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CenterStage's 2023–24 Season is Keeping it Real!

Our 47th season takes inspiration from real life stories, iconic figures, and beloved books.

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[OC] denotes live open captioned performances

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JCC Member: $145
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JCC Member: $122
Non-Member: $142

Questions? E-mail centerstage@jccrochester.org

Individual tickets available now!

Tuesdays With Morrie
Love, Loss, & What I Wore
Sisters in Law

$35 (JCC Members $30)

Hitmakers: Rock vs Disco
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

$40 (JCC Members $35)

Student tickets $20 for all shows.

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CenterStage Theatre's 2023–24 Season

[OC] denotes live open captioned performances

Tuesdays With Morrie

November 5–19, 2023

By Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom

Directed by Donald Brenner

After seeing his old college professor and mentor on Nightline, Mitch begins a series of visits to Morrie, who has captivated the world with his life lessons through the eyes of a man with ALS. Based on the New York Times Bestseller, Tuesdays with Morrie is a charming and uplifting story about making the most of the time we have and following our dreams.

Community Partners:
Jewish Family Services

Sunday, November 5, 2pm
Thursday, November 9, 7pm
Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12, 2pm [OC]
Thursday, November 16, 7pm
Saturday, November 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2pm

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

December 2–10, 2023

By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Based on the Book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by Karin Bowersock

Sisters Nora and Delia Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) transformed the book by Ilene Beckerman into a unique theatrical experience. A group of women portray 30 characters as they share true stories of pivotal moments in their lives through the lens of the clothing they wore.

Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2pm
Thursday, December 7, 7pm
Saturday, December 9, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2pm [OC]

Hitmakers: Rock vs. Disco

February 3–18, 2024

Written by Danny Kincaid-Kunz
Directed by Esther Winter
Musical Direction & Arrangements by Casey Filiaci

Perhaps no musical genre has been so embraced (and reviled) as the disco movement of the 1970s. While disco dance music was dominating the pop charts, the rock world was morphing with other genres like funk and R&B, and even created new musical subgenres like yacht rock. In this ninth edition of our beloved Hitmakers series, we explore those that created the music we love and the music we love to hate. Let the battle begin!

Sponsored by Debby Goldman

Saturday, February 3, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 4, 2pm
Thursday, February 8, 7pm
Saturday, February 10, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 11, 2pm [OC]
Thursday, February 15, 7pm
Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2pm

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.

Sponsored by:
Judge Karen Morris
Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP

Community Partners:
National Council of Jewish Women

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

Saturday, May 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2pm
Thursday, May 9, 7pm
Saturday, May 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2pm [OC]
Thursday, May 16, 7pm
Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2pm

SummerStage shows are not included in subscription packages.

JCC SummerStage is made possible in part by the Frumel Ureles Fund for Theater Arts.

Austen's Pride

July 15–23, 2023

Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs
Directed by Lindsay Warren Baker
Music Directed by Julie Covach

An extraordinary new musical that started right here in Rochester and is bound for the world’s stages. Jane Austen enters into her most famous love story and as she does, she begins to understand something about both her characters and herself as she explores this beautiful new world. This is a musical of beauty, wit, and wisdom, wrapped up in a journey of self-discovery. A story you will not soon forget, with an achingly beautiful score that will transport you to another time and place.

Saturday, July 15, 8pm
Sunday, July 16, 2pm
Wednesday, July 19, 7pm
Thursday, July 20, 7pm
Saturday, July 22, 8pm
Sunday, July 23, 2pm [OC]

The Prom

August 10–13, 2023

Music by Matthew Sklar,
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin,
Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
Directed by Matt Mayne
Music Directed by Ellice Amendolare McQuay
Choreographed by Katie Keller Groat

Four Broadway actors lamenting their days of fame travel to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana to help a lesbian student banned from bringing her girlfriend to high school prom in an attempt to re-ignite their celebrity status.

Thursday, August 10, 7pm
Saturday, August 12, 2pm
Saturday, August 12, 8pm
Sunday, August 13, 2pm [OC]
Sunday, August 13, 7pm [OC]

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

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