Season Nine

Full Monty LogoSeptember 29th – October 23rd, 2016

Based on the British film of the same name, THE FULL MONTY is the story of six unemployed Buffalo steel workers. Low on both cash and prospects, they decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, decides that their show will be better because they’ll go “the full monty”. This is a show with a brilliant score that shows 6 friends working through fears or self-consciousness and anxieties, and finding strength in camaraderie.

Mary PoppinsNovember 25th – December 23rd, 2016

The stage musical of Mary Poppins is based on both the well-known movie and the series of children’s books. With a score by the Sherman Brothers, and a script by Downton Abbey writer, Julian Fellowes, this musical is sure to bring you right back to the 1964 movie with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Bring the whole family this holiday season!

noises-offFebruary 2nd – 19th, 2017

Set in a play-within-a-play, this farce has both on-stage and off-stage moments of high comedy with an hilarious cast of characters performing all kinds of shenanigans with each other.

Once Upon a MattressMarch 3rd – 12th, 2017

The second all-kids show following the success of Seussical, Once Upon a Mattress Jr tells the tale of The Princess and the Pea. Princess Winnifred is trying to marry Prince Dauntless, but his mother is doing everything in her power to keep that from happening. There are wizards, minstrels, jesters, kings and queens – a show for the whole family.

(sold separately from the Season Ticket)

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April 13th – May 7th, 2017

NEW MUSICAL! INTO THE WILD In Development at The Encore

The Encore will present the new musical INTO THE WILD, Based on the book Into the Wild by John Krakauer and Back to the Wild by Christopher McCandless, MUSIC & LYRICS BY NIKO TSAKALAKOS, BOOK & LYRICS BY JANET ALLARD. 
We have been given the opportunity to be part of the important process of development of this musical on it’s way to Broadway.  It is a great honor to participate and YOU will be the first audience to get a chance to see this!

The Story: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.  How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. 

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June 8th – July 2nd, 2017

With a score by Lerner and Loewe, Camelot is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T.H. White novel “The Once and Future King”. Songs include “C’est Moi”, “Before I Gaze At You Again”, “What Do the Simple Folk Do?” I Loved You Once in Silence”, “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood”, “How to Handle a Woman” and the beloved “If Ever I Would Leave You”.

9-to-5
August 3
rd – 27th, 2017

 Based on the 1980 movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this musical is about three women’s lives in the work force, and dealing with their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss. The score is amazing, the jokes are never-ending, and the message is about living to your true potential. You’ll be humming this show for weeks after you see it!