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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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.
Join us for special post-show events featuring experts from Trillium Health, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, MOCHA Center, Rochester Victory Alliance, Empire State Pride Agenda, NY Civil Liberties Union, Gay-Straight Alliance Coalition, HCR Home Care and more.
Schedule of Performances and Special Events
- Saturday, March 8 at 8 PM
Opening Night Reception after show
- Sunday, March 9 at 2 PM
Post Show Discussion: AIDS/Holocaust: Parallels between LGBT & Jewish experiences
- Thursday, March 13 at 7 PM
Pre Show Reception: Out and Equal Networking Event 5:30pm
Post Show Discussion: What's Next? HIV & AIDS in 2014
- Saturday, March 15 at 8 PM
Interpreted Performance for the Deaf and hard of hearing
- Sunday, March 16 at 2 PM
Post Show Discussion: Act-UP 2.0 What's next for the LGBT community?
- Thursday, March 20 at 7 PM
Post Show Discussion: Connecting the L, G, B & T: Divides within the acronym
- Saturday, March 22 at 8 PM
Post Show Bonus: Concert Preview by Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
- Sunday, March 23 at 2 PM
Post Show Discussion: LGBT Youth & Seniors: Divergent generations with similar challenges.
Student tickets $10 for this performance
Presented in conjunction with LGBT Health Month. For a full list of Health Month activities visit:
Presented in conjunction with LGBT Health Month, most performance will feature post-show discussion on topics surrounding the play.
Directed by Brian Coughlin
RUN TIME: 2 Hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
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
APRIL 1, 2014
Live on Stage
Legendary "Little Feat" guitarists Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett
Bringing their distinctly different artistic stamp to the Little Feat catalog and more, this delightful duo will blow you away!
- Tuesday, April 1 at 7 PM