Hutchinson's Historic FOX Theatre is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation and is listed on the State and National Historic Register. The FOX is entirely funded by donations from foundations, members & patrons just like you.
BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN
Thursday, February 18th, 7:30 PM
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner, has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Mathews, Earl Scruggs, and the entire Cleveland Orchestra for his Banjo Concert 'The Impostor'. Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. An alumnus of Uncle Earl, the powerhouse all-female stringband, her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia. Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat. No wonder they are married and have a new baby.
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THE PLATINUM TOUR
Thursday, March 10th, 7:30 PM
Jim Brickman is the most commercially successful instrumental pop pianist of the last three decades. Four of his albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America – 1995’s By Heart, 1997’s Picture This and The Gift, and 1999’s Destiny – for sales of more than 500,000 copies. Overall, he’s sold more than 7 million albums. Jim has amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 hits. His collaboration with soaring country songstress Martina McBride, the beautiful paean to love titled “Valentine,” scored at mainstream country radio in 1998, peaking at #9. Other Brickman staples include “Simple Things” with Rebecca Lynn Howard, “Peace” and “The Gift,” both with Collin Raye and Susan Ashton, “Never Alone” with Lady Antebellum, and “Love of My Life” with Michael W. Smith. Most recently in 2013, Brickman's The Magic of Christmas featuring the 2003 remake of "Sending You A Little Christmas" with Johnny Mathis landed at #1 on Billboard New Age and took the #58 spot on the Billboard Top 200.
PATTY GRIFFIN, SARA WATKINS & ANAÏS MITCHELL
"USE YOUR VOICE" TOUR
Saturday, March 26th, 7:30 PM
In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening. With a career spanning over two decades, Griffin is the recipient of a Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Gospel Album,” a Grammy Nomination for “Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album,” and The American Music Association’s 2007 “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” awards. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins, first praised for her work as a founding member of Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, has since established an extraordinary solo career including highly acclaimed studio albums and collaborations with artists such as John Mayer and The Decemberists and has made a name for herself on radio with frequent appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Anaïs Mitchell has been compared to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Gillian Welch for her musical style, sound and performance. Winner of the Kerrville Festival’s “New Folk Award” and nominee for the Folk Alliance’s “Best Contemporary Artist Award”, Mitchell is widely recognized as a unique and impressive young voice in the resurging American folk movement. The tour is in partnership with the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization that promotes voter registration.
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Sunday, April 3rd, 7:30 PM
Members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and listed as one of the top 50 bands of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine, THE TEMPTATIONS have 4 Grammy Awards, 18 Number One Billboard Singles, 23 Top-Ten Singles and 10 Top Ten Albums. Performing legendary songs like "My Girl", "Get Ready", "Losing You", "Just My Imagination" and many more, The Temptations and their 15-piece band present a live stage show that continues to “wow” audiences around the world. The Temptations constantly enlist new fans as they keep delivering their “Motown” vocal sound that made them famous. “Get ready, cause here they come”!
POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER
Thursday, April 28th, 7:30 PM
*Purchase via phone or at the Box Office and receive one chile ticket (12 & Under) FREE with each paid adult ticket.
The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of house cats, dogs, parrots… even geese and mice! Critics describe the show as a unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Gregory Popovich has rescued these animals from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into superstars. Popovich is a fifth generation circus performer. He released his first book “You CAN Train Your Cat” in late 2009 and has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, in USA Today and People Magazine.
Vertical Sign Restoration Celebration
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Vertical Sign Restoration Celebration! Here is a short video from the event in case you missed it.
FOX Awarded $200,000 in Tax Credits
Presenting a Tremendous Opportunity For Donors
Hutchinson’s Historic FOX Theatre has received an award of $200,000 in tax credits from the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Service Tax Credit Program. The FOX is one of just 23 nonprofit organizations in the state to be awarded these tax credits, which can be used to provide support for capital fundraising projects. The theatre will use funds from donors who wish to take advantage of these credits to help complete our Stage & Technology Improvement Project, which includes repairing the 84- year-old theatre’s damaged and deteriorating stage floor structure while also updating electronic and technical equipment and systems associated with presenting live performing arts events. These repairs and updates have become increasingly critical over the past few years, threatening to prevent the continued operation of the FOX as a live performance venue.
Each year, nonprofit community service organizations submit proposals to the Department of Commerce. If the organization is awarded tax credits, it is then authorized to offer those credits to donors making contributions to the approved fund-raising project. Tax credits for this program are allocated to these groups annually at a rate of 50% in non-rural areas. As an example, qualified donors who give $1,000 to an approved project in a non-rural area would receive a 50 percent (or $500) tax credit against their Kansas income tax liability. If the donor does not have any Kansas tax liability, they will receive a check from the state for the amount of the credit (in this case $500). In addition, the donor would receive federal tax benefits if they itemize, which would again decrease their tax liability.
Donors can take advantage of these credits right now by making a contribution to the theatre, and in exchange receive tax credits valued at 50% of their donation to be used during the next 18 months for their 2015 or 2016 Kansas state income taxes. The is an exceptional opportunity to stretch your giving dollars much further than otherwise possible and make a big difference in the future of Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre, a nationally significant and cherished landmark.
*Tax Credits available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about tax credits or to make a donation, contact:
Director of Development
(620) 663-5861 Ext. 205 or (877) FOX-SHOW Ext. 205
*Mitch is also available to schedule a special meeting or presentation with your group or club about tax credits and the FOX.
DELOS V. SMITH FILM SERIES PASSES ON SALE NOW
Save money with a Delos V. Smith Film Series Pass! Each pass includes 10 admissions for only $36 and comes with a FOX Popcorn card for 5 FREE popcorns from the FOX Concession Stand. And now Delos V. Smith Film Series Passes aren't movie specific, so you can redeem your pass for admission or admissions to any regular Delos V. Smith Film Series movie, including future seasons!
*Delos V. Smith Film Series Passes are not accepted for special events, holiday movies, FOX Kids Series movies, or other movies designated "no passes".
Architectural Digest Features Hutchinson Fox Among Prestigious Theatres
Architectural Digest, a prominent print and online publication considered to be “the international design authority” by its readership, featured our own Hutchinson Fox Theatre among fourteen other historic movie palaces across the country in a recent online feature titled “Showstoppers: 14 Historic American Theaters”.
Other venues pictured alongside the Fox include Thalian Hall in Wilmington, North Carolina, Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York and the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, California.
Click Here To See The Feature Online at Architectural Digest