Category Archives: Entertainment

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

Burch excited about directing debut with Yuletide III


Paul Burch will be making his directing debut with “Yuletide III,” an Orange Community Players, Inc. production that starts its three day run at 7:37 p.m., Thursday night. The third annual fundraiser will raise funds to be used on building

Thursday begins final week of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

OCP Joseph

Last week the Orange Community Players were plagued with illness during the opening days of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The show must go on, so many performed even though they may have not been feeling quite up to

Beauty and The Beast: A Tale As Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast

The Lutcher Theater proudly presented… Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. An enchanting story that was first brought to American audiences through the big screen in 1991 has been turned into a Broadway hit!  True to Disney fashion, this fairy tale

Kree Harrison coming to SE Texas

Kree Harrison

Kree Harrison is once again coming home for a concert on Nov. 9 at the Event Centre located at 700 Crockett Street in Beaumont. Harrison will be performing following the Compassion Color 5K Fun Run through the streets of Beaumont.

Stephan Lang recounts Medal of Honor recipients’ stories in “Beyond Glory”

Stephen Lang in "Beyond Glory" at the Lutcher Theater

The Lutcher Theater is bringing a treat to Orange the week of Veterans’ Day at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. “Beyond Glory” is a one man show adapted and performed by Stephen Lang that recounts the stories of eight

Lion’s Club carnival dates extended

Members of the Lions Club are on the latest addition to the carnival — The Thunderbolt.

Due to the rain and an extremely saturated ground, the Lion’s Club Carnival has been extended for an additional weekend. The carnival will start again on Wednesday and run through Sunday. It will resume next Wednesday and end on Sunday.

OCP steps back into the light Thursday

OCP 39 Steps

Orange Community Players, Inc. kicks off its 2013-2014 season this Thursday with “The 39 Steps.” “The 39 Steps” was a thriller when Hitchcock made the movie in 1935, but no more. With just four actors it is a mad paced

Lutcher presents A Band Called Honalee


If I Had A Hammer, Puff The Magic Dragon and Leaving On A Jet Plane are but some of the songs Lutcher patrons can look forward to hearing as they “take a walk down memory lane” with A Band Called Honalee – A Tribute

Lutcher Service Guild to host annual membership drive

    As the Lutcher Theater prepares for their 2013-2014, “Red Hot” Season, the Lutcher Service Guild is seeking individuals interested in volunteering their time and talents to help promote and support the Lutcher Theater and the arts in our

“Broadway Fun for Funds IX” this week at OCP

Orange Community Players, Inc. offers their annual fundraiser, “Broadway Fun for Funds IX” this week featuring songs and dance from your favorite Broadway musicals. For the admission price of $25 you will be served wine, punch, coffee and hors d’oeuveres

Lutcher Theater 2013-14 season packages on sale

Beyond Glory

Season packages for the Lutcher Theater’s 2013-14 “Red Hot” Season are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. Over the past twenty-five years Managing Director Jim Clark has booked the Lutcher Performing arts

Following in their dance steps: Local dance studio teaches over generations

The students of Phyllis’ Dance Studio who recently participated in the Grand Finale recital are all smiles for the camera.

The students of Phyllis’ Dance Studio who recently participated in the Grand Finale recital are all smiles for the camera.  Generations of young girls since 1963 with aspirations of becoming a dancer have been going to Phyllis’ Dance Studio in Bridge City. “I have enjoyed and loved working with every child since the very first class,” said Phyliss Hass.

American Idol tour to be in Houston

Kree Harrison

Fans of Kree Harrison, runner-up of American Idol’s 12th season, can see their favorite Southeast Texan perform along with other Idol finalists as the tour stops Sunday at Reliant Arena in Houston. The 30-show concert tour, within a two month

Crystal Mining is unique fun for the whole family

Sylvia Dickey Smith, formerly of Orange and Beverly LeBlanc of Orangefield clean crystals they found in Arkansas at the Coleman’s Miller 
Mountain Mine near Hot Springs. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

Quartz crystals can be found in everything from watches to radios as the mineral can be used to store information, conduct electricity and makes a great transmitter. In the metaphysical world they are used for healing, transformation and a myriad

It’s Hee-Haw Y’all!


The hit TV show from the 70s is a perfect vehicle for the Young People’s Theater Workshop to perform for their 2013 show. Hee-Haw could be seen every Saturday evening. The show was filled with short skits, music and lots

Adventure Family Day at Stark Museum, Stark House, July 20

Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun and activities during Adventure Family Day at the Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

The Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House, located in Orange, Texas, invite families and visitors of all ages to take part in Adventure Family Day on Saturday, July 20, 2013 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This

Local writers collaborate on George Jones tribute tune

George Jones and Tammy Wynette

The recently recorded song “Dear George” is a tribute to the late George Jones. It is performed by Georgette Jones (Daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) and Vince Moreno. The lyrics of the song are an arrangement of titles from

Riders in the Sky bring Western Swing to Orange


It used to be called Country and Western music. Today’s country music rarely includes the tunes sung by cowboys around the campfire in days gone by. Riders in the Sky have carried the torch for 35 years for a music

Addams Family was wicked fun


The Addams Family Musical Comedy was so much fun at the Lutcher Theater. It had all the trademark bits of the classic series and the movies but with the addition of great songs that kept the audience in an upbeat