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Lone Star Ballet to 'Remember the Alamo' in New Production

The Lone Star Ballet announced the lineup for its upcoming season on Thursday and one show later this season will transport patrons back in time to an event unlike any other.

On January 25th, the Lone Star Ballet will present “Remember the Alamo” at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts. The production will feature stage acting, dance, and music and will tell the story of the defenders of the Alamo and the battle that has been enshrined as one of the most important events in Texas history.

Award-winning playwright King Hill, an Amarillo native behind last year’s original ballet, “Lone Star Legends and Love Stories,” is behind the new work. This production will feature another collaboration between Hill and Lone Star Ballet choreographer Vicki McLean, who also collaborated with Hill on last year’s production.

During a press conference at the Lone Star Ballet’s offices, Hill said the show would be a remarkable experience for students around the area attending early performances.

"One of our missions is education and this takes that to a whole new level," Hill said.

Among the members of the cast will be performers from the Lone Star Ballet and other notable individuals from the community. Amarillo restaurateur Victor Leal will perform in the show, as will musician Ed Montana.

Also, on Thursday, the Lone Star Ballet announced the rest of the shows in its upcoming lineup. “Frankenstein” will take place on October 26th and 27th, “The Nutcracker” will be performed from December 7th through the 9th, Envy Dance Company will perform on February 9th, and “Sleeping Beauty” will take place on April 12th and 13th. All shows, with the exception of “The Nutcracker” will take place at the Globe News Center. “The Nutcracker” will be performed at the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium.

Tickets for the shows will be available through Panhandle Tickets.

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