On the evening of Monday, March 11, I had the privilege to attend the eighth annual Season Reveal Event as the The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center unveiled their 2019-20 Season. The Reveal event was an engaging and entertaining evening with descriptions and performances of the Boldt Arts Alive! Series, the Spotlight Series, and of course the main highlight, the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series. Two Wisconsin premieres, Hamilton, and Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville, join the highly-anticipated pop culture phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen, along with Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band’s Visit, and Miss Saigon as the five brand-new shows to Appleton and the Fox Cities. Two returning favorites, Phantom of the Opera and The Blue Man Group, bring the phenomenal series to a total of seven great shows this season. This season has amassed a stunning 34 Tony Awards® collectively.
I joined an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 1,700 Season Ticket Holders, donors, group leaders and special guests at the event. The program featured live performances from recent Tony® and Grammy Award® winner The Band’s Visit, and 2017 Tony Award® Best Musical and 2018 Grammy Award® winner Dear Evan Hansen.
Fox Cities P.A.C. president Maria Van Laanen, commented, “We are so excited to announce another amazing lineup of performances. Our shows this season are designed to help audiences learn more about themselves, from celebrating their deep-rooted heritage to deciding what legacy they will leave behind.
You can find the Broadway Across America shows and dates schedule below, and at foxcitiespac.com. Additional information about the Boldt Arts Alive! Series and the Spotlight Series also appear below, although the schedule is too extensive to list in this article. The schedule of shows and dates for these series can also be found at foxcitiespac.com
FRANKLIN STREET INN – PAC TICKETS AND PACKAGES
Since we are just a few blocks from the Fox Cities PAC, we are offering a new service at the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast this year – we are happy to set up theatre ticket and stay packages for our guests. The Broadway Series individual tickets will go on sale closer to the show dates of each particular show. As partners with the Fox Cities PAC, we often have access to individual tickets prior to the public ticket offerings, however pre-sale tickets for Hamilton will not be offered. All Bold Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series performances go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20.
If you are interested in a stay package, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and note the show and date in which you are interested. We will start a conversation with you to develop a customized package for a room or suite with tickets, and even dinner reservations if you wish. We will also be working with the Fox Cities PAC group sales office in an effort to put together some pre-packaged offers for a few of the shows.
Additionally, if you wish to purchase your own tickets, or buy season tickets and wish to stay the night before or after a show, the Franklin Street Inn offers a $10/night room or suite discount for Fox Cities PAC patrons when you book directly. Just call us (920-209-9711), or when booking directly on our website https://www.franklinstreetinn.com click on special rates, promotional code and use code FOXPAC for your discount. Then show us your ticket or ticket stub during your stay to retain your discount.
THE 2019-20 KIMBERLY-CLARK BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA — FOX CITIES SERIES INCLUDES:
October 1-20, 2019
The Phantom of the Opera
December 4-15, 2019
Blue Man Group
January 24-26, 2020
February 18-23, 2020
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
March 24-29, 2020
The Band’s Visit
May 5-10, 2020
Dear Evan Hansen
June 23-28, 2020
BOLDT ARTS ALIVE! SERIES AND SPOTLIGHT SERIES
The Boldt Arts Alive! Series returns, bringing cultural, adventurous and passionate performances. All of the Arts Alive! performances take place in Thrivent Financial Hall. The Spotlight Series brings an intimate, immersive experience to the forefront, making the beautiful Kimberly-Clark Theater its home.The perfect offer for theater enthusiasts, this season patrons can secure the best seats at the best prices when they select four or more titles from the Boldt Arts Alive! and/or Spotlight Series by May 13, 2019. To take advantage of this priority offer, call the ticket office at (920) 730-3760 beginning March 14 or visit in person at 400 W. College Ave. in downtown Appleton.
WARNING ABOUT UNOFFICIAL TICKET SELLERS
Please note that The ONLY OFFICIAL website for purchasing tickets to events at the Fox Cities P.A.C. is Ticketmaster.com. Patrons are encouraged to type in foxcitiespac.com or ticketmaster.com to their browser instead of using a search engine, which may pull up unofficial results. Patrons should also be wary of fraudulent Facebook events that are sometimes created to direct interested buyers to unofficial sites. If you purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third-party seller the Center cannot guarantee that your tickets are valid.
Lori and I bought season tickets this year and look forward to sharing in this amazing season of live theatre! We look forward to hosting you for a memorable experience this upcoming season.