OUR MISSION STATEMENT
OVATION ENCORE is the new LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING series at Ovation Performing Arts Academy. We strive to provide quality entertainment for young adults and adults alike through the means of live theatre, stand-up comedy, improvisation troupes, drag and burlesque performers, and live music. This is a safe space for creatives, youth, and adults to perform and experience different sides of performing arts.
WHAT IS OVATION ENCORE?
Utilizing the amazing Cultural District located on the Downtown McKinney Square, Ovation Encore is a great space to create and bring a new addition to nightlife in McKinney, Texas. We will put on fundraisers for Ovation Academy of Performing Arts and put on quality musicals and plays, open the doors to improv troupes and stand up comedians, as well as a monthly drag-show and bi-weekly open-mic night for live musicians. Our goal is to cultivate a new brand of nightlife activities for people to enjoy, including all-ages.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
We are a late-night series, so most of our programming we cast and put up on stage are performers 18 or older. With parental permission, we will allow 16 and up for certain shows (musicals, plays, stand up, improv, workshops, etc.) We welcome all skill levels to put something up on stage and audition for our productions.
ENCORE: OPEN MIC NIGHT
Encore Open Mic Night allows musicians, poets, and singers to perform original and cover material for tips and for experience. This is not a paid position. Every other Friday night, starting in July. Guidelines and information to come. Hosted by: N/A
ENCORE: SUCH A DRAG!
SUCH A DRAG! is a monthly drag show that celebrates our rich LGBTQIA+ community in Texas. Performers from the DFW metroplex and North Texas are absolutely welcome to come perform. There is a rotating cast, so every show is different! Patrons are encouraged to tip the performers, and we do not cast based on community draw; we cast based on performance and interest. Anyone can apply, and will be reviewed. Shows are booked a month out. Currently, this is not a paid show, but performers can make money from tips and this event is also B.Y.O.B. Shows are 18 and up ($8 cover) and 21+ patrons get in free.
ENCORE: SPECIAL EVENTS
Our Special Events include: stand-up comedy nights (to be scheduled as time/space allows), improv troupe performances (to be scheduled as time/space allows), and additional fundraisers.
ENCORE: MAIN STAGE SHOWS
Main Stage Shows are productions, musicals or plays, that are put up on our main stage at Ovation. These shows are open to the community and are different than Ovation Community Outreach and Ovation Academy. These shows have no tuition, and encourage new talent to spread their wings on the stage. These shows are edgier than your usual main stage shows, so parental permission is required to allow someone under the age of 18 to perform. We will never cast a person under the age of 18 in a part that features the following: sexual content, nudity, strong pervasive language, or excessive violence. People under the age of 18 can audition for the shows, but will require a signed contract from their parental guardian(s) and agreement of show content after review. Shows will run either 1-2 weeks, depending on the cast size and show budget. Some shows are B.Y.O.B. but not all.
OVATION ENCORE TEAM
Creative Director of OVATION ENCORE - Kiba Walker
Executive/Academy Director of OVATION ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS - Angi Burns