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Comedian Chonda Pierce, AKA “The Queen of Clean” makes Ritz Theatre appearance May 2
WELLINGTON, Texas – Renowned Christian comedian Chonda Pierce, a Christian comedian known as “The Queen of Clean” brings her hilarious and inspirational take on real life to the Ritz Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
Tickets for the event are $45 and $35, and are offered for early sale to Co-Star, Producer’s Circle and Oscar Nominee members at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Sales open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Tickets may be purchased at the Ritz box office, over the phone at (806) 447-0090 or through the website,www.wellingtonritztheatre.com.
Pierce has been called “the funniest and most relatable comedian to ever take the stage,” and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage and has been recorded in several Gaither Homecoming releases. She got her start in comedy paying her way through college as a performer at Opryland USA in Nashville, Tenn. Pierce tells of a troubled childhood, and how entertaining and making audiences laugh provided a catharsis for healing.”I was hooked!” Pierce said of her early days on the stage. “I loved the sound of an audience laughing. It was just the medicine I needed.”
In addition to her performances, Pierce has written eight books, including Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian’s Journey Through Depression. She has five gold-certified comedy albums and two platinum albums to her name. Her comedy segments also frequently appear on XM Radio’s Laugh USA and Sirius Satellite Radio’s Blue Collar Comedy 103.
Pierce is a member of the Christian Comedy Association, but outside the comedy, she is a spokesperson for World Vision and works with various other Christian leaders and organizations.

Texas Storybook Theatre performs at Ritz May 4

Texas troupe promotes literacy throughout world

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WELLINGTON, Texas – The Wellington Ritz Theatre is proud to present the Texas Storybook Theatre and their performance of “Goldifox & the Two Hares” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4.

The Storybook Theatre displays a dynamic style of “edutainment.” It combines whimsy, comedy, and fresh takes on children’s classics to entertain and promote literacy among young audiences. The company has become one of the most sought after children’s theaters in the nation since it was established 24 years ago by owner and performer, Lynn Draper. Since then the group has performed for over two million children worldwide in theaters, schools, festivals, workshops, churches, and businesses. It is sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts and is recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as an “American Masterpieces” touring artist.

On May 4, the group will arrive in Wellington to present an original story titled “Goldifox and the Two Hares.” This show puts an eccentric twist on an old fairy tale while discussing such important childhood topics as proper nutrition and building friendships. They will perform for Wellington Elementary School earlier in the day and will then provide a special public performance that evening.

The Ritz is especially pleased to offer this evening event free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of a reusable water bottle or cash in support of the Wellington Opportunity Center’s Summer Program.

 

Coming in 2015

July                       Theatre Camp  July 20-25        Details to be announced at a later date.
July                        Ritz Starz Children’s Program each Monday in July
September 6          Riders In The Sky
October                  Canned Food Drive to benefit local food pantries
November 7            Little Texas
December               Polar Express Pajama Party/Toy Drive for CASA