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Encore Performing Arts Series

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Through the presentation of varied forms of performing arts, the Special Events Committee strives to educate, inspire, invoke thought, and entertain. The goal is to promote artistic expression, cultural understanding, and social awareness at Fort Hays State University and Western Kansas through the presentation of diverse, high-caliber performing arts programs.

Since the inaugural Encore Season in 1981, many world renowned artists, individuals, musicians, and shows have graced the stage of the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. Award-winning performances range from acapella group Home Free to the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Broadway musicals such as Dirty Dancing and The Wizard of Oz.  Each season brings a distinct theatre experience to Fort Hays State University and the surrounding Hays community.

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