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Momix Opus Cactus (Kids Series)

Grades: 3rd – 5th Curriculum Connections: Earth Sciences, Physical Education, Dance, and Geography. Experience a visual and sensory dance journey through the natural wonders of the American Southwestern desert. From cacti to gila monsters, the combination of pure physicality mixed with artistic beauty has made Opus Cactus an audience favorite. In the theme of the Stark Museum of Art Branding the American West exhibition we hope you will enjoy Moses Pendleton’s beautiful dance images of the American West. MOMIX is known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction […]

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Momix Opus Cactus

Experience a visual and sensory dance journey through the natural wonders of the American Southwestern desert. From cacti to gila monsters, the combination of pure physicality mixed with artistic beauty has made Opus Cactus an audience favorite. In the theme of the Stark Museum of Art Branding the American West exhibition we hope you will enjoy Moses Pendleton’s beautiful dance images of the American West. MOMIX is known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. In addition to stage performances world-wide, MOMIX has worked in […]

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How I Became a Pirate

Grades: 1st – 3rd Curriculum Connections: Language Arts: Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Vocabulary Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Boarding the ship, the Captain introduces the boy to his pirate crew who share with him the ins and outs of a pirate’s life at sea. Join us to see all of the lessons Jeremy learns on his adventures with the comical pirate crew. How […]

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Symphony at Shangri La

The Symphony of Southeast Texas, directed by Maestro, Chelsea Tipton, returns to Shangri La Gardens at the peak of Scarecrow Festival once again to indulge patrons with a festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music. New this year, the program will feature a VOCALIST, Soprano soloist, Abigail Dueppen. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic lunch and soak up the alluring sights and sounds of autumn and art at sunset. ABOUT THE SYMPHONY The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) has a 62 year history of providing outstanding music and grand performances in Beaumont. Formerly the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra, the […]

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RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love. On April 29, 1996, an original rock musical by al little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American […]

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A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS
(Kids Series)

Grades: K – 6th Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Science, Theater Lightwire Theater returns with the story of a young bird named Max and his family heading south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up lost and alone at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins, encountering Nutcracker soldiers, caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. Brighten your holidays with this captivating and magical glow-in- the-dark tale of adventure, friendship and love! Since bursting to national acclaim after appearing as semi-finalists on America’s […]

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A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS

Lightwire Theater returns with the story of a young bird named Max and his family heading south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up lost and alone at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins, encountering Nutcracker soldiers, caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. Brighten your holidays with this captivating and magical glow-in- the-dark tale of adventure, friendship and love! Since bursting to national acclaim after appearing as semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent and winning the top honors on TRU TV’s Fake Off, […]

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Mr. Poppers Penguins

Grades 3rd – 5th Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! Soon, the Popper’s open their home and hearts to not one, not two, but to numerous boisterous penguins. This delightful action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book will feature original songs and performing penguin puppets. Waddle out to the Lutcher Theater to laugh and learn with the Poppers and their comical bird […]

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THE TEXAS TENORS

The number one vocal group in the history of America’s Got Talent brings Christmas cheer in a fun-filled show, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” guaranteed to fill your heart with the holiday spirit! From “Unchained Melody,” to “O Holy Night,” The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of country, classical, and holiday favorites to the Lutcher stage. Bring the whole family to this fun filled evening featuring breath taking vocals, humor, and irresistible charm. With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it’s easy to see why The Texas Tenors […]

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KINKY BOOTS

With songs by winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by […]

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My Father’s Dragon

Grades 3rd – 5th Curriculum Connections: Literature, Visual & Performing Arts, Reading, and Creative Writing Based on the beloved stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett​. When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need – including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the […]

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Cinderella

Experience Rodgers – Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved scores was not written for the stage, but for television: Cinderella. First aired in 1957, with a young Julie Andrews in the title role, it features such classic songs as “Ten […]

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

Fueled by such unforgettable songs, a remarkable cast, and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legend. Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.   Fueled by such unforgettable songs […]

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

The uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of successions by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancé (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will be all worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. When the Tony Awards were handed out […]

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Goodnight Moon

Grades Pre-k – 2nd Curriculum Connections: Literature, Family Security, Storytelling, Pupperty Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security. Mermaid’s staged adaptation brings a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations. Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown. Brown, a former teacher, […]

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ON GOLDEN POND

Montana Rep returns! Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson. Beguilingly simple, this tale of a single family and how they pull apart and then find each other has been touching audiences for decades and generations. This play has endured because it deals with a family in crisis in a humane, poetic, and often very funny way. On Golden Pond is an American treasure. Many of us are familiar with the story through the Academy Award-winning film with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. Others have attended […]

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AMAZING GRACE

A new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. Amazing Grace is based on a true story about John Newton, the author of the most famous song in history but it is also a show about truth itself. The themes that echo throughout this dramatic tale include loss, grief, ego, redemption, and finding one’s true love by finding the truth within yourself. It is a love story of many dimensions, […]

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RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to like in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular! This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-not theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.    As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ […]

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Go, Dog. Go!

Grades Pre-k – 2nd Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science, Emotional/Social Development Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball—as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage […]

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CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

And for our SEASON FINALE, the #1 Longest-Running American Musical in Broadway History, comes to the Lutcher stage for the first time ever! A universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash now starring John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn! This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz, it’s no surprise that […]

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Grades 1st – 5th Curriculum Connections: Life Science, Natural History Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.  Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional […]

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