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From the Director's Chair: Misha Johnson

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Sep 5, 2018 1:03:57 PM

Rochester native Misha Johnson wears a multitude of hats both on and off the stage. From actress to author to ukulele-player, Johnson has honed her crafts and made a space for herself in local and national art scenes.

Her most recent project - directing the Rochester Civic Theatre’s rendition of Shrek the Musical - has brought on new, exciting, and sometimes smelly challenges for Johnson.

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Meet the Cast: Shrek the Musical

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Sep 4, 2018 11:39:08 AM

What do a donkey, a wolf, an ugly duckling, and a wicked witch all have in common? They can all be seen with more kooky fairytale characters in Shrek the Musical at the Rochester Civic Theatre!

In the meantime, let’s get to know these four characters a little better.

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The New Rochester Civic Theatre Focuses on the Future

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Aug 22, 2018 3:04:30 PM

Rochester Civic Theatre stage lit up.The sold-out “Ring of Fire” musical production and growing buzz of “Shrek the Musical” are only two feats Rochester Civic Theatre Executive Director, Kevin Miller, has secured in his five months on the job. Actionable items for Miller’s “big vision” have clearly already taken place; and, it’s just the beginning.

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Student Spotlight: Read Karsell

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Sep 13, 2016 4:50:00 PM

Read Karsell has been a part of The Civic's family for many years. Currently a junior at John Marshall High School, Read signed up for his first STAR session when he was in 2nd grade.  He continued attending STAR for five more years, and eventually became an assistant instructor within the program.  In 5th grade, he appeared in The Civic’s production of Gypsy.  From there, he also appeared in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and Grease.  In addition to main stage shows at The Civic, he has appeared in multiple productions at John Adams Middle School and has been a member of the Otherwise Actors for five terms.

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Civic Minded: Modern Day Sister, by Ryan Potaracke

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Apr 15, 2016 4:51:00 PM

I know I say this every month, but the most recent Women on Wednesdays events were truly eye-opening and inspirational. Again, I went into the event on Wednesday, Modern Day Sister, Shattering an Image thinking it would be difficult to relate to the topic and the panel. I consider myself to be a faithful Christian and have a very personal relationship with God, but have never been a big “fan” of the more formal organization of the church and its hierarchy. My naivety about the role Sisters play in the church and outside of the church, especially in the Modern Age, was indeed shattered.

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