The Mission Statement of The Henderson County Performing Arts Center is: We Entertain. We Educate. We Change Lives. In our fifty-one years of continuous operation our primary goal has been to always bring quality entertainment and education to the East Texas Region. For approximately twenty-five years, Athens Little Theatre operated under the direction of a totally volunteer Board of Directors and committees of workers who acted, designed and built sets, made costumes and did whatever was necessary to make the magic happen.Athens Little Theatre became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1980 and has operated as such since that time. Our mission statement is: We Entertain. We Educate. We Change Lives.
Henderson County Performing Arts Center operated under the leadership of Executive Director Dennis Gilmore (1989-2014) for twenty-five of our fifty-one years of existence. Dennis is now Executive Director Emeritus. The current Executive Director is Marcia Colbert.
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