Arthur Reigns, “Camelot” Shines at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora The Encore Musical Theatre is currently presenting Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot” in a lively production featuring Stephen West as King Arthur. West’s rich baritone has been heard on the stages of the finest opera houses internationally and across the USA. He has appeared in previous Encore stage productions, starring in “Fiddler on … More Arthur Reigns, “Camelot” Shines at Encore Musical

Encore Musical Goes “Into the Wild”

By Daniel Skora In April of 1992, Christopher McCandless, a twenty-four year old college graduate headed out to the Alaskan wilderness with little more than a backpack, a .22 caliber rifle, a  minimal supply of food, and the high hopes that idealism often bestows with great abundance upon those with adventurous souls. Though better prepared … More Encore Musical Goes “Into the Wild”

“Noises off!” Become Noises On at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora “Noises Off” is a phrase used to describe those sounds that are made offstage during a theatrical play that are part of the performance and meant to be heard by the audience. It’s also the title of the hilariously funny comedy that’s currently playing at The Encore Musical Theatre. “Noises Off!” is … More “Noises off!” Become Noises On at Encore Musical

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious “Mary Poppins” at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora The Encore Musical Theatre Company of Dexter has gotten so good at putting on musicals that are tailor made for larger venues that you can’t help but marvel at their success. Now, with their current production of “Mary Poppins”, they have another hit on their hands. So what’s the secret to their … More A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious “Mary Poppins” at Encore Musical

“The Full Monty” and Downside of Unemployment Exposed at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora What’s a working man to do when the steel mills have closed their doors and he’s behind in his child support payments, or he’s got a wife who’s gotten used to the finer things in life and doesn’t know that the repo man will soon be knocking at the door? Well, if … More “The Full Monty” and Downside of Unemployment Exposed at Encore Musical

“My Fair Lady” a Scorcher at the Box Office

By Daniel Skora It’s Broadway in Dexter with The Encore Musical Theatre putting on a production of “My Fair Lady” that’s so good it’s worthy of a New York audience. Musicals are the hallmark of The Encore, but with this show they’ve exceeded even what their audiences have come to expect. Some of what makes … More “My Fair Lady” a Scorcher at the Box Office

it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

By Daniel Skora One of the disadvantages of writing for a newspaper is that much of what the reader sees and reads of an author’s work has been determined by someone other than the person who wrote the article. Word count, positioning, availability of space for pictures, deadlines, the title that goes above the review, … More it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

A Rogues’ Gallery of Assassins at Encore Musical

Fame is an equal opportunity employer. It bestows its laurels on heroes and villains alike, judging neither the intentions of its seeker nor the consequences of their actions. The sole determination of who becomes famous is simply a matter of numbers: the more people that know your name, the more famous you have become. And … More A Rogues’ Gallery of Assassins at Encore Musical

Encore Musical Serves Up Splendid “Sondheim”

By Daniel Skora No composer/lyricist loomed larger on the Broadway stage during the latter half of the 20th century than Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim’s career began as lyricist for “West Side Story” in 1957 and “Gypsy” in 1959. From there, he went on to become both composer and lyricist for more than a dozen blockbuster Broadway … More Encore Musical Serves Up Splendid “Sondheim”