The Encore Musical Theatre Company is a non-profit musical theatre located in the historic Village of Dexter. Their mission is to create quality, original theatrical productions with an emphasis on Musical Theatre, utilizing a unique mixture of Broadway (Actors Equity) and Local talent of all levels, while engaging and entertaining a wide spectrum of the surrounding communities.

I have been volunteering at the theatre for a number of years since my daughter began auditioning and performing there.

Slowly we have improved the sound system and other technical portions of the theatre, and as of October 2015 the following improvements or additions have been made:

  • New main speakers (JBL Control 10’s), to compliment the existing mains (EV Sx300)
  • New digital console (Behringer X32)
  • New wireless backstage communication system (Telex)
  • New backstage speaker and paging system
  • New equalizers, mains amplifier and other signal processing

Even though we’ve made big strides there are still other improvements to be made:

  • Cleaning up the wiring in the tech booth, as well as on and back stage
  • Re routing the audio snake to better serve the musicians pit
  • Acquiring a better selection of wired mics and mic stands
  • Acquiring a better set of wireless mics
  • Developing a comprehensive set of documentation (system diagrams, operating guides, etc.)
  • Developing a training program and certifying operators of the system


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