Big names, big performances, and big fun are in store at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center for the 2020-2021 season! The center is celebrating its 14th season of world-class performances with “Heart & Soul.”.
Here are the remaining action-packed performances:
Saturday, November 7th 2020
In 2020, the Blues Brothers blockbuster movie turns 40! To celebrate, The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue, produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi Pisano and the legendary Paul Shaffer as Musical Director, will embark on a World Tour with the 40th Anniversary Blues Brothers™ Revue. The duo, comprised of Kieron (Elwood Blues) Lafferty and Wayne (Jake Blues) Catania, were hand-picked by the producers to carry the torch first lit by the iconic duo of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.
The 40th Anniversary Show will also feature guest tributes to Aretha Franklin, James Brown & Ray Charles paying homage to this incredible milestone.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Saturday, December 19th 2020
Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker from the best seat in the house – your living room! Take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit Holiday tradition in this ground-breaking debut. Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made. Hear it first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. See the full performance as captured on stage plus an up-close look at the behind-the-scenes action. Make this Christmas special; don’t miss this celebration!
Friday, February 5th 2021
Leanne’s style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious story telling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. As a stay-at-home, mother of three with a husband, people are always accusing her of spying on them because she seems to be living the same life that they do. The fact that everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit even among the strangest of audiences.
Leanne and fellow comic Reno Collier recently co-hosted Chewing the Fat, a weekly radio show on Sirius XM/Blue Collar Radio and her comedy is in rotation every day on Sirius comedy channels.
The Music of Sam Cooke
Saturday, February 13th 2021
Starring Bradd Marquis (alongside a live big band) in a new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke.
Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. This world premiere concert features the greatest hits from the Legend of Soul including You Send Me, Only Sixteen, Cupid, Chain Gang, Twistin’ the Night Away, A Change is Gonna Come, and Wonderful World to name a few.
The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Live!
Thursday, March 4th 2021
9:30 a.m. & 12 p.m.
The production will showcase luminaries of the past including Henry Ford, The Wright Brothers, Rosa Parks and George Washington Carver among others will jump to life on stage. Their achievements will be highlighted and reflected by showing examples of present-day innovations.
“The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Live!” is recommended for ages 10 and up and is produced in partnership with The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment, a leading independent production and distribution company.
One Night in Memphis
Friday, March 5th 2021
Jam packed with over 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel, and rock-n-roll in an authentic and energetic presentation.
The show recreates that magical night of December 4th, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash found themselves jamming at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Little did they know that their jam session was being recorded and preserved for all time, representing all the performers in their prime and the very best music of that time.
Wednesday, April 14th 2021
As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.”
Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in Gospel music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album, Forever Grateful (2016) and Everlasting (2013), which was nominated for a Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year in 2014.
In addition to her prolific musical career, Sandi is also an accomplished author. Her latest book The Voice was released in 2018 to wide acclaim. For the bestseller Broken on the Back Row, Sandi received the 2006 Silver Angel Award. As an author of seven books, her other titles include Life in the Blender, Falling Forward, Layers, and The Edge of the Divine.
Yesterday & Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience
Friday, April 23rd 2021
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.
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.