CenterStage Theatre

Since 1977, CenterStage has been the resident professional theatre company of the Rochester Jewish Community Center. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ralph Meranto, CenterStage utilizes the finest local actors, directors, and designers to present a 5-show subscription series of plays and musicals. 

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Into the Woods

May 2 - May 17

MAY 2 - 17, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel are just a few of your favorite storybook characters that collide in one epic adventure. Wishes will be granted, but when there are witches and giants about, "happily ever after" is not always the end of the story. Delightfully humorous and beautifully poignant, this Sondheim masterpiece is not a kids' story, but a wildly entertaining, family-friendly, adult fairy tale about the consequences of "I wish."

Directed by Ralph Meranto, Music Direction by Brian Clickner

  • Saturday, May 2 at 8 PM (Very limited seating in the center)
  • Sunday, May 3 at 2 PM (Center section sold out)
  • Thursday, May 7 at 7 PM (Center section sold out)
  • Saturday, May 9 at 8 PM (Center section sold out)
  • Sunday, May 10 at 2 PM* (Great availability)
  • Thursday, May 14 at 7 PM (Great availability)
  • Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM (Great availability)
  • Saturday, May 16 at 2 PM (New: added performance. (Great availability)
  • Sunday, May 17 at 2 PM (Very limited seating in the center)

*ASL Interpreted performance for the deaf and hard of hearing by StageHands. Please note "interpreted section" when you order to be seated in this section

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Presented in Memory of Hon. Wilmer J. Patlow

Sponsored by Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation

Media Partner:

JCC Member: $27     Non Member: $29, $20 students

Terrapin Flyer in concert

with Melvin Seals & Mark Karan

MAY 5, 2015 at 7pm

Music of The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and more!

Legendary organist Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band) and guitarist Mark Karan (Ratdog & The Other Ones), with Terrapin Flyer, bring their live show to the JCC Hart Theater. Performing music of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, (as well as some other interesting covers), these powerhouse talents have been delighting legions of Deadheads and classic rock fans across the nation.

$35 Reserved Seats (Center Section very limited. Good Seats in Side Sections)
$55 VIP Seats with Meet and Greet (Center section are sold out. Rows A-D in side sections available)

Hurry...this show will sell out.

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All proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake 

Moses Man: Experience the Journey


May 6

A new musical bound for national exposure, powerfully portrays the spirit of survival of a Holocaust survivor, who navigated through tremendous obstacles to find home and freedom during one of the history's darkest times.

Writer Deborah Haber and Composer Casey Filiaci share the development and creative process of this exciting new musical!

> How oral history and testimony inspires script and score

> How historical events relate to current world affairs and inspire thought-provoking discussion

  • Wednesday, May 6 at 7 PM

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FREE! (registration suggested)

Green Day's American Idiot

Jul 11 - Jul 19

JULY 11 - 19, 2015

Music by Green Day; Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong

This Tony Award® winning hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends and their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world. Based on Green Day's GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before.

Directed and Choreographed by Ralph Meranto and Meggins Kelley
Vocal Direction by Matthew Wegman
Orchestra Direction by Aaron Staebell

  • Saturday, July 11 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, July 12 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 8 PM
  • Thursday, July 16 at 8 PM
  • Saturday, July 18 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, July 19 at 2 PM

    Run time: approximately 95 minutes, no intermission

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JCC Member: $24     Non Member: $26, $20 students

Oy Vey, It's the Calamari Sisters!

Oct 8 - Oct 25
Saturday, Oct 17
Saturday, Oct 24


Hart Theatre

World Premiere!

October 8-25, 2015

When Delphine and Carmela Calamari are hired to cater an event at a Jewish funeral home, there's no telling what they'll whip up in their kitchen. From matzah balls to meatballs, challah bread to pizza dough, and gefilte fish to baccala, the girls try desperately to bridge the cultural gap.

The sisters pay their respects in the only way they know how — by singing, dancing, and cooking through memorable songs less-than-appropriate for your typical interment. Needless to say, by the end of the show, you’ll agree that death becomes the Calamari Sisters.


Click here for a personal greeting from Carmela and Delphine...

  • Thursday, October 8 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 10 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, October 14 at 7 PM
  • Thursday, October 15 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 17 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 17 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 18 at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, October 21 at 7 PM
  • Thursday, October 22 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 24 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 24 at 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 25 at 2 PM

JCC Members: $27 Regular Seats, $35 VIP Seats

Non-Members: $29 Regular Seats, $40 VIP Seats


(VIP Seating is in the front rows of the theater.)

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Ages 12 and up
Contact Marc Cataldi for more information.