Theater is for everyone – of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. And no one understands this better than Encore Stage & Studio. A regional children’s theatre with a strong educational mission, Encore has produced 188 full-scale, professional plays for over 270,000 audience members – and every role, from leading player to ensemble, has been held by an actor under the age of 18. A summer musical welcomes high school and college performers, many of whom are itching to return to their artistic home at Encore. Unique among children’s theatres, Encore recognizes that not all kids love the spotlight – so technical crew positions are held by youngsters who receive expert training in props, lighting, effects, and stage
management. Year-round classes and a summer drama program help kids hone their onstage and backstage skills, and older, experienced students can apply for highly-coveted internships. For more than 45 years, Encore has brought together children of all ages, and from all neighborhoods, through their shared love of live theater. For that, they deserve a long ovation.