Encore Stage & Studio's Season


Reindeer Games
December 8-17, 2023

Pulling Santa’s sleigh is hard work. And when team leader Dasher decides to retire, coaches Kris and Carol Kringle host the Reindeer Games to find the next member of the Nifty Nine, Santa’s reindeer crew. Eager reindeer recruits showcase their talents in a series of games, but these aren’t your typical winter events, nor your typical competitors. Before Coach Kris can announce the newest member, the original Nifty Nine make a cameo appearance, with a surprise announcement! Turns out, everyone’s a winner when you’re on Santa’s nice list. Join us for this Christmas tale in Encore’s production of Reindeer Games!

Location: Gunston Theatre Two (2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

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Disney's Finding Nemo Jr The Musical
January 12-21, 2024

This beloved story follows Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, who lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his child Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured, Marlin decides to face his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as the optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Join us for this underwater adventure in Encore’s production of Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr The Musical!

Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204)

Join us for an anemone party to remember with the Under the Sea Ball on Saturday, January 20, 2024 following the 11am performance! Dress up in your finest fins and make your theatre experience a lasting family memory! Join us for delicious foods, fun arts and craft activities, and a chance to interact with the cast.

Choose Under the Sea Ball addon for Saturday, January 20, 11am performance
Ball Tickets Regular Price: $30

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Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson 
March 1-10, 2024

Adapted from the classic book, this story follows the Robinson family who are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical Island. Full of optimism, Mr and Mrs Robinson and their four children set out to explore the island and learn to live on it. Join us for a tale of suspense and courage in Encore's production of the Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson!

Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204)

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From Nauck to Green Valley and The Day Nothing Happened
April 26-28, 2024

Encore’s Flip the Script program works with local student writers to develop original theatre pieces focused on Arlington, Virginia’s African American voices and encourage community conversations.

The Day Nothing Happened is an original Encore piece that explores the 1959 desegregation of Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School, the first school to desegregate in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Inspired by the Green Valley neighborhood, formerly known as Nauck, the play From Nauck to Green Valley, Transforming a community, looks at the history of one of the country’s oldest African American communities through the eyes of four fictional characters. This contemporary story explores and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives there today.

Location: Theatre on the Run (3700 S. Four Mile run Drive Arlington, VA 22206)

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May 31-June 9, 2024

When Rene Schwartzbuckle spots rapunzel, a turnip-like vegetable, in Witch Izwitch's garden, she sends her husband Walt out to 'borrow' some. Using her diabolical henchmen, the Glumpwarts, Witch Izwitch terrorizes Walt into promising her his first-born child in exchange for his freedom. Jumping ahead to Rapunzel Schwartzbuckle's 18th birthday, the witch and her henchmen show up and whisk poor innocent Rapunzel away to a tower deep in the forest. Can prince Llwellyn persevere over the power of evil? Join us to find out in Encore's production of Rapunzel!

Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204)

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The Sound of Music
July 19-28, 2024

The beloved story tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules of Nonnberg Abbey. She is commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess of seven children. She transforms the Von Trapp home from a place of rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. Over time, Maria wins over the love of the children and the children’s father, Captain Von Trapp. Join us for this enchanting tale in Encore’s production of The Sound of Music!

Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204)

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Ticket Pricing

Tickets are $15 for Adults; $12 for Children, Students, Military & Seniors (includes service fees). Group rate is $10 for a group of 10 or more. All patrons ages 1 and older must have a ticket.

Sound of Music Tickets: $22 for Adults; $18 for Children, Students, Military & Seniors (include service fees).

Mystery at Shady Acres, Disney's Finding Nemo Jr. The Musical, Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson, Rapunzel, and Sound of Music will be held at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204).

Reindeer Games will be held at Gunston Arts Center - Theatre Two (2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206).

From Nauck to Green Valley & The Day Nothing Happened will be held at Theatre On The Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive Arlington, VA 22207).

Concessions will be available through pre-order and in the lobby. Options include:

-Option #1: (1 water bottle, 1 bag of chips and 1 bag of fruit snacks) $5

-Option #2: (1 water bottle, 1 bag of chips, and 1 bag of M&M) $5

-Option #3: (1 Starbucks frappuccino, 1 bag of M&Ms and 1 bag of fruit snacks.) $5 

Pick-up for concessions will be available during intermission. 

No refunds. Show dates, artists, days / times, and all other production details are subject to change without notice. All patrons must have a ticket.

To contact the box office, e-mail boxoffice@encorestage.org or call (703) 548-1154.

Please remember that if you or anyone in your family is ill, do not come to the theatre. Your health and safety, and that of our other patrons, our students and our staff is our highest priority. If you must miss your scheduled performance for health reasons, please contact our box office and we will assist you with an exchange.

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