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Jan 23

Wednesday
8pm

Add to Calendar 01/23/2019 8:00pm 01/23/2019 11:59pm America/New_York There's Always Time For A Cocktail with Mrs. Kasha Davis JANUARY 23, 2019 There’s Always Time for a Cocktail is the true-life story of little Eddie Popil’s transformation from a young boy in Scranton, PA to International Celebrity Housewife, Mrs. Kasha Davis, and a contender on RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 7). Join the ultimate hostess for an evening of music, stories and party games with a heartfelt story of love and acceptance. The play was developed here in Rochester with performances at The Fringe and CenterStage before an acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere at NYC’s Laurie Beechman Theatre launched a tour to cities around the U.S. and Great Britain. This autobiographical show about finding your own path returns to Rochester. Written by Ed Popil, Directed by Ralph Meranto, Featuring Edward Rubenacker on the piano Wednesday, January 23 at 8pm General Admission$20    JCC Member: $18Student: $15 Click for Tickets

There's Always Time For A Cocktail

with Mrs. Kasha Davis

JANUARY 23, 2019

There’s Always Time for a Cocktail is the true-life story of little Eddie Popil’s transformation from a young boy in Scranton, PA to International Celebrity Housewife, Mrs. Kasha Davis, and a contender on RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 7). Join the ultimate hostess for an evening of music, stories and party games with a heartfelt story of love and acceptance.

The play was developed here in Rochester with performances at The Fringe and CenterStage before an acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere at NYC’s Laurie Beechman Theatre launched a tour to cities around the U.S. and Great Britain. This autobiographical show about finding your own path returns to Rochester. Written by Ed Popil, Directed by Ralph Meranto, Featuring Edward Rubenacker on the piano

  • Wednesday, January 23 at 8pm

General Admission
$20    JCC Member: $18
Student: $15

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Feb 2 - Feb 17
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
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
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
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:
HumanitiesNewYork
LGBT Giving Circle
OutAlliance
TrilliumHealth Lgo 4C

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

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May 4 - May 19
Sunday
2pm
Wednesday
7pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
May 11 - May 18
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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Jun 29 - Jun 30
Sunday
2pm
Saturday
8pm

Ed Asner Stars in: A Man and His Prostate

JUNE 29 & 30, 2019

Legendary actor and 8-Time Emmy Award-Winner ED ASNER (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf, Up!, etc.) comes to CenterStage Theatre at the JCC in the Comedy/Drama A Man and His Prostate. Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one as he faces un-expected surgery while vacationing in Italy. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner.

Written and Produced by: Ed Weinberger

  • Saturday, June 29 at 8pm
  • Sunday, June 30 at 2pm

TICKETS ON SALE: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11am.
No vouchers will be honored for this performance.

Tickets: $49.50
JCC Members and CenterStage Subscribers: $45
Students: $30

Sponsored by:

Progressive Implantology  Periodontics Logo JPG

Contact Marc Cataldi for more information.