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“No one was there ???????????”
Review of Encore Theater Sedona - CLOSED

Encore Theater Sedona
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We live in Sedona and have enjoyed wonderful shows at the Encore theater. About a month before a friend and his wife from out of state were to visit us, my wife and I thought what a great venue Encore theater would be to take our visitors. We purchased tickets in advance for a show over the phone with our credit card and were given a Confirmation Number.
The problem was , when we got to the theater that night no one was there !!!!!!!! We checked our tickets , we had the correct date and time but the theater was closed and dark. A note on the door said no performances this week and the note gave the phone number 928 284 0552 to call for information. When we called we got '' We are sorry this number has been disconnected " It was embarrassing to say the least , standing there with the will pick up confirmation in our hands and no show to see. It has been two weeks now and we called and got the same recording just before writing this review.
Our hopes are Encore Theater of Sedona regroups and once again serves our community with the fine entertainment it has in the past.
Our advice at this time is not to purchase any tickets unless you are standing INSIDE the Theater and can Hear the musicians tuning.

13  Thank wflowerman
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was an extreme surprise. This show had it all. If you love music and intimate settings, then you really should check out the Rock and Roll show. It was incredible. Loved, loved, loved it.............

2  Thank Teresa J
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were staying at a timeshare in Sedona & saw an add for the show. The price included transportation to & from the show, a cookout type meal & the show. We did not think the price was too bad. The dinner was fine, nothing real special, but good & enough to eat.

Marvin Short is a talented entertainer. He plays several instruments & also sings. The female singer, Susie, sang a few Janis Joplin songs. I was never a big Janis Jopin fan, but Susie did a great job. Joe Cruz, the drummer, sang several songs. he is a wonderful singer. We were pleased with the show. It was something different to do in Sedona.

4  Thank mkb607
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We attended a show during the first week of July and learned that there was a recent management change. That would have been fine, except that the liquor license was not yet transferred and BYOB was not allowed. For the ticket price, we had grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and baked beans for dinner in the outdoor patio. Beverages were not included in the price, so we had to pay additional money for our sodas/waters.

While the act (Rock n Roll Review) was mostly entertaining, it ran too long with a 15 minute intermission. Marvin Short is a talented saxophonist and an earnest host. His back up band was adequate. The sound was a constant issue with frequent squeaking feedback - and there seemed to be no remedy for it.

Overall, it would have been more palatable at a lower price point with no meal and a tighter, shorter set.

2  Thank pjfw
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked tickets through their website www.encoretheatersedona.com based on Trip Advisor reviews. What a mistake! The small theater has open seating so advance booking offers little benefit. The website did not offer the senior discount, nor mention that it included 'dinner' of hot dog or hamburger pre show. Consequently, we paid full price and had no included dinner.

The theater seats 225 in stadium seating; however, only 36 people attended the night we attended. This might have been due to the recent forest fires in the area. Marvin Short integrates video and live performance so seats mid auditorium would be best, although we found the screen portions to be blurry.

Marvin Short is talented as is his keyboard artist. Others in his group can still grow. We found the performances to be repetitious and tedious and left during intermission. We don't understand the high ratings for this attraction.

Thank Wanda71
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