Nutcracker rehearsal

Performances of  Sing, Dance, Rejoice! A Christmas Gift to Southeast Arkansas are scheduled for December 1 at 7 p.m. and December 2 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The 2-act music and dance presentation is sponsored by the Southeast Arkansas Concert Association and Commercial Bank in Monticello.

Act I is The Nutcracker Suite, performed by dancers from seven Southeast Arkansas counties. Act II is a mass choir presentation of the real meaning of Christmas with a handbell choir, a solo by Charles Graham and duets, trios, choirs and instrumentalists from Southeast Arkansas. Videos of area residents sharing their Christmas traditions and a children’s nativity scene is also planned. Tickets may be purchased at Commercial Bank and Union Bank in Monticello or by calling (870)460-1060.