Angelina Arts Alliance News Release – March 7, 2014

Contact: Ginger Trotter, Marketing and Production – 936-633-3220

MANDY PATINKIN Star of Stage, Film & Television Comes to Lufkin

Tickets Remaining for March 28th Performance

LUFKIN, TX. When it comes to entertainers, it is near impossible to find any as wide ranging and versatile as MANDY PATINKIN. Whether you prefer Mandy in your favorite TV drama, or movie, or live on Broadway — Mandy Patinkin’s favorite is reaching out to live audiences with the power and the passion of popular song. MANDY PATINKIN: DRESS CASUAL with Paul Ford on Piano, is proudly presented by Angelina Arts Alliance, and is sponsored by A Friend of the Arts. This one-of-a-kind performer will take the stage at Temple Theater on Friday, March 28th, 7:30 pm, with tickets ranging from $41-$51 (Premium/Box $61). The 2013-14 Season Sponsors are Lufkin Industries, Inc. and Memorial Health System of East Texas.

Mandy Patinkin is the Tony Award®-winning revolutionary from Evita who grew into a bone fide Broadway star in Sunday in the Park with George. To some, he’s the Emmy® Award-winning Best Actor for his portray of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger in Chicago Hope. To others, he will always be the man whose name is Inigo Montoya, the swashbuckling swordsman in The Princess Bride. Mandy starred in the CBS series Criminal Minds and returned to TV in the Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning Showtime Original Series, Homeland, as CIA Division Chief Saul Berenson. He belongs to the special breed of singer who doesn’t merely dramatize songs, but incorporates them into his very being. His interpretations of popular standards, superbly accompanied by Paul Ford at the piano, come straight from the heart. Mr. Ford, musician, arranger, musical director, and writer, is considered by many to be the best pianist in New York. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Irving Berlin and Cole Porter – you will hear blockbuster Broadway songs as only Mandy Patinkin can deliver.

To purchase tickets online go to, or call the box oofice at (936) 633-5454. Visit the Temple Theater Box Office in person during regular hours Monday – Friday 11 am to 5 pm on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin. Visit the Angelina Arts Alliance website for information about the up-coming 2014-15 season. Like the Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news and ticket giveaways.