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CenterStage Theatre

CenterStage's 2024–25 Season

Season Announcement coming soon!

photos by Lou Schneider

Sisters in Law

April 6–21, 2024

By Jonathan Shapiro
Based on the book by Linda Hirshman
Directed by Alexa Scott Flaherty

While Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor had a lot in common as the first two women on the U.S. Supreme Court, their methodologies and political leanings couldn’t have been more opposite. This new play by Emmy and Peabody award-winner Jonathan Shapiro, based on the award-winning 2015 book, brings to life a friendship of two iconic figures that transcended political party, religion, and culture.

Featuring Karin Bowersock (Becoming Dr. Ruth) and Patricia Lewis (Other Desert Cities).


Thursday, April 18, 7pm
Saturday, April 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21, 2pm [OC]

JCC Members: $30
Non-Members: $35
Students: $20

[OC] = Live Open Captioned performance

Run Time:
About 90 minutes, no intermission.

Sponsored by:

Judge Karen Morris

Community Partners:

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

May 4–19, 2024

Music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil; Book by Douglas McGrath
Directed by Lindsay Warren Baker
Music Directed by Andrew Cooke
Choreography by Katie Keller Groat

Long before she became the iconic singer songwriter we know today, a young Carol Klein was turning out hits for some of the biggest acts in music from her cubicle in Manhattan’s Brill Building. Packed with over two dozen chart-topping hits, Beautiful is both the story of the American dream and the underbelly of the music industry.

Saturday, May 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 9, 7pmSOLD OUT
Saturday, May 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2pm [OC]
Wednesday, May 15, 7pm – ADDED SHOW!
Thursday, May 16, 7pm
Saturday, May 18, 2pm – ADDED SHOW!
Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2pm

JCC Members: $35
Non-Members: $40
Students: $20

Sponsored by:

Dawn Lipson

[OC] denotes live open captioned performances.
Ideal seating on right side of the audience.

May 21–23, 2024

Leave the travel and details to us for an unforgettable 3-day, 2-night Broadway experience in New York City!

You will travel in style in a deluxe motor coach which will deliver you directly to your boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan, and have best available seats to two shows that can only be seen on Broadway. Your host, Bob Sagan, has years of experience in leading theatre trips to NYC. With plenty of time to enjoy all the other delights of the city including shopping, museums, and attractions, this is a trip that you will remember for a lifetime!

$975 per person (double occupancy)
$1,295 per person (single occupancy)

Price includes:
Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from NYC
• 2 nights accommodation at the Ameritania at Times Square Hotel at 54th and Broadway
• Best available seats for Merrily We Roll Along (starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez) and Water for Elephants (co-produced by Rachel Weinstein)*
  Breakfast each morning
• Plenty of free time to explore the city

*Shows are subject to change


Click here to e-mail us with any questions.

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. 

Donor: $100
Friend: $250
Patron: $500
Supporter: $1,000
Supporting Show Sponsors: $2,500
Lead Show Sponsor: $5,000
Supporting Season Sponsor: $10,000
Lead Season Sponsor $25,000

E-mail centerstage@jccrochester.org with any questions, or click below to give today!

Click for a list of our supporters.

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.

Season Sponsors:

Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust
Brighton Securities
Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation
Jacqueline Davis
Christine and Donald Dear
Deborah G. Goldman
Humanities NY
Elaine Jacobsen
Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Kim and Richard Gray
Dr. Elaine Greene
William and Sheila Konar Foundation

Dr. Dawn Lipson
Judge Karen Morris
NYS Council on the Arts
Panache Consignment by Natalie Rae
Progressive Implantology and Periodontics
RBC Wealth Management
Samloff Family Fund
Elaine and Leonard Simon
Frumel Ureles Fund for Theater Arts
St. John’s
Theatre Development Fund
Donna Weinstein 
in Loving Memory of Min and Maynard Weinstein
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

CenterStage’s 2023–24 Season is presented in Memory of Min and Maynard Weinstein

Media Sponsors:

CenterStage Theatre at the JCC
is a proud member of TheatreRocs

Photos by Steve Levinson, Lou Schneider

Form 990 for year-end 6/30/2022 can be obtained by emailing mmarsh@jccrochester.org

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The JCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization