Edge acting, directing classes going online
Acting and directing classes that were slated to begin Saturday by The Edge Theatre Company will now be offered online, via remote learning modules.
“Due to the spike in the Covid omicron variant and risk of exposure, the safety and welfare of our students and instructors is paramount,” the board of directors announced.
In-person classes will be moved to the Zoom platform for at least the first half of the semester.
Four courses will be offered: Ace That Audition; Beginning Acting for Adults; Directing: More Than Blocking; and Advanced Acting: Character Development
All classes will take place at The Boston Avenue Playhouse, home of The Edge, 4228 Boston Ave., Lubbock.
Interested students can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact information.
Alamo hosting ‘Goonies’ movie party
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, 120 W. Loop 289, is hosting a “The Goonies” movie party at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 30, and 7 p.m. Feb. 5.
Let’s face it, “The Goonies” never gets old. With its endearing cast of quirky kids and a plot filled with swashbuckling adventure, this 1985 film serves as the ultimate fantasy for anyone who feels stuck in the mundane humdrum of everyday life.
Join us for a rollicking movie party and we’ll give you everything you need to join the gang, including a pirate eye patch, a marble bag filled with pirate treasure, a bandana, and a fun-sized Baby Ruth, of course. And don’t worry, we won’t make you do the truffle shuffle to get in.
Tickets for this movie party are $15.15 and are available for purchase in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock.
LCT presents ‘The 39 Steps’
Lubbock Community Theatre will stage “The 39 Steps” on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4-6 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at 3101 35th St.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps.” The show centers on the character Richard Hannay, who is on the run from authorities, as well as the all-but-unknown organization, The 39 Steps. The journey to unveiling this organization leads him to an array of different characters who don’t always have the best of intentions.
This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.
Content Warning: There are two gunshots throughout this production.
Written by Philip Grecian, adapted from the novel by John Buchan and based on the film by Alfred Hitchcock the LCT production is directed by Patrick Alan
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Lubbock Community Theatre box office at (806) 749-2416.
Alamo hosting ‘Twilight’ brunch
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, 120 W. Loop 289, is hosting a “Twilight” special-menu brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30.
Order from the brunch menu – egg BLT, French toast, or breakfast tacos – and pair with a brunch cocktail. Each are available to order along with our full menu at this special brunch screening.
“Twilight” is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teen girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a bit different, never fitting in with the girls at her school. When Bella is sent to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn’t expect much to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she’s ever met.
Edward is a vampire, but he doesn’t have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Edward has been waiting 90 years for a soul mate, which he finds in Bella.
Tickets for this special screening are $10 and available in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock
Alamo hosting special screening of ‘Groundhog Day’
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, 120 W. Loop 289, is hosting a special screening of “Groundhog Day” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1.
At first, Harold Ramis’ “Groundhog Day” seems like a typical Bill Murray comedy, with the iconic leading man standing one step away from the rest of humanity, always quick with an ironic insult. But the film cleverly turns Murray’s sarcastic outsider persona against him, and the film evolves into a sweet fable about humanity.
Murray plays Phil Connors, an egotistical Pittsburgh weatherman who hates nothing more than Groundhog Day. He detests covering the annual festival in nearby Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and he especially despises sharing his name with the town’s celebrated rodent. Phil hopes to get in and out of the small town as soon as possible, but a blizzard strands him overnight and Phil wakes up to find out there is no next day. It’s still Feb. 2.
Outside, the people of Punxsutawney are celebrating Groundhog Day as if the previous 24 hours never happened and Phil is the only one caught in a feeling of deja vu gone wild.
Tickets for this special screening are $10 each and available in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock/show/groundhog-day
Alamo hosting Sexism/Cinema screening of ‘Harriet’
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is partnering with the Women’s Studies Program at Texas Tech to bring its guests Sexism | Cinema. Join us for a special screening featuring a mini-lecture and post-film discussion of “Harriet” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2.
An inspiring biopic about America’s bravest woman, “Harriet” follows slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman as she escapes her vicious masters in Maryland to find freedom in Philadelphia. Not content to just save herself, Tubman risks her life again and again on heroic journeys back into the maelstrom to liberate her family and dozens of other slaves. Moving under cover of darkness through the Underground Railroad, she uses her cunning to thwart slave owners and policemen at every turn.
Tickets for this special event are $10 and available online in advance at drafthouse.com/lubbock
Disney Princess concert coming to Buddy Holly Hall
Disney Princess: The Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the Helen Devitt Jones Theater in Buddy Holly Hall.
For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Disney Princess – The Concert.
Be our guest as an all-star quartet of Broadway and animated film icons celebrate all the Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of songs, animation, and stories, alongside their magical Music Director and enchanting Prince.
Tickets for this concert range from $29.50 to $59.50 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating and related concert features and are available online at www.buddyhollyhall.com
Alamo hosting ‘Grease’ sing-along movie party
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, 120 W. Loop 289, is hosting a “Grease” sing-along movie party at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4.
We’re hopelessly devoted to “Grease”, with its lovable characters, its doo-wop style, and, of course, those endlessly catchy tunes. To celebrate this timeless classic, we’re putting together an interactive, prop-filled, hand-jiving Sing-Along for all you T-Birds and Pink Ladies out there (beauty school dropouts also welcome).
We’ll kick things off with a pre-show hand jive contest before we start the interactive show, where you’ll have some candy cigarettes to help you look like a greaser, a comb so that you can comb-along to the action, ribbons, salon caps, and more. And because this is a Sing-Along, we’ll have the lyrics up onscreen to help every Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, and Kenickie in the audience get in on the fun.
Tickets for this movie party are $15.15 and available in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock
Ballet Lubbock presents ‘Dallas Black Dance Theatre’
Ballet Lubbock presents Dallas Black Dance Theatre at Buddy Holly Hall for a one-night special event of contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
Now in its 45th season, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is an internationally recognized professional dance company bringing to Lubbock contemporary dance at its highest level of artistic excellence. Contemporary dance is a mix of modern, jazz, and ballet.
Individual tickets range from $25 to $75 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating and are available for purchase at www.buddyhollyhall.com
Caldwell, Cactus present rock hits of the 80s
Billboard’s Top 20 rock hits of the 80s will be presented by Caldwell Entertainment at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
The Cactus Theater and the Caldwell Collective will rock the house with singers Jason Fellers, Brandon Gwinn, Josh Sills, Jeff McCreight, Kassidy King, Devin Collins and Addie Bleu as they present the top 20 rock hits of the ’80s, this music that packed stadiums all over the world from its beginning.
Reserved seat tickets are $20 and balcony box seat tickets are $40 (box ticket includes concessions).
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.com
Alamo hosting ‘Pretty in Pink’ brunch
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, 120 W. Loop 289, is hosting a “Pretty in Pink” special-menu brunch at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 and Sunday, Feb. 6.
Order from our brunch menu – egg BLT, French toast, or breakfast tacos – and pair with a brunch cocktail classic. Each are available to order along with our full menu at this special brunch screening.
As far as we’re concerned, “Pretty in Pink” is the definitive guide to the classification of high school boys. Sure, fashion and hairstyles have changed, but the universal truth of the film remains: if you’re a teenage dude, you’re either a Duckie or a Blane.
The Duckies of the world are typically adorable and goofy, but they’re just never gonna make it out of the friend zone. The Blanes, on the other hand, were born to be hot and popular, so of course they take everything for granted and don’t appreciate the awesome, amazing girls right in front of them. In other words, dating in high school sucks.
Fortunately, “Pretty in Pink” channels that suckage through Molly Ringwald, light of our lives, and wraps it all up in a fabulous ’80s package.
Movie tickets for this show are $10 and available in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock
Overstreet brings ‘Storyteller’ event to Cactus
Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Overstreet brings his “Storyteller” event to the Cactus Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.
As a songwriter, Overstreet has written and co-written 27 Top Ten songs, his first being the George Jones single “Same Ole Me.” Numerous other artists have recorded his songs including Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, The Judds, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and more.
Overstreet’s first solo project began when RCA released “Sowin’ Love”. The five singles released from this album were all top ten hits, including the title cut, Paul’s “signature” song “All The Fun,” and his first No. 1, “Seein’ My Father in Me.” The second album, “Heroes”, included the hits “Daddy’s Come Around”, ”If I Could Bottle This Up”, “Heroes” and “Billy Can’t Read,” which became the theme song for the CMA/CMT Project Literacy.
Tickets for this show include: $45 for VIP/Meet & Greet, first 2 rows on floor (A-B); $30 for rows C-G; $27.50 for remaining floor rows H-M and ADA; $25 for standard balcony; and $60 for balcony box seats (includes concessions).
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.com
Holly Hall to host Carole King musical
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall.
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring an array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, “Beautiful” has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.
Reserved seat tickets for this show range from $40 to $100 (plus taxes & fees) and are available for purchase in advance online at www.buddyhollyhall.com
Newsboys coming to Holly Hall
Contemporary Christian group the Newboys are bringing their Stand Together Tour to the Hub City at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall.
Joining them will be Danny Gokey, Mac Powell and Adam Agee to worship with a shared purpose.
A facial covering over the nose and mouth is recommended for unvaccinated guests due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Tickets to this show range from $19.75 to $75 (plus taxes & fees) depending on seating.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit buddyhollyhall.com
An Evening with Sinatra at the Cactus
An Evening with Sinatra starring Brian Duprey, direct from Atlantic City, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
Acclaimed as the best in the world at his craft, Frank Sinatra tribute artist Duprey presents an intimate performance of Sinatra’s classic hits with a swinging seven-piece orchestra that will leave you spellbound and wanting more. You’ll recognize these all-time masterpieces and marvel at the incredible stage presence and vocal mastery Duprey exhibits in capturing every nuance of the Chairman of the Board.
As a special bonus…you won’t believe your eyes when Marilyn makes a surprise appearance and presents a few photo ops to lucky listeners.
Tickets for this show are $3 for the first 3 rows of floor (rows A-C); $27.50 for the remainder of floor (rows D-M) and ADA; $25 for standard balcony; and $55 for limited balcony box (includes concessions).
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.co
CATS to present ‘Around the World in 80 Days’
CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th St., presents “Around the World in 80 Days,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12 and 18-19 with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Feb. 13 and 20.
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race!
Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock. Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show.
General admission tickets for this production are $16 each for adults and $13 for seniors and students.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.catsplayhouse.com
Kansas bringing classic rock to Holly Hall
Classic rock group Kansas is bringing its Point of Know Return anniversary tour to the Hub City at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall.
With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Composing a catalogue that includes 16 studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), one quadruple-Platinum single “Carry On Wayward Son” and another triple-Platinum single “Dust in the Wind”.
Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most-played songs on classic rock radio.
VIP packages available for a limited time at: tickets.onelivemedia.com/event/kansas-vip-packages-buddy-holly-hall02112022
Reserved seat tickets range from $45.50 to $121 (plus taxes & fees) depending on seating and are available for purchase online at buddyhollyhall.com