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CenterStage Theatre

CenterStage began in 1977 as the volunteer theatre company at the Rochester Jewish Community Center. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ralph Meranto since 2005, CenterStage is now a professional theatre utilizing the finest local actors, directors, and designers to present a 5-show subscription series of plays and musicals. 

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May 7 - May 22
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
May 21 - May 21
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

Ain't Misbehavin'

MAY 7 - 22, 2016

Tony Award® Winner, Best Musical

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr.

Directed by Zoe Walker-Itoh
Musical Direction by Casey Filiaci
Choreography by Esther Winter

Tony Award® Winner, Best Musical

The Joint will be Jumpin' when the golden age of The Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom get recreated in this rollicking, finger-snapping, toe-tapping and bawdy tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1900s. A stellar cast, including Di'ta Monique and Darren Frazier (The Hit Factory 1 & 2), Oscia Miles (Hairspray), Lorenzo Shawn Parnell (Blackfriars' Violet) and newcomer Sable Stewart perform the songs that made the inimitable "Fats" Waller an international sensation.

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

Aprroximately 2 hours with intermission

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AintMisbehavin JCC

Presented in loving tribute to:

Marilyn Goldberg by her friends and family

Frumel Ureles by Sheila Wolk

Promotional Partner

WXXI

 

$$29, Students: $20    Member: $27
Ages : all


May 15 - May 16
Sunday
7:30pm
Monday
7:30pm

Terrapin Flyer

MAY 15 & 16, 2016

Special two-night engagement! (Different sets each night)

Back by popular demand, Melvin Seals (organist, Jerry Garcia Band) and Mark Karan (guitarist, Ratdog & The Other Ones) are back at the JCC to perform music from The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and more!

  • Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 PM
  • Monday, May 16 at 7:30 PM

Single shows

RESERVED SEATS: $35
VIP SEATS: $60 (includes meet & greet)

Two-night package

RESERVED SEATS: $60
VIP SEATS: $100 (includes meet & greet)

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May 25 - Jun 5
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
May 28 - Jun 4
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

Calamari Sisters' (Kosher) Clambake

The Calamari Sisters have the juiciest clams in town!

The Calamari Sisters are back at the JCC after their record-breaking run of "Oy Vey" with an all-new show! This summer, Delphine & Carmela are cooking up a delightfully zany and slightly fishy picnic. You'll laugh until your sides hurt as these two plus size siblings sing, dance, and cook their way through the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake. (Please note, no actual clams will be harmed in the making of this totally Kosher event.) 

Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

  • Wednesday, May 25 at 7 PM
  • Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, May 28 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, May 28 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, May 29 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7 PM
  • Thursday, June 2 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, June 5 at 2 PM

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VIP tickets are located in the front rows of the theater.

$29/$40-VIP; Students $20/$35    $27/$35-VIP


Jun 4

Saturday
8pm
Add to Calendar 04/06/2016 8:00pm 04/06/2016 11:59pm 15 The Hit Factory: Sounds of the 60s & 70s June 4, at 8pmSmith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY  14456 One Night Only! After a three-week sold out run at the JCC in February, CenterStage Theatre is hitting the road to bring the The Hit Factory to the legendary Smith Opera House in Geneva. The Hit Factory: Sounds of the 60s & 70s is a hybrid of Hit Factory 2 injected with songs from the original Hit Factory. Proceeds will benefit JCC CenterStage and Partnership for Ontario County, a social services agency that works with Ontario youth facing issues such as addiction, sexual abuse, mental health, and other social concerns. About The Hit Factory: Sounds of the 60s & 70s: Throughout the 1960s, songwriters in NYC's legendary Brill Building defined the pop charts with a string of chart-topping hits including Twist and Shout, It's my Party, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling and Hang on Sloopy. When the British invasion sound hit America, these artists adapted to create a new American sound that made household names of Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, and Carole King (just to name a few). All ten performers will be back to bring to life these popular hits including Piece of My Heart, Natural Woman, We Gotta Get Outta This Place, You've Got a Friend, and many more.Seating is General Admission. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Seniors and Students) and available online through the Smith Opera House by phone at 315-781-5483 or in person at the JCC main desk. Tickets: thesmith.org

The Hit Factory: Sounds of the 60s & 70s

June 4, at 8pm
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY  14456

One Night Only!

After a three-week sold out run at the JCC in February, CenterStage Theatre is hitting the road to bring the The Hit Factory to the legendary Smith Opera House in Geneva.

The Hit Factory: Sounds of the 60s & 70s is a hybrid of Hit Factory 2 injected with songs from the original Hit Factory.

Proceeds will benefit JCC CenterStage and Partnership for Ontario County, a social services agency that works with Ontario youth facing issues such as addiction, sexual abuse, mental health, and other social concerns.

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About The Hit Factory: Sounds of the 60s & 70s:

Throughout the 1960s, songwriters in NYC's legendary Brill Building defined the pop charts with a string of chart-topping hits including Twist and Shout, It's my Party, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling and Hang on Sloopy. When the British invasion sound hit America, these artists adapted to create a new American sound that made household names of Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, and Carole King (just to name a few). All ten performers will be back to bring to life these popular hits including Piece of My Heart, Natural Woman, We Gotta Get Outta This Place, You've Got a Friend, and many more.

Seating is General Admission. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Seniors and Students) and available online through the Smith Opera House by phone at 315-781-5483 or in person at the JCC main desk.

Tickets: thesmith.org

Ages : all


Jul 16 - Jul 24
Sunday
2 - 5pm
Wednesday
8 - 10pm
Thursday
8 - 10pm
Saturday
8 - 11pm

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman; Book by Alex Timbers

Six years before Hamilton took Broadway by storm with its hip-hop telling of American history, a ground-breaking musical called BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON used modern rock to tell the story of our seventh President. Outrageously popular Off-Broadway, it quickly transferred to Broadway where critics hailed its revolutionary tone and astute commentary on modern politics. Depicting Andrew Jackson as a rock star, and voters as swooning fans, this story of a politically loose cannon who rose to power with his populist appeal is certain to resonate during the summer election cycle.

  • Saturday, July 16 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, July 17 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, July 20 at 8 PM
  • Thursday, July 21 at 8 PM
  • Saturday, July 23 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, July 24 at 2 PM

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Annual support of JCC SummerStage provided by the The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation in memory of Frumel Ureles

29    27 Members; Students $20
Ages 14 and up