PLAYBILL: “A Thousand Faces” has its world premiere at Encore Musical Theatre 4/21-5/1
DEXTER, MICH.–A Thousand Faces: The Lon Chaney Musical will make its world premiere this spring at The Encore Musical Theatre Company. The run is set for April 21-May 1 at the Dexter, Michigan venue.
The pioneering silent film star Lon Chaney is best known for his work on early silent horror films, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. A hearing child of deaf parents, Chaney was a highly skilled facial communicator, which earned him the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Faces.” Chaney starred in more than 150 silent films, in which he developed makeup techniques that are still considered state-of-the-art transformations.
A Thousand Faces is directed by Sam Scalamoni (Elf the Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) with consultation from Ron Chaney, Lon’s great grandson. The musical features a book by Eric Lane, music by Rachel Devore Fogarty, and lyrics by Kevin Fogarty. The production will be music directed by Gary Adler.