Encore, established in Jerusalem in 2006, presents the classics of the musical stage as well as lesser-known and original works, in order to expose audiences to this repertoire and, in particular, encourage young people to be the theatre-going public of the future.
Encore! has developed concert programmes on the lives of prominent Jewish composers and entertainers, as well as a revue of songs from Broadway shows with Jewish themes (On Broadway with a Yiddishe Ta’am), which have been performed for audiences in Jerusalem, Netanya, and Petach Tikva; presented a musical biography, Knights of Song, at the Bible Lands Museum; presented concert versions of Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Mikado (the last two with the Israel Chamber Orchestra at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art); and produced fully-staged presentations of The Mikado, The Wizard of Oz, The Yeomen of the Guard, Oklahoma!, The Pirates of Penzance, Fiddler on the Roof, Ruddigore, Carousel, H.M.S. Pinafore, My Fair Lady, The Gondoliers, The Secret Garden, The Sorcerer/Trial by Jury, Oliver!, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls and Iolanthe. Encore! has also cooperated in summer workshops to train children and teenagers in aspects of stagecraft, presented youth productions of Grease, West Side Story, Hairspray, and A Chorus Line, presented adaptations of The Pianist and The Grand Tour in the Beit AVI CHAI Festival of English-Language Theatre, and produced an original chamber opera, The Keys to the City, marking the 90th anniversary of the Turkish “surrender” of Jerusalem to the British at Hanukah 5678 (December 1917).
Encore! is governed by an executive committee and a Board of Governors, and is registered as a not-for-profit association under Israeli law.
ENCORE! BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Dr. Tom Weinberger, Chairman
Michael BenEliezer, Nahum Binder, Sharon Binder,
Chana Givon, Sarah Gerskup, Marcia Lewison,
Bezalel Manekin, Robin Stamler, Marc Zell
Robert Binder, Artistic Director
Paul Salter, Musical Director
Encore! Educational Theatre Company (ETC)
Registered Amutah #580466068
5 Hayarden Street, Talpiot
Tel. (02) 673-1512, (054) 546-4215