Lutcher Theater tickets go on sale Aug. 15
All the shows in Lutcher Theater’s 2008/2009 Season go on sale Aug. 15. Ticket buyers can go online at www.lutcher.org and select the seat they want and print their tickets at home, or have them mailed. Many shows sold-out last year on the Lutcher’s season, so patrons are encouraged to order their tickets now.
TUNA DOES VEGAS, the hilarious new installment of Tuna living, opens the Lutcher’s 29th Season, Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Shows time are at 7:30pm on the 19th and 20th, 2:00pm on Saturday the 20th and Sunday, Sept. 21st at 3:00pm.
THE PAJAMA GAME, the must-see musical of the season, scampers onto stage Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at 7:30pm. Bright and riotously funny, this all-new production of the Tony® Award winning, Broadway smash hit, THE PAJAMA GAME is contemporary musical theatre comedy at its very best.
A RIDE WITH BOB, THE BOB WILLS’ MUSICAL featuring Asleep at the Wheel is the first-ever play about the life and music of Bob Wills. Written by Ray Benson and Anne Rapp, A Ride With Bob includes the live performance of 15 of Wills’ most well-known songs in a plot that interweaves Ray Benson’s present day with various stages in Wills’ storied career. Ride the roads with Bob on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 and Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 7:30pm.
NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF HOLLYWOOD features songs from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, New York, New York, Goldfinger, Titanic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Moulin Rouge, Dreamgirls and many more. It’s an evening of classic songs from the movies sung by five of the finest singers on Broadway. You don’t want to miss it on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at 7:30pm.
“Consider Yourself” enchanted by OLIVER! on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at 3:00pm. Hailed the world over as one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, Oliver! brings to the stage some of Charles Dicken’s most unforgettable characters and one of Broadway’s most memorable scores.
In the Tony®-Award winning new musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Brush up on your spelling skills, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at 7:30pm.
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 and Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at 7:30pm, DRUMLINE LIVE, brings show-style marching bands to the theatrical stage for the very first time. The production presents the rousing and rhythmic sounds of the great brass past side by side with the hottest contemporary hip-hop and R&B. But the heart of the show is unquestionably the talented group of percussionists who form the “drumline.”
MARK TWAIN TONIGHT-Starring Hal Holbrook is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theatre. Nearly 50 years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny off-Broadway theatre and introduced the world to a man they would never forget. The actor was Hal Holbrook. The man was Mark Twain. Enjoy this living breathing American Masterpiece at Lutcher Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at 7:30pm.
After a successful debut run in Feb.2008, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, the blockbuster hit show that celebrates women, returns to Lutcher Theater Wednesday, March 4, 2009 through Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 7:30pm as well as a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday the 7th. The work of writer Jeanie Linders, Menopause The Musical® is a 90-minute production which includes 25 re-lyricized tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s and culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing “The Change”.
Published fifty years ago, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD proves to be as moving, poignant and resonant as when it first burst upon the American literary landscape. This classic American tale of justice, acceptance, growing up and forgiveness lives from generation to generation as it passes on the tale of Atticus, Scout, Tom and Boo Radley to new audiences. Montana Repertory Theatre once again brings new life to a classic of the American stage on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 7:30pm.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 7:30pm, CIRQUE ÉLOIZE NEBBIA, a new show directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca and co-produced by Cirque Éloize and Teatro Sunil, takes the stage. Following upon Nomade and Rain, Nebbia completes the trilogy dedicated to the sky. The fog takes center stage. At the crossroads where acrobatic theatre, modern circus, and performance come together, Nebbia combines theatrics, rhythm, acrobatic skills, circus acts and poetry.
THE TEN TENORS have been a committed musical tour de force ever since 1998. Heroically striding through the classical tenor repertoire, swaying through the ballads of the Neapolitan crooners, and highlighting their youth with critically acclaimed performances of rock classics, The Ten Tenors and their unmistakable Australian charm have captured the hearts of countless fans worldwide. On Friday, April 10, 2009 at 8:00pm, they perform at Lutcher Theater.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is structured as “a musical within a comedy.” At the center of the musical is Man in Chair, a lonely musical theatre enthusiast, whose cherished possession is a rare cast recording of the faux 1928 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. While the show gloriously plays out around him, Man in Chair periodically pauses the action to comment on the hammy performances, explain the silly plot and dish about the actors who starred in the original production. Join the fun on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm.
Log onto www.lutcher.org or call 745-5535 (within the Golden Triangle) or 1-800-828-5535 (Louisiana) for more information. Dates, times and performances are subject to change.