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Keeping the arts alive, despite closed doors at the Fox Cities P.A.C.

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Ghost Light keeps the stage illuminated at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center after closing it's doors for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.{ } { }(Photo: Fox Cities P.A.C.)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- The start of the 2019-2020 season started out strong at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, with the opening of "Hamilton." But with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this year, the P.A.C. recently announced it would close the doors on the remainder of the season. President Maria Van Laanen joined Rachel Manek on Good Day Wisconsin to talk about their efforts to still keep the arts alive in the Fox Cities.

Some of the shows that were canceled or rescheduled this season include The New York Tenors, "To Kill A Mockingbird," "Aida" and "Dear Evan Hansen."

"Dear Evan Hansen" has been rescheduled for Aug. 10-15, 2021.

Other shows coming next year include "Frozen," "Tootsie," "Cats" and "Hairspray."


“We recognize that this impacts many of you who planned to visit for events this fall, so hang onto your tickets and watch our Facebook and YouTube channels on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., when we will announce all of the exciting performances that will be part of your 2021 season. We cannot wait to welcome you all back, stronger than ever, for our Act 2,” said Van Laanen.

Van Laanen says during the extended intermission, they will have many opportunities to bring the arts to the community, virtually. The Center plans to continue The Show Must Go On Show that airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. on their Facebook page.

The Fox Cities P.A.C. is also doing something fun for people planning to watch the premiere of "Hamilton" on Disney+ on July 3. The @home experience features two Crazy Sweet chocolate bars, two souvenir cups, a bottle of Federalist wine and a "Hamilton" show poster for $50. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Click here to place your order.

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