Belcher season: ‘Home Free,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ more

LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center is celebrating its 13th season with “The Next Big Thing” season of events.

The Performance Series includes:

■ Chonda Pierce, a comedian on her “Still Laughing” tour, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

■ The Magic of Bill Blagg, an interactive magic and illusion show, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.

■ The Vienna Boys Choir, a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria, on their world tour, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23.

■ “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Dec. 15 at a time yet to be determined.

■ “SpongeBob the Musical,” the multiple-award-winning Broadway hit, at 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

■ Three Redneck Tenors, a musical comedy group who were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

■ Stray Cat Lee Rocker, the founder of rockabilly band the Stray Cats, at 7:30 p.m. March 28.

■ Home Free, an American a cappella group that won the fourth season of “The Sing-Off” in 2013, at 7:30 p.m. April 18.

A Special Event will feature:

■ “Wild Kratts Live 2.0,” a stage show featuring Martin and Chris Kratt, based on their popular television series, at 7 p.m. Jan. 17.

The School and Family Shows include:

■ “How to Survive Middle School” for fifth, sixth and seventh grades at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

■ “Maddi’s Fridge” for first, second and third grades at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

■ Bill Blagg, Magic in Motion for third through sixth grades at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. May 5.

The public can purchase tickets for the 12:30 performances of the school and family shows.

Season ticket holder renewals begin July 8. New season ticket package sales begin July 22. Individual show tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 6. To purchase tickets, call the Belcher Center Box Office at (903) 233-3080 or go online at

The “Build Your Own Season” option provides discounts on ticket packages for six, seven or eight shows. Purchasing all eight shows in the Performance Series provides a 15 percent discount. A package of seven shows provides a 13 percent discount, and people purchasing six shows receive an 11 percent discount. Season ticket packages include a pass to priority parking for those shows, plus the ability to select seats before shows go on sale to the public.