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.