Encore Musical Rocks with $1Million Quartet

By Daniel Skora Sam Philips undoubtedly had free publicity in mind when he called a reporter at the Memphis Press-Scimitar and suggested he might be interested in the impromptu jam session that was going on at his Sun Records recording studio. Four of Philips’ protégés were now holding court in a songfest of epic proportions. … More Encore Musical Rocks with $1Million Quartet

Everything Goes Great at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora No one could possibly have been disappointed had The Encore Musical Theatre followed up their Season 10 opener with something less than perfection. “Sweeney Todd”, after all, was nothing short of spectacular and might have been expected to stand for many years as the finest revival of a big-time Broadway musical that … More Everything Goes Great at Encore Musical

Encore’s “Sweeney Todd” a Cut Above the Rest

By Daniel Skora Early on, one is struck with the realization that the show you’re watching couldn’t possibly be as good as it is. This is Dexter, as in Dexter Michigan, not some theatre in New York where budgets are huge and talent as plentiful as the lights in Times Square. But “Sweeney Todd”, the … More Encore’s “Sweeney Todd” a Cut Above the Rest

“9 to 5” Clocks in as a Show to See at the Encore

By Daniel Skora It seems that the ladies who work at Consolidated Industries have had their fill of Mr. Franklin Hart, Jr., company president and chief antagonizer. Hart is a male chauvinist, and though he fancies himself a womanizer, his lecherous ways are more inclined to failure than success. The time is the 1970’s and … More “9 to 5” Clocks in as a Show to See at the Encore

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