Angelina Arts Alliance News Release – September 7, 2012

Contact: Tracy Pinkerton, Managing Director – 936-633-5234

LUFKIN, TX. Tickets are now on sale at the Temple Theater box office for The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare by Lightwire Theater. You mayhave seen them recently as semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent—missing the finals on Thursday night by one elimination.  In 2010 they electrified the Temple Theater stage with A Glow-In-The-Dark Dinosaur Adventure in front of a packed house.  Now Angelina Arts Alliance is excited to bring this talented group back with two classic children’s tales told in a bright new way.

This is the first of two shows from the Family Matinee Series and recommended for kids age 4-9.  But, if you’ve seen Lightwire Theater before, you know that it’s a treat for the entire family!  This performance brings new life to a pair of classic tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” and Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and The Hare.”  Lined with electroluminescent wire, these well-known characters illuminate the darkened stage and make their way into audiences’ hearts. The ancient art of full-body puppetry gets a magical, luminous update by this imaginative inspired troupe. Children will love the clear, fast-paced stories, each with a positive message and kid-friendly humor.

Tickets for the October 6th performance of The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare are $5 for kids and $10 for grown-ups. All seating is general admission. Angelina Arts Alliance is proud to present the 2012-2013 Family Matinee Series, sponsored by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Jordan Family Dentistry.  Season Sponsors are Memorial Health System of East Texas and Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy.

To purchase tickets online go to, or call the box office at (936) 633-5454, or visit the Temple Theater box office in person on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin. Visit the Angelina Arts Alliance website for information about the entire 2012-13 season.  Like Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news and ticket giveaways.



Duck Mama in The Ugly Duckling

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