Lutcher Theater

A Night with Janis Joplin poster

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. No one knew that this child born Jan. 19, 1943, in Port Arthur would become the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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the cast of Kinky Boots performing

Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award offered, and now the smash-hit comes to the Lutcher Theatre for one night only on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

With songs by 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.

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the cast of Kinky Boots performing

Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award offered, and now the smash-hit comes to the Lutcher Theatre for one night only on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

With songs by 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.

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From “Kinky Boots to Cinderella slippers” the upcoming Lutcher Theater season presents 13 incredible and diverse events, including eight Broadway shows, an unprecedented musical act, contemporary dance, a spectacular holiday family event and the ever-popular fall outdoor concert event, Symphony at Shangri La featuring the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

Season tickets are on sale now, and individual show tickets can be purchased Friday, Aug. 11, at www.lutcher.org, the Lutcher box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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For 28 years, Jim Clark has greeted Lutcher Theater patrons in the lobby as they gathered to experience performing arts events together. April 15, Clark presented the national tour of “Once” as his finale at the Lutcher and exited to begin retirement.

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It’s time for the 2017 Follies presented by the Service League of Orange on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. This event features a salute to Hee Haw, which was a television variety show intertwined with Country music and humorous skits that ran for more than 25 years. There will be live music, corny jokes, the Hee Haw Honeys, special guests and all the favorite Hee Haw characters. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at 2017follies.com or at the door.

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Lamar State College-Orange will present the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished guest is Emmy Award winning author and biologist Jeff Corwin.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Once

Once has been touted the musical that “breaks the rules, challenges expectations and delights audiences with something they didn’t realize they were longing for.” The eight-time Tony Award winner for Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album will play the Lutcher Theater in Orange for one performance only — Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

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Greater Tuna returns to Orange for one performance only at the Lutcher Theater on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens – men, women, children and animals alike – is portrayed by only three performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful.

Tickets are $35-$45 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET takes the stage at the Lutcher Theater for two shows on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. 

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