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CenterStage’s 45th Season is Home-Grown
Live theatre is back in the JCC Hart Theater! Our new season is filled with epic homecomings, world premiere productions, and Artistic Director Ralph Meranto’s return to the stage. 

Subscription packages and individual show tickets on sale now!

Covid-19 Safety Policy

All audience members 12 and older will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event) upon arrival. Masks will be required for all indoor events at this time.
For complete details and options for medical exemptions and social distance requests, click here or email

Upcoming Events

HITMAKERS: Welcome to the 70s
February 5–20, 2022
ALL-NEW SHOW – Our newest tribute to the history of popular music highlights the diversity of rock music in the early 1970s with hits from Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters, The Staple Singers, Al Green, Carly Simon, Elton John, and more.
March 5–20, 2022 

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere comedy by Stephen Kaplan
Tracy Jones feels very alone in world. Her solution? Rent the party room of “Jones Street Bar and Grill (the Place for Wings and Things)” and invite every woman in the world who is also named Tracy Jones! Will anyone come? Will she find a kindred spirit? And will her Personal-Party-host-with-the-most ever let her pour her own soda? 

Special Event!
March 26, 4:30pm + 8pm

Delphine & Carmela are back hosting another dinner for you and your entourage! This time they’re paying irreverent tribute to the pop divas of our lifetime…Lady Gaga, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, and Barbra Streisand are just some of the pop icons that will receive The Calamari Sisters’ own special vocal interpretation.

May 7–22, 2022
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for 40 years. Artistic Director Ralph Meranto made his JCC debut as Seymour Krelborn in 1987 with then Artistic Director Herb Katz as Mr. Mushnik. This time, Ralph steps into the role of Mr. Mushnik and our own Marc Cataldi stars as Seymour. Presented in Memory of Herb Katz.

Support the Arts

It’s no secret that the arts were severely impacted by the pandemic. Even in normal years, ticket sales only cover around half of our total expenses. It’s our subscribers, sponsors, and donors that make it possible for us to present the high quality programming you have come to expect from CenterStage.
Gifts of $1,000 or more receive two subscription packages for all five season shows. Please contact us about show sponsorships and other underwriting opportunities. All donors over $100 receive listings in all season playbills and access to the Lipson Lounge for season performances. 

Actor: $100+
Friend: $250+
Patron: $500+
Supporter: $1,000+
Bronze: $2,500+
Silver: $5,000+
Gold: $10,000+

E-mail with any questions, or click below to give today!

Crafted from the actual testimonies of Rochester-based Holocaust Survivors, CenterStage Theatre and the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester commissioned this new play to put a human face on this important time in history. A cautionary tale on the risks of normalized hate, this inspirational and uplifting play ensures that the voices of our Survivors will never be silenced.

2021–22 CenterStage Season Sponsors: