Since 1977, CenterStage has been the resident professional theatre company of the Rochester Jewish Community Center. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ralph Meranto, CenterStage utilizes the finest local actors, directors, and designers to present a 5-show subscription series of plays and musicals.
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DECEMBER 7-22, 2013
by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen
Three comedies for the price of one! This 2012 Broadway smash hit explores the families we choose and the families we get stuck with.
Featuring works by Four-time Oscar® winner Ethan Coen, two-time Oscar® nominee Elaine May and the legendary, Woody Allen (23 Oscar® nominations and 4 wins), this hilarious evening of one-act plays explores the often outrageous relativity of relatives.
Each play is unique in its own style as they bring together 19 colorful characters with a host of issues. The perfect show to attend with your family...or maybe just bring your friends if you fear the comparisons to your own family will be too close for comfort.
- Saturday, December 7 at 8 PM
- Sunday, December 8 at 2 PM
- Thursday, December 12 at 7 PM
- Saturday, December 14 at 8 PM
- Sunday, December 15 at 2 PM
- Thursday, December 19 at 7 PM
- Saturday, December 21 at 8 PM
- Sunday, December 22 at 2 PM
RUN TIME: 2 hours and 15 minutes including 1 intermission
DECEMBER 28-31, 2013
After selling out last year, Rochester's fabulous duo: Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune, return with an all-new show and a weekend filled with your favorite divas.
- Saturday, December 28 at 8 PM
- Sunday, December 29 at 2 PM
- Tuesday, December 31 at 9 PM (New Year's Eve. Hurry, tickets selling fast)
DECEMBER 31, 2013 - ONE NIGHT ONLY
Join us New Year's Eve for a stunning performances of "Rhapsody in Blue" and other Gershwin classics. Pianist/vocalist Elliot Sneider uses narrative and music to explore the lives of George and Ira Gershwin against the changing landscape of America.
- Tuesday, December 31 at 7 PM (New Year's Eve...Hurry, tickets selling fast)
(Formerly called "My Brother George", please note, this concert has been renamed)
FEBRUARY 1-16, 2014
For 30+ years Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David, define the pop charts with a stream of Top 40 hits like "Wishin' and Hopin'," "Walk On By," "Always Something There to Remind Me," "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "What's New Pussycat?," "The Look of Love," "One Less Bell to Answer," "Do You Know the Way to San José?," "Promises, Promises," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."
That's What Friends Are For connect 33 Bacharach classics in a song story about fame, fortune, friendship and love. Featuring American Songbook favourites Laura Jean Smillie-Diekmann, Steve Marsocci, Brian Clickner, and introducing Jeannie Clinton, our world premiere show is a celebration of this six-time Grammy and three-time Academy Award winning composer.
- Saturday, February 1 at 8 PM
- Sunday, February 2 at 2 PM
- Thursday, February 6 at 7 PM
- Saturday, February 8 at 8 PM
- Sunday, February 9 at 2 PM
- Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM
- Saturday, February 15 at 8 PM
- Sunday, February 16 at 2 PM
Written and Conceived by Sandy Foster and Ralph Meranto
Directed by Ralph Meranto
Musical Direction by Brian Clickner
Sponsored by Dawn and Jacques Lipson, MD. Philanthropic Fund
MARCH 8-23, 2014
Written by Larry Kramer
The story of a city in denial, The Normal Heart unfolds like a political thriller—Jewish-American writer Ned Weeks leads a tight-knit group of friends who refuse to let doctors, politicians and the press ignore the truth of an unspoken, unnamed epidemic.
2011 Tony® Winner for Best Revival of a Play, this searing play about public and private indifference to AIDS is a powerful, cautionary tale on the consequences of fear and ignorance.
Presented in conjunction with LGBT Health Month, most performance will feature post-show discussion on topics surrounding the play.
- Saturday, March 8 at 8 PM
- Sunday, March 9 at 2 PM
- Thursday, March 13 at 7 PM
- Saturday, March 15 at 8 PM
- Sunday, March 16 at 2 PM
- Thursday, March 20 at 7 PM
- Saturday, March 22 at 8 PM
- Sunday, March 23 at 2 PM
Directed by Brian Coughlin
Support provided by...
MAY 3-18, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
IT'S ALIVE! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the outrageous new musical based on Mel Brooks' 1974 classic comedy masterpiece.
A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend, your favorite characters are all there including the bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) attempting to complete his grandfather's masterwork, his oddly shaped helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, his incredibly self-involved fiancé Elizabeth and, of course, the monster himself.
- Saturday, May 3 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 4 at 2 PM
- Thursday, May 8 at 7 PM
- Saturday, May 10 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 11 at 2 PM
- Thursday, May 15 at 7 PM
- Saturday, May 17 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 18 at 2 PM
Directed by Danny Hoskins
Choreography by Meggins Kelley
Music Direction by Sarah and Aaron Staebell
Sponsored by Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation