Category Archives: Entertainment

Leslie Caron Dazzled Hollywood

Leslie Caron

Only a handful of actresses danced in feature films with both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. One was Leslie Caron. Although her last feature film was a decade ago, she hasn’t been exactly idle since. “I won an Emmy in

Guys and Dolls to play Lutcher

Guys and Dolls

Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls will play the Lutcher Theater, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Tickets from $45-$65 are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 866-5535. Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden

Lutcher presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

flat stanley

The Lutcher Theater will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Friday, Jan. 23, with two performances at 9:30 and 11:30 AM. A Lutcher Incredible Kids Event presentation, tickets are $4 for this one-hour show and are available by calling the Lutcher Box Office

Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure comes to Lutcher

Dinosaur Train

The popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage in a big way with Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure at the Lutcher Theater in Orange, on Thursday, Jan. 15,  at 9:30 and 11:30 am. Tickets

Mandarin Orange to play OCP

Mandarin Orange

The Orange Community Players will present a special benefit performance of Mandarin Orange, Jan. 9, at 7:37 pm and Jan. 10, at 7:37 pm. Tickets are $10 Kate Robards, formerly of Orange is a writer, performer, and an MFA Candidate

Lutcher kicks off holidays with Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea

The Lutcher Theater kicks off the holiday season with Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea presenting Songs and the Season Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 PM. Tickets ranging from  $30-$45 are available now at or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535. With close to

Lutcher breaks record with Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Schoolhouse Rock

The Lutcher Theater closes out 2014 with sold out performances of Schoolhouse Rock Live! along with an all-time record attendance for children’s performances. A pop culture phenomenon based on the hit Saturday morning cartoon series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is scheduled to play the Lutcher on Wednesday, Nov.

Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ makes stop at Lutcher

Smokey Joe's

The National 20th Anniversary Tour of Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, is coming to the Lutcher Theater on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 PM. Tickets ranging from $35-$65 are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office

Lutcher presents “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

Nice Work

“Broadway’s Hilarious New Musical Comedy,” Nice Work If You Can Get It, is slated to play the Lutcher Theater Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Tickets ranging from $35-$65 are on sale now at, or by calling the

Nancy’s Kitchen

Nancy McWhorter

  Due to some of the members’ attrition of the Ladies Sunday school class I have attended since joining Minden First Baptist Church and the wishes of the other Ladies’ class’s teacher to give up teaching for time to travel, the classes

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

bacon smokies

Are you ready for some football? Better yet, are you ready for some football food? Nothing says family football watching parties, or playing armchair quarterback with friends, like good old snacks. Pair these snacks with your favorite adult beverages and

Nancy’s Kitchen

Nancy McWhorter

Due to some of the members’ attrition of the Ladies Sunday school class I have attended since joining Minden First Baptist Church and the wishes of the other Ladies’ class’s teacher to give up teaching for time to travel, the classes made

Hundreds attend National Dance Day in Orange County

National Dance Day Orange

Some were worried when the rain started mid-day Saturday , but it stopped a couple hours before the National Dance Day was to kick-off at 7 p.m. and a cool breeze actually blew in. People started arriving around 6 p.m.

Things I Learned from My Dog

I spent the past week avoiding my Facebook feed. Currently making the rounds on social media is the story of Duke Roberts, a dog suffering terminal cancer. His owner and a photographer friend documented the last day of his life

Let’s Dance! National Dance Day celebration to be held in Orange

Nat. Dance Day

John Gray, local choreographer, is holding a rehearsal Sunday for a dance to be performed at the National Dance Day event 7-9 p.m., July 26, at the Riverfront Pavillion. RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere Let’s Dance! National Dance Day celebration to

Old fashioned summertime fun

Summertime fun

Pictured: A telegraph out of cans and string makes a fun old fashioned and cheap toy. I remember those long summer days growing up in Orangefield when it was so hot outside. Running into the house to cool off after playing

Cosby performances sold out


Comedy Central’s Bill Cosby: The Far From Finished Tour scheduled for July 24 and 25, at the Lutcher Theater is sold out. The first performance sold out in 24 hours prompting the addition of a second performance. The second performance was

OCP annual fundraiser begins Thursday


The cast of OCP Fun for Funds has been rehearsing nonstop to bring a great show to the stage for theater patrons this week. Pictured are cast members performing “Under the Sea.” Join them for fun, hors d’oeuveres, wine and dessert Thursday through Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere Orange Community Players, Inc. will present the 10th annual Fun for Funds this week at 7:37 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at 708 W. Division Ave., in Orange. The fundraiser is used to raise additional funds for building repairs and

Orange youth living the dream in California

Weston McClelland

When Weston McClelland of Orange was around 4 years old, he was watching the Disney Channel after school one afternoon and said, “I can do that. I can be one of those kids.” Weston, who turns 11 Thursday, said he

Lutcher presents Hello, Dolly!


One of the most enduring Broadway classics of all time, Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, arrives in Orange, as the Lutcher Theater presents this timeless masterpiece Wednesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 PM. Tickets for Hello Dolly! are on sale now and

“Four Stand-up Dads” takes comedic perspective on parenting

Four Standup Dads

It’s just four guys, a microphone and a laptop that can plug into a projector.  “That’s all we need. We don’t have any roadies or anything like that. All we have are our voices and our stories, that’s all the