Friday, October 12th
Since Scott Bradlee created the project in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox has amassed more than 925 million YouTube views and 3.2 million subscribers, chalked up more than 1.3 million likes on Facebook, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses in over 60 countries around the world. PMJ is known for posting new videos each week that find creative new ways to put a vintage twist on modern pop hits. A huge number of artists are involved, reimagining contemporary pop, rock, and R&B hits in the style of yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to motown, or as Bradlee puts it, “pop music in a time machine”.
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
Thursday, October 18th
The Symphony opens the Season celebrating the 100th birthday of one of America’s greatest musical geniuses (Leonard Bernstein) and the unrestrained joy of love found, Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. A dynamic season opener with an all-star line up of great music!
HUTCHINSON SWEET ADELINES
"COME TO THE CABARET"
Saturday, October 27th
The Hutchinson Sweet Adelines (A Fox Arts Partner) presents their annual show full of barbershop-style harmony, humor, and family fun.
*Children under the age of 12 are FREE and do not require a ticket.
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Friday, November 2nd
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of FIVE Grammy Awards, they have attained worldwide acclaim in a career that spans over 70 years. The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince, and Tom Waits. They have appeared on recordings with many other artists, including Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, and many more. They have appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night, The Grammy Awards, 60 Minutes, and many others.
Sponsored by The Clayworks at Disability Supports and Peoples Bank & Trust.
FOX THEATRE GHOST HUNT
With the Wichita Paranormal Research Society
Saturday, November 3rd
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Old theaters have a reputation for attracting ghosts. The Fox Theatre has been around for almost 90 years and in that time there have been numerous stories of hauntings and unexplained phenomena throughout the building. Join a team from the Wichita Paranormal Research Society in an investigation of this historic theatre and find out for yourself what spirits may be lurking. Must be 16 or older to attend and a parent or guardian must be present for those under 18. Doors will open at 6:45 PM.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
& OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES
Wednesday, November 14th
Adults $12, Children 12 & Under $10
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self. Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.
Recommended for ages 3 - 8
STRAY CAT LEE ROCKER
Friday, November 16th
Lee Rocker toured the world as the bass player for the rockabilly band “The Stray Cats”. Since then, he has formed an incredible band of his own that has gained worldwide attention. The Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, and were music video pioneers of MTV. Their mega hits including “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. In fact, the Rock and Roll hall of Fame includes “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock music. Lee Rocker has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, on Saturday Night Live, and has toured and performed with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty. Lee appeared on Broadway in 2012 starring in the hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” and in 2014 was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame.
Sponsored by Matt Schlotterback, MD at the Hutchinson Clinic
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"IT'S CHRISTMAS - CELEBRATE SOME MORE"
Thursday, December 6th
The Hutchinson High School and Nickerson High School Choirs will join the Symphony on stage, performing selections from 2016 American musical romantic comedy, La La Land! What better way to celebrate than with Tchaikovsky’s ultimate celebratory work, his Overture 1812? You can also expect an encore of seasonal selections – we promise this package will be one of the highlights of your holiday season!
Thursday, January 17th
Fresh from selling-out audiences across the globe as part of The Illusionists, the World Champions of Mindreading open up a fabulous new world of mentalism and unique illusions. Their show offers amazingly entertaining elements of clairvoyance, modern masterpieces of trickery and unforgettable moments filled with thought-provoking fun! Thommy Ten & Amélie have astounded audiences on various TV shows including NBC’s "Americas Got Talent" where they won 2nd prize and bewitched and befuddled not only the millions of viewers at home but also the judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. The whole world is puzzled by The Clairvoyants. Let yourself be entranced by Thommy Ten & Amélie van Tass. Come marvel at their magnetic art!
Sponsored by Commerce Bank
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"LET'S CELEBRATE LOVE!"
Sunday, February 3rd
Always a delight, your Anderson Concerto Competition winners are once again front and center! Celebrate another crop of exceptionally talented young musicians, winners of the Anderson Concerto Competition, as they perform on stage with the Symphony. On the flip side of the program, Berlioz’ brilliantly original landmark work will captivate and delight your senses! Also on the program, music from Bizet’s phenomenal opera, Carmen! The Symphony’s Valentine’s Day offering to you!
TONY ORLANDO IN CONCERT
Friday, February 22nd
Tony Orlando has sold millions of records and recorded five No. 1 Hits. He has two platinum and three gold albums. His classic song “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” was Billboard’s song of the year in 1973. Recently, in 2016, Tony received the Casino Entertainer of the Year Award. He has also been honored with the Jukebox Artist of the Year Award, the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Award, and the Bob Hope Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He is recipient of three American Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sponsored by First National Bank and Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System.
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works
Sunday, March 10th
Performed by the award winning Gary Mullen and the Works band, One night of Queen recreates the look, sound, pomp, and pure showmanship of the legendary rock band Queen. In 2000, Gary Mullen won British Television’s “Stars in their Eyes” with the largest number of votes ever received on the show. In 2002 he formed the band “The Works” and began touring to pay tribute to Queen. Since then, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed in the UK, USA, Germany, France, Holland, Denmark, South Africa, and New Zealand to sell out audiences.
Sponsored by Midway Motors and Peoples Bank & Trust.
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
Thursday, April 4th
For your Symphony season finale, we are thrilled to welcome back to the stage Hutchinson’s own virtuoso pianist, Dr. Matthew Cash in a performance of Prokofiev’s electric Piano Concerto in C Major! Also on the program, Ravel’s bombastic Bolero and Marquez’ magnificent and fiery Danzon No. 2.
Thursday, April 11th
Recycled Percussion has been an unstoppable international phenomenon since 1995, performing more than 4,500 shows in 15 countries. Finalists on America’s Got Talent, they have made appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent, and the Latin Grammy’s. Recycled Percussion is a fully produced, non-stop event that has been voted National Act of the Year a record breaking six times. With their own headline show in Las Vegas since 2010, they are rocking the house with talent & creativity in a dynamic high-energy audience interactive experience filled with comedy, music, amazing staging, and brilliant drumming.
Sponsored by The Clayworks at Disability Supports and Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems
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
BEWARE of online ticket resellers who are offering tickets to FOX events at INFLATED prices. This is the official website of Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, and the only official online ticket outlet for our events.