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 are the remaining action-packed schedule of events:
Yesterday and Today - An Interactive Beatles Experience
Saturday, March 28th 2020
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy and Matthew McGuigan, does away the worn out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. Instead, they perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen by that particular audience. As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening. Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience proves that The Beatles music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.
Please note, children under 5 years of age will not be admitted.
Longview Ballet Theatre: Cinderella
Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th 2020
April 3rd: 7 p.m. | April 4th: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | April 5th: 2 p.m.
Longview Ballet Theatre and Ballet West II are proud to present a magical retelling of Cinderella, April 3-5, 2020. Thirty local dancers will join the cast from Ballet West II as fairies, mice, butterflies, ponies and more. Choreographed by Ballet West Principal Ballet Master, Pamela Robinson Harris, this beautiful family series ballet is filled with magic, humor and a timeless love story. Gather your family and friends and join us for this fabulous fairy tale event.
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!
Le'Andria Johnson & Friends
Saturday, June 6th 2020
Gospel and worship singer Le’Andria’s journey to a recording career almost ran like a plot for a made for TV movie of the week as she overcame obstacles, hardships and personal disasters to become who she is today. Born on January 23, 1983, Johnson was the twice divorced single mother of three children when she fell on hard times, losing her home to foreclosure the day before a friend convinced her drive to New Orleans in a borrowed car to audition for a TV show Sunday Best. She arrived at the TV audition with little time to spare, wearing only flip flops and the clothes on her back. Johnson was amazed to be selected as a contestant and was eventually selected as the winner at the end of the show’s third season in 2010. Johnson’s new found success has led her to a recording deal through the show’s newly formed Sunday Best imprint under the Music World Gospel label umbrella. Since her shows appearance Johnson has released multiple albums earning her the number one spot on the Billboard Gospel chart, established IPC Ministries in Atlanta Georgia and a Grammy Award for best gospel/contemporary Christian music performance.
Saturday, August 22nd 2020
Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. The Bethel Music Artist Collective includes Brian and Jenn Johnson, Steffany Gretzinger, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Hunter Thompson, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin, Cory Asbury, Kristene DiMarco and Sean Feucht.
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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