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Schedule of Events at the Belcher Center in Longview

Big names, big performances, and big fun are in store at the Belcher Center located at LeTourneau University. Hits like The Wizard of Oz, Sowety Gospel Choir, Josh Turner and Neil Berg's '50 Years of Rock & Roll' are lined up to take the stage in Longview.
Here's the action packed schedule of events:

The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m

Broadway’s touring production of The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of the classic film we all know and love. It’s a new and refreshed rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. (We hear there’s a GREAT twister effect)  And whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story.

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

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Amy Grant

Saturday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

This night with Amy Grant and her full band promises to be a night to remember. Amy comes to Longview and will be performing her music and sharing the stories behind her eventful career. She’ll even give us a ͞hint of Christmas with a few songs to get us ready for the upcoming holidays. Over the years, she has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including three multi-platinum, six platinum, and four gold. Grant has received 6 GRAMMY Awards and 26 Dove Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Additionally, she was most recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world.

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

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Matt Maher and Zach Williams

Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

An eight time-GRAMMY nominee, Matt Maher has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “Because He Lives (Amen)” and “Your Grace Is Enough.”

Zach Williams’ 2016 debut single, “Chain Breaker,” made the industry sit up and listen, garnering a No.1 spot on the Christian Airplay Radio chart, iTunes Christian Songs chart and SoundScan Christian/Gospel Digital Tracks chart, among others. Zach won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate this Christmas with the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Featuring brand new over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press is raving. Bringing a message of Peace and Unity, the 2018 tour will spread goodwill in over 150 cities across the US and Canada. Get the best seats today and memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!”

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Josh Turner

Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12.5 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train, to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

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Bill Engvall

Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Formerly part of the hugely successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Bill Engvall delivers a good laugh, whether live on stage, on the big screen, or on paper.

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

Get tickets here.

A Very Merry Night LSO

Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

From mistletoe to merriment, the Longview Symphony Christmas show will bring laughter, smiles and perhaps even a few sentimental tears, as we kick-off the holiday season together. Melodies from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas to the Christmas Story will warm the heart and soul.

Since 1968, the Longview Symphony has provided live orchestral performances of classical music to audiences in Longview, TX. Starting as an amateur group with a few conservatory-trained musicians volunteering their time, today the orchestra is composed entirely of professional musicians from Longview, the greater East Texas area, Shreveport and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Fourteen members are on staff at area universities and colleges, others are music educators in primary and secondary schools and many teach lessons privately. Visit them on the web at http://www.longviewsymphony.org/ to learn more.

Get tickets here.

John Crist

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 6 p.m.

With over 500 million video views, comedian and viral video sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation,” “Millennial International,” or “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” Crist has solidified his comedy prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.

Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Hawkins, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Dana Carvey, Anjelah Johnson, Michael Jr. and Louie Anderson. Anderson, named one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time” says of Crist, “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name.”

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50 Years of Rock & Roll

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever!

From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, up until MTV in the early ’80s, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

Ger tickets here.

Longview Ballet's Sleeping Beauty

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Longview Ballet Theatre and Ballet West II bring to the stage one of the most popular ballets of all time, The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Principal Artists, Beckanne Sisk and Chase O’Connell dancing the roles of Princess Aurora and the Prince. Children and adults will love this timeless story of a sleeping princess, a handsome prince, and the triumph of good over evil.

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Tony Orlando

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. One of America’s most endearing and enduring stars, Tony and America celebrated the 34th anniversary of his recording of “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree.”

Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway (Barnum and Smokey Joe’s Café), Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business.

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

Ger tickets here.

American Girl Live

Friday, March 29. 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

This Broadway-style show is set at Camp American Girl, a fictitious sleep-away camp. The story is about the summer adventure of five campers (Rebecca, Nanea, Maryellen, Melody, Julie, and Luciana), their counselor, and their American Girl friends. The experiences the girls have at camp help them to understand that the lessons American Girl characters learn from their experiences are just as relevant today as they were in their time. If a girl in 2018 can carry those lessons in her heart, there’s no challenge or obstacle she can’t overcome!

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Jim Brickman

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music.

The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time earning 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, “Billboard Magazine.” He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music.

As a true artist that lives and breathes the music he creates, Jim Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to his most recent songs and perform them live in concert halls across the world.

This is part of the Belcher Center’s Performance Series. 

Ger tickets here.

May the 4th be with You LSO

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the heroes and heroines of today’s cinema! Music will include favorites from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Incredibles, and much more!

Since 1968, the Longview Symphony has provided live orchestral performances of classical music to audiences in Longview, TX. Starting as an amateur group with a few conservatory-trained musicians volunteering their time, today the orchestra is composed entirely of professional musicians from Longview, the greater East Texas area, Shreveport and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Fourteen members are on staff at area universities and colleges, others are music educators in primary and secondary schools and many teach lessons privately. Visit them on the web at http://www.longviewsymphony.org/ to learn more.

Ger tickets here.

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