Encore gave my shy son the confidence to perform, first in a class and then in front of many many audience members. It was magical watching his face light up as he created his performance. For kids who still live in their imaginations (long may they do so!) Encore provides many open opportunities through classes, camps, and shows for kids to shine.
Encore has been a wonderful part of our family's experience over many years. When my first daughter was a preschooler, we started attending Encore theater performances (called The Children's Theater at that time). Fifteen years later, she's in college, and I still enjoy my relationship with Encore, as my other two children are currently benefiting from their activities here. It has been the best single place for all three of my kids - and all three of my kids are very different from one another. A remarkable degree of responsibility is given to kids both on the stage and behind the scenes. My kids have friends they've made at Encore who are different ages and genders and who attend schools in other counties. They always feel downhearted when a show ends, but they keep up to date with the new friends they've made, and time and again, they have ended up working on another show with them. The shows are appropriate, clever and FUN. The atmosphere is enriching, encouraging and appealing. Thank you, thank you Encore!
I started working at Encore Stage and Studio 2.5 years ago, when I started I was not in a great place however encore is such a great environment that it brought me out of that and is now the most important part of my life. Aside from this I have learned a huge amount about theater, leadership, and carpentry. Skills which I use all the time out out side encore. I cannot properly express how good encore is in almost every way.
Encore Stage and Studio has been the most wonderful place for me and my family to spend a few years working in theatre together with other families and theatre-lovers. The work is remarkably creative and professional. Gratefully, Susan
I performed in my first show with encore when I was nine. It was an awesome experience! I have seen many shows at encore over the years. Everyone is so nice and it's a great organization!
My teenage twin daughters have been involved with Encore since their elementary school days. Their Encore experience has taught them invaluable lifelong skills, such as teamwork, resilience, poise and resourcefulness. I joined the board of directors because I saw first-hand what this powerful community theatre organization can do for kids in building their confidence, meeting new friends, and introducing them to the performing arts.
I watched a performance for the first time last year and it was darling! The theater was packed and I was impressed by the professionalism of the cast and crew. Looking forward to another great show
It's fun to see the students enjoy the programs and shows that this organization provides for the community! I started volunteering for Encore last year and I can see why the staff members are so dedicated. They truly believe in the organization and making sure that students have an outlet of the arts.
Encore is an amazing organization. My first contact with Encore was through attending shows in which my students were performing. I saw these students grow with their continued interactions with Encore. Both in front of the stage and behind the stage Encore offers opportunities for young people to be involved with theater in real, meaningful ways. I have enjoyed taking my own daughter to shows and she has now had the opportunity to attend the camps. As a board member I feel privileged to be involved with an organization that infuses theater into the lives of youth and the larger community.