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Theatre 121 Encore!

Theatre 121 Encore! is an innovative initiative from Theatre 121 that extends our passion for storytelling beyond the main-stage season. Theatre 121 Encore! is our dedicated commission for presenting a variety of performances, each designed to enrich, entertain, and engage our community in new and exciting ways.

As Theatre 121 Encore! continues to evolve, we embrace a variety of creative projects and subgroups, each offering unique ways to engage with the arts. Whether through the imaginative world of Storybook Players, the personal connections made in Encore! Cabarets, or the exhilarating competition of Come Out Singin’, Theatre 121 Encore! is dedicated to enriching lives through the power of performance.

  • Storybook Players: With the goal of nurturing a lifelong love for the arts, Theatre 121 launched Storybook Players. This initiative is designed to produce enchanting plays for young audiences and reach individuals who may have limited access to live theatre. By creating memorable experiences that spark imagination and joy, we aim to instill an appreciation for the arts that will flourish throughout their lives.

  • Encore! Cabarets: A privilege for Theatre 121 members through exclusive auditions, our cabaret performances offer a personal and intimate showcase of talent at Stage Left. Open to all, these events allow performers to connect with audiences through powerful storytelling and song, creating evenings filled with emotion and entertainment.

  • Come Out Singin’: Imagine the excitement of “American Idol” blended with the community spirit of karaoke, and you’ve got Come Out Singin’ – Theatre 121 Encore!’s smash-hit competition. This event invites participants to dazzle with their vocal talents, competing in a friendly and supportive environment that celebrates music and performance. It’s a thrilling opportunity for singers to shine and audiences to be part of the electrifying atmosphere that only live competition can provide.