The Encore Musical Theatre Company announces 11th season
DEXTER—The Encore Musical Theatre Company, currently in its 10th season of musical theater, has announced their 11th season. The Encore’s new season holds a variety of classic golden age musicals, and new edgy material. Season ticket packages are now on sale by calling the Box Office (734.268.6200) or visiting www.theencoretheatre.org.
A Little Night Music (September 20 through October 14, 2018). A Little Night Music has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and will be directed by Encore favorite Matthew Brennan (Assassins, Sweeney Todd). Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force with A Little Night Music and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance.
Hello Dolly! (November 15 through December 23, 2018). This musical boasts score by Jerry Herman. The story follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things.”
Next to Normal (January 31 through February 24, 2019), an American rock musical with music by Tom Kitt, and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. The musical also addresses the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.
Brigadoon (April 18 through May 19, 2019). Brigadoon has music by Frederick Leowe and lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner. Two American tourists stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon.
Crazy for You (June 20th through August 11th, 2019). With music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Ken Ludwig, Crazy for You is a zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, telling the story of young New York banker Bobby, who is sent to Nevada, to foreclose on a theater. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly, the theater-owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows—through razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity ‚ to win Polly’s heart and save the theater.