A Palette of Creativity:
Explore Art in its Many Forms at the PAC

From the enchanting Nutcracker in December all the way to the laughter-inducing January comedy Clue, allow me to guide you through the rich tapestry of creativity unfolding at the PAC over the next two months.

The Nutcracker Magic: A Timeless Holiday Tradition
The Nutcracker at the PAC is more than just ballet; it’s an annual celebration of art and tradition that brings joy and wonder to audiences of all ages. Join us as we embark on this magical journey through the mesmerizing intricacies of choreography, the allure of costumes, and the dedication of the professional and student dancers and their families who make this timeless holiday tradition come alive on our stage December 15-17. Click HERE for THE NUTCRACKER Tickets

“Winter’s Waltz: A Visual Symphony of the Season”
Prepare to be captivated as Stargazer Art Events presents “Winter’s Waltz,” an art installation in the PAC Gallery that invites you into the heart of winter through the captivating visuals of local artists. “Winter’s Waltz” art installation will coincide with Nutcracker performances December 15-17. If you’re an artist interested in submitting your work, you can learn more at

Playwriting and Producing for the Stage
Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned playwright, embark on a transformative journey from the written word to the spotlight of the stage with The PAC’s “Page to Stage” workshops led by Kentucky Shakespeare. From dialogue dynamics to scene setting, explore the unique challenge of translating your words into a dynamic visual and auditory experience. The first of three workshops is just around the corner at The PAC on January 23. Visit to secure your spot now for a chance to learn, create, and connect with fellow aspiring playwrights eager to see and hear their words leap from the page to captivate the hearts and minds of theatergoers.

Whodunit Laughter: Clue Takes the Stage in January
As the new year unfolds, the classic mystery comedy Clue takes center stage at The PAC in January. Prepare for an evening filled with hilarious twists, turns, and unexpected laughter as this timeless whodunit comes to life in a live ProAm performance for one weekend only – January 19-21. Get your tickets now for a night of whodunit laughter that will leave you guessing and giggling until the curtain falls. Click HERE for CLUE Tickets

Embrace the Wonder of Art at the PAC
Whew! Whether you’re a dance enthusiast, an art connoisseur, a theater buff, or a budding playwright, The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center awaits, ready to unfold a palette of creativity for all to explore. Check it out at

Video Links

The links below provide a video version of this month’s blog and a link to HCECTV’s The Monthly Marquee, an interview program hosted by Bart focused on performing arts activities in our region.

Audience Survey Winners

Congratulations to Terry Richardson, Rita Cloum, Larry Estes, and Bree Cunningham each a lucky winner of a $20 PAC gift certificate for completing an Audience Survey last month.

Audience Survey

Share your thoughts on your recent PAC visit and get entered into the next drawing.


This month, the PAC Spotlight shines on John Hardin High School’s Nylah Whitfield performing as Clara in The Nutcracker this month at the PAC and Central Hardin High School’s Principal Tim Isaacs, who plays Clara’s father in The Nutcracker and will be appearing as Colonel Mustard in Clue at the PAC in January.

What have you participated in at the PAC?
NYLAH: Oklahoma, The Little Mermaid, The Nutcracker, and The Jungle Book
TIM: Annie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lend Me a Tenor, Les Miserables, The Nutcracker, and The Little Mermaid are some of my favorites.

What have been your most rewarding PAC experiences?
NYLAH: Youth Theatre of Hardin County. I look forward to this program each and every summer.
TIM: The experiences I have enjoyed the most have included the opportunities to work with my students and develop working relationships that were truly collaborative. I have had the privilege of watching my students and my own children grow up with amazing experiences that students in other districts aren’t blessed to have as an option. In addition, I have been able to push past some of my own limitations and grow as a performer and a person.

Why is the PAC important to you?
NYLAH: Since moving here in 2020, the PAC has given me a community to grow and blossom in the arts. I have always loved theatre, and the PAC provides me an opportunity to be not only a participant but also a consumer of the arts.
TIM: The people I have met and had the privilege to work with are the first things I think about, from the professionals who challenged me to step up to the young people who reminded me to provide an example. For me at least, it all comes back to the relationships. The PAC has had a positive impact on not just me but both my girls, who have great memories both on the stage and in the audience.

Why should the PAC be important to others?
NYLAH: Throughout the year, the PAC not only provides our community with several opportunities to experience the arts, whether it be ballet, theatre, or dance but also showcases the immense talent nestled here in our Hardin County community!
TIM: I don’t think we understand as a community how blessed we are to have this resource. The PAC brings opportunities to this area that not many communities our size usually have. Programs like Youth Theater of Hardin County continue to flourish, and having a resource like the PAC makes this ongoing success possible.