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Behind the Curtain Guide


This Behind the Curtain Study Guide gives you an inside look to Encores! Jelly's Last Jam. This guide includes an interview with the Director, a timeline of jazz history, and activities and discussion questions for teachers and students.

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ASL Interpreted Performances

One signed performance will be offered for each production in the Encores! series, as well as the annual gala presentation. Tickets in view of the interpreters are $50 (plus a $3 facility fee per ticket) for all productions. Seats will be in Orchestra house right, which is the best view to ASL interpreters and the stage.

Encores! Jelly's Last Jam
Thu Feb 29 at 7:30pm

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Jelly's Last Jam is part of the 30th Encores! series, helmed by Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos, Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and VP & Producer of Musical Theater Jenny Gersten.

This series of concert stagings revisits the archives of American musical theater. Centered around The Encores! Orchestra, these revivals are produced with limited runs and rehearsal schedules, spotlighting the vocal talents of star-studded ensembles.