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.
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.
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.
The popular show Miss Nelson is Missing!, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall is premiering on the Rochester Civic Theatre's main stage this Friday. The perfect play for the whole family, Miss Nelson is Missing! will take the audience on the adventure of a lifetime while teaching an unforgettable lesson.
Starting September 12th, the Civic is bringing another big show to the main stage. You've probably heard of it before. You may have even seen it a time or two. In fact, if you're anything like me, you probably know the whole show verbatim. The show I'm talking about, of course, is the incredible Broadway smash RENT. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, there's a lot to be excited about, as ticket sales have shown. Just one day after ticket sales were opened to the public on Monday, August 4th, over 50% of the seats in the first two weekends were sold, and the phone keeps ringing!