The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Feb 14 - 23
This hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy follows six young people in the throes of puberty as they vie for top honors in the title contest, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. At each performance, audience members are recruited to compete with the cast, spelling big laughs and fun for all.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: May 9 - 18
Encore is excited to introduce this brand new comedy to the Lakeway area, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best New Play of 2013, this comedy tells the story of middle-aged Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, who live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. However their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike.
Shrek, The Musical: July 18 – Aug 3
The summer will bring one of Encore’s biggest shows yet to the stage, Shrek: The Musical. Based on the Oscar winning film, Shrek is the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. He is joined by a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits in this musical for the whole family.
August: Osage County: Sept 12 - 21
The season turns serious in the fall when Encore will proudly present the Pulitzer Prize winning drama August: Osage County. One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.
A Christmas Carol, The Musical: Nov 28 – Dec 7
Encore will close the 2014 mainstage season with another holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. This light-hearted, musical take on the Dickens classic features a beautiful score by Alan Menken, the composer of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.
Encore Special Events
The Encore Cabaret: An evening featuring some of your favorite Encore performers. Dates TBA
Masterworks: A concert and reception with one of Broadway’s brightest stars. Dates TBA
Young Stars: Our Encore youth perform Disney’s Aladdin! Oct 3 - 12