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CenterStage’s 46th Season

To know where we are going, we must know where we have been.
Our 46th season explores groundbreaking music, theatre, and comedy of the past with fresh new works and an epic
classic musical that all show their impact on America today.

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All patrons welcome regardless of vaccination status. Masks encouraged, and may be required depending on Covid conditions at the time of the event.

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On the Market, Something Musical, Hitmakers:
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I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce, Ragtime:
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CenterStage Theatre's 2022–23 Season

On the Market (web)

On the Market

A World Premiere Comedy
October 15–23, 2022
Written by Jason Odell Williams

A middle-aged, widowed real estate agent struggles with dating in the modern world. Will unexpected signs from beyond the grave help her let go of the past, or have her hanging on for dear life? A new romantic comedy from the author of Church & State and Handle with Care.

With D. Scott Adams, Beth Winslow, Esther Winter, and John Winter. Directed by Donald Brenner.

Saturday, October 15, 8pm
Sunday, October 16, 2pm*
Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Saturday, October 22, 8pm
Sunday, October 23, 2pm

Something Musical (web)

Something Musical...Broadway in Concert

December 3–18, 2022
Conceived  by Tom Vazzana
Directed by Ralph Meranto and Katie Keller Groat
Musical Direction by Daniel Slade Rosen

The team that brought you Something Magical…Disney in Concert returns with a tribute to the music of Broadway favorites old and new.

Saturday, December 3, 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2pm
Thursday, December 8, 7pm
Saturday, December 10, 8pm
Sunday, December 11, 2pm*
Thursday, December 15, 7pm
Saturday, December 17, 8pm
Sunday, December 18, 2pm

Hitmakers 2023 (web)

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.

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

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Lenny Bruce 2 (web)

I'm Not a Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce

March 15–19, 2023
Written by and starring Ronnie Marmo
Directed by multi award-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna

“Funny, fierce, tragic…beautifully directed by Joe Mantegna with a strong performance by Ronnie Marmo vividly brings to life the comedian we so miss today.” – Billy Crystal

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – Ronnie Marmo brings his play about the life and death of the legendary, groundbreaking, and controversial comedian Lenny Bruce to Rochester after acclaimed runs in Chicago and LA. Bruce’s unwavering passion for free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests then went all the way to the Supreme Court. Ronnie Marmo (Criminal Minds, General Hospital), brings the notorious funnyman to life in a crowd-shocking show Lenny’s daughter Kitty Bruce calls “The best portrayal of my father I have ever seen.”

Wednesday, March 15, 7pm
Thursday, March 16, 7pm
Saturday, March 18, 2pm
Saturday, March 18, 8pm
Sunday, March 19, 2pm*

Ragtime (web)

Ragtime, the Musical

May 6–21, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Book by Terrance McNally
Based on the novel, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Directed and Choreographed by Esther Winter
Musical Direction by Andy Pratt

This sweeping musical portrait of early twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. United by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future they each confront contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair…and what it means to live in America.

Saturday, May 6, 8pm
Sunday, May 7, 2pm
Thursday, May 11, 7pm
Saturday, May 13, 8pm
Sunday, May 14, 2pm*
Thursday, May 18, 7pm
Saturday, May 20, 8pm
Sunday, May 21, 2pm

* Live Open Captioned performance

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