. You’ll hear favorites such as Winter Wonderland, Christmas Waltz, Let It Snow, White Christmas and Happy Holidays performed with the group’s intricate choreography, electrifying arrangements and signature four-part harmony.
Tickets range from $22 to $60.
• Boston Brass & Brass All-Stars Big Band — Favorites such as White Christmas, The Christmas Song, Motown Jingle Bells and Greensleeves will mix with selections from The Nutcracker. Trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas will be spotlighted in this Christmas Bells Are Swingin’ concert.
Tickets range from $22 to $60 and are going fast.
• A Christmas Carol — Surely everybody knows and loves Charles Dickens’ story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Marley, Tiny Tim and ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Throw in 26 delightful Christmas tunes, and OPAS has come up with another winner.
Tickets range from $20 to $40, with the best seats remaining for the evening show.