Many of the students start in Encore Junior in third grade and they continue with the program all the way through high school. There were 98 auditions. Close to 75 actors from Butler County are involved in the show. Additional students are involved in the tech crew, lighting or with hair and make-up.
“We feel like it’s a diamond-in-the-rough musical. A former Fairfield alumni, Nick Cearley, and he’s our hometown theater hero, was in the National Broadway Tour as Dennis. He was the one that gave us the idea that it would be a great show for Encore to do,” Schneider said.
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How to go
What: Encore Youth Theatre will present “All Shook Up”
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 20, 21 and 22. Shows are at 8 nightly with an added matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Where: Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., Parrish Auditorium
Cost: Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors 60 and older and children under age 12. Call (513) 675-KIDS (5437) to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.
More info: www.encoreyouththeatre.net