Encore Series to kick-off season in October
08/13/2007

From classical music sensation The Five Browns, to the knee slapping musical "Three Redneck Tenors," Fort Hays State University's Encore Series should provide a wide taste of culture for everyone during the 2007-2008 season.

All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. To kick the season off, Asleep at the Wheel, an Austin, Texas, western swing band, will share its music of nearly 40 years. The band will perform on Thursday, Oct. 11. Tickets for reserved seats for the performance are $25 for the public, $23 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $21 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $21, $18 and $16, respectively.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, a dance and musical performance group of eight to14 dancers and musicians, will entertain on Thursday, Nov. 1. This performance will be, according to The New York Times, "An infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance." Tickets for reserved seats are $18 for the public, $16 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $14 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $14, $12 and $10 respectively.

Acrobatics, machines, theatre and circus will become one in Cirque-Works Birdhouse Factory on Wednesday, Nov. 14. This show is a place where acrobatics and early 20th-century machines come together for a spectacular presentation of laughter, love, flight, loss and birdhouses. Tickets for reserved seats are $30, $28 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $25 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $26, $24 and $20 respectively.

The two-act, 18-song musical production of "Three Redneck Tenors" will be presented Thursday, Jan. 17. The story of three yokels from Paris, Texas, including Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee, is full of laughter and big-city music. They were even on NBC's "America's Got Talent" performing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Reserved seating is $26, $24 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $22 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $22, $20 and $18 respectively.

"One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years," the New York Post wrote last year of The Five Browns. This youthful and all-American quintet of Julliard-trained brothers and sisters will appear on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Tickets for reserved seats are $20, $18 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $16 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $16, $14 and $12 respectively.

"The Producers," directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, will come to Hays on Monday, Feb. 15. This performance is "Simply the funniest, most fearlessly irreverent thing I have ever seen on a Broadway stage!" wrote USA Today. This show won the most Tony Awards ever. Reserved seating is $30, $28 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $26 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $26, $24 and $22 respectively.

Slashing the trademark "Z," the classic tale "The Mark of Zorro" is touring for the first time since its 1920 release. This Spanish-flavored feature will be on Tuesday, March 25. Tickets for reserved seats are $18, $16 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $14 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $14, $12 and $10 respectively.

Blast! is an explosion of music and theatre. The 35 brass, percussion and visual performers will present a 15-number show including classical, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and techno-pop. Tickets for reserved seats are $28, $25 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $22 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $22, $20 and $18 respectively.

To order season or individual tickets, call (785) 628-5308 or (785) 628-5801 or visit http://www.fhsu.edu/perf_arts/.


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