Your performers work hard to bring your show concept to life, we work equally as hard putting your performers "in the light."
Highlighting performances and technical aspects of your show for your audience approval.


What our clients are saying

From the first rehearsal to the final bow, ETL’s creativity and attention to
detail helped create the perfect mood and ambience for our concert.
— Jeremy Stein, Cantor, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Thank you so much for your support of Zie Magic Flute. Your design was breathtaking!
— Jill Anna Ponasik, Producing Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre
ETL’s incredible team made this show look stunning. It’s an amazing setting for this brilliant cast!
— Bad Example Productions Milwaukee, WI (Coraline, The Musical)
Encore Lighting brought so much more to our production than we could ever imagine!
— Holy Apostles Church New Berlin, WI
The professionalism and dedication that Encore Lighting brought to our production made all the difference in the world.
— Wisconsin Lutheran High School (The Crucible)
ETL made our students feel like they were performing on Broadway.
— University Lake School (Bye, Bye Birdie)


What the critics said

Addams Family

Production Designer Jim Padovano delivers a visual reality for this story that’s gorgeous. I love the color pallet. It’s all black and white with little accents of red. There’s the occasional splash of alarming yellow to contrast against everything. The simplicity of that aesthetic makes quite an impact.
— Russ Bickerstaff
A Little Night Music

The clever tri-sided set design by Jim Padovano effectively delineates the various locations of the story without cluttering the stage.
— Shepard Express
Songs For a New World

The next thing to hit you is the lighting by Jim Padovano, spilling onto the band and gently moving around the stage, always maintaining a focus on the actors/singers.
— Dave Begel
Bridges of Madison County

The set and lighting designs (Jim Padovano) are impressive and seamlessly changed, resulting in a very moving, well-paced production.
— Waukesha Freeman




Outstanding Light Design, Footlights Awards, “Lenny at 100: Celebrating Bernstein’s Jewish Voice”.

Outstanding Set Design, Footlights Awards, “The Bridges of Madison County”.

Outstanding Light Design, Footlights Awards, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.

Outstanding Light Design, Footlights Awards, “Songs for a New World”.

Best Light Design, Jerry Awards, “Little Shoppe of Horrors”.

Best Set Design, Regional Award, “The Bridges of Madison County”.

Best Light Design, Tommy Awards, “Bye Bye Birdie”.

Outstanding Set Design, Footlights Awards, “Coraline, The Musical”.

Awards won

Best Set Design, Regional Award, “Parade”.