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CenterStage is a proud member of TheatreRocs.org: your central source for Rochester Theatre schedules and information.

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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To support CenterStage Theatre with a charitable donation, click here.
Supporters receive access to the Lipson Patron Lounge, click here to contact us.

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 Open Captioned Performance


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Dec 2 - Dec 17
Sunday
2pm

First Date, the Broadway Musical Comedy

DECEMBER 2-17, 2017

First Date: The Broadway Musical Comedy provides a charming, irreverent evening of entertainment...The company is young, energetic, and massively talented....A strong cast that capitalizes on this witty show at every moment.” - Leah Stacy, CITY NEWSPAPER

 

AREA PREMIERE - When tightly wound Aaron is set up on a blind date with cool girl Casey, a quick drink turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, manipulative exes, and a curiously intrusive waiter. Can this dating disaster turn into something special before the check arrives?

Final Performances:

  • Saturday, December 16 at 2pm*
  • Saturday, December 16 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 17 at 2pm

RUN TIME: 1 hour 40 mins (no intermission)

*Live Open Captioned Performances

Reserved Seats: $29 (JCC Member: $27)
Students: $20

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Dec 28 - Dec 31
Sunday
9pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
9pm

Big Wigs...Divas of Stage & Screen

DECEMBER 28-31, 2017

Back by popular demand! 7th Straight Year!

Back by popular demand, ring in the new year with Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Aggy Dune. This all-new show features dead on impersonations of your favorite stars of the silver screen and the boob tube. Favorites like Barbra, Liza, Judy, Tina and Cher will be there with some new "guests" as well.

  • Thursday, December 28 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 30 at 9pm
  • Sunday, December 31 at 9pm

Reserved Seats: $29 (JCC Member: $27)
Students: $20

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Dec 30 - Dec 31
Sunday
2pm
Saturday
7pm
Sunday, Dec 31
Sunday
7pm

Location

Hart Theater

UpScale

DECEMBER 28-31, 2017

Back by popular demand!

Returning after last year’s sold-out debut, our a cappella group of Matt Wegman, Marc Cataldi, Jason Mincer, Ashley Jake Wegman and Colin Pazik feature breath-taking vocals and delightful staging.

  • Saturday, December 30 at 7pm
  • Sunday, December 31 at 2pm
  • Sunday, December 31 at 7pm

Reserved Seats: $29 (JCC Member: $27)
Students: $20

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Feb 3 - Feb 18, 2018
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
Saturday, Feb 17
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

The Hit Makers: And the Beat Goes On

FEBRUARY 3-18, 2018

Created by Ralph Meranto and Casey Filiaci

“Superb singers, spot-on arrangements. Toes will be tapped and old favorites will be sung.” –Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

ALL NEW SHOW - A musical tribute to the late 1960s. We flip the musical coin from last year’s Woodstock-inspired set list as we bring a fresh take to chart-topping hits by Sonny & Cher, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night, Donovan, The 5th Dimension, and many more!

  • Saturday, February 3 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 4 at 2pm
  • Thursday, February 8 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 10 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 11 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, February 15 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, February 17 at 2pm*
  • Saturday, February 17 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 18 at 2pm

Sponsored by Debby Goldman

Reserved Seats: $29 (JCC Member: $27)
Students: $20

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Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2018
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm

Buyer & Cellar

MARCH 10-25, 2018

A Comedy by Jonathan Tolins

"Irresistible, delicious and wickedly funny! I tell you to go.”-New York Times

AREA PREMIERE – Alex More (Jake Purcell) is one of “the luckiest people in the world!” He’s scored the oddest of odd jobs as the lone employee of the shopping mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Inspired by Streisand’s coffee table book, My Passion for Design, will this out-of-work actor develop a real friendship with Babs or will he be forever trapped underground? Loved by audiences and critics alike, this irresistible comedy that has been playing to packed houses across the country can finally be seen in Rochester.

  • Saturday, March 10 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 11 at 2pm
  • Thursday, March 15 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 17 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 18 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, March 24 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 25 at 2pm

Sponsored by Drs. Dawn and Jacques Lipson

Supported by...

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Reserved Seats: $29 (JCC Member: $27)
Students: $20

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Mar 12

Monday
7:30pm

Add to Calendar 12/03/2018 7:30pm 12/03/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Melvin Seals & JGB DEADHEAD ALERT: Back by popular demand, the JCC welcomes the JGB with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band, Terrapin Flyer, etc.) for a one-night only event. Proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake. Monday, March 12 at 7:30pm Reserved Seats: $40 (Students $25)VIP Seats: $65* *VIP tickets are located in the front rows of the theater and include a meet & greet reception after the concert. Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky's the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours. In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself! Melvin Seals – Organ, Vocals Shirley Starks – Vocals Cheryl Rucker – Vocals Pete Lavezzoli – Drums Zach Nugent – Guitar, Vocals Click for Tickets  

Melvin Seals & JGB

DEADHEAD ALERT: Back by popular demand, the JCC welcomes the JGB with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band, Terrapin Flyer, etc.) for a one-night only event.
Proceeds to benefit JCC Camp Seneca Lake.

  • Monday, March 12 at 7:30pm

Reserved Seats: $40 (Students $25)
VIP Seats: $65*

*VIP tickets are located in the front rows of the theater and include a meet & greet reception after the concert.

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky's the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!

Melvin Seals – Organ, Vocals

Shirley Starks – Vocals

Cheryl Rucker – Vocals

Pete Lavezzoli – Drums

Zach Nugent – Guitar, Vocals

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May 5 - May 20, 2018
Sunday
2pm
Thursday
7pm
Saturday
8pm
Saturday, May 19
Saturday
2pm

Location

Hart Theater

The Bridges of Madison County, the Musical

MAY 5-20, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the Novel by Robert James Waller

“A ravishingly beautiful musical play with a marvelous score” –Newsday

AREA PREMIERE - One of the most romantic stories ever written is now an irresistible, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical about the roads we travel and the bridges we dare to cross. From the composer of Parade and The Last Five Years, this epic story comes to life with a beautiful and powerful score that has a cult following with musical theatre fans.

  • Saturday, May 5 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 6 at 2pm
  • Thursday, May 10 at 7pm
  • Saturday, May 12 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 13 at 2pm*
  • Thursday, May 17 at 7pm*
  • Saturday, May 19 at 2pm*
  • Saturday, May 19 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 20 at 2pm

Sponsored by...

Mach2

Reserved Seats: $29 (JCC Member: $27)
Students: $20

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