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All Stark Cultural Venues Closed and Events Canceled

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All Stark Cultural Venues Closed and Events Canceled

After careful consideration, the Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the W.H. Stark House are to close beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. This includes general admission and all venue offices including The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. All special programming and events scheduled at Stark Cultural Venues will be canceled through May 1, 2020.

Tad McKee, CEO of The Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation said, “Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our community and employees. We want to be responsible and help keep our patrons, staff, and volunteers healthy.” The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation is monitoring the progress of the Covid-19 virus and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will update as needed. Stark Cultural Venues staff are saddened to close the doors to such a wonderful and supportive community but want to do what is best for everyone.”

For more information, please visit Starkculturalvenues.org.

Cancellations for Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center:
-Spring Into Nature Camp – March 17-19
-Saturday Adventure Series: Incredible Adaptations – March 21
-Bird Watching Wednesdays – March 25, April 8 & 22
-Saturday Adventure Series: Trash to Treasure – March 28
-Up Close with Nature – March 28
-Saturday Adventure Series: Cooking with Chef Soleil – April 4
-Saturday Adventure Series: Bark Art – April 11
-EcoFest and Butterfly Release – April 18
-Saturday Adventure Series: Hop, Ribbit, Splash – April 25
-Up Close with Nature – April 25

Cancellations for W.H. Stark House:
-Second Friday & Saturday Tours – March 13-14
-Second Friday & Saturday Tours – April 10-11
-Art in the Park 1st Floor Tours – April 4
-Chapter One: Literature & Legacy at the W.H. Stark House – April 16
Postponed for a later date:
Stark Reading Contest County Final

Cancellations for the Stark Museum of Art:
-CREATE! Workshop: Glazing Pottery – March 14
-Spring Break Doodle Days – March 17-20
-Drawing Teacher Workshop – March 27
-Lunch & Look Drawn to Horses: Ila Mcafee – March 28
-Follow the Line Juried Student Art Reception & Awards – April 1
-SMA Playdate: Let’s Build – April 3
-Afterschool Art (9th – 12th) Drawing Realistic Hands – April 7, 1, 21, 28, May 5
-Easter Face Painting – April 10
-CREATE! Workshop: 3D Pop Art Portraits – April 25
-SMA Playdate: Let’s Play with Clay – May 1
Postponed for a later date:
Adult Studio Workshop: Pottery Wheel Basics

Updated: Lutcher Theater Closed Until Further Notice

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Lutcher Theater Postponing and/or Rescheduling Events
The Lutcher is closed until further notice and has temporarily suspended all public performances and events beginning today, March 17 through April 30, 2020, in compliance with orders and recommendations regarding the coronavirus and social gatherings declared by the Center for Disease Control and our federal, state and local governments.
The impacted events are:
  • Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – March 19th
  • Peter Rabbit Tales – March 25th (Lutcher Incredible Kid’s Event)
  • Fiddler on the Roof – March 30th
  • Viva Momix – April 5th
  • Service League Follies – April 17th
  • Diary of a Wombat – April 27th (Lutcher Incredible Kid’s Event)
  • Rent – April 30th
They are currently working with agents and producers attempting to reschedule events. As soon as they have “show-specific” information, the Box Office will contact the ticket holders for each show. If deemed safe to gather, and they are able to reschedule the show, your ticket for that show will be transferrable for the new date. If they are unable to reschedule or if you are unable to attend on the new date, you will be eligible for a refund.
Because so much of this information is still unknown, and because rescheduling involves decisions by several parties at various levels, they will not be able to process any refunds until final decisions are made for the remainder of the season.
The Lutcher Theater is working diligently to resolve these matters and will be in touch with you via email or phone call as soon as plans are finalized. Questions can be directed to boxoffice@lutcher.org or you may leave a voicemail at 409.886.5535. They are checking messages regularly.

Family Fun & Food Fest Planned for March 21 Now Canceled

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Family Fun, and Food Fest Planned for March 21

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELED.

Update:

Out of precaution, the City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau has canceled the Family Fun & Food Fest scheduled to take place at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion on Saturday, March 21.

The City of Orange is saddened to make this decision; however, the health and well-being of our community, citizens, and visitors is of utmost importance. Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County, the City of Orange is taking precautionary measures to reduce unnecessary risks.

The City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages event attendees to stay up-to-date with event information online on their website or through their Facebook page.

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Spring is just around the corner and there is no better way to celebrate than with a Family Fun & Food Fest!

Join the Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion on Saturday, March 21, from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. and enjoy a day filled with family-friendly fun!

There will be no charge to attend the Family Fun & Food Fest in downtown Orange.

Enjoy activities sure to entertain those of all ages such as a petting zoo, bounce houses, and much more! Attendees are invited to grab great bites to eat from a number of food trucks available on site. End your fun-filled day with a movie on the lawn featuring Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on a large inflatable screen beginning at approximately 7:30 P.M.

Please note, no dogs, no pets, and no coolers will be allowed at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for viewing of the film.

Have questions? Contact the Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011.

Tony Award®-Nominated Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Coming to Lutcher Theater

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Tony Award®-Nominated Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Coming to Lutcher Theater
Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Orange, Texas engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Lutcher Theater on Monday, March 30, 2020, 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets online at Lutcher.org, call 409-886-5535 or visit the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 707 Main Avenue in Orange, Tx. Ticket prices start at $55.

Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter.  This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”

The original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964, was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award® for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards® that year. This acclaimed revival proudly introduces a new generation to the iconic musical adored across the globe.

A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award®-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize- winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, and has musical direction by Ted Sperling.

Fiddler on the Roof has scenic design by Michael Yeargan (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I), costume design by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award-winner, The King and I), lighting design by Donald Holder (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I), sound design by Scott Lehrer (Tony Award-winner, South Pacific), and hair and wig design by Tom Watson.

“BROADWAY’S FAVORITE MUSICAL”
– NY Daily News
“ENTIRELY FRESH, FUNNY AND GORGEOUS. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!”
-New York Magazine
“ELECTRIFYING! SUPERB.”
– The New York Times
“MAGNIFICENT! LIFE-AFFIRMING.”
– Time Out New York
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