Encore Stage & Studio's 
2015/2016 Season


Hansel & Gretel
November 6-15, 2015

From the classic story by The Brothers Grimm
Adapted by Vera Morris

Deep in a German forest awaits the Gingerbread Witch and her hobgoblin henchmen ready to transform children into tasty treats. Siblings Hansel, Gretel and friends go into the woods and find themselves in the path of the witch. To return home to their parents, this brother and sister duo will have to use their smarts to outwit the evil Witch. Spooky and full of action, we recommend this production for ages 6 and older.

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A Fairytale Christmas Carol
December 4-6, 2015

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. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.

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Snow White
January 8-17, 2016

Snow White is a young princess who lives with her jealous evil step mother, the Queen. When the Queen discovers that Snow White is the fairest of them all, the Queen devises a plan to continue her reign permanently. After being banished in the woods, Snow White happens upon seven new friends that give her a place to call home. The Queen disguises herself and brings a poisoned apple to Snow White. Will the Queen stop there? Find out in this musical adaptation of a bedtime classic. We recommend this musical for ages 4 and older.

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Treasure Island
February 26-March 6, 2016

What starts as a mystery turns into an adventure in an Encore adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Young Jim Hawkins leaves a dull life to search for where “X” marks the spot on a treasure map left behind by an old sea captain. Jim meets a slew of thrill seeking sea farers as he hopes to find the treasure before any pirates do. We recommend this production for ages 6 and older.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
April 22-24, 2016

Six young spellers come together at a local school to use their talents to decide who will represent Putnam County in the national bee. Their zany personalities shine as they take on words that most people have never heard of, let alone can spell. Words fly as this fun, modern musical tells a tale of growing up while competing for prestige and bragging rights. We recommend this production for ages 8 and older.

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
May 13 - 22, 2016

During a fierce storm and devastating ship wreck, twins Viola and Sebastian are separated. Viola surfaces on the island of Illyria, and, believing her brother drowned, finds employment by disguising herself as a man named Casario. In a classic case of mistaken identity and unexpected love, hilarity ensues as we meet the island colorful cast of characters. We recommend this production for ages 8 and older.

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Cul de Sac
June 3 - 12, 2016

Play by Amy Thompson
Adapted from the Comic Strip, Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premier play adaptation of Richard Thompson’s nationally syndicated Cul De Sac comic strip. When Alice decides to help Petey become more exciting she risks sending Petey further into his shell. With the help other their parents, teachers, and new and old friends the Otterloop children just might be able to learn something from each other. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.

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Mary Poppins
July 15-24, 2016

Mary Poppins is a practically perfect, spoonful of sugar that arrives to come help the Banks family. Mary uses lessons disguised as games to help teach the Banks children how to be their best selves. But, is Mary’s magic enough to save this family from drifting apart? Come be entranced by Mary’s magic and hear a few of your favorite Disney melodies. We recommend this musical for ages 6 and older.

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Ticket Pricing:

Adult: $15 
Student/Child/Senior(65+)/Military: $10 ($12 for Mary Poppins)

Groups of 10 or more receive a group discount of $8/ticket. 
Gunston Art Center Performances: $10 General Admission.

Ticket prices include all box office fees.
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.

Hansel & Gretel, Snow White, Cul de Sac, Treasure Island and Mary Poppins Performances are held at
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 South Old Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia 22204
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A Fairytale Christmas Carol, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Performances are held at Gunston Arts Center 
 2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206

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