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Warm Up The Season at the Lutcher Theater

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Warm up the season at the Lutcher Theater with an array of hot new shows that will take you through the dreary winter months into the spring! From all vocal groups to the best of Broadway, the Lutcher Theater has something for everyone this season.

Come in from the cold and experience Home Free on their Road Sweet Road tour on February 19, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Nederland, TX native Tim Foust is returning “home” with his fellow all-vocal Country entertainers Home Free! With praise rolling in from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, FOX & Friends, and American Songwriter, the extraordinary showmen have continued to build a loyal fan base with their harmony-laden versions of hits by John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. Join us for a perfect evening mixed with upbeat, Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, incredible harmony, and quick-witted humor.

Meet us on The Corner of Broadway and Main for the a cappella sensation Voctave on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. With more than 150 million social media views of their videos, their latest album, “The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition,” reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Their previous album, “The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2,” debuted at number 3 on the iTunes charts.

For the next production, the Lutcher will take their audience on a journey to the past with the new Broadway musical Anastasia on March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. This romantic and adventure-filled new musical, Anastasia is at home in Southeast Texas at last! This dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out on a journey.

Country music lovers unite as Jimmy Fortune with special guests, The Malpass Brothers, make their debut at the Lutcher on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. The Gospel Music Association (GMA) and Country Music Association (CMA) Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune toured, sang, and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years and wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth.” Openers for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours, The Malpass Brothers promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of rich American cultural heritage.

As the Lutcher season concludes, the temperature rises with Tootsie on May 1, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

For more information about the Lutcher Theater or to purchase tickets to any of the season performances, please visit or call the Box Office at 409.886.5535. The Lutcher Theater is located at 707 Main Avenue in Orange, TX.

Lutcher Theater Presents The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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The Lutcher Theater presents the internationally-acclaimed hit theater show, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, telling the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the `60s and to their dramatic split in 1970. The show culminates with the pair’s famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981, which had more than half a million fans in attendance.

The show uses state-of-the-art video projection, photos, and original film footage. Featuring a full live band, audience members can expect to hear all of Simon and Garfunkel’s hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” and many more.

“We are thrilled to bring this nostalgic-filled show along with this level of entertainment to Southeast Texas,” said Lynae Sanford, executive director of the Lutcher Theater. “This tour, produced by Ruckus Entertainment, is part of a 50-city stop that will travel across the United States.”

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Throughout the years, they won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, the Brit Awards honored their “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album with Best International Album. In 2003, Simon & Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is generously underwritten by Diane and Don Shaver, Terese and Tad McKee, and Kathy and Tommy Gunn.

Limited tickets are available for The Simon & Garfunkel Story and can be purchased at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409.886.5535. The Lutcher Theater is located at 707 Main Avenue in Orange, TX.

Orange CVB Sets April 1 as Art in the Park Date

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The Orange Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has set Saturday, April 1, 2023, as the date for the 21st Annual Art in the Park. Hours will be 9 AM – 3 PM in its traditional location at Stark Park. There will be kid’s activities and food trucks, in addition to many vendors selling arts and crafts.

Registration for the vendor market is now open for registration. To receive a registration form, please contact Brandy Judice at or pick up an application inside City Hall at 812 N. 16th St. Orange, Texas 77630.

Stark Museum of Art Announces Family Day

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Artists young and young-at-heart are invited to join the Stark Museum of Art at Family Day on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to keep the whole family happy. From hands-on art-making to scavenger hunts and special activities from Orange County nonprofits, this Family Day will have something for everyone!

Activities include:

  • Kid-friendly arts and crafts
  • Go on a scavenger hunt and win a prize
  • Visit ART: It’s Elementary in the Community Art Gallery, an exhibition of original works of art created by K-3rd grade students in the region.
  • Stop by our Tot Spot for children 4 and under for fun with your tiniest ones!
  • Take a peek at the special exhibition “A Noble Pastime: Hunting Pictures from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation.”
  • Enjoy special activities hosted by The W.H. Stark House, Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, Heritage House Museum of Orange County, and the Service League of Orange.
  • Celebrate our ART: It’s Elementary Artists during the Artist Recognition Ceremony from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

For more info, visit their Facebook page.

Stark Museum of Art to Host Afterschool Art Program in January

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The Stark Museum of Art will give students the opportunity to sharpen their drawing skills in January. During this four-week class, Fundamentals of Prismacolor Colored Pencils, students in 5th-8th grade will learn how to layer color using Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Students will learn how to properly hold a pencil, how to draw and shade, and create realistic textures using only colored pencils.

The class will culminate with a matted 11×14 apple study that students will be proud to display. This four-week class will provide a solid skill base for your young artist to advance their ability and deepen their love of drawing. The class size is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Registration is $40 per student, and all materials are provided.

To register, click here.

This four-week class will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. onĀ  January 17, 24, 31, and February 7 and will focus on specific skill-building using colored pencils. Students may be assigned some brief at-home assignments during the course of the class that will reinforce the instruction that is given in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students to allow one-on-one time with our Teaching Artist. All materials needed for the class are included in the $40 class.

For more information, please contact or call 409-886-2787, extension 3028.

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