Saturday, September 20th, 7:30 PM
$45, $40, $35
Fans who loved the comedy of Russian born entertainer Yakov Smirnoff throughout his expansive career on television, the silver screen and Broadway can experience the hilarity once again with Yakov Live!
In his new national tour, audience members will enjoy Yakov's insightful and laughter-filled philosophy on life, love, family and country. The New York Times called his one man show, "warm-hearted, delightful and splendidly funny."
A mainstay in the entertainment scene since the late 1970's, Smirnoff was a regular guest star on the award winning NBC sitcom, Night Court. He has been a popular guest of numerous national TV shows including the Tonight Show. You've seen him on HBO and enjoyed his humor on his critically acclaimed Showtime special. Yakov has also co-starred in movies with Robin Williams in Moscow on the Hudson, Tom Hanks in The Money Pit, Meryl Steep and Jack Nicholson in Heartburn and Richard Pryor in Brewster's Millions. Yakov was invited to perform at the White House for several presidents and honored guests. President Ronald Reagan called Yakov a, "national treasure."
Since 1992, Smirnoff has performed at his own theater in Branson, Missouri, where he has entertained over four million visitors and produced several outstanding award-winning shows. His comedic style is firmly grounded within his mission statement "to experience happiness and teach it to the world with passion through comedy and sensitivity."
In his newest endeavor, "The Happily Ever Laughter Tour", Smirnoff takes his comedy to a new level to showcase laughter's effects on relationships and envisions a world where sadness and tears are replaced with love and laughter.
His funny philosophies can also be heard at Missouri State University and Drury University where Smirnoff is a professor who teaches about the relationship of love and laughter. He received his master's degree in psychology from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and is a bestselling author.
Whether on stage or in a classroom, Smirnoff's audiences love him. He is passionate about helping people extend the honeymoon stage of their relationships and "fall in love and laughter all over again." While in the process of doing so, he leaves his crowd in stitches, fulfilling his promise that you will laugh your Yak- off.
The Texas Gypsies
Friday, October 10th, 7:30 PM
$35, $30, $25
The Texas Gypsies are a collection of well seasoned players comprised of Grammy winners and musicians who have backed many of today's top performers, including: The Jacksons, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Texas Playboys, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Barbara Mandrell, the Blues Brothers and many more! They are known for their unique take on Classic Jazz and Swing, Gypsy Jazz (Django), Western Swing (Bob Wills), New Orleans, and Pop. This "Retro - Electric" award winning band has established itself as classy, unique and fun!
“Why didn't you tell me you were one of the best bands in Texas! I give the show an A+!!”
-Tom Keener Allen Civic Auditorium
"Many of our patrons said this was the best concert of the season! Thanks for the sold out performance! You were fantastic!”
-Janey Richardson Spicewood Arts Society
"With the release of Café Du Swing, the Texas Gypsies have accomplished what few bands have even tried, let alone succeeded in doing in the past. The group blends elements of traditional small group Swing, Gypsy Jazz and Western Swing into a tightly woven fabric of 21st Century sophistication and jumpin, thumpin entertainment".
"A buzz is building for the Swinging Texas Gypsies. Their CD comes loaded with Charm and Chops!"
- Mario Tarradell (Staff Critic) The Dallas Morning News
Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre Inc., a regional center for the arts, seeks a full-time Development Director to implement a comprehensive fundraising program. The Fox Theatre is located in Hutchinson, KS (pop. 41,000) and is located approximately 40 miles west of Wichita. The Fox Theatre is a stunning example of art deco architecture and is the State Movie Palace of Kansas. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Duties include directing the professional identification, cultivation, solicitation and appreciation of donors for the Annual Fund Program and Capital Campaign. The Development Director will oversee corporate, individual and foundation giving programs for the theatre, write grants, handle special events and assist with marketing.
Bachelor’s degree and preferably 3 years experience with non-profit fundraising. Requires high energy, flexible, professional, self-motivated , organized person with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in word processing and spread sheet software.
Qualified candidates please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org