Bill’s Best Bets: ‘Gospel side of Elvis,’ Hogg Maulies, Red Raider Fandamonium, unique play setting and ‘Mary Poppins’

This week’s recommended attractions are varied, ranging from a free outdoor movie for the entire family to an original play taken away from the traditional stage to be performed by Renegade Productions at the Sun ‘n Fun pool. This story focuses on adult emotions. Also available this weekend are an Elvis tribute by the touring … Continued

LCT’s ‘Matilda the Musical’ is not just for kids … it’s a terrific show for everyone

‘Matilda’ Attraction: “Matilda the Musical” – with music and lyrics by Tim Minchon, book by Dennis Kelly, based on novel “Matilda” by Roald Deahl. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Where: Lubbock Community Theatre production at Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Ave. K. Director: Zachery Kocurek-Gentry. Crew: Annie Burge, music director; Breana Young, choreographer and Delaney … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Wilkinson, Hedges & Corbin at Cactus; Kansas at Civic Center to help Cactus; ‘Matilda;’ ‘Lion King;’ a Food Truck Throwdown

This week’s Best Bets are indeed varied, with music events including a concert by rock band Kansas (seen above), still playing such hits as “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of Know Return” and “Carry On, Wayward Son” – and a smaller show which finds Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges partnering on stage not only with … Continued

Dramatic ‘Shadow Box’ endures despite changes within theater company

Joe (Chris Davis), left, pauses with Maggie (Ayanna Arnold), right in a scene from Will of the Wind Productions’ play “The Shadow Box.”  It is being staged for the public July 12-14 in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Ave. K.  (Photo courtesy of Josh Aguirre) Theater Facts Attraction: “The Shadow Box,” a drama by Michael … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Braxton brings jazz back home … and a lot more

Considering close to 100,000 West Texans had pulled out all the stops to celebrate their American citizenship during the days preceding and including yet another 4th of July this year, a few entertainment promoters are taking somewhat large risks by even assuming  these men, women and children had enough energy, and desire, to keep the … Continued

Adult comedy ‘Tigers Be Still’ by Outpost Repertory Theater is worth seeing, especially for Rachel Hirshorn’s performance

Photo above: Sherry (Ashley Meyer) tries desperately to clean the couch while her depressed sister Grace (Rachel Hirshorn) refuses to move so she can enjoy her favorite TV commercial, in a scene from Outpost Rep’s “Tigers Be Still,” by Kim Rosenstock. Photo credit: Katie Hahn “Tigers Be Still” … a 2010 adult one-act comedy by … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Hank Williams, Cork and Pork, Royce Jam, then we head into 4th on Broadway

Before diving into Lubbock Light’s weekly choices for entertainment Best Bets, I did a little research regarding the “bonus content” being made available to all checking out “Avengers: Endgame with Bonus Content” on the big screen. Additional content has been added at every local multiplex: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Cinemark Tinseltown 17, Cinemark Movies 16 … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: ‘Annie,’ Neil Diamond & Eagles tribute, butterflies, dinosaurs and sports stuff

Television rarely is a Best Bet, but Texas Tech faces Michigan in the College World Series Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. And looking ahead, Lubbock’s only professional company, Outpost Repertory Theatre, finally returns next weekend with the Lubbock debut of “Tigers Be Still,” starring Ashley Meyer. The play will run for two weekends, June … Continued