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2005/2006 Season


"Wit, compassion, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia." - New York Times

"Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic." - New York Post

Same Time, Next Year

By Bernard Slade
Directed by Merle Garbe
Starring Mario D’Alimonte and Liz Best

A hit in 1975 when it opened on Broadway, and a popular movie in 1978, this romantic comedy remains fresh and funny despite the intervening years. Peppered with heart-warming poignancy, it traces the unique 26-year relationship between two people - who happen to be married to other people

What might have been a one-night stand, becomes a yearly rendezvous when Doris, a young California housewife, and George, a New Jersey accountant, meet by chance at a rural inn and embark on an affair that brings them together on the same weekend, in the same place, for the next 26 years. As the conservative '50s give way to the tumultuous '60s, events in the world and in their personal lives are reflected by George and Doris as they grow up and grow older together one weekend per year.

Oct. 27, 28, 29, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Lost in Yonkers

By Neil Simon
Directed by Mario D’Alimonte
Featuring David Melamed and Michael Rauch

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and four Tony Awards, including Best Play, Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers has been described as "laughter on the brink of tears." It is a mature Simon at his funniest and most heartrending.

Set in 1942 Yonkers in the two-bedroom apartment above Kurnitz's Kandy Shop, two young teenaged brothers have been left in the care their grandmother, a fearsome German-Jewish tyrant. The boys soon learn their own resilient techniques for surviving in this dysfunctional family and become a sort of comic Greek chorus to the drama of daily life in the Kurnitz household.

Filled with laughter, tears and insight, Lost in Yonkers is yet another heartwarming testament to Neil Simon's talent.


Feb. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees Feb. 5 & 12 at 2 p.m.

Over the River and Through the Woods

By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Liz Best

Love, laughter and linguini! This hilarious play has it all It puts an Italian spin on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, adds the heart of Crossing Delancey, and comes up with a recipe for making an audience laugh out loud.

It tells the story of Nick, an Italian-American single man, trying to please his traditional italian grandparents. Nick's decision about his future sparks an eruption of unsolicited advice, matchmaking, and general meddling from his four Italian-American grandparents who fill his life with guilt, exasperation and food, but mostly with love. Like a hearty maranara a la nonna, with meaty dialogue, juicy humour and an aftertaste that will leave you scraping your plate for more.

By the writer of the hit musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.


May 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees May 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.

Ragtime - the Musical -
In Concert

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Musical Direction by Ellen Kestenberg
Stage Direction by Merle Garbe

"It was the music of something beginning"

This magnificent musical score is coming back to North York, where it began. The music paints a powerful portrait of life in Turn-of-the-century America,a s it interweaves the story of three remarkable families with historical characters and events of the Ragtime era. The songs tell of a time of scandal, racism, immigration, and love of family, all punctuated by the quest for justice.

Performed by Encore's most talented singers.


May 26, 27, and June 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees May 28 & June 4 at 2 p.m.

Who We Are

Encore Entertainment is a not-for-profit theatre company, providing family entertainment at an affordable price since 1997. All of our performers, staff, and crew are volunteers who donate their time and talents to this “labour of love.” Over the past 7 years, we have produced Love and Other Stresses, The Diary of Anne Frank, Enter Laughing, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Chapter Two, Anne of Green Gables, Beau Jest, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Fantasticks, Rumors, Nunsense, On Golden Pond, Les Belles Soeurs, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Deathtrap, Come Blow Your Horn, Chess in Concert, Crossing Delancey, The Second Time Around and A Fiddler, A Phantom and 3 Singing Cats. Last year we presented A Thousand Clowns, Jake's Women and Company.

Theatre cannot exist without an audience, and we take our responsibility to you very seriously. We hope you will continue to support our efforts by purchasing subscriptions for our 8th exciting season, which features two delightful comedies and one great musical.

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