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CenterStage Theatre

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).

Sponsored by:
Judge Karen Morris

Community Partners:
National Council of Jewish Women
National Women’s Hall of Fame
Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7, 2pm
Thursday, April 11, 7pm
Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14, 2pm [OC]
Thursday, April 18, 7pm
Saturday, April 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21, 2pm

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.

Sponsored by Dawn Lipson and

Saturday, May 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2pm – SEATING VERY LIMITED
Thursday, May 9, 7pm
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

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

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!

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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.

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