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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 Matthew Lopez
Special Appearances by Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune

THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
"Endless laughs, glam and glitter...a unique, hilarious, important, and tremendously fun story. The entire acting troupe is stellar."

-Broadway World
Click here for full Broadway World review.

"A lighthearted two hours, that's a fun night out...with important themes of discrimination, perseverance, and career passion."
-CITY Newspaper
Click here for full CITY Newspaper review.

Sometimes being Elvis can be a drag...

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?

  • 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

Run Time: 2 hours (including one 15 minute intermisison)

Note this play contains some adult language. 

SUNDAY POST SHOW TALKS...

December 9: Latinx Voices, American Stories
Panelists: Candide Carrasco, Elena Goldfeder, Stephanie Paredes. Moderator: Annette Jiménez

December 16: LGBTQ Rochester: Proud Legacy, Continued Progress
Panelists: Dr. William Valenti, Jeff Myers.  Moderator: David Henderson

Sponsors and Community Partners:

TrilliumHealth Lgo 4C OutAlliance RLTC horiz

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 9 - Mar 17, 2019
Sunday
2pm
Saturday
11am
2pm
7pm
Sunday, Mar 17
Sunday
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, 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 - NEW! Evening performance options
  • Sunday, March 10 at 2pm
  • Thursday, March 14 at 7pm - NEW! Evening performance options
  • Saturday, March 16 at 11am
  • Saturday, March 16 at 2pm
  • Saturday, March 16 at 7pm - NEW! Evening performance options
  • Sunday, March 17 at 2pm
  • Sunday, March 17 at 4:30pm

Media Sponsor:

RochesterWomanOnline

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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.

INDECENT is a rare gem of a play...a powerful story of immigration rights, sensorship, anti-semitism, religious hypocrisy and LGBT themes converging in a play full of music and comedy. 

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:
LGBT Giving Circle
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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