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Upcoming 2013 - 2014 Main Stage Productions



Rochester Civic TheatreLaughter on the 23rd Floor

Comedy by Neil Simon

May 16 – June 1 2014
All performances at 7:00pm, except Sundays at 2:00pm

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s "Your Show of Shows," with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince.”

Viewing age: Ages 16 and up

[Production Staff]
Director... Greg Miller
Scenic Designer... Steve Coleman
Costume Designer... Eve Noelle Hildebrandt 
Stage Manager... Lynne Drumm

Helen... Lindsay Beach
Brian... Brian Bennett
Val... Sean Lundberg
Carol... Mallory McKay
Max... Greg Miller
Milt... James Preiss
Kenny... Angus Russell
Ira... Scott Stekel
Lucas... Alan Wiltgen




2014 - 2015 Season Line Up


Rochester Civic TheatreRENT

Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 1996 including the Best Musical.
Book, music, lyrics by Jonathan Larson

September 12 - October 5, 2014
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm (No performance on September 20 & 21.)

RENT is the Broadway hit that re-defined the modern American musical. Based on the timeless La bohème, RENT tells the story of young artists, musicians, and romantics struggling to survive, thrive, and love in New York City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Featuring songs like “Rent,” “One Song Glory,” “Over the Moon,” “Light My Candle,” and “Seasons of Love,” RENT is a modern classic not to be missed.

Viewing age: Due to the strong language and subject matter, RENT is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older.

General public ticket sales: August 4, 2014
Auditions: July 15 & 16 at 7:00pm





Rochester Civic TheatreThe Musical Miracle on 34th Street

Original Script by Greg Miller

December 5 - 21, 2014
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm

Based on the 1955 teleplay Miracle on 34th Street, this clever adaptation will delight and amaze the young and the young-at-heart. Featuring favorite holiday hits alongside an inspiring story, this fresh original Holiday Musical will bring the spirit of the season to all. A great Yuletide musical for the whole family!

Viewing age: all ages.
General public ticket sales: October 13, 2014
Auditions: September 23 & 24 at 7:00pm






Rochester Civic TheatreMiss Nelson is Missing

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the Book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

January 30 - February 8, 2015
Fri at 7:00pm, Sat at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm

This highly imaginative adaptation of the popular children’s book takes audiences on a great adventure! The good natured teacher Miss Nelson mysteriously disappears and is replaced by the stern Miss Swamp, propelling the intrepid students (and audience) on an quest to find out what happened to Miss Nelson and to hopefully rescue her. Fun and adventure for all ages.

Viewing age: all ages.
General public ticket sales: January 5, 2015
Auditions: December 9 & 10 at 7:00pm






Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb

March 13 - 29, 2015
Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm

The twelve-time Tony Award winning musical masterpiece, Cabaret is loved for iconic songs such as “Cabaret” and “Maybe This Time” and its sophisticated blending of great music and dance with a multilayer storyline. Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret contrasts love, optimism, and naiveté with organized bigotry, and individual and societal lust for power. It is a timeless and powerful musical!

Viewing age: Recommended for audiences age 16 and older.
General public ticket sales: February 2, 2015
Auditions: January 6 & 7 at 7:00pm





On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson

May 15 - 31, 2015
Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm (No show on May 17 & 24.)

The heartwarming story of aging Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond, explores familial relationships and the challenges that accompany the twilight years of marriage. A touching, funny, and life-affirming drama.

Viewing age: Recommended for audiences age 13 and older.
General public ticket sales: April 6, 2015
Auditions: March 24 & 25 at 7:00pm