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Dec 1 - Dec 16
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

The Legend of Georgia McBride

DECEMBER 1-16, 2018

A Comedy by Mathew Lopez
Special Appearances by Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune

CRITICS' PICK!
"A stitch-in-your-side funny new comedy...full of sass and good spirits!" - The New York Times

AREA PREMIERE - When a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator, with a pregnant wife at home, loses his gig to a pair of B-level drag queens, the stage is set for a hilarious and entertaining stand-off, complete with sequins, feather boas, and that iconic white jumpsuit. Before Elvis leaves the building, can a couple of drag queens teach him what it takes to be a "real" man?

  • Saturday, December 1 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 2 at 2pm
  • Thursday, December 6 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 8 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 9 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, December 13 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, December 15 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 16 at 2pm

*Live Open Captioned Performance

Sponsored by:
OutAlliance
TrilliumHealth Lgo 4C

Reserved Seats: $33 (JCC Member: $29)
Students: $20

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Dec 27 - Dec 31
Sunday
2pm
Monday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
7pm

Raise Your Glass

DECEMBER 27-31, 2018

Janine Mercandetti, Laura Jean Smillie-Diekmann, Laura Marron, and Abby Rice are well-known to CenterStage audiences from appearances in The Hit Makers, First Date, Titanic, The Last Five Years and more. Now these four incredible vocalists take the stage for a show of their own. Raise Your Glass as they raise their voices with popular standards, Broadway, and pop tunes from the 1950s thru today.

  • Thursday, December 27at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 29 at 7pm
  • Sunday, December 30 at 2pm
  • Monday, December 31 at 7pm

Reserved Seats: $33 (JCC Member: $29)
Students: $20

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Sponsored by Julie Petit



Dec 29 - Dec 31
Sunday
7pm
Monday
9pm
Saturday
9pm

Big Wigs

DECEMBER 29-31, 2018

8th Straight Year! It would not be New Year’s Eve weekend at CenterStage without Aggy Dune and RuPaul’s Drag Race Celebrity Housewife Mrs. Kasha Davis. This all-new show features comedy and music with impersonations of one-name divas like Barbra, Liza, Judy, Tina and Cher. As always, there will be some surprise “guests” along for the ride.

  • Saturday, December 29 at 9pm
  • Sunday, December 30 at 7pm
  • Monday, December 31 at 9pm

Reserved Seats: $33 (JCC Member: $29)
Students: $20

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Feb 2 - Feb 17, 2019
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
Saturday, Feb 16
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

The Hit Makers: The British Are Coming

FEBRUARY 2-17, 2019

Conceived by Ralph Meranto, Written by Jack Garner
Directed by Esther Winter and Ralph Meranto
Musical Arrangements by Casey Filiaci

ALL NEW SHOW – The musical and cultural impact of the British Invasion is explored in a rockin’ new show featuring songs by The Stones, The Who, The Beatles, The Hollies, The Kinks, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and more. Democrat and Chronicle columnist Jack Garner joins the creative team to explore the Brits that dominated the pop charts...and how musicians and record companies on our shore fought back.

  • Saturday, February 2 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 3 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm
  • Thursday, February 7 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 9 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 10 at 2pm*
  • Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm*
  • Thursday, February 14 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 16 at 2pm
  • Saturday, February 16 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 17 at 2pm

*Live Open Captioned Performance

Sponsored by Debby Goldman

Reserved Seats: $33 (JCC Member: $29)

Students: $20

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Mar 23 - Mar 24, 2019
Sunday
2pm
Saturday
8pm

Survivors

A New Play by Wendy Kout

Inspired by the Words and Lives of Rochester Holocaust Survivors
Directed by Sandi Henschel

Crafted from the actual words and experiences of ten 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 play ensures that the voices of Rochester survivors will never be silenced.

Survivors weaves the shocking and inspirational stories of Eva Abrams, Erich Arndt, Arthur Herz, Ellen Lewinsky, Rosemarie Molser, Henry Silberstern, Helen Przysuskier,
Evie Schuerman, Kurt Weinbach and Carl Voldman.

The production team of Survivors would like to sincerely thank CHAI (Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, The Alliance for Jewish Theatre, Skylight Theatre (Los Angeles), Bonnie Abrams and Barbara Appelbaum.

We would like to especially thank all the survivors and their families for sharing their stories.

Click here for a video preview of SURVIVORS.

 

  • Saturday, March 23 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 24 at 2pm

Reserved Seats: $18
Donations Appreciated. Ask About Underwriting Opportunities.

Proceeds will support the further development of Survivors and CenterStage/TYKEs Theatre education outreach initiatives.

Recommended for ages 13 thru adult

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Contact Ralph Meranto for more information.


Mar 30 - Apr 14, 2019
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Indecent

MARCH 30 - APRIL 14, 2019

by Paula Vogel

"A play that touches - I mean deeply touches - so much rich emotion about history and the theater, anti-Semitism, homophobia, censorship, world wars, red-baiting and, oh yes, joyful human passion...A gripping and entertaining show with laughter and tears." - Newsday

AREA PREMIERE - Inspired by the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, this play with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel explores a troupe of Jewish immigrant actors who risked their lives and careers to perform at a time when art, freedom, and truth were on trial. Universally hailed as one of Broadway’s “Must-See Plays of 2017,” Indecent is a powerful and entertaining look at Yiddish theatre’s impact on Broadway and an explosive moment in theatrical history.

Directed by Lindsay Warren Baker

  • Saturday, March 30 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 31 at 2pm
  • Thursday, April 4 at 7pm
  • Saturday, April 6 at 8pm
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, April 11 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, April 13 at 8pm
  • Sunday, April 14 at 2pm

*Live Open Captioned Performance

Sponsored by:
OutAlliance
TrilliumHealth Lgo 4C

Reserved Seats: $33 (JCC Member: $29)
Students: $20

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May 4 - May 19, 2019
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
May 11 - May 18, 2019
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

MAY 4-19, 2019

Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,

Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

75 years after the original Broadway production, Oklahoma! remains a ground-breaking musical that set the standard for American musical theatre. Curly, Laurey, Will, Ado Annie, Judd Fry, Aunt Eller, and all your favorite songs are there, but our fresh look at this story of a dangerous love triangle and a semi-lawless territory at the turn of the century will have you seeing this classic in a whole new light.

Directed by Ralph Meranto
Musical Direction by Casey Filiaci
Choreography by Katie Keller

  • Saturday, May 4 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 5 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm
  • Thursday, May 9 at 7pm
  • Saturday, May 11 at 2pm
  • Saturday, May 11 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 12 at 2pm*
  • Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm*
  • Thursday, May 16 at 7pm
  • Saturday, May 18 at 2pm
  • Saturday, May 18 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

*Live Open Captioned Performance

Supported by Drs. Dawn and Jacquesz"l Lipson

Reserved Seats: $33 (JCC Member: $29)

Students: $20

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Oct 23

Tuesday
7pm

Add to Calendar 10/23/2018 7:00pm 10/23/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Itzhak Click here for details.


Oct 24

Wednesday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 10/24/2018 7:30pm 10/24/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Jenna Blum Click here for details.


Oct 26

Friday
12pm

Add to Calendar 10/26/2018 12:00pm 10/26/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Jane Isay (Luncheon) Click here for details.


Oct 27

Saturday
8pm

Add to Calendar 10/27/2018 8:00pm 10/27/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Nathan Englander Click here for details.


Oct 28

Sunday
7pm

Add to Calendar 10/28/2018 7:00pm 10/28/2018 11:59pm America/New_York A Bag of Marbles Click here for details.


Oct 29

Monday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 7:30pm 10/29/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Norman Ornstein Click here for details.


Oct 30

Tuesday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 10/30/2018 7:30pm 10/30/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Avi Jorisch Click here for details.


Nov 1

Thursday
1pm

Add to Calendar 11/1/2018 1:00pm 11/1/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Introduction to the Rochester Holocaust Survivors Project Website Learn how to access Rochester Holocaust Survivors’ voices, read their stories and see their photographs preserved on the JCC Kiosk and on the CHAI Website rochesterholocaustsurvivors.org

Introduction to the Rochester Holocaust Survivors Project Website

Learn how to access Rochester Holocaust Survivors’ voices, read their stories and see their photographs preserved on the JCC Kiosk and on the CHAI Website rochesterholocaustsurvivors.org

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Nov 10 - Nov 18
Sunday
2am
Saturday
11am
2pm
Sunday, Nov 18
Sunday
4:30pm

Location

Hart Theater

Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly

November 10 to 18, 2018

Best enjoyed by boys and girls ages 3 and up.

This coolest-ever rock-and-roll romp captures the droll humor and whimsy of the famous picture book series. Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends Worm, Spider and Fly. Spider is eager to shed his exoskeleton and grow up. Fly can walk on walls and yearns to be a bona fide superhero. But poor Worm doesn't have wings or legs so he can barely keep up with the others. Without legs, what is his life's purpose? His friends come up with some cool scientific answers, proving the world needs all different kinds of heroes. Promoting tolerance of others, eco-consciousness and even earth science, this witty new production is a joyful and hip musical exploration of the world outside.

Based on the books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider and Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss

Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing

  • Saturday, November 10 at 11am
  • Saturday, November 10 at 2pm
  • Sunday, November 11 at 2pm
  • Saturday, November 17 at 11am
  • Saturday, November 17 at 2pm
  • Sunday, November 18 at 2pm
  • Sunday, November 18 at 4:30pm

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Contact Freyda Schneider for more information.


Nov 11

Sunday
2pm

Add to Calendar 11/11/2018 2:00pm 11/11/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Bernice Steinhardt at the MAG Click here for details.


Nov 13

Tuesday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 11/13/2018 7:30pm 11/13/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Yosef Mendelevich Click here for details.


Nov 19

Monday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 11/19/2018 7:30pm 11/19/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Yossi Klein Halevi Click here for details.


Nov 29

Thursday
7pm

Add to Calendar 11/29/2018 7:00pm 11/29/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Loaves of Love IV: A Multi-Generational Mega Challah Bake This epic event is back by popular demand!  Join over 360 women and girls from across the Jewish community to knead, braid, connect, and to be inspired at an evening to remember. Registration information forthcoming. Co-sponsored with Pittsford Chabad

Loaves of Love IV: A Multi-Generational Mega Challah Bake

This epic event is back by popular demand!  Join over 360 women and girls from across the Jewish community to knead, braid, connect, and to be inspired at an evening to remember.

Registration information forthcoming.

Co-sponsored with Pittsford Chabad

$18    Member: $18
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Dec 9

Sunday
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 12/9/2018 10:30am 12/9/2018 11:30am America/New_York Sunday Mornings with PJ Library: December Join PJ Library for two great drop-in programs. Each Sunday will be filled with stories, crafts, games and a snack. Best for ages 18 months - 5 years. Free to participate. December 9: Hanukkah Look for the Kindness to Animals program on October 14.

Sunday Mornings with PJ Library: December

Join PJ Library for two great drop-in programs. Each Sunday will be filled with stories, crafts, games and a snack. Best for ages 18 months - 5 years. Free to participate.

December 9: Hanukkah

Look for the Kindness to Animals program on October 14.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Starting Jan 12, 2019
Sundays
2pm
Saturdays
11am
2pm
Sunday, Jan 20
Sundays
4:30pm

Location

Hart Theater

Corduroy

January 12 to 20, 2019

Best enjoyed by boys and girls ages 5 and up.

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find his important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of high-energy action and loads of physical comedy!

Based on the books Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman. Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser.

  • Saturday, January 12 at 11am
  • Saturday, January 12 at 2pm
  • Sunday, January 13 at 2pm
  • Saturday, January 19 at 11am
  • Saturday, January 19 at 2pm
  • Sunday, January 20 at 2pm
  • Sunday, January 20 at 4:30pm

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Contact Freyda Schneider for more information.


Starting Mar 9, 2019
Sundays
2pm
Saturdays
11am
2pm
7pm
Thursday, Mar 14
Thursdays
7pm
Sunday, Mar 17
Sundays
4:30pm

Location

Hart Theater

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman

March 9 to 17, 2019

Best enjoyed by all humans and superheroes ages 4 to 100.

TYKEs is thrilled to be the second theater in the entire nation to mount this incredible, brand new show!

SUPERMAN™ is the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, the new villain Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. In this premiere adaptation of the 1966 musical, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, this family-friendly musical will be sure to soar up, up and away into the hearts of all children and the young at heart.

Composed by Charles Strouse, with lyrics by Lee Adams and book by David Newman and Robert Benton. Based on the comic book character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. SUPERMAN © & TM DC Comics.

  • Saturday, March 9 at 11am
  • Saturday, March 9 at 2pm
  • Saturday, March 9 at 7pm
  • Sunday, March 10 at 2pm
  • Thursday, March 14 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 16 at 11am
  • Saturday, March 16 at 2pm
  • Saturday, March 16 at 7pm
  • Sunday, March 17 at 2pm
  • Sunday, March 17 at 4:30pm

Media Sponsor:

RochesterWomanOnline

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Contact Freyda Schneider for more information.


Starting Apr 6, 2019
Saturdays
1pm
3:30pm

The Pied Piper

April 1 to 6, 2019

Back by popular demand for the 15th time: the Missoula Children’s Theatre Experience!

Once again, TYKEs welcomes an incredible concept in children’s theatre—a full-scale musical with sets, costumes, make-up and props, starring 60 local kids—all created within a week.

Kids can enjoy the show in two ways: by watching it—or starring in it! Budding thespians, ages five and up, rehearse Monday through Friday and perform the show that Saturday. Missoula Children’s Theatre has been touring all over the world for more than 40 years and comes to town with everything needed to put on a play—except the cast. Children spend the week learning lines, songs and choreography for this full-length musical.

  • Saturday, April 6 at 1pm
  • Saturday, April 6 at 3:30pm

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