Welcome to our 16th Season!
Sweet sixteen and shouldn’t be missed! That’s our proclamation for Angelina Arts Alliance’s 16th performing arts season. Our first two shows bring something that has never before appeared on the Temple Theater stage; A Grand Illusionist and a 33 piece symphony orchestra with a special appearance by a local, classically trained soprano. The first half of the season continues with a Family FunDay that breathes life into aluminum for a unique and exciting experience, some inspiration and insight from an American singer/songwriting icon, and a special Christmas performance by a very colorful country music superstar.
2017 begins with a second Family FunDay, featuring eye-popping, life-like dinosaurs; a great American comedy celebrating its 50th anniversary; a Broadway show that’s sure to get your toes tapping; and the season ends with a musical tribute to the most inspirational music written for the Broadway stage.
We hope to reach more than 6,000 students this coming year, inspiring creativity and learning through our Schooltime and Outreach Series. These events take place at both The Temple Theater, and various school campuses. This is all possible through partnerships with educational facilities, local businesses, generous foundation grants, and individuals like you.
What a privilege it is to share with you the world of performing arts. Whether we laugh, cry, or leap to our feet for a standing ovation, we are creating a one-of-a-kind experience together at each and every performance. You can go to the movies, watch television, or listen to the radio---but there’s nothing like seeing it LIVE FROM LUFKIN!
When the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s musicians’ association went on strike and announced concert cancellations which included the October 25th performance at the Temple Theater in Lufkin the Angelina Arts Alliance staff and board jumped into action, with a clear mission: to seek out a high quality orchestra able to check off all the boxes of the FWSO performance so as not to disappoint their subscribers and East Texas audience. The goal was to find an exceptional orchestra with a stellar reputation, willing to create a program that would accommodate our vocalist, Lufkin’s own Hannah Grace Roberts, and if at all possible, able to perform on the evening of October 25th. The Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce that the award-winning MERCURY Chamber Orchestra is a perfect match for our criteria and will perform at the Temple Theater on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now and range from $30-$45 (Premium/Box $50). All tickets purchased by subscribers and single ticket buyers for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be honored at the theater the night of the performance. Angelina Arts Alliance is proud to present MERCURY Chamber Orchestra, along with show sponsor Angelina Radiation Oncology Associates. 2016-2017 Season Sponsors are Georgia - Pacific and CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial.
Founded in Houston in 2000, MERCURY Chamber Orchestra has a mission to serve the community by celebrating the power of music, Baroque and beyond, teaching, sharing and performing with passion, intimacy and excellence. The orchestra offers performances of a broad repertoire of music on period instruments and has garnered critical acclaim around the world through innovative and accessible performances, domestic and international tours, and groundbreaking music education programs. MERCURY strives to make each performance memorable and unique. Understanding each venue has its own distinct vibe, each show is started with a passionate speech by Antoine Plante, Artistic Director and Conductor, and each musician performs at a world-class level to an international audience, night after night.Continue reading...