Lufkin, TX: After announcing its upcoming 2020-2021 Temple Theater Season of Performing Arts, including its annual Performing Arts Series and Discovery Series earlier this summer, Angelina Arts announced today that due to the effects of Covid-19 on the touring arts/entertainment industry, several shows in the 2020-2021 season have been rescheduled. The following changes include:

Steep Canyon Rangers
Original date: Oct 22, 2020
Rescheduled to: March 26, 2021

Straight No Chaser
Original date: Nov 22, 2020
Rescheduled to: Nov 21, 2021

A Christmas Carol
Original date: Dec 3, 2020
Rescheduled to: Dec 2, 2021

Beautiful – A Carole King Musical
Original date: March 11, 2021
Rescheduled to: TBA

A new show, as part of the Discovery Series, has been added. Bike Zoo will take place on April 17, 2021, and will be presented in downtown Lufkin in partnership with the Lufkin CVB.  Bike Zoo will be a free event for the community.

Existing season subscribers will have one of four options to choose from concerning performances that have shifted into the next season. 1) Make a tax-deductible donation for the value of their tickets, 2) Credit their account for future performances, and 3) Request a refund now through the end of December 2020.

Angelina Arts Executive Director Jennifer Allen states, “These are unprecedented and challenging times for arts organizations, including Angelina Arts. While we planned a very robust 20th anniversary season more than a year ago, today we are heartbroken to announce these changes to our season. We ask for your patience, understanding and generosity as we continue to manage these uncharted waters. We are committed to our mission and we are seeking ways to keep the arts alive in Lufkin during this pandemic. The arts are essential to our community and your support is needed now more than ever.”

The 20th Anniversary Performing Arts Series, themed “A Toast to Our 20th,” still includes performances by Tony Award® Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, The Color Purple, Rent), Grammy® winner Marty Stuart, Steep Canyon Rangers, Parsons Dance Company, Blue Man Group and the national tour of Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville.

The Discovery Series performances include Very Electric Christmas, Innovation Nation, Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) and Bike Zoo.

Single tickets to the 20th Anniversary Season go on sale Monday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.angelinaarts.org or over the phone at 936-633-5454. Visit www.angelinaarts.org for more information.

The Angelina Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich, entertain and educate by presenting and promoting the arts in East Texas.