Encore Dinner Theatre in Tustin is presenting "A Song for Christmas" an original musical by Orange County resident, Erik Przytulski. A Song for Christmas, a heart-warming yuletide musical for the entire family. Anthony, a young boy who discovers he has a gift for playing the piano. He grows up and becomes a successful songwriter living his dream of fame and fortune -but at what cost? Anthony discovers his life is empty and longs for his family and true love, Julie, who he left behind years before. Can the music of the holiday season, specifically a "Christmas song" help him rediscover what is most important in life? The answer will be revealed in this feel-good, perfect for the entire family musical filled with original soulful ballads and rockin' upbeat numbers that inspire holiday cheer.
The script and score is written by OC resident, Erik Przytulski, who studied music and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As owner of Pretzyl Music Productions, Erik makes his living as a songwriter/producer, composing music for original Musical Theatre Works including: The Golden Dream, A Song for Christmas, The Velveteen Rabbit, Class of '90 – The Musical, The Kingdom that Couldn't Sleep, and Adventure – The Musical!. His latest show, Princesses, was recently presented at the 2012 ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop hosted by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pocahontas). He's worked with the Academy for New Musical Theatre in Los Angeles and is resident music director for Costa Mesa High School and Long Beach Polytechnic High School's theatre departments.
This cast of nineteen and the twelve piece orchestra under the Musical Direction of Alan Kelly-Crawley, who has an impressive body of work as a music director, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, singer and actor. His extraordinary touch as a musical artist has set a high standard of excellence for many theater companies throughout Southern California including a few productions at the Encore.
A Song For Christmas opens on December 7 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through December 30 at 7:30 pm (6:00 pm dinner seating) and Sundays at 1:30pm (seating at noon) at the Encore Dinner Theatre, 690 El Camino Real, Tustin. Tickets range from $29 to $69. For tickets, call 855-545-5400 or www.encoredinnertheatre.com.
Orange County theatre veteran Tony Reverditto has become the new Artistic Director by a fateful turn-of-events. A one-stop dinner and show venue is something he has dreamed about since closing his theatre and acting school, Way Off Broadway in 1995. During the eight year-run, he produced and directed over seventy productions and was even awarded "Best Director and Best Production of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times.
There is something magical about the Encore; from its ultra comfortable padded, rocking swivel seats to the absolutely impeccable cuisine topped off with diverse top-notch entertainment. It is the latest go-to one-stop adventure; be it a romantic date or bonding time with family or friends with a varied menu, a full-bar and to-die-for desserts.
This incomparable venue, previously the Elizabeth Howard Curtain Call Dinner Theatre, has been transformed it into a one-of-a-kind upscale Las Vegas-style Showroom/Supper club with absolutely delicious cuisine and tasty cocktails and of course, incredible diverse entertainment all year long. The miraculous transformation became a reality because of the vision of owners, Peter and Lori Zappas, who invested 1.5 million dollars into a renovation of the pre-existing building, just over a year ago.