Encore! Home School Productions
Encore! was started in 2001, by Debra Bell, Vicki Dincher, Jill Panyard and a group of moms from the Learning Center homeschool co-op, as a way to give homeschool students in Central PA the same type of theatrical opportunities available in conventional schools.
In 2006 we tackled our first musical, Bye, Bye, Birdie. Since then we have staged an annual spring musical, fall plays, and provided ongoing acting, dancing, and singing workshops and dramatic arts opportunities to our cast members and their families.
We have participated in the Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards since 2011, earning 28 nominations, seven honorable mentions and five Apollo awards.
In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Encore! won the Apollo award for best dance with Dena McKell as our choreographer.
In 2019 Encore!'s musical, Newsies, Chico Monroy won the Apollo award for outstanding male lead actor in a musical for his portrayal of Jack Kelly, and Nolen Petrosky won outstanding male supporting actor in a musical for his portrayal of Crutchie.
"So many of my best memories have come from my five years performing with Encore! It is a community full of encouragement, learning opportunities, and wonderful friendships. Not to mention the productions are always fantastic!"