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Symphonic Spooktacular coming to Victoria

By Camille Doty
Oct. 7, 2011 at 5:07 a.m.
Updated Oct. 8, 2011 at 5:08 a.m.


If you go

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., petting zoo; 6:30 p.m., concert, Thursday.

WHERE: Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Petting zoo will be in the courtyard area, weather permitting.

COST: $7, adults; $ 5 students/children.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit victoriasymphony.com. To purchase tickets, visit the Symphony Office, 2112 North Navarro, Victoria

Boys and girls will fill the Fine Arts Center dressed in their Halloween best on Thursday.

The Victoria Symphony will host its 16th annual Spooktacular.

This year's theme is "Thrills and Chills from the Philharmonic."

Ronald McDonald will judge the costume parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Winners will receive a pumpkin bucket full of goodies.

Ronald McDonald's friend Grimace will be there too.

Characters/mascots from Victoria East and West High Schools, as well as Victoria College, H-E-B and Chick-fil-A, will also be there from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from the symphony.

Symphony-goers of all ages are encouraged to dress in costume.

To add to the dramatic flair, members of the orchestra will proceed to the stage dressed in costume.

Music Director Darryl One will also join in on the fun by performing in a masked disguise.

The Symphony will perform songs from "Phantom of the Opera" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," he said.

The Victoria Ballet Theatre and other guests will also hit center stage.

One said the event will not be too scary because children of all ages will be in attendance.

"I think it will be more fun and exciting than scary," One said.

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