The Mayborn Science Theater (formerly the Planetarium), located on the campus of Central Texas College (CTC) will debut a new Christmas show this Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. The Christmas sing-a-long is performed live and features a combination of custom laser lights, full-dome graphics and other light programming. All screen graphics, lighting cues and laser effects are sent to the dome in real time and the show is hosted by a live narrator/emcee.
The “Live! Christmas Show” combines elements of the Science Theater’s Christmas laser light show and “Let It Snow: A Holiday Musical Journey” which was originally produced by the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery, special effects and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of the Science Theater’s 80-foot dome.
The 45-minute program will be added to the weekly show schedule and run every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. through December 21. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, seniors, active duty military and children 12 years old and under. The show is free for Science Theater members. For information on this show and other scheduled programming, visit http://www.starsatnight.org online or call 254-526-1800.