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CenterStage Theatre

CenterStage began in 1977 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. SUBSCRIBE NOW and lock in the best seats at the lowest prices.

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Hart TheatreFor information, subscriptions and volunteer opportunities, call (585) 461-2000 x 235.

Tickets available at the JCC Main Desk whenever the JCC is open: (585) 461-2000 x 0 or CLICK FOR TICKETS at the links below.

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For information on our brand new Lipson Patron Lounge, click here to contact us.

CenterStage performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Post-show discussions follow 1st and 2nd Sunday matinees.

* Denotes Live Captioned Performance (NEW!)

** Denotes ASL Interpreted Performance


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Jul 15 - Jul 23
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
8pm
Thursday
8pm
Saturday
8pm

Bring It On, the Musical

JULY 15 - 23, 2017

Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt
Book by Jeff Whitty
Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green
Inspired by the motion picture, Bring It On, released by Universal Pictures and written by Jessica Bendingere

From the composers of Hamilton and Next To Normal. The cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance.

Directed by David Schuler
Musical Direction by Matt Wegman
Choreography by Katie Keller

  • Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
  • Sunday, July 16 at 2pm*
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 8pm*
  • Thursday, July 20 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
  • Sunday, July 23 at 2pm

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

 

$29, $20 students    Member: $27


Aug 10 - Aug 13
Sunday
7:30pm
Thursday
8pm
Saturday
8pm

Pegasus Early Music presents: Dido & Aeneas

by Henry Purcell

AUGUST 10 - 13, 2017

The first English opera, composed in 1688 and still fresh, tuneful and engaging, tells the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her doomed relationship with the Trojan Prince Aeneas, bound by fate to abandon her for Italy. In the course of the drama we also meet a wicked sorceress, a drunken sailor, and various witches, spirits, and courtiers, all wrapped in emotionally affecting music from heartbreaking to comedic.

With Grammy-award winner Virginia Warnken as Dido; Jesse Blumberg as Aeneas; Laura Heimes as Belinda; Luthien Brackett as the Sorceress; and more. Directed by Andrew Eggert; musical direction by Michael Beattie; design by Julia Noulin-Merat.

More information www.pegasusearlymusic.org/opera

  • Thursday, August 10 at 8pm
  • Saturday, August 12 at 8pm
  • Sunday, August 13 at 7:30pm

Pre-concert talks 1 hour before each performance.

Patron: $100 includes

  • Tax-deductible donation of $65 to Pegasus Early Music
  • Preferred Seating in Hart Theater

Regular: $35

Students: $20

All reserved seating

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Oct 10

Tuesday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 10/10/2017 7:30pm 10/10/2017 11:59pm America/New_York Melvin Seals & JGB Back by popular demand, the JCC welcomes the JGB with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band, Terrapin Flyer, etc.) for a one-night only event. Proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake. Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30pm Reserved Seats: $40VIP Seats: $65* *VIP tickets are located in the front rows of the theater and include a meet & greet reception after the concert. Click for Tickets  

Melvin Seals & JGB

Back by popular demand, the JCC welcomes the JGB with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band, Terrapin Flyer, etc.) for a one-night only event. Proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake.

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30pm

Reserved Seats: $40
VIP Seats: $65*

*VIP tickets are located in the front rows of the theater and include a meet & greet reception after the concert.

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Oct 5 - Oct 29
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
2pm
8pm

Cooking with the Calamari Sisters

OCTOBER 5-29, 2017

THE GIRLS ARE BACK!
- Delphine and Carmela Calamari try to sing and dance their way through the final broadcast of their cable access cooking show. Go back to the beginning for an evening of hilarity, audience interaction, onstage cooking, and sisterly love in a new production of the 2010 show that started the Calamari Sisters phenomenon.

  • Thursday, October 5 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 7 at 2pm
  • Saturday, October 7 at 8pm
  • Sunday, October 8 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm
  • Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 14 at 2pm
  • Saturday, October 14 at 8pm
  • Sunday, October 15 at 2pm*
  • Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm*
  • Thursday, October 19 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, October 21 at 2pm*
  • Saturday, October 21 at 8pm
  • Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
  • Thursday, October 26 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 28 at 2pm
  • Saturday, October 28 at 8pm
  • Sunday, October 29 at 2pm

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$29    Member: $27


Dec 2 - Dec 17
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
Saturday, Dec 16
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

First Date, the Broadway Musical Comedy

DECEMBER 2-17, 2017

Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

AREA PREMIERE
- When tightly wound Aaron is set up on a blind date with cool girl Casey, a quick drink turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls and a slew of manipulative exes and protective parents. Can this mismatched pair turn a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

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

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$29    Member: $27


Dec 28 - Dec 31
Sunday
9pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
9pm

Big Wigs

DECEMBER 28-31, 2017

Back by popular demand!

  • Thursday, December 28 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 30 at 9pm
  • Sunday, December 31 at 9pm

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$29    Member: $27


Dec 30 - Dec 31
Sunday
2pm
Saturday
7pm
Sunday, Dec 31
Sunday
7pm

Location

Hart Theater

UpScale

DECEMBER 28-31, 2017

Back by popular demand!

  • Saturday, December 30at 7pm
  • Sunday, December 31 at 2pm
  • Sunday, December 31 at 7pm

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$29    Member: $27


Feb 3 - Feb 18, 2018
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
Saturday, Feb 17
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

The Hit Makers: And the Beat Goes On

FEBRUARY 3-18, 2018

Created by Ralph Meranto and Casey Filiaci

ALL NEW SHOW!
A musical tribute to the Top 40s Hits of the 1960s.

We flip the musical coin to the other side of last year’s Woodstock-inspired set list as our fabulous performers bring a fresh take on the music Sonny & Cher, The Monkees, Donovan, Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, Three Dog Night, The Cowslips and more!

  • Saturday, February 3 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 4 at 2pm
  • Thursday, February 8 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 10 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 11 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, February 15 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, February 17 at 2pm*
  • Saturday, February 17 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 18 at 2pm

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$29    Member: $27


Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2018
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Buyer & Cellar

MARCH 10-25, 2018

A Comedy by Jonathan Tolins

AREA PREMIERE
– Alex More is one of “the luckiest people in the world!” He’s scored the oddest of odd jobs as the lone employee of the shopping mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Inspired by Streisand’s coffee table book, My Passion for Design, will this out-of-work actor develop a real friendship with Babs or will he be forever trapped underground?

  • Saturday, March 10 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 11 at 2pm
  • Thursday, March 15 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 17 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 18 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, March 24 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 25 at 2pm

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$29    Member: $27


May 5 - May 20, 2018
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
Saturday, May 19
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

The Bridges of Madison County, the Musical

MAY 5-20, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the Novel by Robert James Waller

AREA PREMIERE
- One of the most romantic stories ever written is now an irresistible, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creator of Parade and The Last Five Years. This sweeping romance explores the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross.

  • Saturday, May 5 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 6 at 2pm
  • Thursday, May 10 at 7pm
  • Saturday, May 12 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 13 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, May 17 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, May 19 at 2pm*
  • Saturday, May 19 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 20 at 2pm

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$29    Member: $27