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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, censorship, 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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Apr 3

Wednesday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 04/3/2019 7:30pm 04/3/2019 11:59pm America/New_York Music of Cream 50th Anniversary World Tour WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019 at 7:30pm(Doors at 7pm)THE PEDIGREE OF CREAM IN A NEW MULTI-MEDIA CONCERT EXPERIENCE Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton. Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more. Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the pedigree of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) and Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack) unite with Will JOHNS (Eric’s nephew by marriage and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation. Feel the fire and the freedom of “Spoonful”, “Strange Brew”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “White Room”, “Crossroads” and “Badge” — performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy. EXPERIENCE a Once-In-a-lifetime concert salute to the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best. WATCH as they interplay live with their fathers on the big screen; classic moments in rock history brought back to life. LISTEN as they share personal insights and stories, complete with rare, yet to be seen family footage and photographs. Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30pm Reserved Seating: $45VIP: $75 (Includes Pre-show Meet & Greet, Priority Seating)Students: Use code SUNSHINE to Save $10. Sponsors:David AppelbaumRikki and Mitchell Brodsky Click for Tickets

Music of Cream

50th Anniversary World Tour

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019 at 7:30pm
(Doors at 7pm)

THE PEDIGREE OF CREAM IN A NEW MULTI-MEDIA CONCERT EXPERIENCE

Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton.

Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more.

Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the pedigree of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) and Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack) unite with Will JOHNS (Eric’s nephew by marriage and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation. Feel the fire and the freedom of “Spoonful”, “Strange Brew”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “White Room”, “Crossroads” and “Badge” — performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy.

EXPERIENCE a Once-In-a-lifetime concert salute to the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.

WATCH as they interplay live with their fathers on the big screen; classic moments in rock history brought back to life.

LISTEN as they share personal insights and stories, complete with rare, yet to be seen family footage and photographs.

  • Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Reserved Seating: $45
VIP: $75
(Includes Pre-show Meet & Greet, Priority Seating)

Students:
Use code SUNSHINE to Save $10.

Sponsors:
David Appelbaum
Rikki and Mitchell Brodsky

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Apr 7

Sunday
7pm

Add to Calendar 04/7/2019 7:00pm 04/7/2019 11:59pm America/New_York 12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women a Staged Reading by Reginald Rose Written in 1954 before women were permitted to serve on juries, Reginald Rose’s drama will be presented across the country in a national initiative to highlight the power we each have by simply speaking up. Sunday, April 7 at 7pm General Admission: $10JCC Member/Student: $8Adapted by Sherman L. SergelBased on the Emmy Award-Winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose Click for Tickets

12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women

a Staged Reading

by Reginald Rose

Written in 1954 before women were permitted to serve on juries, Reginald Rose’s drama will be presented across the country in a national initiative to highlight the power we each have by simply speaking up.

  • Sunday, April 7 at 7pm

General Admission: $10
JCC Member/Student: $8


Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Based on the Emmy Award-Winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose

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Apr 8

Monday
7pm

Add to Calendar 04/8/2019 7:00pm 04/8/2019 11:59pm America/New_York The Boys in the Band a Staged Reading by Mart Crowley New 2018 Broadway version of the 1968 revolutionary play about a group of gay men living in a world that was not ready to fully accept them.. Monday, April 8 at 7pm General Admission: $10JCC Member/Student: $8 Click for Tickets

The Boys in the Band

a Staged Reading

by Mart Crowley

New 2018 Broadway version of the 1968 revolutionary play about a group of gay men living in a world that was not ready to fully accept them..

  • Monday, April 8 at 7pm

General Admission: $10
JCC Member/Student: $8


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Apr 10

Wednesday
7pm

Add to Calendar 04/10/2019 7:00pm 04/10/2019 11:59pm America/New_York God of Vengeance a Staged Reading by Sholem Asch A Jewish brothel owner attempts to find respectability in this ground-breaking play that inspired INDECENT. English translation of the 1906 Yiddish work. Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm FREE (no tickets required)

God of Vengeance

a Staged Reading

by Sholem Asch

A Jewish brothel owner attempts to find respectability in this ground-breaking play that inspired INDECENT. English translation of the 1906 Yiddish work.

  • Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm

FREE (no tickets required)



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. A fresh look at a beloved classic.

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

No vouchers will be honored for this performance.

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

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Sponsored by:

Progressive Implantology  Periodontics Logo JPG

Contact Marc Cataldi for more information.