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Encore Musical Theatre presenting ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ 9/23-10/10

Show Announcement September 15, 2021

DEXTER, Mich.–The Encore Musical Theatre here is presenting Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a musical revue of the songs of Leiber and Stoller, September 23 to October 10.

The longest-running revue in Broadway history, the show features a Grammy-winning score by hitmakers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. You’ll be dancing in your seat to such instantly recognizable tunes as On Broadway, Fools Fall in Love, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Potion #9 and so many more.

Currently in rehearsal, The Encore production is being directed by artistic director and Broadway veteran, Dan Cooney (Mamma Mia!, Bonnie & Clyde, 9 to 5, Les Misérables), with choreography by New York City’s “Mayor of Broadway,” Gerry McIntyre (Anything Goes, Once On This Island, Chicago, Uptown It’s Hot, Joseph… Dreamcoat).

The talented cast of nine, with many Encore favorites, includes Dan Johnson (Sweeney Todd, Assassins); Jason Briggs (Broadway Rocks!, Ain’t Misbehavin’); Chris Joseph (Simply Sondheim, Standard Time); Bryana Hall (Standard Time, Anything Goes); David Magumba (Motown Unplugged); Tyler J. Messinger (Secret Garden, Fun Home); Jordyn Davis (Peter Pan Nat’l Tour, Legally Blonde); Gayle E. Martin (Be Our Guest, Anything Goes); and Sarah B. Stevens (Fun Home, Sweeney Todd).

For in-person ticket purchases, visit the box office atThe Encore Theatre, 7714 Ann Arbor Street in Dexter or call 734.268.6200. Tickets can be bought online via www.theencoretheatre.org

Smokey Joe’s Café will be presented in The Maas performance space at The Encore’s new venue in the historic Copeland building.

To ensure the safety and comfort of our patrons during this extraordinary time, The Encore Musical Theatre Company is adhering to all CDC and State of Michigan guidelines concerning COVID-19. Additionally, and until further notice, The Encore will continue to operate at a reduced capacity, in order to decrease congestion in our lobby, bathrooms and auditorium, and all seating is general admission to facilitate spacing. Hand Sanitizer and Masks are available at the Box Office; we thank our patrons for wearing their Masks at all times while inside our beautiful new venue.

Week of 10/18/2021

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