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Sunflower Performing Arts

An update from Sunflower Performing Arts chair Holly Swartzendruber

Hesston College has decided to reschedule the 2020-21 season performances. Based on the complications caused by the COVID-19 virus, we felt it wisest and safest to cancel/reschedule the season. I have been working to reschedule the performances of Chanticleer, Canadian Brass and Mad River Theater Works, ideally for the 2021-22 season–in fact, we plan to present the Canadian Brass in December of 2021, so we have that to look forward to! We will keep you informed of the 2021-22 season as we are able.

For those who have already paid for their 2020-21 season tickets, we can either provide you with a refund, or you can ask us to “hold” the money and use it for season tickets for the 2021-22 season. Please email Holly Swartzendruber ( or Karen Unruh ( with any questions or concerns. Please consider a third option: donating that money to Sunflower Performing Arts. Even though we won’t incur the usual costs of presenting, we will have administrative expenses, and possible deposits to pay to the 2021-22 performers. Unsurprisingly, performing artists and those who support them (managers, agents, etc.) are struggling to secure incomes at this time and for the foreseeable future. If we are able to help them by paying some of their fee ahead of time, we would like to do so. As we navigate the world of COVID-19, in combination with this year of transition from Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts to Sunflower Performing Arts, we would especially value your generosity. Donations may be mailed to:

Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College
PO Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062

The joy and encouragement that come through the arts are even more precious in these challenging days. Thanks so much for your continued support of Sunflower Performing Arts!

Welcome to the newly re-imagined Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College – formerly Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts. We are excited to continue offering the wide variety of outstanding performing arts ensembles that our south central Kansas audience has come to love and appreciate for more than 35 years. We hope you enjoy the season!

The 2020-21 season has been postponed to 2021-22. Anticipated performances include:

Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College