'Hamilton' to be staged at Fox Cities PAC during 2019-20 season

Hamilton: An American Musical
"Hamilton" show poster (Image courtesy MGN Online.)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- A touring version of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is coming to the Fox Valley -- but not for a few years.

Exact dates have not been announced, but the new national touring Hamilton will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for its 2019-2020 season

“Hamilton did a fantastic job kind of breaking through those Broadway barriers and being part of the social conscious of everybody in our community,” said Maria Van Laanen, the president of the Fox Cities P.A.C.

According to the show's producers, "Hamilton" is the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. The musical's score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway.

The only way to guarantee seats to the show is by purchasing season tickets for the P.A.C.'s 2018-2019 Broadway series after its announced March 5th. You'll then need to renew those season tickets for 2019-2020 when Hamilton will be in Appleton for at least eight shows.

“Otherwise people who choose not to become season ticket holders, they'll have to wait until the single ticket date is announced later in 2019 most likely,” said Van Laanen.

“The thought that people can literally buy season tickets to the P.A.C and know they'll have a seat to Hamilton, that is kind of astonishing,” said Kathy Privatt, Lawrence University Associate Professor of Theatre Arts.

Privatt has tried buying tickets for Hamilton in Chicago, which is the closest the show has come to our area.

“It's insane,” said Privatt. “It's really insane. There are individual tickets going for $6,000. There are low-end tickets that if you want the worst seat in the house, you might be able to get one three months from now for $160, plus you're going to need to drive three hours.”

Prices have not been announced yet for the P.A.C. shows.

Season ticket prices vary each year, depending on what shows are touring.

This season, 4-show season ticket packages ranged between $165 and $490.

The national tour of Hamilton will also be making stops in Milwaukee and Madison during the 2019-2020 season.