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SIC brings musical 'Narnia' to life on stage

  • Edmund (Carter Reed) is revived after the final battle scene in the musical "Narnia."

    Edmund (Carter Reed) is revived after the final battle scene in the musical "Narnia."
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  • Members of the cast of "Narnia" gather for a photo following a technical rehearsal.

    Members of the cast of "Narnia" gather for a photo following a technical rehearsal.
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  • Aslan, portrayed by Braden Cummins (on pedestal), returns near the end of the musical "Narnia" staged at SIC.

    Aslan, portrayed by Braden Cummins (on pedestal), returns near the end of the musical "Narnia" staged at SIC.
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  • Edmund (Carter Reed) defends Aslan (Braden Cummins) from the White Witch.

    Edmund (Carter Reed) defends Aslan (Braden Cummins) from the White Witch.
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  • Edmund (Carter Reed) is tempted with a box of Turkish Delight in "Narnia."

    Edmund (Carter Reed) is tempted with a box of Turkish Delight in "Narnia."
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  • Edmund (Carter Reed of Harrisburg), left, Peter (Jordan Richey of Benton), Lucy (Paige Clore of Norris City), and Susan (Kady Lampley of Benton) arrive at the home of their uncle, portrayed by John Suh of Zeigler.

    Edmund (Carter Reed of Harrisburg), left, Peter (Jordan Richey of Benton), Lucy (Paige Clore of Norris City), and Susan (Kady Lampley of Benton) arrive at the home of their uncle, portrayed by John Suh of Zeigler.
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 12/5/2018 12:44 PM

SALINE COUNTY -- Southeastern Illinois College's theater department welcomed the holiday season with "Narnia," a musical based on the C.S. Lewis novel "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," over the weekend.

The musical follows the story of four siblings evacuated out of London during the Blitz, who discover an enchanted wardrobe leading to a fantasy world. The story, a Christian allegory, pits the lion Aslan against the evil White Witch, who holds the land in perennial winter.

The first night of the performance was preceded by a fundraiser dinner and a silent auction was featured during dinner and the musical's intermission for the SIC Foundation.

According to SIC Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations Angela Wilson, about $10,000 was brought in from the fundraising efforts, which is earmarked for scholarships and student support.