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  Music ... Laughter ... Romance

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2006/2007 Season

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"Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as this one in A.R. Gurney's new comedy, Sylvia ... a hysterical comedy for anyone who's ever owned a dog, loved a dog, or wanted to wring a dog's neck." -- The New York Times


By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Mark Tingle

Sylvia is young, cute, street-smart, outspoken and although Greg is married, she quickly sweeps him off his feet. Greg is a financier whose life has stalled. His wife, Kate, has a new career. So Greg embarks on a delicious love affair. So what's new or different? The other woman in this affair just happens to be a dog! A dog who is a shameless flirt. Originally played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the very successful New York production, the sassy little mongrel immediately becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

Don't believe it? Come and see her for yourself, even if you're a cat lover.


Oct. 26, 27, 28, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 3 & 4, at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees Oct. 329 & Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.


Olive Mickey Brown
Florence Kim Sprenger
Sylvie Donna Jacobs
Mickey Zandee Toovey
Renee Alexis Davids
Vera Michelle Fukes
Manolo Mario D'Alimonte
Jesus Aaron Sidenberg

Director Michael Hiller
Producer Merle Garbe
Stage Manager Angela Barbosa
Assistant Stage Managers
Anne Jablonicky, Christopher Douglas

The Odd Couple (female version)

By Neil Simon
Directed by Michael Hiller

Only Neil Simon can take his own classic Odd Couple, give it a new twist, and make it even better.

Who doesn't remember finicky Felix Unger and sloppy Oscar Madison from the 1968 movie and the 1970s TV show? Only this time, the mismatched roommates are Florence and Olive, and the poker-playing buddies have been replaced by an eclectic group of women who gather to play Trivial Pursuit and gossip.

If you like laughing, you'll love this one! Despite the passage of more than 35 years, this classic story remains as fresh and funny as the original, with a few hilarious surprises to add to the fun.


Feb. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees Feb. 4 & 11 at 2 p.m.


Mrs. Johnstone
Sarah Matte
Patrick Brown

Tim Vant

Joshua Jacobs 
Catherine Uy   

Michael Atlin
Mrs. Lyons
Marlene Matos-Jones

Mr. Lyons 
David Lang

Peter Pequegnat
Marisa King
Kristi Woods
Michel Matte
Shomari Garraway
Chris James
Ali Lee
Jess Abramovitch



Mario D'Alimonte
Musical Director  
Ellen Kestenberg       

Merle Garbe 
Stage Manager
Linda Ramsay   
Assistant Stage Manager
Jenn Spry
Set Design
Frances Key 
Alex Amini
Lighting Design
Keith Hebert
Set Construction
Alan Robertson
Sound Operation
Ed Pascal    
Rehearsal & Show Pianist
Michael Leach 


Blood Brothers

By Willy Russell
Directed by Mario D'Alimonte
Musical Direction by Ellen Kestenberg

This award-winning musical tells the captivating story of twin brothers, Mickey and Eddie, who are separated at birth and grow up on opposite sides of the tracks.

The pressures of superstition, economics and class trap them both and seal their fate - their paths are destined to cross again in both friendship and anger, with the most tragic consequences imaginable.

A powerful and moving story, both lively and sad, this is a wonderful tale that will capture your heart and leave a lasting impression.  The show is hilariously funny, deeply moving and full of memorable songs.


Apr 26, 27, 28, May 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees Apr 29 & May 6 at 2 p.m. (2007)

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 9 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 Funtastic, 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, A Thousand Clowns, Jake's Women and Company. Last year we presented Same Time Next Year, Lost in Yonkers, Over the River and Through the Woods, and Ragtime - The Musical - In Concert.

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 10th exciting season, which features two delightful comedies and one great musical.

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