Encore Stage & Studio's Season


Treasure Island
October 14-23, 2022
Play by Matthew Heap. Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

What starts as a mystery turns into an adventure in an Encore adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Young Gemma Hawkins escapes a dull life to search for where “X” marks the spot on a mysterious treasure map left behind by an old sea captain. Gemma meets a slew of thrill-seeking sea farers as he races to find the treasure before any pirates do.

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

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A Fairytale Christmas Carol
December 2-11, 2022
By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus

In this remake of a Christmas classic, your favorite fairy tale characters bring to life the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge’s magical Christmas Eve. Mother Goose lends her talents to narrate the story as the Big Bad Wolf takes on the humbugging lead role. Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, Old King Cole, and many more help create a new twist on the traditional Dickensian story told every December.

Location: Gunston Arts Center – Theatre Two (2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206)

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Beauty and the Beast Jr.
January 13-22, 2023
Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton. Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, meeting a Beast, who is the young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed to his former self. If the Beast does not learn his lesson before the last rose petal falls, he and his household including Mrs. Pots, Lumiere and Mr. Cogsworth will be cursed forever. Join us for a tale as old as time in Encore’s production of Beauty and the Beast Jr!

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

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Encore World Premiere written by Lynne Childress
March 3-12, 2023

The original work will revolve around the theme of transformation. Encore will include children from all segments of our community and celebrate the shared strength in our diversity.

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

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Flip the Script
April 28-May 7, 2023

Encore’s successful student-devised program will bring an all new to play to life focused on the rich history of Arlington’s Green Valley community. Students learn from community members and local historians, weaving the narratives into a unique performance experience.

Location: Theatre On The Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive Arlington, VA 22207).

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Charlotte’s Web
June 2-11, 2023
Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

Encore Stage & Studio brings to life E.B. White’s beloved story of friendship and talking barnyard animals with its production of Charlotte’s Web. Rarely does a spring pig live to see the fall of winter. In this heartwarming tale, a young girl meets her best friend, Wilbur, a plucky spring pig, along with a new set of furry friends. Wilbur desperately wants to live to see his first snowfall. Charlotte, a kind and loving spider, transforms Wilbur from the runt of the litter to prize-winning “some pig.”

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

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Freaky Friday
July 21-30, 2023
Book by Bridget Carpenter. Music by Tom Kitt. Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. Based on the novel Freaky Friday
by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films.

The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

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).

Encore Stage & Studio Audience Covid-19 procedures:

Proof of vaccination required for all audience members 5 years and older.  You can get a copy of your vaccination record in Virginia hereFollowing Arlington County and Arlington Public School Policy, masks will be recommended inside the lobby and theatre.

Concessions will be available by pre-order and for sale in the lobby.

Electronic playbills will be accessed through a QR code provided at the theatre entrance.


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.


Treasure Island, Beauty & the Beast Jr, Encore World Premiere, Charlotte's Web, and Freaky Friday will be held at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204).

A Fairytale Christmas Carol will be held at Gunston Arts Center - Theatre Two (2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206).

Flip the Script will be held at Theatre On The Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive Arlington, VA 22207).

Concessions will be available through pre-order. 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 or exchanges.
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.

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