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Big numbers show the big impact of the Fox Cities PAC


One of the biggest months in the history of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will arrive with the next page of the calendar.

As anticipation for Hamilton reaches fever pitch, an organization report reminded on Wednesday that big things happen nearly everyday — and all year long — as performers and programs touch thousands of Fox Valley lives.

The Fox Cities PAC released its 2018-19 Season At A Glance, which again brought out some big figures to demonstrate what’s been accomplished in their service as a key arts resource in our region.

Over the last year, the center saw 204,000 visitors, which included 177,433 ticketed patrons. They’re still bringing in new faces. Last year saw 22,400 first-time attendees.

The theater has come through as far as education.

In the last year, 24,693 participated in its Education Series events, drawing students from 156 schools.

Click here to read the full report. And get ready for a big month in Downtown Appleton.

As another successful season closes, the next one opens in monumental fashion.

Hamilton, the hottest ticket in all of theater, will make its Wisconsin premiere at the Fox Cities PAC on Oct. 1. 

The excitement might have best been illustrated last month as hundreds waited in line before 7 a.m. for the first chance at tickets.

Its Appleton run will continue through Oct. 20. 

Some blockbuster shows will arrive soon after Hamilton moves on, including The Phantom of the Opera in December, The Blue Man Group in January and Miss Saigon in February. Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville will arrive in March.