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CenterStage Theatre

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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Mar 14 - Mar 29
Sunday
2pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Our Suburb

MARCH 14 - 29, 2015

by Darrah Cloud - It’s Our Town...Only Wilder!

*New York Premiere*

"A fresh take on a beloved classic. This beautiful, brand-new play is so full of honest human heart, humor, hurt, and hope that it is destined to become a classic." - DCMetroTheaterArts

This whimsically innovative reinterpretation of Thornton Wilder's Our Town moves the action from fictional Grover's Corners to the very real Skokie, Illinois in 1977. As neighboring families prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah, two teenagers fall in love, and the world is about to give everyone a serious dose of reality.

Our Suburb made it's world premiere in D.C. last year and playwright Darrah Cloud will be in Rochester to open this New York Premiere. Our Suburb is also available for school performances.

Directed by Kerry Young

  • Saturday, March 14 at 8 PM (Opening Night Reception and Q&A with Author Darrah Cloud)
  • Sunday, March 15 at 2 PM*
  • Thursday, March 19 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, March 22 at 2 PM
  • Thursday, March 26 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, March 28 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, March 29 at 2 PM

*ASL Interpreted performance for the deaf and hard of hearing by StageHands. Please note "interpreted section" when you order to be seated in this section.

RUN TIME: 2 hours and 5 minutes including one intermission

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JCC Member: $24     Non Member: $26, $18 students


Moses Man: Experience the Journey

CREATORS' FORUM

May 6

A new musical bound for national exposure, powerfully portrays the spirit of survival of a Holocaust survivor, who navigated through tremendous obstacles to find home and freedom during one of the history's darkest times.

Writer Deborah Haber and Composer Casey Filiaci share the development and creative process of this exciting new musical!

> How oral history and testimony inspires script and score

> How historical events relate to current world affairs and inspire thought-provoking discussion

  • Wednesday, May 6 at 7 PM

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FREE! (registration suggested)


May 2 - May 17
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Into the Woods

MAY 2 - 17, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel are just a few of your favorite storybook characters that collide in one epic adventure. Wishes will be granted, but when there are witches and giants about, "happily ever after" is not always the end of the story. Delightfully humorous and beautifully poignant, this Sondheim masterpiece is not a kids' story, but a wildly entertaining, family-friendly, adult fairy tale about the consequences of "I wish."

Directed by Ralph Meranto, Music Direction by Brian Clickner

  • Saturday, May 2 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, May 3 at 2 PM
  • Thursday, May 7 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, May 9 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, May 10 at 2 PM*
  • Thursday, May 14 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, May 17 at 2 PM

*ASL Interpreted performance for the deaf and hard of hearing by StageHands. Please note "interpreted section" when you order to be seated in this section

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Presented in Memory of Hon. Wilmer J. Patlow

Sponsored by Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation

Media Partner:
WXXI

JCC Member: $27     Non Member: $29, $20 students


Terrapin Flyer in concert

with Melvin Seals & Mark Karan

MAY 5, 2015 at 7pm

Featuring...
Music of The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and more!

Legendary organist Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band) and guitarist Mark Karan (Ratdog & The Other Ones), with Terrapin Flyer, bring their live show to the JCC Hart Theater. Performing music of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, (as well as some other interesting covers), these powerhouse talents have been delighting legions of Deadheads and classic rock fans across the nation.

$35 Reserved Seats
$55 VIP Seats (Rows A-D and includes Meet & Greet)
VIP seats in the Center section are sold out. Rows A-D in the Right and Left sections still available.

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All proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake 



Jul 11 - Jul 19
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
8pm
Thursday
8pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Green Day's American Idiot

JULY 11 - 19, 2015

Music by Green Day; Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong

This Tony Award® winning hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends and their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world. Based on Green Day's GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before.

Directed and Choreographed by Ralph Meranto and Meggins Kelley
Vocal Direction by Matthew Wegman
Orchestra Direction by Aaron Staebell

  • Saturday, July 11 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, July 12 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 8 PM
  • Thursday, July 16 at 8 PM
  • Saturday, July 18 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, July 19 at 2 PM

    Run time: approximately 95 minutes, no intermission

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JCC Member: $24     Non Member: $26, $20 students


Oct 8 - Oct 25
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
2pm
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Oy Vey, It's the Calamari Sisters!

World Premiere Workshop Production!

October 8-25, 2015

Rochester's favorite Italian Mamas, Carmela and Delphine Calamari, have been dancing, singing and cooking their way into hearts of sold out audiences across the country. Their all new show, Oy Vey, It's the Calamari Sisters! makes its debut at JCC CenterStage in October 2015!

In Oy Vey, It's the Calamari Sisters! Carmela and Delphine get hired to cater a Jewish event without first reading up on the rules of keeping Kosher. As worlds collide, matzo ball soup will never be quite the same.

Click here for a personal greeting from Carmela and Delphine... thecalamarisisters.com

  • Thursday, October 8 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 10 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, October 14 at 7 PM
  • Thursday, October 15 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 17 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 17 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 18 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, October 21 at 7 PM
  • Thursday, October 22 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 24 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 24 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 25 at 2 PM

JCC Members: $27 Regular Seats, $35 VIP Seats

Non-Members: $29 Regular Seats, $40 VIP Seats

 

(VIP Seating is in the front rows of the theater.)

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Ages 12 and up
Contact Marc Cataldi for more information.