Encore Michigan

The Encore Musical Theatre announces 2019-2020 season

Season Announcement April 30, 2019

DEXTER, Mich.– The Encore Musical Theatre here has announced its 2019-20 season, it’s twelfth season.

FUN HOME adapted by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron and directed by Vincent J. Cardinal (U of M Musical Theatre Chair). Fun Home is based on the Alison Bechdel graphic novel memoir, and won 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) in 2016. SEPTEMBER 12th – OCTOBER 13th, 2019

THE SECRET GARDEN with music by Lucy Simon, book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, based on “The Secret Garden” by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Join Mary Lennox on her journey to Yorkshire, England in this beloved tale that comes to life onstage through a hauntingly beautiful score, and a story of rediscovery, faith and love. NOVEMBER 14th – DECEMBER 22nd, 2019

ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and directed by Matthew Brennan, for the 5th year of the Encore Junior program. This musical re-imagines of Roald Dahl’s beloved book. FEBRUARY 28th – MARCH 8th, 2020 *This show is not included in season subscription.

GUYS AND DOLLS with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser directed by Tony Walton (My Fair Lady) starring Jessica Grové. For the second Encore revival, Tony Walton and Jessica Grové return to The Encore after their smash-hit My Fair Lady in 2016. Join Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, Sky Masterson, and Adelaide in the world of this “Runyonland” golden age classic. APRIL 9th – MAY 24th, 2020

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE “A New, Old, Rockin’ Musical Comedy” directed and choreographed by Matthew Brennan, with all new music arrangements by R. MacKenzie Lewis. See Gilbert and Sullivan shake, rattle and roll in Encore’s completely original retelling of Pirates! Re-imagined, directed and choreographed by Wilde Award winner Matthew Brennan, with all-new rock and doo-wop arrangements by Wilde Award winner R. MacKenzie Lewis. JUNE 25th – AUGUST 9th, 2020.