As premiere night for Jesus Christ Superstar creeps up (March 22), Director Lee Gundersheimer answers some of our most pressing questions about the rock opera phenomenon. This will be Gundersheimer’s fourth time directing an RCT production, and it just might be his finest time yet. See what he has to say about the distinctive cast and the feelings guests can expect to experience at Jesus Christ Superstar.
The Diary of Anne Frank is a stage adaption of a first-hand account called The Diary of a Young Girl written by Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis during WWII. The dramatization was created by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and made its debut at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on October 5, 1955.
After selling out the majority of their latest performances, the Rochester Civic Theatre Company dives full force into the production of Tony Award-winning musical Annie, set to open Friday, November 30. However, if you haven't reserved tickets yet, you might be out of luck. The entire run of Annie performances has quickly sold out! Those lucky enough to acquire tickets can expect to see unique pieces from multiple local artists, including “Sandy” the dog puppet.
Rochester Civic Theatre Company added Neil Simon's Broadway sitcom, Barefoot in the Park, to their '18-'19 season schedule months before the iconic comedy writer passed away in August of this year. However, RCT's production of Barefoot will be a celebration of Simon's life and career now, more than ever, explains guest director Michael Stebbins.
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.