As the pandemic restrictions begin to lift, this means it’s time to head back into the theaters! The Encore Musical Theatre Company is welcoming patrons back indoors for their all-new summer concert series, “Back to Broadway.”
The Back to Broadway Summer Series will kick off with “Some Enchanted Evening: Songs from the Golden Age.” This production comes with support from Dexter’s own Jan Lyons and features heavy hitters such as Ali Ewoldt (Christine in The Phantom of the Opera), and Stephen West (The Metropolitan Opera and faculty at the University of Michigan). Encore mainstays Tyler Messinger and Dawn Purcell will also be part of the performance.
Some Enchanted Evening: Songs from the Golden Age will run from Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20. Come celebrate composers such as Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner/Loewe, and Irving Berlin among other greats. Songs featured in the performance include “Anything You Can Do,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Sound of Music,” and, of course, “Some Enchanted Evening”.
“We’re returning to the foundations of musical theatre to remember what built this uniquely American art form,” said Artistic Director Dan Cooney. And this approach lets The Encore do beloved songs now “instead of waiting until we can fit these shows into future seasons, adds Cooney. “It’s a fun way to hear Golden Age composers brought to life by incredible talent like Ali and Steve.”
Ewoldt comes to The Encore Musical Theatre having performed on Broadway as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera and Cosette in Les Miserables and as Maria on the first national tour of West Side Story.
Due to COVID, social distancing will be required. Seating is limited, so be sure to pick up your tickets soon. To purchase tickets, check out The Encore Musical Theatre’s website.