Tickets On Sale for Inspiring Local Musicals

Family-friendly The SpongeBob Musical takes place at 7 p.m. January 23 at the Belcher Center in Longview. The New York Times declares this show "brilliant." Its creators bring to life the Nickelodeon series with humor, heart, and pure theatricality and shows where the power of optimism really can save the world.

At 7:30  p.m. February 21, the Belcher Center features the musical adventure, 3 Redneck Tenors. The cast trained at the Julliard School of Music and have performed worldwide in places like The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and Tokyo Opera House. Throw in stand-up comedy and improv and these Texas boys present the complete entertainment package. Children under five years of age are not admitted.

Get tickets by calling (903) 233-3080 and more information on

Tickets go on sale February 24 for UT Tyler Cowan Center’s presentations of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical March 26 and Menopause the Musical April 2.

Beautiful tells the Tony and Grammy award-winning inspiring true story of Carole 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.

Some of King’s songs include "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "It’s Too Late," "So Far Away," and "You’ve Got a Friend."

Menopause The Musical is a "hilarious celebration of women and the change."

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, and night sweats.

The funny musical parody is set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s and often gets the audience dancing in the aisles.

For tickets call (903) 566-7424 or visit to buy online.

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