Amidst the planning of summer vacations, camps, and recreational activities, the Lutcher Theater is slated to present three shows as special events to be added to the mix of summer dates not to miss.

The Addams Family – 7:30 p.m. – June 19-20:

A smash-hit musical comedy for the entire family, this magnificent macabre musical brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life.

The Addams Family features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

The Addams Family visits Southeast Texas just three weeks before touring Singapore and China for the summer.

Tickets for The Addams Family are on sale now from $35-$65 at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. Student and group specials are available. The Addams Family is sponsored locally in part by Dupont.

Riders in the Sky – 3 p.m. – July 14:

By definition, empirical data, and critical acclaim, they stand “hats & shoulders” above the rest of the purveyors of C & W – “Comedy & Western!”

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of the genre, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

Riders In The Sky are exceptional not just in the sense that their music is of superlative standards, but they are the ONLY exclusively Western artists to have won a Grammy, and Riders have won two. They have also written and performed music for major motion pictures, including “Woody’s Roundup” from Toy Story 2 and Pixar’s short film, For the Birds.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. Adults $30, Students $20

A Band Called Honalee, A Tribute to the Music of Peter, Paul & Mary – 7:30 p.m. – Sept. 7: 

Lutcher summer special events come to a close with A Band Called Honalee bringing together three gifted young artists whose passion and enthusiasm for folk music sparks an invigorating return to the era of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Sarah, Chris and Eli offer a fresh take on this music, enlivening it with today’s version of the same youthful energy that sparked the folk movement. Their inventive arrangements of PPM favorites honor the past, while bringing fresh appreciation to long-time PPM fans and new audiences alike. Their show includes songs by Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, The Mamas and the Papas, Joan Baez, The Weavers, Judy Collins and others.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535.  Adults $25, Students $20.

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.