LUFKIN, TX (June 2, 2023): Celebrating 23 fantastic seasons of presenting world-class entertainment and performing arts in Lufkin, the Angelina Arts Alliance is pleased to announce its upcoming 2023-2024 Temple Theater Performing Arts Series, Discovery Series and Pines Presents Series schedule of performances. The eclectic mix of shows truly has something for everyone to enjoy, from country to jazz, classical to pop, drama to musical, spoken word to circus.
Current season ticket holders can renew their subscriptions now through June 23. New season subscription ticket orders for Temple and The Pines Theaters can be turned in to the box office starting June 2, at 2 pm. New subscription orders will be filled July 3-28 based on availability, and in the order they were received. For more information visit the Angelina Arts box office in person weekdays from 11 AM to 5 PM or by calling 936-633-5454. Single tickets for all shows will go on sale Monday, August 7 at 11 AM.
TEMPLE THEATER PERFORMING ARTS SERIES ROOTS AND BOOTS TOUR Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, and Sammy Kershaw are three of the biggest names in country music, and they're coming together for the Roots and Boots Tour! This show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these legendary artists perform some of their biggest hits, including "Workin' Man's Ph.D.," "In This Life," and "Third Rate Romance." Don't miss out on this incredible night of country music!
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Monday, November 13, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, this new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage! With lyrics and music by EGOT winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar.
Get in the holiday spirit with DrumLine Holiday,
A dynamic and engaging performance mixing holiday favorites and top hits. This combination of an HBCU marching band, a dazzling vocalist, and energetic choreography is just the right thing for the holiday season. From the modern sounds of Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me, and Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” to the classics of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town'' and “Jingle Bells,” this holiday spectacular will have you dancing in the aisles!
ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Get ready to experience the electrifying true story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan in ON YOUR FEET! Her Voice, His Vision, and THEIR story of believing in each other to become an international sensation! Critics and audiences are raving about this heartwarming tale of talent, love, and heritage. Featuring iconic hits like “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” and “Get On Your Feet,” this musical will keep you on your feet from start to finish. Don't miss out on this heartwarming tale about belief in oneself and the power of love and music to overcome adversity.
THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL: Whitney Houston’s Chart topping songs by Belinda Davids Sunday, January 28, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on!” Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s Showtime at the Apollo and BBC1 TV’s Even Better Than the Real Thing. With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
AMY GRANT Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Experience the iconic sounds of Grammy Award-winning artist Amy Grant live in concert! This beloved Christian Gospel singer-songwriter has entertained audiences for decades with her timeless music and heartfelt lyrics. With hits like "Baby, Baby," "El Shaddai," "That's What Love is For," and "Angels," Amy Grant's music has become a cornerstone of the contemporary Christian music scene.
VOCTAVE Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 7:30 PM Aca-scuse Me? Just wait until you hear the harmonious sounds and stunning vocal arrangements of the A Cappella group Voctave. Formed in 2015, Voctave has taken the world by storm with their blend of classical, pop, and Broadway tunes into a unique and unforgettable sound. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, as well as performances with Grammy, Dove, and American Music Award winners, Octave has made a name for themselves in the music world!
¡VIVA MEXICO! ¡VIVA AMERICA! Featuring Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Celebrate the music and dance of Mexican Americans who grew up on both sides of the border. Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar opens with the traditional, and then ventures through modern times with Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles including selections by Selena and Ritchie Valens. Oscar-winning Disney tunes conclude this colorful show!
Continuing the commitment to fun and educational family programming for all ages, Angelina Arts is pleased to announce the three outstanding shows coming to Lufkin as part of the Discovery Series. Tickets for performances are $6 for youth (17 years and under) and $11 for adults.
iLUMINATE Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 2 PM
Get ready for a multi-sensory experience, unlike anything you've ever seen! This show will take you on an exhilarating ride of music, dance, illusion, technology, and comedy. That's sure to leave you breathless and wanting more. iLuminate has been featured on shows such as, Dancing with the Stars, The X-Factor, and The Ellen Degeneres Show.
DRUM TAO 30th Anniversary THE TAO 夢幻響 Monday, March 4, 2024 | 6 PM
Drum Tao's shows are a complete package of music, dance, and theater. Their unique costumes and stage set-ups will take you on a journey to Japan's ancient world of drumming and martial arts. With over 9 million spectators worldwide, they have become a global sensation. It’s a "must-see performance" that will keep you on the edge of your seat all night!
ARTRAGEOUS Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 2 PM
Artrageous is not your ordinary show – Artrageous is a troupe of talented misfit artists, singers, dancers, and musicians. Witness the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments, combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography, and exciting music. Be part of the show and leave inspired!
PINES PRESENTS SERIES
T GRAHAM BROWN Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 7 PM
T. Graham Brown is a legendary singer with a unique sound that has been compared to both George Jones and Otis Redding. With 15 studio albums and more than 35 chart-topping singles, he has made an indelible mark on the music industry since 1986. His hits like "I Tell It Like It Used To Be," "Hell and High Water," and "Wine Into Water" are just a few of the classics that have been enjoyed by fans worldwide. Come experience T. Graham Brown's iconic sound for yourself and see why he's still going strong after all these years!
AN EVENING WITH LUCIA MICARELLI & LEO AMUDEO Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 7 PM
American violinist and star of the Hit series HBO series “Treme,” Lucia Micarelli teams up with Grammy nominated guitarist Leonardo Amuedo to present “An Evening With Lucia Micarelli & Leo Amudeo.” Working alongside artists such as Barbara Streisand, Chris Botti, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Diamond, their music has been heard all over the world. This duo will take you on a musical journey from classical to contemporary that will mesmerize and captivate you for the night.
TITO PUENTE JR. AND HIS LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 7 PM
Tito Puente Jr. has found captive audiences who echo his passion for Latin music. Son of the legendary American salsa and Latin jazz musician Tito Puente, Tito Jr. has carried on his father’s passion for Latin music and determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. Experience exhilarating Latin rhythms that will keep you moving all night!
ONE CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN MEMPHIS Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 7 PM
From rock and roll to Christmas holiday hits, One Christmas Night in Memphis has a bit of everything for everyone to enjoy. This unique concert pays tribute to the evening in music history when legends Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the King, Elvis Presley, gathered in Memphis to produce the legendary “Million Dollar Quartet.” This unique concert experience blends classic and holiday hits such as “White Christmas” and “Run, Run, Rudolph” that will get anyone in the holiday spirit this Christmas Season.
VOICES OF CLASSIC SOUL Thursday, January 18, 2024 | 7 PM
The Voices of Classic Soul have been around the world and back again several times each as the lead singers of four of the most legendary vocal groups of all time: the Temptations, Platters, the Four Tops, and Drifters. With music such as “My Girl,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Get Ready,” “The Great Pretender,” and much more! The trio of Joe Coleman, Joe Blunt, and Theo Peoples takes the stage for an evening of incredible showmanship and dance moves that will have the crowd dancing and singing along all night!
THE LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 7 PM
Get ready to experience the soulful and rhythmic journey of the Langston Hughes Project! Member of the Grammy Foundation and music professor at the University of Southern California, Ron McCurdy takes you on a musical extravaganza through the iconic poet's life and works, with jazz music, poetry readings, and live performances that will have you grooving in your seats. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired!
MUSIC OF MANCINI Sunday, March 24, 2024 | 2 PM
Get ready for an incredible night of music and entertainment! This show celebrates the timeless compositions of Henry Mancini and features hits like “The Pink Panther Theme” and “The Days of Wine and Roses.” You'll learn about Mancini's fascinating life, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his rise to Hollywood stardom. With over 60 years of experience producing unforgettable shows, this is one event you won't want to miss!
THE GREAT DUBOIS Friday, April 19, 2024 | 7 PM
Get ready to be dazzled and amazed by The Great DuBois! Featuring two of the most talented and entertaining performers in the show business, the award-winning combination of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy is guaranteed to keep you entertained and engaged throughout the entire performance. Featuring juggling, hula hoops, aerial stunts, magic and more!
For more information, about the upcoming 2023-24 season, visit the Angelina Arts website at www.angelinaarts.org. The Angelina Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich, entertain and educate by presenting and promoting the arts in East Texas.