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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.

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.

– NY Daily News
-New York Magazine
– The New York Times
– Time Out New York

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Coming to Lutcher Theater

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Coming to Lutcher Theater

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Orange, Texas premiere at Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7 pm for 1 performance only. To purchase tickets, visit Lutcher.org, call 409-886-5535 or visit the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 707 Main Avenue in Orange, Tx. Ticket prices start at $65.

“Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said. “I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan, and Australia, and that we are entering our fourth amazing year of touring the U.S. We are so grateful that over five million audience members have been entertained by our celebration of Carole’s story and her timeless music.”

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock `n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song.

With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (125 West 43 Street) in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest-grossing production in the Theatre’s history.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records) won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl. Beautiful launched its first US National Tour in September 2015 and is also currently playing internationally, with productions in Japan, Australia and touring the UK.

For a video sneak peek, please visit www.BeautifulOnBroadway.com.

For more information or to arrange interviews please contact Leah Stark at the Lutcher Theater 409-886-5535 or leah@lutcher.com.

Tony Award-Winning Musical, An American in Paris, Comes to Lutcher Theater

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Tony Award-Winning Musical, An American in Paris, Comes to Lutcher Theater

Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more? Filled with the music of legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin, the Tony Award-winning masterpiece, An American in Paris, is dancing its way to the Lutcher Theater in Orange, TX, Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 3 pm.

Tickets for An American in Paris are on sale now and start at $55. Tickets can be purchased online at Lutcher.org, by phone at 409-886-5535 or by visiting the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 707 Main Ave in Orange, TX.

Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American in Paris transports the audience to post-war Paris, where romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. In this poignant production, Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris to try and make his mark as a painter. Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets the mysterious Lise, a young Parisian ballet dancer with a haunting secret who, like Jerry, is yearning for a new beginning.

The winner of four Tony Awards, this exquisite production features classic Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” The New York Times proclaimed “Pure Joy…An American In Paris is a TRIUMPH!”

For previews, visit www.AmericanInParisOnTour.com.

Lutcher Theater’s Incredible Kids Performances Announced

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Lutcher Theater's Incredible Kids Performances Announced

The Lutcher Theater’s Incredible Kids Events performing arts series creates “Page to Stage” experiences for thousands of students & educators throughout Southeast Texas & Southwest Louisiana.

Most performances are based on books, allowing the stories the students read in the classroom to come to life before their eyes on the performing arts stage. Working closely with education professionals and local school districts, the Lutcher’s daytime kids’ series is relevant and enriching to students while meeting Texas and Louisiana state learning criteria.

Lutcher Incredible Kids Events prompt students to explore world cultures, make connections with important works of literature, discover a variety of performing art forms including, theater, music, puppetry, and dance.

“The show was pure entertainment from start to finish! The set design was fun and innovative with rotating set pieces and the songs were fun to clap along with! It was a fun and new learning experience to introduce students to Shakespearean language!” – Kara LaCouture, Speech LCM HS & Theatre MMS

Educators and parents are encouraged to make plans now to enjoy the balance of the 2019-20 Lutcher Incredible Kids Events season! Check out Lutcher.org for show dates, descriptions & study guides.

Call the Box Office at (409) 886-5535 to plan your field trip or reserve tickets. Most shows are only $5.00 per ticket, perfect for school field trips and open to the public as well.

The Snowy Day – Wednesday, February 5 at 9:30 & 11:30 AM
Wilde Creatures – Tuesday, February 18 at 9:30 & 11:30 AM
1984 – Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 AM
Peter Rabbit – Wednesday, March 25 at 9:30 & 11:30 AM
Diary Of A Wombat – Monday, April 27 at 9:30 & 11:30 AM

The Lutcher Incredible Kids Events series is generously underwritten by the Stark Foundation, Gopher Industrial, Inc., Service League of Orange, Lutcher Theater Service Guild, National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.

For more information please contact Leah Stark at (409) 886-5535 or email her at leah@lutcher.org

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