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The 1940's Radio Hour - Sponsored by Charter House

Author: Walton Jones

A different time is evoked in this award-winning, marvelous theatrical show, a live broadcast of “The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade” from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era, when the world was at war, is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with all manner of mishaps between cast and crew. Song list includes “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo,” ”Love Is Here to Stay,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” 
“Blue Moon,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” 
“Jingle Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and more.

General public ticket sales begin: October 23, 2017
Tickets: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21
[Holiday Musical]




Join us for a special treat this holiday season: 1940's Dinner Theatre

This holiday season we are offering a special treat to theatre lovers and hard working folk alike - for 2 nights only: Thursday Dec 7 and Thursday Dec 14 only! Gather a group large or small for dinner at the theatre before the live performance of The 1940's Radio Hour. Dinner Theatre Tickets include a 3-course meal, 2 beverages of your choice, and a ticket to see The 1940's Radio Hour Holiday Musical. Pricing as follows: $70 per person including tax & service for parties 1-10, $65 per person including tax & services for parties 11-30, $60 per person including tax & service for parties 30 or more.

Reservations for either date (Dec 7 or 14) can be made by contacting the box office at 507-282-8481 or via email to info@rochestercivictheatre.org

The Addams Family

Author(s): Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

This musical comedy is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night when they host  a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

General public ticket sales begin: February 5, 2018
Tickets: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Suite Surrender

Author: Michael McKeever

It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance...that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30’s and 40’s.

General public ticket sales begin: March 26, 2018
Tickets: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

August: Osage County

Author: Tracy Letts

Recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August: Osage County is set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability to make each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another. Winner of 5 Tony Awards.

General public ticket sales begin: April 30, 2018
Tickets: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Ring of Fire

Author(s): Conceived by William Meade and created and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique tribute concert that tells his remarkable life story through his music. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

General public ticket sales begin: June 4, 2018
Tickets: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21


Urinetown - The Musical  - 

Author(s): Music by Mark Hollmann,  lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis

Urinetown is a satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of 3 Tony Awards.

[Musical Comedy]



Author: Theresa Rebeck

What would it take for you to betray someone? Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think.

After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to  collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own. Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius is a well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days.

A corkscrew-twist drama of suspense ... NY Times.com

A sharp and beguiling play ... Vanity.com