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TYKEs' Dazzling 2022–23 Season!

Mask Notice

Please note that certain performances require masks for all audience members ages 2+.

These dates are noted here, as well as on each event’s page.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

April 15–23, 2023

Book, script and lyrics by Mo Willems.
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

A high-energy rock ‘n’ roll parable with a powerful message! The hit children’s book by award-winning author Mo Willems bursts on stage to explore what can happen when we have the courage to be ourselves. Wilbur and all his fellow naked mole rats have always been, well…naked. Wondering what other possibilities are out there, Wilbur discovers a love for clothing. When word of his new passion turns his community upside down, he proves there’s no need to be just like everyone else. Ages 3+

KidStage Summer Theater

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

July 31 – August 4
A week chock full of the best improvisational theatre games and exercises on the planet for 100% pure fun!

August 7 – 18 (two-week session)
We’ll rehearse and perform the hilarious play Superheroes Unite! for friends and family on August 17 and an encore show during camp on August 18.

August 21 – 25
Campers cooperate to brainstorm clever ideas as we write and perform our own original play!

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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Gift Cards Available

Give the gift of theatre this holiday season!

Choose our own amount, send via e-mail or print yourself, or contact us for a personalized gift certificate.

Your tax-deductible contributions help TYKEs continue to thrive!

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.

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