CenterStage Theatre

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Hitmakers: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

February 4–19, 2023
Directed by Esther Winter
Written by Danny Kincaid-Kunz
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Casey Filiaci

ALL-NEW SHOW – Our 8th year of this popular music series continues to explore the groundbreaking music of the 1970s. Featuring music from the Doobie Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, KC & the Sunshine Band, and much more.

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Saturday, February 4, 8pm
Sunday, February 5, 2pm
Thursday, February 9, 7pm
Saturday, February 11, 8pm
Sunday, February 12, 2pm*
Thursday, February 16, 7pm
Saturday, February 18, 8pm
Sunday, February 19, 2pm

*Live Open Captioned Performance


Open call: Sunday, February 5 at 6pm

Callbacks: Monday, February 6 at 6pm


Auditions located at the JCC Hart Theater. Rehearsals will begin March 12. Performances are May 6-21, 2023

All tracks open. Roles for all races, genders, and ages. Trained singers required.

Special Event – Comedy Night!

Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm; Comedy at the Carslon

Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and the 2012 winner of Houston’s Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard is not exactly sure where he’s from. Matthew earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and had a job as a financial analyst before moving to West Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy full time.

His brand of playful, witty humor covers topics from physics and grammar to the hardships of looking like an 80s movie villain. Aside from his popular webcomic,, he can be seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The League, The Mindy Project, Conan, Roast Battle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the film Here Today with Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, and has his own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central. But his Cajun father and Jewish mother still really want him to take the GMAT. Ages 21+

Please note: Tickets are sold through Comedy at the Carlson and are not available at the JCC. Visit for additional information.

CenterStage 2022–23 Subscription Series

On the Market
October 15–23

Something Musical…
Broadway in Concert
December 3–18

Hitmakers: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
February 4–19

I’m Not a Comedian…
I’m Lenny Bruce
March 15–19

Ragtime, the Musical
May 6–21

Covid-19 Policy

All patrons welcome regardless of vaccination status. Masks not required.

Requirements may vary when hosted by an outside organization.
Please check the event details.

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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. 

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

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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.

2022–23 CenterStage Season Sponsors:

CenterStage Theatre at the JCC
is a proud member of TheatreRocs