Angelina Arts Alliance News Release – May 3, 2013

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


“Come Take a Journey…”

            Angelina Arts Alliance begins season subscription sales on May 3rd for its 2013-14 Premier Series at the Temple Theater in Lufkin.  While single tickets go on sale for each show 30 days prior to every event, a season subscription is a guarantee audience members will never miss a sold-out performance.  From a bona fide Broadway star to a bluegrass phenomenon, a world-famous opera star to a cutting edge tap sensation — the coming season of attractions is sure to thrill longtime audience members and newcomers alike, with an enticing mix of outstanding artists.

The Thirteenth Anniversary Premier Series opens September 14th with FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!      A rapid-fire tap extravaganza described as “…brilliantly danced”, and “Flat-out amazing!” Rhythmic Circus mixes together four innovative dancers, an infectious seven-piece band, vocalists, and a very unique, one-man a cappella beat-box sensation and the result is a truly unique music and dance experience that appeals to all ages. AND, after appearing in Lufkin, the company travels to New York for its Broadway debut. 

Featured vocalist Delores King Williams accompanied by The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra honor the legendary “First Lady of Song” on Sunday, October 27th with A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD. For more than fifty years, Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the U.S. with 13 Grammy awards and 40 million albums sold to her credit. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is a 17-piece big band which specializes in re-creating classic performances from the past with historical accuracy. It will play original arrangements by superstars, such as Count Basie, Billy May and more. These arrangements have not been heard live by audiences in more than 40 years. 

How about a hearty serving of laughter, dished up by Pat Hazell, writer, playwright and veteran stand-up comedian? On Saturday, November 23rd come see THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, a humorous and heartwarming salute to baby boomers and pop culture. Pat, one of the four original writers for NBC’s Seinfield, shares his comedic view of growing up a ‘boomer’. Showtime declared Pat Hazell, “One of the Five Funniest People in America,” so come grab a slice of ‘wonder’-ful laughs.    

Imagine the pure, rich vibrant tone of expertly played handbells. NOW, imagine the most famous – and widely considered the best – handbell group in the United States and you have the SONOS Handbell Ensemble. The internationally acclaimed SONOS will join world-famous