Wisconsin premiere of 'Hamilton' highlights 2019-20 P.A.C. schedule

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

APPLETON (WLUK) -- One of Broadway's hottest musicals is playing in Wisconsin this fall. "Hamilton" is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in October. It will be the state premiere for the popular musical.

It's a Broadway revolution, as some call it. "Hamilton" closes the gap between mainstream pop and Broadway performances. And it's coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center this Fall.

"That's what amazed me, it was hip hop and a Tony Award winner, that's America, that's great," said Renee Gralewicz, a season ticket holder. "It's a great musical, oh my gosh, everything I've seen about it, the songs I’ve heard, watching Lin-Manuel, watching all of is TV shows."

"Part of the buzz behind "Hamilton" is it tells our story of the founding of the nation, the way that our nation looks today," explained the Fox Cities P.A.C. President, Maria Van Laanen.

Van Laanen said tickets are limited. The only way to guarantee a seat to Hamilton and the other shows is to be a season ticket holder.

"If you choose not to be a season ticket holder, you'll have to wait later," said Van Laanen, "There will be information announced about how to get single ticket, but we know it’ll be limited."

The 5-show season ticket package ranges between $250 and $730. If you add "Phantom of the Opera", the package will range between $300 and $830.

The crowd at the show reveal on Monday also erupted in applause for the other upcoming shows including: "Escape to Margaritaville", "The Band's Visit", "Miss Saigon", and "Dear Evan Hansen."

"To see the overwhelming amount of support that is for the show is just so heartening," said Noah Kieserman.

Kieserman plays three roles in "Dear Evan Hansen" including the lead character. He explained that it's a story of feeling desired and connected.

"I would say they should bring tissue. It's a very moving piece of theater,"Kieserman said. "There's incredible vocals but most importantly, it also has incredible heart."

Van Laanen added,"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."

Three series of shows will also be featured during the 2019-2020 season: Boldt Arts Alive! Series, Spotlight Series, and Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America-Fox Cities Series. Van Laanen also said, "We invite our community to make this their gathering place to enjoy exceptional live experiences together."

"The Phantom of the Opera,"will be put on in December. Tony and Grammy award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" will play in 2020.

The full list of show series are below:

Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America-Fox Cities Series

  • Hamilton: Oct. 1-20, 2019
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Dec. 4-15, 2019
  • Blue Man Group: Jan. 24-26, 2020
  • Miss Saigon: Feb. 18-23, 2020
  • Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville: March 24-25, 2020
  • The Band's Visit: May 5-10, 2020
  • Dear Evan Hansen: June 23-28, 2020

Spotlight Series

  • Todd Green: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
  • Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
  • Jon Reep: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • A Monkey BAA Theatre Company Production, Diary of a Womabt based on book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley: Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • I Wrote That One Too: A life in songwriting from Willie to Whitney starring Steve Dorff: Friday, May 1, 2020

Boldt Arts Alive! Series

  • A.R. Gurney's Love Letters Starring Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
  • That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
  • EmiSunshine with special guest Etta May: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
  • ETHEL and Robert Mirabal: The River: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
  • Russian National Ballet's Cinderella: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
  • The Tap Pack: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Yamato-The Drummers of Japan: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • The Irish Tenors with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll: Thursday, April 23, 2020

The P.A.C. also warns consumers to only buy tickets from their website. They're also warning those who purchase tickets to avoid using Facebook events or other sites. Another precaution to take is make sure tickets are authentic, not fake.