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NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

By Jim Gladstone

With the opening of "Encore" this weekend, San Francisco's stalwart gay stage celebrates its 40th birthday with a roster of dozens of songs from musicals staged at New Conservatory Theatre Center.

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