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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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Oct 11 - Oct 12
Sunday
8pm
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Back to School with The Calamari Sisters

Back to School with THE CALAMARI SISTERS

OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen...Delphine and Carmela Calamari are back with an ALL NEW SHOW! These singing, dancing, and cooking stars of the public access cable cooking show Mangia Italiano have taken their culinary expertise on the road to spread their unique brand of Italian teaching to the masses. With outrageous musical numbers, hilarious family anecdotes, and some help from some of you, these sisters will give you a cooking lesson that you’ll never forget. Be prepared to eat your heart out and laugh until your sides hurt.

  • Saturday, October 11 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 11 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 12 at 2 PM

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JCC Member: $30     Non Member: 35, Students $20


Terrapin Flyer in concert

 with Melvin Seals & Mark Karan

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.

$29 Reserved Seats
$50 VIP Seats (Center, Rows A, B, & C and side sections row A & B) includes post show Meet & Greet

All proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake 

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Oct 18 - Nov 2
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Bad Jews

OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 2, 2014

A comedy by Joshua Harmon

"Crackles with energy. The best comedy of the season." - NY Times

Area Premiere

 

Things get personal when three cousins ignite a vicious brawl over who "deserves" a treasured family heirloom. A no-holds-barred dark comedy about family, faith and survival, JCC CenterStage is the first theatre in the country to license this acclaimed Off-Broadway sensation. If your family dynamics have ever been touched by a sense of entitlement, issues of inheritance or the legacy of an ancestor, you will love uncovering the good and bad in these "Bad Jews".

Directed by Ralph Meranto

  • Saturday, October 18 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 19 at 2 PM
  • Thursday, October 23 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 25 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 26 at 2 PM*
  • Thursday, October 30 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, November 1 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, November 2 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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Sponsored by Debby Landsman

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


Dec 6 - Dec 21
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Naked in Encino

DECEMBER 6 - 21, 2014

A World Premiere comedy by Wendy Kout

Naked truths...and more...are exposed when five women of diversely different backgrounds gather for a self-help seminar. This laugh-out-loud comedy from the award-winning screenwriter of the film "Dorfman in Love" and the creator of the TV series "Anything But Love," makes its official world premiere at JCC CenterStage after an acclaimed developmental production in Denver.

Playwright Wendy Kout will be in Rochester working with the cast and director for this World Premiere production and for a screening of "Dorfman in Love" on November 8, 2014.

Directed by David Runzo

  • Saturday, December 6 at 8 PM (Opening Night Reception and Q&A with Author Wendy Kout)
  • Sunday, December 7 at 2 PM
  • Thursday, December 11 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, December 13 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, December 14 at 2 PM*
  • Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, December 20 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, December 21 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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JCC Member: $24     Non Member: $26, $18 students


Jan 17 - Jan 18, 2015
Sunday
2pm
Saturday
7:30pm

Location

Hart Theatre

And Then They Came For Me

Remembering the World of Anne Frank

JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015

by James Stills

Presented by JCC CenterStage and Rochester Children's Theatre

Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg lived in the same apartment building as Anne Frank. Like Anne, Eva's family was arrested and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived and her mother eventually married Otto Frank, Anne's father. A unique multimedia blend of videotaped testimony, live performance and projections of historical photographs put a human face on what might otherwise be just a chapter in history books.

Directed by Deborah Haber

  • Saturday, January 17 at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, January 18 at 2 PM

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JCC Member: $16     Non Member: 18, $12 students


Dec 27 - Dec 31
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
9pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Big Wigs on Broad(s)way

DECEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 31, 2014

Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis are back to high kick-off the New Year with an all-new show. Big Wigs on Broad(s)way is a tribute to the leading "ladies" of Broadway. Featuring dead on impersonations of the legendary Carol Channing, Ethel Merman and Dolly Parton along with Barbra, Cher, Judy, Liza (with a "Z"), Madonna and more, your favorite Broadway tunes come to life as you have never seen them before.

  • Saturday, December 27 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, December 28 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, December 31 at 9 PM (New Year’s Eve)

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


Dec 31 - Jan 4, 2015
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

Stardust and Butterflies

DECEMBER 31, 2014 – JANUARY 4, 2015

Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins and Joan Baez have enjoyed long careers in music, beginning as the female faces of folk in the 1960s. American Songbook series creator Linda Foster leads a team of singers in a concert that explores the legacy of these amazing singer-songwriters.

  • Wednesday, December 31 at 7 PM (New Year’s Eve)
  • Saturday, January 3 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, January 4 at 2 PM

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


Feb 7 - Feb 22, 2015
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Location

Hart Theatre

The Hit Factory

FEBRUARY 7 - 22, 2015

A look back at the “Brill Building Sound”

*World Premiere*

In the 1950s and 60s, at NYC’s legendary Brill Building, you could write a song, sell a song, record a song and publish a song…sometimes in the same day. Producers like Don Kirshner and Phil Spector and songwriters like Carole King, Neil Sedaka and Leiber and Stoller dominated the airwaves with chart-topping hits for The Shirelles, Coasters, Drifters, Righteous Brothers, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Lesley Gore, Little Eva, Fabian, The Shangri-las, Ben E. King, Dionne Warwick and many more.

Featuring over three dozen enduring tunes, this all-new musical, from the creators of last season’s Burt Bacharach show, revisits the legacy of the time and place known as The Hit Factory.

Written and conceived by Ralph Meranto and Sandy Foster
Directed by Ralph Meranto
Musical Direction by Casey Filiaci

  • Saturday, February 7 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, February 8 at 2 PM
  • Thursday, February 12 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, February 14 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, February 15 at 2 PM
  • Thursday, February 19 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, February 21 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, February 22 at 2 PM

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Sponsored by Dawn and Jacques Lipson

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


Mar 14 - Mar 29, 2015
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

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 Thorton 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.

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


May 2 - May 17, 2015
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 Rupunzel 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

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