October 28 – November 7, 2010
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
In this critically-acclaimed musical, a tuneful menagerie of misfit angst-ridden overachievers, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, compete in the Spelling Bee and learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
With audience volunteers recruited to participate as guest spellers, every show is guaranteed to be as unique as the one before it.
“Quirky and charming”
January 27 – February 6, 2011
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
by Leonard Gershe
Songwriter Don Baker, blind since birth, wants his own apartment, free from his over-protective mother. He befriends hippie actress Jill, who wants to live a life free of commitment and responsibility. Don’s mother wants to bring her son home. Don's dreams of independence, his mother’s hopes for his future, and Jill's view of love and relationships all collide in one day, as all three are forced to face their own fears. This touching 1969 comedy combines humour and heart, and was one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history. In the early 70’s, it was adapted into a popular movie, with Goldie Hawn in her first starring role.
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 12 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, Jest A Second, 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. Then it was Same Time Next Year, Lost in Yonkers, Over the River and Through the Woods, Ragtime, Sylvia, The Odd Couple (Female Version) and Blood Brothers; Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beau Jest (again), Driving Miss Daisy, and Chapter Two (again). Most recently, we presented Leader of the Pack and The Sunshine Boys and (2009-2010 season) Ruthless: The Musical, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and The Diary of Anne Frank
For the past 11 years, we have been the Company in Residence in our wonderful home at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre, an intimate space in Toronto ’s most beautiful theatre complex.
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 13th exciting season, which features one delightful comedy, one classic drama, and one hilarious musical... all of which combine to make a recipe for a fabulous year of entertainment.
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