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Upcoming 2014 - 2015 Main Stage Productions

 

 

Cabaret

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 “Wilkommen," "Cabaret,” 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.
On sale now! Ticket: Adult $29; Senior $24; Student $19
March 15 at 2pm performance will be interpreted in ASL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the Box Office 507-282-8481 for more information.

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[Production Staff]

Director, Scenic Designer: Greg Miller
Music Director: Jan Matson
Vocal Director: Carla Thelen Hanson
Choreographer: Debbie Fuehrer

Costume Designer: Emma Skumautz
Stage Manager: Pam Allan

[Cast]

Mitch Gibson… Ensemble                      Cody Jensen… Clifford Bradshaw
Jerry Casper… Herr Schultz                   Johanna Lillie… Ensemble
Jackson Davidson… Ensemble               Chelsea Lloyd… Ensemble
Brittany Freeman… Ensemble                Mallory McKay… Ensemble
Julie Galaty… Ensemble                         Melissa McNallan… Fräulein Kost
Bryan Gerber… Ensemble                      Michelle Nyman… Fräulein Schneider
Leslie Haack… The Emcee                     Audrey Rinkoski… Sally Bowles
Sean Harrington… Ernst Ludwig

 

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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
Ticket: Adult $24; Senior $19; Student $17
Auditions: March 24 & 25 at 7:00pm. Click here to see the audition notice!
May 23 at 7pm performance will be interpreted in ASL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the Box Office 507-282-8481 for more information.

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Catch Me If You Can

Book by Terrance McNally. Music by Mark Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittlman.

September 18 – October 4, 2015

Based on the hit DreamWorks film, this splashy musical spectacle follows the high-flying adventures of a globetrotting con-artist.

Viewing age: age 13 and up.
General public ticket sales: August 3, 2015
Ticket: Adult $29; Senior $24; Student $19
Auditions: July 20 & 21 at 7:00pm.
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It’s a Wonderful Life

By James W. Rogers, based on the film by Frank Capra.

December 4 – 20, 2015

This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play, and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

Viewing age: all ages.
General public ticket sales: October 26, 2015
Ticket: Adult $29; Senior $24; Student $19
Auditions: October 12 & 13 at 7:00pm.
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Almost, Maine

By John Cariani

February 5 - 21, 2016

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.

“Utterly endearing… It’s hard not to warm up to Almost, Maine. A crowd-pleaser.” – Broadway.com

Viewing age: age 10 and up.
General public ticket sales: January 4, 2016
Ticket: Adult $24; Senior $19; Student $17
Auditions: December 28 & 29 at 7:00pm.
[Romantic Comedy]

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Mary Poppins

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellows. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Crewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh.

April 1 – 24, 2016

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way – as a ‘practically’ perfect musical!

Viewing age: all ages.
General public ticket sales: February 22, 2016
Ticket: Adult $29; Senior $24; Student $19
Auditions: February 8 & 9 at 7:00pm.
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Nightwatch

By Lucille Fletcher

June 10 – 26, 2016

An outstanding Broadway success, this ingeniously devised thriller builds steadily in menace and suspense until the final, breath-stopping moment of its unexpected ending.

“A most superior thriller… from its; first blood-curdling scream, a first-class example of its genre” – NY Times

Viewing age: age 10 and up.
General public ticket sales: April 25, 2016
Ticket: Adult $24; Senior $19; Student $17
Auditions: April 11 & 12 at 7:00pm.
[Drama/Thriller]

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The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow and John Buchan

July 15 – 31, 2016

“Theatre at its finest! … Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.” – NY Times

Winner! 2 Tony and Drama Desk Awards, 2008
Winner! Best New Comedy, Laurence Olivier Award, 2007

“A wonderful triumph of theatre!” – BBC Radio 4

Viewing age: age 10 and up.
General public ticket sales: June 6, 2016
Ticket: Adult $24; Senior $19; Student $17
Auditions: May 23 & 24 at 7:00pm.
[Comedy]

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Past Productions: 2014 - 2015 Season

 

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 (Past event)
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 bohèmeRENT 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.

 

 

[Production Staff]
Director: Greg Miller
Music/Vocal Director: Doug Petty
Choreographer: Mallory McKay
Scenic Designer: Denise Ruemping
Lighting Designer: Ben Hain
Costume Designer: Emma Skumautz
Stage Manager: Kate Bender

[Cast]
Laura Fierro… Mimi                       Lisa Modry… Ensemble
Mitchell Gibson… Ensemble          Tommy Rinkoski… Ensemble
Samantha Gibson… Ensemble        Allison Schulz… Ensemble
Jennifer Giese… Ensemble             Dylon Starr… Mark
Bryar Hansen… Benny                    Laura Vannelli… Joanne
Katie Hawley… Maureen                Jayke Workman… Angel
Cody Jensen… Tom Collins            Jordan Wylde… Roger
Sean Lundberg… Ensemble

 

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Rochester Civic Theatre The Musical Miracle on 34th Street - ALL SOLD OUT!

Original Script by Greg Miller

December 5 - 21, 2014 (Past event)
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!

Showcasing classic holiday favorites:
"It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "I’ll be Home for Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "No Place Like Home for the Holidays," "I Believe," "Here Comes Santa Claus," and many more!

Viewing age: all ages.
Dec 13 performance will be interpreted in ASL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the Box Office 507-282-8481 for more information.

[Holiday/Musical]

 

 

[Production Staff]

Director, Script Writer, Scenic Designer: Greg Miller
Music Director: Jan Matson
Vocal Director: Ann Siverling

Choreographer: Megan Shelley
Costume Designer: Emma Skumautz

Stage Manager: Dawn Killian Bradley

[Cast]
Logan Ackerman… Peter                                   Luke Langseth… Mr. Gimble
Brian Beddard… Judge Harper                          Greg Miller… Mr. Sawyer
Carl Benson... District Attorney Mara               Denny Schrandt… Kris Kringle
Karl Bristol… Fred Gailey                                  Gabby Schumacher… Susan Walker
Rich Dietman… Mr. Shellhammer                     Mike Tri... Mr. Macy
Melissa Kaffine Gergen… Doris Walker           Anastacia Wells… Alice
Mitch Gibson... Ronnie

Ensemble: 
Anastacia Balkwadze, Cynthia Biorn, Christine Boos, Brian Brown, Jackson Davidson, Lynne Drumm, Brittany Freeman, Reese Glynn, Nicholas Hart, William Laudon, Annette Schuler, Audrey Van Brunt, Dre Withers

 

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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 (Past event)
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.
Feb 7 at 2pm performance will be interpreted in ASL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the Box Office 507-282-8481 for more information.
Ticket: Adult $24; Senior $19; Student $17

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[Production Staff]

Director: Denise Ruemping
Scenic Designer: Greg Miller

Costume Designer: Emma Skumautz
Stage Manager: Mike Ling

[Cast]

Miss Nelson/Miss Swamp... Melissa Gergen
Principal Humleker/Detective McSmogg... Matthew Marshall
Raymond... Jack Harrington
Phoebe... Anna Hammell
George Jorgenson Jr. ... Ian Gill
Lavita... Anastacia Bolkwadze
Morris (Mouse)... Corie Casper
Kimberly... Elizabeth Trewartha-Weiner
Elvis... Josiah Rutgers

 

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