Better than Expected!

ENCORE: AN ADULT GLEE CLUB

"Encore" aims to develop your voice, dance, and performance skills in a supportive and engaging environment. Class work focuses on vocal and dance technique, stage presence, and preparation for the performance. Learn valuable skills in ensemble singing, study a variety of musical genres (including contemporary, rock and pop), and develop your natural rhythm on stage! Each season features approximately an hour's worth of choreographed songs set to popular hits of today and yesterday.  All seasons of Encore perform live on stage at The Performing Arts Connection Black Box Theater for the public. Additional venues may include local community events, fundraisers, etc.  All levels of experience are welcome!

UPDATE: Season 9 is SOLD OUT!  Join the wait list today!

ROLE PLACEMENT: Sunday, December 8 from 7-10pm


WEEKLY REHEARSALS: Sundays from 7-10pm starting January 26-May 31 (approximately 12 rehearsals; not all performers are called for every rehearsal or for the full time). The exact schedule will be released soon and conflicts must be presented no later than December 7 for approval by the director.

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSALS: Sunday, June 7 from 7-10pm and Wednesday, June 10 from 7-10pm.


MANDATORY PERFORMANCES: Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14.  Additional performances may be booked and are optional. 

COSTS INVOLVED: Tuition for Season 9 is $415 per student.   Upon registration, you may pay in full (non-refundable) or pay a non-refundable deposit of $100 (balance due after role placement).  Additional expenses include tickets to the performances and performers supply their own uniform (typically black slacks or dance pants, black top, black dance shoes, and colorful accents).  Financial aid may be available with advanced application.

 

Praise from a Season 1 ENCORE Cast Member:

"I was unable to appreciate until having completed a performance, the great care you clearly put into constructing assignment of girls to songs, the set list and the order of the set. I loved the rhythm and pace of the show, where we had little breaks to rest between numbers, but it went so fast that you didn't have time to get bored backstage. I can see now that you grouped the girls a bit which facilitated rehearsing as well as performing, and made this pacing possible.  I loved that I had a good mix of group numbers, backup numbers, and solo/duets, because each of those is fun to perform, in a different way. The group numbers allow complex, exciting choreography, the solo/duets give you a chance to hear yourself and stretch as an individual, and the backup numbers allow complex harmonizing and fun choreography.  It was the right length of show. I loved that we did it twice, because that gave us the chance to get the jitters out at the first show and then just do it for ourselves at the second show.  You were unfailingly supportive which I really appreciate. We have a great climate as a performing team.  Can't wait for more!"

- Deborah

Season 8 Cast Members

*       Danielle Bodley

*       Laura Erb~

*       Jillian Fine

*       Colleen Flannery-Schwarz~

*       Sarah Green-Vaswani

*       Elizabeth Hassett

*       Jean Jones

*       Chris Jordan~

*       Ben Kern

*       Nancy Kimble

*       Laura Kinney~

*       Elizabeth Russell-Skehan~

*       Sharon Schmidt-Gross

*       Dawn Tomei

*       Nadia Urato

*       Christine Vozella

*       Dawn Wetherbee   

~Indicates founding member

Season 7 Cast Members

JEN BARSAMIAN

DANIELLE BODLEY

DEBBIE CRANE

LAURA ERB

DANIELLE FARRELL
JILLIAN FINE
COLLEEN FLANNERY-SCHWARZ

SARAH GREEN-VASWANI 
CHRIS JORDAN
BENJAMIN KERN
LAURA KINNEY
CATHY LEVESQUE
ELIZABETH RUSSELL-SKEHAN
DAWN MARIE TOMEI

Season 6 Cast Members

Laura Beck

Debbie Crane

Jillian Fine

Colleen Flannery-Schwarz

Sarah Green-Vaswani

Chris Jordan

Laura Kinney

Concessa Shearer

Elizabeth Russell Skehan

Season 5 Cast Members

Debbie Crane

Laura Erb

Jillian Fine

Colleen Flannery-Schwarz

Sarah Green-Vaswani

Elizabeth Hassett

Christopher Jordan

Laura Kinney

Megan Lamattina

Deanna McCarthy

Jodi Schoolcraft

Elizabeth Skehan


Season 4 Cast Members

Michael Begg

Debbie Crane

Laura Erb

Jillian Fine

Colleen Flannery-Schwarz

Elizabeth Hassett

Christopher Jordan

Laura Kinney

Megan Lamattina

Elizabeth Skehan


Season 3 Cast Members

Colleen Flannery-Schwarz
Laura Erb
Christopher Jordan
Elizabeth Skehan
Laura Kinney
Jen Barsamian
Erin Huelskamp
Jillian Fine
Debbie Crane
Marie Gertje
Elizabeth Hassett
Deborah DuBourdieu


Season 2 Cast Members

Colleen Flannery-Schwarz
Laura Erb
Christopher Jordan
Elizabeth Skehan
Megan Lamattina
Laura Kinney
Jen Barsamian
Caroline Kurman
Sherri Kelleher
Jason Thomas
Laurie Penney


Debut Cast
Colleen Flannery-Schwarz
Laura Erb
Elizabeth Webb
Deborah DuBourdieau
Christopher Jordan
Elizabeth Skehan
Megan Lamattina
Laura Kinney
Jen Barsamian
Caroline Kurman
Barbara Campbell

 

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