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(Theatre Young Kids Enjoy)

The Perfect Dog

March 9–17, 2024

Music and Lyrics by David Abbinanti
Book by Jill Abbinanti-Burke
Inspired by the book The Perfect Dog by John O’Hurley

Sam, a twelve-year-old perfectionist, is searching for a flawless dog to enter in the town’s dog contest. Unable to find a canine that measures up, Sam must resort to training the family dog Max, who is more interested in chasing balls than obeying commands. In the end, Sam and Max learn that there is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being perfect for each other. Humans of all ages will love this hilarious and heartwarming musical about perfectionism, friendship and acceptance of others. Ages 4+

Run time: About 1 hour, plus a 15-minute intermission

 Saturday, March 9, 11am

Saturday, March 9. 2pm

Sunday, March 10, 2pm

Saturday, March 16, 11am

Saturday, March 16, 2pm

Sunday, March 17, 11am

Sunday, March 17, 2pm

Reserved Seats
JCC Member: $18

Non-Member: $20

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Join us for a one-of-a-kind theatre experience and a hefty dose of fun in the sun! No prior acting experience needed.

Our flexible program allows campers to be with us for any portion of the month for a seamless fit into your summer plans! Plus…daily swimming in our indoor heated pool, rain or shine!

For more information, contact Freyda at tykes@jccrochester.org.

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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.

SURVIVORS is available for tours to middle schools, high schools, colleges, and community organizations.
The play is also available for licensing.


TYKEs is a proud member of TheatreROCS.

2024 KidStage Summer Theater

A fabulous month of theatre for kids entering 3rd to 6th grade!

CSN: Back by popular demand!
July 29–August 2
KidStage campers invent their own quirky, wacky summer toys and foods, then film TV commercial spoofs extolling their clever benefits on CSN (our Camp Shopping Network). The sky’s the limit to our campers’ creativity!

August 5–16 (two-week session)
We’ll rehearse and perform a fabulous play for friends and family on August 15 and an encore show for the whole camp on August 16.

Once Upon a Punchline
August 19–23
One of our most popular KidStage programs returns for another summer! Campers work together to brainstorm crazy, fun ideas as they create their own originally comical fractured fairy tale.

Meet Alyssa Blodgett
Alyssa leads our program this summer, sharing her 20 years of acting experience. A California actor with dual degrees in both Music and in Theatre, you might recognize her from her stint on Brooklyn 99 – and our school-age program!

For more information, contact Freyda at tykes@jccrochester.org.

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

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