Annie

Annie

[Family Musical]

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Auditions: Sunday Sept 16: 10am-2pm and Monday Sept 17: 7pm

November 30 - December 16, 2018
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Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of Anne Frank

[Drama]

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.

Auditions: December 4 & 5, @ 7pm

February 8 - 24, 2019
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Jesus Christ, Superstar

Jesus Christ, Superstar

[Musical]

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Superstar follows, the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

Auditions: January 14 & 15, 2019 @ 7pm

March 22 - April 14, 2019
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

[Masterpiece Comedy]

This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic tour de force tells the story of two young gentlemen in London who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives.

Auditions: April 1 & 2 @ 7pm

June 21 - 30, 2019
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Women on Wednesday - 2017/18 Season

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company's Award Winning Civic Action Outreach Programming presents: Women on Wednesdays: Exploring social issues impacting our community, promoting inclusiveness for a healthy society, providing a stage to showcase the richness of our shared cultural heritage.

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Community Reflections on Living and Dying

KICK-OFF: Celebrate Life on the Day of the Dead

This event is part of the November series, Community Reflections on Living and Dying.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Bad Bad Hats w/ The Shackletons & Author

[Concert]
My Town My Music is excited to bring you Bad Bad Hats w/ The Shackletons & Author live at The Black Box at Rochester Civic Theatre.
December 1, 2018
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Living in the Future's Past Poster

Living in the Future's Past

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences.
December 6, 2018
$10 advance tickets
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Dan

Dan Rodriguez: All I Want For Christmas Is Whiskey Tour

[Concert]
My Town My Music is proud to be bringing Dan Rodriguez back to Rochester! You may remember Dan from the time he opened for our jeremy messersmith show at the Art Center and had over 350 people on their feet by the end of his set for a standing ovation. This time he’s bringing his full band with him to put on a holiday themed show at Rochester Civic Theatre’s Black Box Theatre. Getting the show started for us is Kevin & the Keepsakes brining their big band sound and high energy stage presence. Join us December 8th for some holiday fun!
December 8, 2018
Tickets: $18
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Urinetown

Urinetown - The Musical

[Musical Comedy]
Author(s): Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis

Urinetown is a satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of 3 Tony Awards.
Mauritius

Mauritius

Author: Theresa Rebeck

What would it take for you to betray someone? Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think.

After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own. Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius is a well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days.

A corkscrew-twist drama of suspense ... NY Times.com

A sharp and beguiling play ... Vanity.com
The 1940's Radio Hour - Sponsored by Charter House

The 1940's Radio Hour - Sponsored by Charter House

[Holiday Musical]
Author: Walton Jones

A different time is evoked in this award-winning, marvelous theatrical show, a live broadcast of “The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade” from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era, when the world was at war, is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with all manner of mishaps between cast and crew. Song list includes “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo,” ”Love Is Here to Stay,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Ain’t She Sweet,”  “Blue Moon,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,”  “Jingle Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and more.
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Author(s): Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

This musical comedy is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
Suite-Surrender

Suite Surrender

Author: Michael McKeever

It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance...that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30’s and 40’s.

Suite Surrender was sponsored by Rochester Motor Cars.

Rochester Motor Cars

Osage County

August: Osage County

Author: Tracy Letts

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Native American housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, August: Osage County is is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate - an unforgettable evening of theatre.
Ring-of-Fire

Ring of Fire

[Musical]
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique tribute concert that tells his remarkable life story through his music. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!