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CenterStage Theatre

CenterStage began in 1977 at the Rochester Jewish Community Center. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ralph Meranto since 2005, CenterStage is now a professional theatre utilizing the finest local actors, directors, and designers to present a 5-show subscription series of plays and musicals. SUBSCRIBE NOW and lock in the best seats at the lowest prices.

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Hart TheatreFor information, subscriptions and volunteer opportunities, call (585) 461-2000 x 235.

Tickets available at the JCC Main Desk whenever the JCC is open: (585) 461-2000 x 0 or CLICK FOR TICKETS at the links below.

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CenterStage performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Post-show discussions follow 1st and 2nd Sunday matinees.

* Denotes Live Captioned Performance (NEW!)

** Denotes ASL Interpreted Performance

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Jun 3 - Jun 4

The Great DuBois

Masters of Variety

JUNE 3 - 4, 2017

Back by popular demand!

Michael DuBois' Solo Circus and The Amazing Viktoria Grimmy amazed JCC audiences with magic, juggling and circus/sideshow stunts. Their new show...The Great DuBois features new tricks and routines wrapped up in a cozy blanket of comedy. DuBois got his start performing as a JCC camper before appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman catapulted him to international recognition. Grimmy is a fifth-generation circus performer and aerialist who created and performed circus acts for the Tony® Award Winning Broadway production of Pippin and has performed with the Big Apple and Ringling Brothers Circuses.

  • Saturday, June 3 at 11am
  • Saturday, June 3 at 2pm
  • Sunday, June 4 at 2pm
  • Sunday, June 4 at 4:30pm**

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Non Members: 20/$16 children Members: 18/$15 children


Michael and Viktoria will be teaching workshops for kids to teach juggling/hula-hooping while they’re here performing The Great DuBois:

Friday, June 2 from 4:15pm to 5pm

Saturday, June 3 from 4pm to 4:45pm

Cost per child: $10 (Note: tickets to performances of The Great DuBois' are sold separately.)

Call the JCC at 461-2000 to reserve a slot! Max of 20 kids per session.

Broadway & Brunch

SUNDAY, JUNE 11 at 11am

  • Toast 40 years of  CenterStage as we close our groundbreaking season and celebrate the premiere of our home-grown play Church & State Off Broadway
  • Tribute to CenterStage founder Herb Katz on his 80th birthday
  • Performances from CenterStage shows past, present and future
  • Visit with friends old and new
  • 2017-18 Season preview

HOSTED by WROC-TV Anchor Mark Gruba

$20 General Admission

$50 Patron Ticket (VIP Seating and listing in the program)

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Brunch by Harvest Eatery (Kashrut Observed)


Contact Marc Cataldi for more information.

Jul 15 - Jul 23

Bring It On, the Musical

JULY 15 - 23, 2017

Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt
Book by Jeff Whitty
Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green
Inspired by the motion picture, Bring It On, released by Universal Pictures and written by Jessica Bendingere

From the composers of Hamilton and Next To Normal. The cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance.

Directed by David Schuler
Musical Direction by Matt Wegman
Choreography by Katie Keller

  • Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
  • Sunday, July 16 at 2pm*
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 8pm*
  • Thursday, July 20 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
  • Sunday, July 23 at 2pm

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Annual support of SummerStage provided by
The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation in memory of Frumel Ureles


$29, $20 students    Member: $27

Aug 10 - Aug 13

Pegasus Early Music presents: Dido & Aeneas

by Henry Purcell

AUGUST 10 - 13, 2017

The first English opera, composed in 1688 and still fresh, tuneful and engaging, tells the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her doomed relationship with the Trojan Prince Aeneas, bound by fate to abandon her for Italy. In the course of the drama we also meet a wicked sorceress, a drunken sailor, and various witches, spirits, and courtiers, all wrapped in emotionally affecting music from heartbreaking to comedic.

With Grammy-award winner Virginia Warnken as Dido; Jesse Blumberg as Aeneas; Laura Heimes as Belinda; Luthien Brackett as the Sorceress; and more. Directed by Andrew Eggert; musical direction by Michael Beattie; design by Julia Noulin-Merat.

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  • Thursday, August 10 at 8pm
  • Saturday, August 12 at 8pm
  • Sunday, August 13 at 7:30pm

Pre-concert talks 1 hour before each performance.

Patron: $100 includes

  • Tax-deductible donation of $65 to Pegasus Early Music
  • Preferred Seating in Hart Theater

Regular: $35

Students: $20

All reserved seating

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