Arts and Culture

Act I Scene I Theatre Company will present Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap beginning Friday, Oct. 16, at the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, located at 5856 Ninth Ave. Show dates are Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-25. Show times are 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for Friday/Saturday shows are $25, which includes dinner, and Sunday tickets are $15 and include dessert.

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Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum is currently exhibiting large-scale photographs by Eliot Dudik from two recent series, “Broken Land” and “Still Lives.” “Broken Land” offers a series of color landscape photographs of Civil War battlefields in various seasons, while “Still Lives” is a collection of portraits of modern Civil War re-enactors. The exhibition will run through Nov. 6.

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Muttnation Foundation logo

Thursday, Oct. 22, at Golden Triangle Power Sports, beginning at 6 p.m., Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation will be special guests at “Paw-ty For a Purr-pose” And that “purr-pose” is to raise funds for a new animal shelter facility for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.

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The second annual Montage Arts Festival will include the “Festillusion Theatrical Costume Competition,” and three new judges have been selected to lend their talent and expertise to the event Oct. 9-10 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel Ave) in Beaumont.

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LU students Tracie Van Law, Sydney Haygood, Nathan Crump and Eyenkebi Itima rehe

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” on Sept. 24-27 in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.

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The High Street Gallery will show a collection of “tableau vivants” by makeup artists Tack Somers and Amanda Potts on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7-8 p.m. at the Victoria House (2110 Victoria) in Beaumont.

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Rogers & Hammerstein’s lavish musical, The King and I will open the Beaumont Community Players 2015-2016 season on Friday, Sept. 11.

This blockbuster winner of the 2015 Tony Award for best musical revival will be directed by Paula Bothe. Musical director is Garrett DeLa Cerda, and the conductor is Bobby Chapman.

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Artist Ted Ellis (Wikipedia)

To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Port Arthur Library is inviting students to collaborate with artist Ted Ellis. This educational mini-workshop Saturday, Sept. 5, from 2-4 p.m. will be an interactive time to engage each student and teach the value of the arts. This will also be a time of encouragement for students to be creative and broaden their imagination. Ellis and students will design one large mural together by the end of the workshop.

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The calendar for the Performing Arts Series at the Lutcher Theater in Orange is filled with 13 incredible events, and the top selling shows among season ticket holders — Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers performing on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Saturday Night Fever set for Tuesday, March 29 — illustrate just how varied the 2015-16 lineup really is.

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The Dishman Art Museum is currently exhibiting new work, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and graphic design, from Lamar University’s art faculty.

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