The Lufkin News
Tickets for The Pines Theater’s 2015 season, “Timeless Classics and New Favorites,” go on sale this month, and Tara Watson Watkins, executive director of the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau and artistic director for The Pines, is encouraging season ticketholders to secure their seats for a slate of performances that promises something for everyone.
“We are thrilled about the third season at the Pines Theater, ‘Timeless Classics and New Favorites,’” Watson-Watkins said.
“The first two seasons were phenomenal, but I think the third time is the charm! Our guests will be treated to incredible musical entertainment, from John Berry to Linda Eder to The Diamonds to Mike Farris. Whether you like rhythm and blues, Broadway classics, oldies but goodies or just good ol’ country, you are in for a great treat. We are also trying something new this year by bringing in a pair of illusionists in February. This incredible act will entertain the young and old alike.”
Most performances at The Pines sell out quickly, so Watson-Watkins recommends renewing or purchasing season tickets to guarantee a seat.
“Season tickets are the best way to secure a seat at these popular performances,” Watson-Watkins said. “Those go on sale first, but we always have room for a few individual seats at each performance, and those individual tickets go on sale in late October.”
Beginning Monday, season ticket holders who want to keep their seats will be able to renew their tickets. The week of Oct. 13, season ticket holders who would like to change seats will be able to renew their tickets.
The week of Oct. 20, new season tickets will be available, and tickets to individual events will go on sale the week of Oct. 27. To purchase tickets, visit thepineslufkin.com or call 633-0349.
Season tickets are $270 for floor seats, $30 per show, and $225 for balcony seats, $25 per show.
Tickets to individual events are $35 for floor seats and $30 for balcony seats.
The 2015 season begins Jan. 22, 2015, with the return of Grammy-nominated country singer John Berry. Berry, who was a part of The Pines’ inaugural season, presents an inspiring, spell-binding evening of stories and songs.
On Feb. 19, 2015, “Spencers: Theatre of Illusion” takes the stage. This husband-and-wife team of illusionists mesmerizes audiences with their unique fusion of magic and illusion, humor and mystery, and persona and personality.
On March 5, 2015, “Cinema Toast,” a trio of New York’s top vocalists, Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and John Boswell, salutes classic films with the greatest musical memories from the Silver Screen.
On April 9, 2015, Michael Lynche, known to American Idol fans as “Big Mike,” brings his comforting and powerful voice to the stage for a riveting performance.
On Aug. 13, 2015, Mike Farris, a powerful, Grammy-featured vocalist will perform his special soul-gospel fusion, singing classics from Motown to Memphis to Muscle Shoals.
On Sept. 14, 2015, legendary doo-wop quartet The Diamonds will perform their biggest hits as well as classic rock-and-roll chart-toppers from the ’50s and ’60s.
On Oct. 14, 2015, The Unexpected Boys, four Broadway veterans, will present their award-winning tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
On Nov. 10, 2015, Duwende, a six-person a cappella band best known for their fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style, take the stage.
The season wraps up with a special holiday show on Dec. 8, 2015, when Linda Eder, one of Broadway’s most beloved leading ladies, puts her unique twist on an evening of Christmas classics.