CenterStage Theatre

CenterStage Theatre's 2020-2021 Season!

Theatre is Essential!
Your local professional theatre at the Louis S Wolk Jewish Community Center may be closed today, but we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe. A world without live theatre was unimaginable just a few months ago, but this break has allowed us time to establish cleaning protocols and build contingency plans.

We are presenting a modified 2020-21 season with shows that can all easily be rescheduled, switched to larger spaces to allow for social distancing, and/or be presented with a combination of live and online options.

We are also working closely with county and state officials to ensure every possible safety precaution will be taken to keep our performers and audiences safe.

It is going to be a memorable year for everyone and hopefully one we can experience together. Thank you for your support.

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Get preferred seating and free ticket exchanges. Package prices include all ticketing fees. Subscribe and pick your seats online!

***CURRENT 5-Show Seat Ownership Subscribers***
Your seats are already reserved for the same package you had in the 2019-2020 season. You will be receiving a renewal e-mail next week with details.

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5-Show Seat Ownership Package

Choose the same day for every show to lock in your seats. (Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, Thursdays at 7pm).
JCC Member: $125    Non-Member: $145

 1st Saturday  1st Sunday  1st Thursday
 2nd Saturday  2nd Sunday  2nd Thursday
 3rd Saturday  3rd Sunday  

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*NOTE: For The Matzo Ball Diaries, if you select 3rd Saturday, your tickets will be March 20 and 3rd Sunday will be March 21.

Need to choose different days for each show? Select a 3, 4, or 5-Show Flex Package below. If selecting a Seat Ownership Package, you will still be able to exchange your tickets to any other date, but note that the original show date will be what carries over into the following season.

5-Show Flex Package

Choose all 5 Subscription Series shows, but with flexible dates.
JCC Member: $125    Non-Member: $145

5-Show Flex

3 or 4-Show Flex Package

Must include 3 or 4 Subscription Series shows.
JCC Member: $28 per ticket    Non-Member: $32 per ticket

3 or 4-Show Flex

Add Special Events

Click below to add 2020-21 Season Special Events.
NOTE: Special Events must be ordered separately from your package.
After you select your seats, enter the following promotional code to recieve your package discount:
3 or 4-Show Flex Subscribers use code FLEXSUB. 5-Show Subscribers use code FULLSUB.

Special Events

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Every subscription and ticket comes with our 2020-21 Worry-Free Guarantee. Whatever the reason, every ticket you cannot use will be fully refundable this season. We hope that we'll all be able to gather together or you will be able to enjoy from the comfort of your home. 

Subscription renewals and new subscriptions available now.
Individual Ticket Sales begin August 15.
$33 (JCC Member: $29) plus $2 per ticket processing fee.
No additional fee when you subscribe!  

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44th Subscription Series


October 10-25, 2020
A New Play by Emily Mann
Directed by Lindsay Warren Baker
REGIONAL PREMIERE - Gloria Steinem first raised her voice five decades ago as the co-founder of Ms. Magazine and with her highly publicized undercover reporting as a Playboy Bunny. How a determined writer, championing equality for all, became the face of the Women’s Movement and the story of her contemporaries is now an inspiring new play that transcends traditional theatre. A Women’s Centennial Event. 

Sponsored by Humanities NY

  • Saturday, October 10, 8pm
  • Sunday, October 11, 2pm
  • Thursday, October 15, 7pm
  • Saturday, October 17, 8pm
  • Sunday, October 18, 2pm* 
  • Thursday, October 22, 7pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 8pm
  • Sunday, October 25, 2pm


SOMETHING MAGICAL...Disney in Concert

December 5-20, 2020
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Andy Pratt
WORLD PREMIERE - Conceived and Directed by Walt Disney World Creative Director (and Rochester native) Tom Vazzana, this incredible theatrical event highlights the music of your favorite Disney films. A show for all ages, created exclusively for JCC CenterStage.

Sponsored by Dawn and Jacquesz"l Lipson

  • Saturday, December 5, 8pm
  • Sunday, December 6, 2pm
  • Thursday, December 10, 7pm
  • Saturday, December 12, 8pm
  • Sunday, December 13, 2pm*
  • Thursday, December 17, 7pm
  • Saturday, December 19, 2pm
  • Saturday, December 19, 8pm
  • Sunday, December 20, 2pm



February 6-21, 2021
Conceived by Ralph Meranto
Directed by Esther Winter
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Casey Filiaci
ALL NEW SHOW - Our annual tribute to the history of popular music explores the early 1970s with music from The Eagles, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, The 5th Dimension, Elton John, Marvin Gay, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Cher, and more.

Sponsored by Debby Goldman
Presented in memory of Jack Garner

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


Stories of Food and Family

March 11-21, 2021
Conceived, Curated, & Adapted by Ronda Spinak
Directed by Ralph Meranto
REGIONAL PREMIERE - Laugh, cry, and discover the power of food to nourish, heal, or move us to action. From learning the secret to Grandma’s brisket, to personal stories of eating disorders, to the fascinating history of how the International House of Pancakes was started - true stories of food, culture, and community are blended together with a healthy dollop of humor for a truly delicious storytelling event...for anyone that loves to eat!

  • Thursday, March 11, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 13, 8pm
  • Sunday, March 14, 2pm
  • Thursday, March 18, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 20, 8pm
  • Sunday, March 21, 2pm*


May 8-23, 2021
Music by Alan Menken, Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed and Choreographed by Janine Mercandetti
Musical Direction by Andy Pratt
Look out! Little Shop of Horrors is here to devour the hearts of theatre goers in an epic revival production. Artistic Director Ralph Meranto made his JCC debut as Seymour Krelborn in 1987 with then Artistic Director Herb Katz as Mr. Mushnik. This time, Ralph steps into the role of Mr. Mushnik and JCC’s own Marc Cataldi and Eva Mancarella star as Seymour and Audrey. Presented in Memory of Herb Katz.

  • Saturday, May 8, 8pm
  • Sunday, May 9, 2pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 7pm
  • Saturday, May 15, 8pm
  • Sunday, May 16, 2pm*
  • Thursday, May 20, 7pm
  • Saturday, May 22, 8pm
  • Sunday, May 23, 2pm

Special Events


The Music of Carole King & James Taylor

December 31, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Carole King’s “Tapestry" spawned 4 Grammy Awards, a string of hit singles and still ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. Recorded simultaneously with James Taylor’s "Mud Slide Slim", CenterStage honors the 50th Anniversary of this groundbreaking time in music history. Featuring Kelly Izzo Shapiro, Sarah Eide and Jon Lewis. A special event created exclusively for JCC CenterStage.

  • Thursday, December 31, 7pm
  • Saturday, January 2, 8pm
  • Sunday,  January 3, 2pm

*Denotes Live Open Captioned Performances

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Subscribers get Special Events at your same per ticket subscription rate.
Special Events do not count toward your 3, 4 or 5-Show Package

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