FOX FILM SERIES NOW PLAYING:
THE LION KING (2019)
October 18th and 19th at 7:30 PM
October 20th at 2:00 PM
Rated PG, 2019, 118 Minutes
Part of the Fox Film Series
Admission only $4 per person. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Film Series passes include 10 Admissions and a punch card for five FREE small popcorns for only $36, good for any FOX Film Series movie. Passes available at the door or here.
*Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, THE LION KING has been rescheduled to the weekend of October 18th.
OF THE SUPREMES
Thursday, October 17th
It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history - The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. This will be an unforgettable evening of music with one truly special music icon and her band.
Sponsored by: Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System
THE MUSIC OF CREAM
50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR
Tuesday, November 5th
THE PEDIGREE OF CREAM IN A NEW MULTI-MEDIA CONCERT EXPERIENCE!
Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton. Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more. Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream's legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. Kofi Baker (son of Ginger) and Malcolm Bruce (son of Jack) unite with Will Johns (Eric's nephew by Marriage and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation. Feel the fire and the freedom of "Spoonful", "Strange Brew", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room", "Crossroads" and "Badge" — performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy.
Sponsored by: Dr. Christopher Kain at the Hutchinson Clinic & Midway Motors
THE BUCKINGHAMS & THE BOX TOPS
Thursday, November 7th
Not one, but TWO incredible bands on one special evening! These two bands will each take the stage and perform a string of hits from their respective catalogs of rock and roll hits. The Buckinghams are one of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene and their live concerts pack power into 60s pop rock. Bringing back great memories with their chart-topping 60s hits, they also include 70s favorites in their powerful sets, electrifying audiences with dynamic vocals and solid harmonies. Full-time since 1982, original Buckinghams Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their band have continued to deliver fast-paced, solid shows that bring crowds to their feet. The Box Tops, also still headed up by founding members Bill Cunningham and Gary Talley, were inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2018 joining other Memphis music legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, BB King, and others. As they play, you can almost feel that gentle southern breeze & smell the smoky barbecue as if you are walking down Beale Street to the beat of their sweet, sensuous, slightly gritty sounds. With a long list of top-40 hits, the Box Tops are still going strong today performing to packed houses. The Buckinghams and The Box Tops will be a very special and unforgettable evening of music.
Sponsored by: ArtisTree in Memory of George Andrews
Saturday, November 9th
Special Throwback Admission: ONLY 50¢ PER PERSON, available at the door.
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Restoration of Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre.
Picnic, filmed in Hutchinson and surrounding communities, premiered at the Fox in 1955. Many local residents were cast as extras in the film and have fond memories and incredible stories about that magnificent event. The principal cast of the film, including William Holden, Kim Novak, and Rosalind Russell, all appeared on the Fox stage in celebration of its premier on June 16th, 1955. Join us for this very special presentation of the original film as we look back on the incredible history of this National Historic Landmark. The Fox, which closed in 1985 after 54 years of operation, was rescued by a small group of local citizens. A monumental fundraising campaign was launched which, by the end of the 1990s, had raised over $4.5 million. Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre reopened on January 29th, 1999 featuring a sold-out performance by actor and dance legend Gregory Hines. The theatre continues to thrive 20 years after that unforgettable evening, fulfilling the dreams and promises of all those who have believed in it over its now 88 year history.
THE HALSTEAD AWARDS
Presented by New Beginnings, Inc.
Saturday, November 16th
Why the Halstead Awards?
In the late 90’s a couple came to live at the New Beginnings Shelter – Ray and Zella Halstead. They had been found in a house with no running water or electricity. She was the little lady that traveled around in Hutchinson picking up aluminum cans on a daily basis; he tried to fix things to sell. Both had difficulty managing their day-to-day living and barely managed at a survival level. Most everyone involved with their plight thought they would require an institutional setting. As the days passed, they gained more and more of their lives back. Ray began to find discarded items and would fix and polish them to almost new, and then gave them away to other shelter residents in need. Zella bought milk for the children with the money she earned from collecting aluminum. To everyone at the time it became apparent that everyone – anyone - can give of themselves to others making the world a better place to live.
The Halstead awards were created to honor their great and generous spirit of giving.
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
Thursday, December 5th
The Symphony eagerly anticipates the Christmas concert and are thrilled to share the stage with area high school choirs: The Hutchinson High School Expressives, The Nickerson High School Madrigals, and The Sterling High School Choir. The choirs will be performing Christmas and other orchestral favorites. Plan to enjoy their musical gifts as these talented artists present and unwrap them for your delight!
December 13th & 14th at 7:30 PM
December 15th at 3:00 PM
A uniquely Kansas adaptation of Tchaikovsky's traditional Nutcracker.
Set in 1869 Kansas, this century's new holiday tradition made its debut in 2000 at the Fox. Prairie Nutcracker is the perfect heart-warming American celebration for the heartland's holiday season. It features an enchanting musical score masterfully adapted from Tchaikovsky by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Nebraska. A delightful and wonder filled holiday gift for the whole family.
"It's about magic, music, family, and celebration!"
The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2019
Thursday, December 19th
A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, Kenny G‘s sound has become a staple in adult contemporary and smooth jazz music. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.
SONS OF SERENDIP
with THE HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY
Saturday, January 18th
Finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, Sons of Serendip has been gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since AGT, the group has toured nationally, sharing their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions with audiences all around the country. For this very special performance they will unite with our own Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of joyous music.
Sponsored by: The Clayworks at Disability Supports & Peoples Bank & Trust
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"SEASON FOR LOVE!"
Sunday, February 23rd
Always a delight, Anderson Concerto Competition winners on stage with the Symphony plus a Stage 9 Revue that will thrill! Add to that two challenging pieces inspired by love. The concert features the Andreson Concerto competition winners, Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture The Hebrides, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by Richard Rodgers and a Stage 9 revue featuring the best of romantic music theatre.
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
with Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, and more!
Tuesday, February 25th
Featuring Emmy Award Winner CLINT HOLMES, 10-time Grammy Award Winner and Gospel Music Hall of Famers TAKE 6, Award-Winning Vocalist NNENNA FREELON, Stellar and Grammy Award-Winning Saxophonist KIRK WHALUM, a Gospel Choir and more! Ray Charles, a Georgia native son was an American treasure who won every major honor from the Georgia music hall of fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame... from the Kennedy Honors to a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. He transcended racism and cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country around the world...he was the genius! Boasting iconic tunes from the catalogue of the genius himself, the artists make each song a winning part of the tapestry that is Ray Charles music.
Sponsored by: The Clayworks at Disability Supports & First National Bank of Hutchinson
COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD
Sunday, March 15th
Armed with only their wits, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest! You just might also get to join in on the fun on stage. It’s a hilarious comedic high wire act… just like a live version of ‘Whose Line!’ How the heck do they do it? We don’t know either! Don’t miss the best duo in improv in the Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Tour.
Sponsored by: Commerce Bank & Dr. Matthew Schlotterback at the Hutchinson Clinic
ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS
THE NUMBER ONE TRIBUTE TO PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS, & CASH
Thursday, April 2nd
“One Night in Memphis” features over 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel and rock and roll in a very authentic and energetic presentation featuring nationally known talent. The show recreates that magical night of December 4th, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash found themselves jamming at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Little did they know that their jam session was being recorded and preserved for all time, representing all the performers in their prime and the very best music of that time. “One Night in Memphis” is created and directed by John Mueller from the highly acclaimed show “Winter Dance Party” and has met with the same accolades and audience standing ovations. The San Francisco Examiner raves, “An Amazing Show!”
Sponsored by: The Beach-Edwards Family Foundation & Elliott Mortuary
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"SPRING REIGNS SUPREME!"
Sunday, April 19th
For their season finale, the Symphony is thrilled to feature some our best local talent as Dr. Schroeder thrills us with his passion and talent on jazz trumpet, and welcoming Badinage to the stage is always a treat. Round that out with American composers Barber and Copeland! Concert features Samuel Barber's First Essay for Orchestra, Appalachian Spring composed by Aaron Copland, Allan Gilliland's A Jazz Concerto for Trumpet in Dreaming of the Masters III featuring Dr. Nick Schroeder along with selections featuring Hutchinson Community College's jazz vocal group Badinage under the direction of Neal Allsup.
Fox Featured in Western Art & Architecture Magazine
Western Art & Architecture is a well-respected publication for art collectors and architecture aficionados across the United States. All of WA&A‘s features, columns, and photography focus on America’s love affair with the Western visual arts — from the classic Western masters to contemporary trendsetters — in lively, creative communities from Texas to the West Coast. Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre has been prominently featured in WA&A's June/July 2018 issue, available both in print and online, in a piece focusing on historic theaters of the American West. Other theaters featured in the piece alongside the Fox include the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, the Central City Opera in Central City, Colorado, the Panida Theatre in Sand Point, Idaho, Peery's Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, Utah, and the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California.
Click Here To See The Feature Online at Western Art & Architecture
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
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