Encore Dinner Theater In Tustin Revamped (Now is a Special Event and Theater Rental Space)


July 15, 2013 by danisdecadentdeals

Dani, hubby and friends at Encore Theater

Dani, hubby and friends at Encore Theater

Upon being invited to the Encore Dinner Theater in Tustin, California 2 weeks ago, I was remembering when I first started dating my husband because he had taken me to this specific dinner theater 12 years ago. It was formerly called, “Elizabeth Howard’s Curtain Call Theater.” From 1959-1976, the theater was simply a movie theater.  In 1978 the building was remodeled into a dinner theater and was called the Cabaret Theater.  Soon after in 1980, The Curtain Call Group took it over

Front Room of Encore Theater

Front Room of Encore Theater

and the theater ran successfully for 25 years.  I was there in 2001, so I was excited to see the changes that took place since the complete remodel occurred in 2011. The new theater was remodeled after the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. See their website here for more details: Encore Dinner Theater And Club

Encore Theater Bar

Encore Theater Bar

We attended a very funny show called, “Rumors” written by Neil Simon with our friends 2 Fridays ago.:)  Tickets include your meal and show and range between $25 & $80..One little secret I will share as well is that if you check out the facebook page for the Encore Dinner Theater, there are sometimes some awesome specials. 🙂 Most recently there was one for 25% off and a house bottle of wine…so make sure you check there.  Rumors truly cracked us up and the show flew by quickly.  The plot takes place in the house of one of the characters and the stories that are told

Rumors Program

Rumors Program

among the actors are hilarious…The actors continue to tell lie after lie until they are forced to tell the truth…Of course it is way more involved than that, but I don’t want to give the whole story away.:)  

2 Happy Couples Ready to Wine and Dine

2 Happy Couples Ready to Wine and Dine

20130705_220639Shows are always changing regularly at the Encore Theater to stay current and give people the opportunity to see new performances. Although Rumors is now over, shows to come include Henry Prego Sings Frank Sinatra, Andy DiMino’s Dean Martin Tribute, Martin Anthony Tribute to Elvis Presley and Fiddler on the Roof! Ironically, Fiddler on the Roof was the play my husband and I saw years ago when we came to the theater on one of our first img_2507dates!  Prices for tickets range from $25 – $80 depending upon if it is a lunch or dinner performance, as well as which specific performance is attended.

20130705_203041The food was definitely not too shabby either.  I had the chicken which was absolutely amazing in that it was a large portion and it was quite tender.  My husband’s short rib was pretty amazing, but in my opinion it was a bit too small. For desert, we tried the Carrot Cake and the Red Velvet Cake. Both desserts were fabulous! For more thorough details about just the food at the Encore Theater visit my husband’s blog, Tom’s Foodie Blog.

My Half Chicken

My Half Chicken

Dani & Hubby in Early Days When we Went to Fiddler on the Roof :)

Dani & Hubby in Early Days When we Went to Fiddler on the Roof 🙂

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32 thoughts on “Encore Dinner Theater In Tustin Revamped (Now is a Special Event and Theater Rental Space)

  1. […] See my  Wife’s Blog, Dani’s Decadent Deals, for details about discounts, show schedules… […]

  2. dmfintimates says:

    Aww.. awesome!
    You guys looked so happy 😀

    Alikekid Sanrisk

  3. Rob says:

    Nice history for you both at that place! even though names change, history doesn’t!

  4. I LOVE dinner theater! It’s always so much fun!! I’m glad you enjoyed it and wish I were in CA to enjoy it, too!

  5. Don Purdum says:

    I have seen lots of movie theaters incorporating dinner, but not play theater’s. This is AWESOME!!!!

  6. Heather Petersen says:

    This looks like fun! I wish we had a place like this!

  7. Fiddler on the Roof…. brings back a lot of wonderful memories. Did you sing along in your head Dani?

  8. Reminds me of some of the shows in Vegas that are dinner theaters. Looks like a lot of fun.

  9. This was a great show, I enjoyed eating and watching the show in one venue and price

  10. looks like this would be a fun ladies night out!!!!

  11. Loretta says:

    We LOVE that theater! We’ve seen many performances there! It’s so good to see that it’s still in operation! I thought it had closed years ago, so I’m happy to see it’s open! Thanks!

  12. emom says:

    Try to remember The Sound of Music. We saw it here many moons ago.

  13. Dov Shapira says:

    Such a cool deals, I wish I knew where you get em all 🙂

  14. Looks like a blast. I would love to go.

  15. Veronica says:

    Beautiful couple you are! You guys must have a lot of fun with all your outings and events

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