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Disney+ Encore! Review

by Andrea Updyke

In each episode, you’ll see the reunion of old friends and how they try to reprise their high school theater roles with only 5 days of practice. Read my Encore! review for my first impressions. 

If you have been watching the Disney+ news for the past few months, you may have heard mention of a little show called Encore! 

Encore’s claim to fame is of course Executive Producer, Kristen Bell, who every Disney fan knows as the voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen among many other talents.

What you may not know is that Kristen does not have a huge part in the series. So if that is what you were looking for, you will not find it here. Instead, you’ll get one-hour episodes that follow a select group of adults who once performed in their high school theater.

Encore Poster

About Encore!

Executive producer Kristen Bell brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in high school reunion like no other. Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography.

In each episode, you’ll see the reunion of old friends and how they try to reprise their high school theater roles with only 5 days of practice. Talk about stress!

Watch the Encore! Trailer

Encore! Review

I think the theater loving folks are going to enjoy this series. I do enjoy theater, but I was never in theater in high school so a little bit of the appeal is lost on me. If you have the nostalgia factor going for you, you will likely enjoy this one. 

What surprised me is how I found myself a little bit uncomfortable with some of the scenes with past friends reuniting after over 20 years. Some were excited. Some were awkward and that made me uneasy as I watched. 

There is a lot of reality in this series, so if that is your thing, pop the popcorn and dive right in!

Patty and I had a lot to say in our Encore! review podcast, so have a listen and let us know your thoughts when you watch the show!

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