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Stark House to Host World’s Columbian Exposition Program

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Join the W.H. Stark House for Pages of History on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. to explore the Lutcher and Stark families’ trip to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and celebrate the 130th anniversary of the event. Guests will learn about the Stark families’ purchases and commissions there and visit the first and second floors of the House to see some of those items.

This event is FREE of charge. Advance registration is required.

Visit for more information or to register.

Lutcher Theater Spotlight Packages on Sale to Public

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Lutcher Theater Postponing and/or Rescheduling Events

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is proud to announce Spotlight Season Ticket Packages are currently on sale to the public for their 2023-2024 season. Spotlight Packages include the purchase of tickets to four or more shows.

“The advantages of purchasing a Spotlight Package are the choice of four or more shows, access to the best available seating before single show tickets go on sale, discounted handling fees and first access to additional special events throughout the season,” said Lynae Sanford, Lutcher Theater executive director.

For their 44th season, the Lutcher Theater presents 12 incredible events, including multiple National Broadway Tours, a holiday a cappella sensation, one of country music’s best-loved artists and a new Candlelight Concert Series!

“We are very proud of the caliber of performances we are able to bring to Southeast Texas,” said Sanford. “The shows you see at the Lutcher are the same tours that perform in Houston, New Orleans, and other larger markets.”

The 2023-2024 season includes the following:

  • Craig Morgan – Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Mean Girls – Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Stomp – Friday, December 8, 2023, at 7:30 PM & Saturday, December, 9th at 2:00 PM
  • Voctave Spirit of the Season – Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • On Your Feet – Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM
  • Pretty Woman – Friday, February 2, 2024, at 7:30 PM & Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 2:00 PM
  • Little Women – Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:30 PM
  • Come From Away – Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM
  • Annie – Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:30 PM
  • Chicago – Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM

In addition to the regular season, the Lutcher Theater will present a new Candlelight Concert Series featuring The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and Scott Mulvahill.

The Lutcher Theater is a 1,500 seat, state-of-the-art, world class performing arts facility and the prominent presenter of Broadway, national and international tours, award-winning artists, renowned dance and acclaimed children’s performances for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Each season, the Lutcher offers a world class experience and unforgettable memories to each and every audience member.

For more information on the Lutcher Theater, their 2023-2024 season or to purchase a Spotlight Package, please visit

Orange Community Players Announces 14th Annual Fun for Funds Raiser on July 7

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Orange Community Players are excited to bring back their Annual Fun for Funds Fundraiser, Broadway Fun for Funds XIV, on July 7-8, 2023.

The production is directed by Paul Burch and Codie Vasquez. The 14th Annual Fun for Funds will be a musical tribute to Broadway.

Doors open at 6:30 for wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the show at 7:37 pm. A selection of desserts will be served during intermission.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple.  Scan the QR code in the flyer below for the performance for which you want to purchase tickets.


TSTU Announces Open Call for Artists

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The Texas State University System is excited to launch its first-ever set of open calls to artists!

Professional visual artists or artist teams are invited to apply for the following opportunities, one of which is a piece for Lamar State College Orange.

See project applications for specific eligibility here.

The deadline is June 8, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CST

Artist information session details can be found here.

New Monarch Butterfly Bench Installed

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Early last week city crews are preparing the site at City Hall for the installation of a butterfly bench as part of the beautification of the City of Orange.

The Monarch butterfly bench was unveiled on Friday, April 21, 2023, to its place at City Hall just in time for the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Eco-Fest Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 22.

Drop by and take your selfies on the bench.



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