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Fort Hays State’s Encore Series announces lineup for 39th season
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HAYS – A wonderful variety of musicals, plays, dance and instrumental music make up the 2019-2020 season of the Encore Performing Arts Series at Fort Hays State University. 

“For 39 years, the Encore Series has been a cultural gem of Western Kansas,” said Jacob Ternes, chair of the university’s Special Events Committee. “This season will continue to bring national and international performances right here to the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center stage. I hope our patrons consider purchasing season tickets, because we expect several individual shows to sell out.” 

Ternes said this year’s series has a show for all audiences. The season will open with “Reza: The Edge of Illusion.” More than a magic show, Reza infuses state-of-the-art production elements, masterful comedic timing, and interactive and inspirational moments, allowing the audience to experience the magic first hand. 

Additional shows include “Cirque Mechanics,” “Finding Neverland,” “Bandstand,” “Fiesta Folclorico,” “Anne of Green Gables.” This season will also include a holiday event: “M-PACT: White Christmas,” an evening of holiday favorites. 

Season tickets for the 2019-2020 Encore Performing Arts Series are available beginning Monday, Aug. 5. Fort Hays State University students, faculty and staff, as well as senior citizens (65 and over) and youths (ages 5 to 17) receive discounts. 

For more information call the Memorial Union Student Service Center at 785-628-5306 or visit Previous season ticket holders will receive the series booklet in the mail within the next few weeks. 

All performances for the 2019-2020 season start at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus.