January 21, 2010


January 21, 24….Winter Dinner Theatre - Texas Tech Music Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown's contemporary pop-musical “Songs for a New World”. Says the author of this gripping revue, "it's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." The cast of 8 includes undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students Candice Lane Aipperspach, Esteban Castillo, Jonathan Fruge, Margaret Manago, Ann Marie Nichols, Christian Schmoker, Andy Smith, and Lindsay Swartwood. Stage Director Christopher Bailey exclaims, "Brown only dreamt of a cast this sensitive and consummate in their artistry. The music is energetic with strong rhythms and stirring melodies. Each character confronts changes with pure fervor and reverent audacity and they can sing too, really well." The show also features a dynamic band lead by Deborah Gelber (music director) and features two keyboards, a percussionist, and a drummer. All seats $25.00; OR $15.00 with valid student ID; $23 for OLLI members or groups of 15 or more. Includes dinner & show. Tickets available at Select-A-Seat. Legacy Grand Ballroom, 14th & Avenue O; 7 p.m.

January 22….The Monster Hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s
- Featuring the Big Hits of Elvis, Dinah Washington, the McGuire Sisters, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Creedance Clearwater and many more! Starring the amazing Keegan Peck, Angela Estes, Al Ledesma, Kelsey Stegall, Mary Fletcher, Jordan Sheets, Tarah Read, Taylor Ellison and your Cactus favorites Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight and Jeff Bailey. Three decades of fabulous music! Tickets are $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

January 22….An Evening with Susan Graham -
Join the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in welcoming Midland native, Texas Tech Red Raider and the world’s reigning mezzo soprano, Susan Graham, for an unforgettable performance & Gala after-party. "The American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham has for the better part of a decade impressed audiences with her creamy singing and chiseled characterizations..." says the New York Times. Catered by Marketstreet. Meet Susan Graham in person at the Gala after party. Concert tickets & Gala tickets on sale now! For more info or to purchase tickets, call 806.762.1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


January 22, 23…. "The Wizard of Oz" -
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Lubbock. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 M-G-M film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling art deco Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. For season tickets call (800) 784-9494 or order online. Audience recommendation: family friendly. City Bank Auditorium, 4th Street & University Avenue; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. and final performance at 7:30 p.m.


anuary 22, 23, 24 (repeats Jan. 29-31; Feb 5-7)….“Bus Stop” - In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she's ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, "Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up in Montana..." As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance. Written by William Inge and Directed by Jay C. Brown. Rating: Drama PG 13. Lubbock Community Theatre (formerly Boston Avenue Playhouse), 4232 Boston Avenue; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

January 23….Rain Barrel Workshop - The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is proud to be involved in Lubbock’s “green” movement. In a partnership with the City of Lubbock and Hodges Community Center, they are excited to bring the Rain Barrel Workshops to the Lubbock community. Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water for irrigating your home garden and to reduce storm water runoff. Lubbock receives about 18 inches of rainfall each year. You can collect rainwater from rooftops in mosquito-proof containers. This water can be used later on lawn or garden areas, saving you money during the long hot summer months. Even if you do not have a gutter system currently on your home, rain barrels can be strategically placed to function effectively. Learn how to prepare and decorate the rain barrel, how to put it in the best location for ease of use, and how to mosquito-proof it. Reserve your space now and take an active part in water conservation efforts in your own neighborhood! The cost of each workshop is $50 and includes all the materials required to create a rain barrel. Let your imagination run free with a paintbrush in your hand. For more information visit http://www.lubbockarboretum.org. Hodges Community Center, Clapp Park – 40th and University; 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.

January 25…..Liverpool Legends Concert Liverpool Legends are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, to recreate the band that changed the face of music forever. Headlining their own production in Branson since 2006, Liverpool Legends have been voted Best New Show, Best Band and Best Show in Branson. Now finishing their fourth season, their show once again is spotlighted by receiving the prestigious Branson's Visitor Choice Award for Best Show in Branson for 2009. Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of The Beatles and on through the solo years. With precise attention to every musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing! Together, these four lads will bring “A Complete Beatles Experience.” Call Select-A-Seat for tickets at 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Winning Entries....

The winners of two (2) Family 5-packs to the Harlem Globetrotters were Stacie C. of Slaton and Bill E. of Lubbock.
'Trotters in the Ticket Spotlight

It's like deja vu....all over again!

This week we have another three (3) family 4-paks for the legendary Harlem Globetrotters' performance this coming Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

To enter this random drawing, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "Sweet Georgia Brown” as your subject title. In case you're wondering....that's the name of their theme song you know :)

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. The deadline is Sunday at midnight and winners will be contacted Monday morning.

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"Thanks and good luck to all!"

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January 26….Harlem Globetrotters’ 2010 World Tour
January 29….Joe Ely & Robbie Gjersoe
January 30….13th Annual Wine and Chocolate Fantasia
January 30….New Talent Showcase

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