Education has been an important part of the FOX's mission since its grand reopening more than 22 years ago.  Tens of thousands of students from Hutchinson and throughout Reno County have traveled to the FOX by the bus to take part in our highly anticipated "Informances" and workshops. Aside from the cost of transportation, there is NO OTHER EXPENSE to the schools for participation in our "By The Bus" arts-in-education opportunities.  That is made possible in large part because of the generous underwriting support we receive from the Herman, Esther and Henry Stallman Foundation.

For more information about our "By The Bus" program, contact Josh Davies at 620-663-5861 Ext 204.

Hutchinson’s Historic FOX Theatre
presents our “By The Bus” Arts in Education Program
FREE “Informances” for the 2022 - 2023 Season

Funded in part by the Herman, Esther & Henry Stallman Foundation

Friday, November 18th, 2022
1:00 PM

60 Minutes • Recommended for ALL AGES

Artrageous is a truly spectacular and fun performance for children and adults alike! Art, Music, Theater, Singing, Dancing, Audience Interaction... All on one stage. All done as a team of friends seeing the world and sharing a love of the Arts. Imagine witnessing the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity, and engagement. Sponsored by ArtisTree.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
10:00 AM

60 Minutes • Recommended for Grades 2 - 6

An exciting musical adaptation of the book The Lightning Thief presented by New York’s Theatreworks USA. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school. Again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief. He must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. 

Friday, February 10th, 2023
10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

60 Minutes • Recommended for Grades 5 & 6

Have you ever wondered where the music you hear during a movie comes from? The Hutchinson Symphony will take you on a journey of film music, some of it new music and some of it borrowed from classical pieces. Music from movies such as Star Wars and Back to the Future will be performed, along with great classical pieces such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Monday, May 1st, 2023
10:00 AM

60 Minutes • Recommended for Grades 3 - 6

Presented by JazzReach from New York! Big Drum/Small World is an immersive, globally themed multi-media program featuring performances of all new commissions by prominent, internationally recognized jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as Benin (West Africa), Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, and the United States. The program also features fun, short video interludes that offer biographical backgrounds on each of the project’s composers and commentary on the various ways that both the American jazz tradition and their individual cultural heritages have informed and inspired their respective visions and artistic sensibilities. The objectives of Big Drum/ Small World are to promote the value of creative collaboration and the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore our differences, share ideas and discover common ground.

TEACHERS: To reserve FREE seats for your class for these Informances at Hutchinson’s Historic FOX Theatre, please contact Josh Davies, Fox Executive Director by phone: (620)663-5861 Ext. 204 or email:

Two weeks before each Informance, teachers with reservations receive a preparatory letter from the FOX Theatre with arrival instructions, theatre etiquette and other fun information to prepare their students, before and after.