Category Archives: Entertainment

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

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.