Live At The Ritz

Ritz Starz Program Returns this July  (News Release from May 13, 2015)

Program Includes Free Movies & Discounts for Members

WELLINGTON, Texas – The popular children’s program “Ritz Starz” will return to the Wellington Ritz Theatre this summer. Area youth will enjoy that magic mixture of entertainment and education which has long been a summertime favorite.

Ritz Starz members will attend a free movie and listen to a short story each Monday afternoon in July. Members also receive discounts on all children’s events throughout the year, ensuring that participation pays dividends for months to come. Movies will begin each Monday at 1:00 pm and will end at approximately 3:00 pm.

Enrollment forms will be distributed at Wellington Elementary School and can be requested by contacting the Ritz. Eligible children are age four and up. Membership is valid for one year and costs $15.00 if enrolled before June 15 and $20.00 if enrolled after June 15. All former Ritz Starz members must renew their membership in order to participate.

You may return enrollment forms by bringing them to the Ritz during open hours or you may arrive early at the first event on Monday, July 6. If planning to return forms on July 6, please allow thirty minutes before the movie begins.

For more information visit, contact 806-447-0090, or email


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September 6          Riders In The Sky

Riders in the Sky to Perform at Ritz Theatre – Tickets go on sale to Ritz Sustaining Co-Star and Producer Circle Members on July 23 at 6:30 and to the general public on July 24th at 6:00.

Grammy winning “Comedy & Western” group set to perform on Sunday, September 6

WELLINGTON, Texas – The widely acclaimed, Riders in the Sky, will bring their long-hailed brand of wit and western charm to the Wellington Ritz stage on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Attendees may also enjoy an early start to the evening by chowing down on a catered BBQ dinner by Top Notch BBQ of Childress which begins at 6:00 PM. The tickets for the show itself are $45.00 while tickets for the BBQ are $15.00 per person.  Tickets for the performance and/or BBQ may be purchased online, by phone (806-447-0090) or in person at the theatre.

The Riders in the Sky bring to each performance an experienced mix of comedy, musical prowess, and songwriting genius. They learned from and continue the traditions set in place by legends such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers. Though exclusively Western, their music includes a wit which appeals to audiences of many backgrounds and that stands the test of time.

The Riders in the Sky have been performing continuously for 30 years and have racked up a number of accomplishments during that time. They are the only exclusively Western group to win a Grammy and the only exclusively Western group to join the Grand Ol Opry. Just to name a few of their other accolades, they are members of the Western Music Hall of Fame, they won “Entertainers of the Year” seven times, and they are on the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars. The Riders have performed in venues from the White House to Major League Baseball games to theatres full of children. They have been called “America’s Favorite Cowboys,” and Billboard Magazine hailed them as one of “the most historically significant acts in the history of American music.”

For tickets and further information visit the Ritz box office during open hours, call (806) 447-0090, or visit the website at



October 19         Storybook Theatre performance of “The New Little Red Riding Hood” at 6:30
October 26         Canned Food Drive to benefit local food pantries
November 7       Little Texas Live In Concert
December 14      Polar Express Pajama Party/Toy Drive for CASA