Lutcher Theater presents outdoor laser show
Laser Artist, Tim Walsh brings his famous Laser Spectacles to downtown Orange, Friday, March 15, as area residents celebrate spring break and welcome the Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River Challenge to Orange. The one-hour long Laser Spectacles will begin at 8:00 pm and will combine lasers, fog, and projections with the music of Pink Floyd and Queen creating an outdoor event not to be missed.
Using lasers, large-screen projections, and assorted lighting techniques, Laser Spectacles will set the stage for the newest performing art form: visual music. The show will take place in the Lutcher Theater parking lot and patrons are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy the show.
A laser light show is not just a pile of expensive hardware operated by a technician. It is the end result of the “laserist” using the equipment, along with an acute visual sense and a highly developed aural sense, to create artistic entertainment in which “synaesthesia” (the coordination of sight with sound) occurs. Timothy Walsh is a multi-faceted artist with the vision to attempt this goal of synaesthesia. His aim is to create shows in which the audience is emotionally involved; and aided by his background, training and expertise, he is constantly striving to achieve this. Not only does he create beautiful images, he choreographs them to musical accompaniment, working to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.
“Walsh has extended the medium far beyond gimmickry into a genuine art form of
startling expressive breadth… the meshing of music and image is
well-nigh perfect, and the drop-dead virtuosity constantly astonishes.”– San Antonio Star
Food vendors from Art in the Park (scheduled for Saturday, March 16 in Stark Park) will be available for snacks before and during the Laser Spectacles performance. (No ice chests please.) Audiences are encouraged to park in the Orange Public Library parking lot and in Lamar State College Orange parking areas. Streets directly around the Lutcher Theater parking lot will be blocked off for seating and light control.
Patrons attending Laser Spectacles will be given tickets upon entering the parking lot registering them to win seats to the Lutcher’s March 18 presentation of One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and the Works.
Immediately following the performance, the audience is encouraged to return to the Orange County Riverfront Festival to enjoy food, festivities and carnival rides.
The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, in Orange.