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Covid-19 Safety Policy for Hart Theater

For events indoors at the Hart Theater, 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 are required at all times.

For complete details and options for medical exemptions and social distance requests, click here or email centerstage@jccrochester.org

Now Playing

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.

CenterStage 2022–23 Subscription Series

Subscription packages available now for our 46th Season! Click below for details and to subscribe today!

Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage

The JCC of Greater Rochester’s very own outdoor venue, the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage, is back!
This summer, experience an amazing lineup of concerts featuring local tribute bands, Grammy Award-winner Jon Cleary, the return of Music of Cream and Livingston Taylor, and more!


For the first time in our history, we are producing
TWO SummerStage shows this year!

Tickets available now!

RISE, A New Musical
By Joshua Daniel Hershfield
July 9–17, 2022
JCC Hart Theater
Past and present collide in this world premiere inspired by true stories of young women resistance fighters during the Nazi regime. A modern rock score highlights the ultimate acts of resistance with the ultimate music of rebellion. Winner of the Bela Zarhi Prize from the Ghetto Fighters’ House in Israel. 
Gilbert and Sullivan’s
The Pirates of Penzance
August 11–14, 2022
Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC
Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved musical comedy about a roguish Pirate King, his adventurous young charge, a bevy of clever maidens and a “Modern Major General” is as wildly entertaining as when it premiered in 1879. A reimagined Tony Award-Winning Broadway Revival in 1981 and subsequent film prove the enduring appeal G&S’s most popular musical.

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 centerstage@jccrochester.org 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:

Form 990 for year-end 6/30/2021 can be obtained by emailing andreaharrington@jccrochester.org

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