Big names, big performances, and big fun are in store at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center for the 2019-2020 season! The center is celebrating its 13th season of world-class performances with “The Next Big Thing” season of events.
Hits like comedian Michael Jr., SpongeBob the Musical, How to Survive Middle School and Bill Blagg, Magic and Motion are lined up to take the stage in Longview.
Here's are the remaining action-packed schedule of events:
Jeanne Robertson 2019
Saturday,January 11th 2020
At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor.
Some of her most popular anecdotes include “Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist,” “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked”, and “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store.” Robertson’s witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don’t miss this performance by a truly funny lady!
Wild Kratts Live 2.0: Activate Creature Power!
Friday, January 17th 2020
In Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing fascinating tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.
Audience members are encouraged to bring along their animal knowledge and participate in the action right from their seats by calling out answers to the questions posed by the Kratt Brothers during the show.
The SpongeBob Musical
Thursday, January 23rd 2020
The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in what the Daily Beast calls “a party for the eyes and ears”. Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
Three Redneck Tenors
Saturday, February 22nd 2020
The 3 Redneck Tenors have trained at such prestigious institutions as the Julliard School of Music, and having performed in venerable houses worldwide – The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera House – these Texas boys are the definition of seasoned performers. Throw in stand-up comedy and improv, and you have the complete entertainment package. The 3 Redneck Tenors will have you rolling in the aisle with laughter and up on your feet with excitement!
Stray Cat Lee Rocker
Saturday, March 28th 2020
From the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all. In addition to The Stray Cats and the Rolling Stones, Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty. In 2012 Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” and in 2014 he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame.
LSO A Dream is a Wish
Friday, April 24th 2020
Your favorite mouse is coming to Longview! DISNEY IN CONCERT transports you to the musical world of Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true. The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin and more are told through four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage and sweeping orchestral scores performed by the Longview Symphony.
Bill Blagg, Magic in Motion
Tuesday, May 5th 2020
For grades 3-6
Bill Blagg’s Magic in Motion melds the fascination of magic with the wonders of physical science to create an unbelievable educational experience!
In this highly visual, interactive show, students will be on the edge of their seats as they explore how science creates magic right before their very eyes! Their jaws will drop in amazement as ordinary objects come to life, while others defy gravity with a simple clap of the hands and so much more!
Tickets are available now and you can purchase them here.
The Belcher Center is located on LeTourneau University's campus at 2100 South Mobberly Avenue in Longview.
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