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January 3, 2013

Actor, entertainer, icon, William Shatner to perform in Orange

Special to The Leader
Lutcher Theater

ORANGE — By popular demand, television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It,” to the Lutcher Theater, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7. Tickets range from $45-$70 and are on sale now at www.lutcher.org or by contacting the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535.

“Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” will tour 20 additional cities across the U.S. in 2012-13. The tour extension follows a three-week run in 2012 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre and a successful tour of 15 cities across the U.S.

“Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever had as an actor,” says William Shatner. “My fans are the best in the world and I can’t wait to get back on tour this year.“

The 90-minute show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film. “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment; Larry A Thompson Organization; Adam Troy Epstein; Larry A Thompson; Seth Keyes; and Josh Sherman.

For tour updates follow @WilliamShatner or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ShatnersWorld

William Shatner is an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series T.J. Hooker before hosting TV’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911.

He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods. His interview series, Shatner’s Raw Nerve, aired on Bio, and he recorded the critically acclaimed album “Has Been.” The Milwaukee Ballet performed “Common People,” which was set to songs from the record; the event is featured in the documentary Gonzo Ballet. “Seeking Major Tom,” featuring a number of heavy metal covers and songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd, was released last year. Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers.

His autobiography, “Up Till Now,” was a New York Times best-seller, and “Shatner Rules” was released in 2011. His comic book series, William Shatner Presents is based on his novels “Tek War,” “Man O’ War” and “Quest for Tomorrow,” along with a new title: “Chimera.”

He has also been successful in another area - horse breeding. A dedicated breeder of American Quarter horses, he has had enormous success with the American Saddlebred, developing and riding world champions and has won numerous world championships in several events.

He united his passions for horses and philanthropy with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, benefiting L.A.-based children’s charities. He appeared on Broadway in “A Shot in the Dark,” “The World of Suzie Wong” and “Tamburlaine the Great.” And no, there is nothing this man does not do.

Visit shatnersworld.com for more information.