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La Cage aux Folles

In sunny St Tropez, Georges and Albin run a glamorous nightclub with fabulous drag performers. Their blissful existence is turned upside down when Georges’ son announces that he is getting married…to the daughter of one of France’s most conservative politicians. Georges and Albin do their best to ensure that the marriage goes off without a hitch, with hilarious results.  One of musical theatre’s biggest all-time hits, La Cage aux Folles features an exuberant score by Jerry Herman (Mame; Hello, Dolly!). Winner of six Tony Awards including “Best Musical” when it premiered in 1983, both the 2004 and 2010 Broadway revivals won the Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical.” Celebrating his 25th Anniversary at Geva, Artistic Director Mark Cuddy will star as nightclub owner, Georges.

Book by Harvey Fierstein    Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman    Based on the play by Jean Poiret

Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson    Musical Director Don Kot     Choreography by Sam Hay

Wilson Stage     September 3 – October 6, 2019

 

 

The Niceties

In this explosive play, Zoe, a driven black student, and respected white professor Janine meet to discuss a paper Zoe is writing about the American Revolution. Polite conversation of grammar and Google quickly becomes a powder keg of race, history, and power, from which neither woman will leave unscathed.  An explosive and provocative nail-biter.

By Eleanor Burgess    Directed by Nicole A. Watson

Wilson Stage    October 22 – November 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Queen

Two PhD candidates, Sanam and Ariel, have spent the last seven years exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error which could jeopardize everything. Both women must make an impossible choice – look the other way and save the bees, or tell the truth and face the consequences.

By Madhuri Shekar    Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Fielding Stage    November 7 – November 24, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Food

Peter and Irene’s anniversary celebration in Palm Springs is off to a rocky start, but they are looking forward to a nice meal in a local restaurant. It’s just their luck to be served (or not) by a perfectionist waiter who won’t bring them their food and has them questioning everything – from their menu selections to the state of their marriage. A new comedy by Wendy MacLeod (Women in Jeopardy!).

By Wendy MacLeod    Directed by Skip Greer

Wilson Stage    January 14 – February 9, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Once

The story of a guy who gave up on love and music, and the captivating woman who inspired him to dream again. He spends his days working at his father’s Dublin fix-it shop and his nights playing music in pubs. He is on the verge of giving up music altogether when he meets her: a Czech immigrant who refuses to let him abandon his guitar. Over the course of a week, this friendship grows into a musical collaboration and, ultimately, a powerful (but complicated) love. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically-acclaimed 2007 film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this beautiful, joyously melodic show celebrates the power of music to connect us all. Winner of eight Tony Awards including “Best Musical” and “Best Book,” and the Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album.”

Book by Enda Walsh      Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney     Directed by Mark Cuddy

Music Director Don Kot     A Co-production with Syracuse Stage

                                                       Wilson Stage    February 19 – March 22, 2020

 

 

Cry it Out

Cooped up with a new baby and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee in the yard between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during naptimes—while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. This comedy by a writer/producer of Shameless takes an honest look at the challenges of being a new mom, being at home with a baby, and the dilemma of returning to work.

By Molly Smith Metzler    Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara    A production of the Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca

Fielding Stage    March 5 – March 22, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks Like Pretty

In 1963 in a lab at Kodak Park, Mr. Walters and his younger colleague Charlie are putting the finishing touches to the newest color film technology. When Gloria, a new African American employee at Kodak, questions the authenticity of color in the film, the success of the whole project is at stake. Innovation, revolution, commercialism and perception are tested in this historical fiction inspired by the real science of color film evolution. Co-Commissioned by Geva Theatre Center And The Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.

World Premiere By Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder    Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

Wilson Stage    March 31 – April 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Where Did We Sit on the Bus

With pulsing rhythms and original rhymes set to a live, looped soundtrack, Brian Quijada’s electric one man show is a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white.  “An explosion of energy, raw emotion, and irresistible storytelling.” –The Chicago Sun Times.

Written and Performed by Brian Quijada    Directed by Chay Yew

Fielding Stage    April 23 – May 10, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietgone

It’s 1975 and Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fiancé. But now in a new land of Harleys, hot dogs and “howdy!”, they just might find each other. This modern twist on the classic boy-meets-girl story takes audiences on a hilariously rip-roaring adventure across 1970s America with a hot soundtrack that serves up hip-hop, sass and comic-book quick cuts.

By Qui Nguyen    Original Music by Shane Rettig    Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Wilson Stage   May 5 – May 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Special Productions and Events

KEYBANK ROCHESTER FRINGE FESTIVAL

In the Fielding Stage

September 10-21, 2019

The Fielding Stage will once again be a venue for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, hosting a wide variety of performances.

 

FESTIVAL OF NEW THEATRE

In the Fielding Stage

October 7 – October 20, 2019

A two-week showcase of new plays and projects that are currently in Geva’s developmental process. More than 330 full-length or short works have received readings and/or workshops as part of Geva’s new play development programs, and more than 65 have had subsequent productions around the country and the globe.

 

Rochester’s Holiday Tradition

The KeyBank production of

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Mark Cuddy        Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin   Directed by Mark Cuddy

Wilson Stage November 27 – December 29, 2019

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who remind him who he was and what he might yet become. He learns the true meaning of the season and that it’s never too late to make a new start. The famous tale of redemption for the most despised man in London will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit in this critically acclaimed adaptation. Recommended for the entire family! (Please remember that children under five are not permitted in the theatre.) *Note: Not a part of the ESL Wilson Stage subscription series.

 

See Them All! A Theatre Lovers Dream

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8-Show Package

5-Show Wilson Stage Season + 3-Show Fielding Stage Season

Package Description: Receive a ticket to each fantastic show on both stages (Wilson Stage Series and Fielding Studio Series) and keep the same great seats for every performance. With each years’ many sold-out performances, it is the only way to guarantee you never miss a show.  Any you may just be surprised to find the show you were least interested in seeing becomes your favorite of the season.   Concerned about locking in dates so far in advance?  Check out our free ticket exchange policy for seated subscribers and our missed performance insurance.

Free Ticket Exchange: As a Seated Subscriber, you can exchange your tickets for different seats or a different performance as many times as you like – right up until noon of the day you intended to attend. All you have to do is call the Box Office, let us know you are a subscriber, give us your account number and the night you wish to attend, and we will handle the rest. Let us know if you want us to hold the new tickets for you at the Box Office, or we will happily mail the new tickets to you. There may be an additional charge if tickets are exchanged into a higher priced performance or seating section. Purchasing a full season has its perks, and free unlimited exchanges are just one of your perks!.

Missed-Performance Insurance: Forgot  your tickets were for last night?  Seated Subscribers can bring unused tickets to any remaining performance of the missed show starting two hours prior to curtain, and we will issue you courtesy tickets for the best available seats to that night’s performance. Even better – call us ahead of your visit to check which performance best fits your seating needs. We know you have a busy life so as a Season Subscriber we will strive to make certain your visit to Geva best fits within your lifestyle – and at no additional charge! Your loyalty has earned you this benefit!

Free Coupons and Discounts: As a Seated Subscriber, you receive Geva’s Subscriber Guide packed with ways to save you money on your special evening at the theatre. Geva wants your evening out to be both entertaining AND affordable. We work to create partnerships with area businesses and pass on the benefits of those relationships to you, our loyal Subscriber. This is one way Geva is able to reward you for your patronage!

Priority Notices: Geva is a happening place! As a   Seated Subscriber, you receive priority notice on everything that goes on Geva. Want to know when the next Hornets’ Nest is scheduled? We’ll let you know first AND you can reserve your seats before anyone else even knows the event is happening. Looking for the best seats for  A Christmas Carol or other non-subscription productions?  We’ll not only tell you which show we’re presenting before the general public, we’ll also give you advance discounts and the first opportunity to get the best seats. Your Subscription allows you first choice to all that Geva has to offer!

Discount Offers: Student and seniors, are you living on a budget? Geva understands and is happy to offer reduced price Subscriptions to seniors and students. We also offer a discount subscription to teachers and veterans! Call the Box Office for details on these offerings and let us help you to continue seeing great theatre on a budget.

Performance Reminders: Provide your email address, and we will send you an email a few days prior to your performance with information on parking, café specials, background on the production, and more!


To order or for more information, please call the Box Office at (585) 232-4382.

Our Most Popular Package – Wilson Stage Season

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5-Show Seated Package

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Package Description: Receive a ticket to each fantastic show in the Wilson and keep the same great seats for every performance. With each years’ many sold-out performances, it is the only way to guarantee you never miss a show.  Any you may just be surprised to find the show you were least interested in seeing becomes your favorite of the season.   Concerned about locking in dates so far in advance?  Check out our free ticket exchange policy for seated subscribers and our missed performance insurance.

Free Ticket Exchange: As a Seated Subscriber, you can exchange your tickets for different seats or a different performance as many times as you like – right up until noon of the day you intended to attend. All you have to do is call the Box Office, let us know you are a subscriber, give us your account number and the night you wish to attend, and we will handle the rest. Let us know if you want us to hold the new tickets for you at the Box Office, or we will happily mail the new tickets to you. There may be an additional charge if tickets are exchanged into a higher priced performance or seating section. Purchasing a full season has its perks, and free unlimited exchanges are just one of your perks!.

Missed-Performance Insurance: Forgot  your tickets were for last night?  Seated Subscribers can bring unused tickets to any remaining performance of the missed show starting two hours prior to curtain, and we will issue you courtesy tickets for the best available seats to that night’s performance. Even better – call us ahead of your visit to check which performance best fits your seating needs. We know you have a busy life so as a Season Subscriber we will strive to make certain your visit to Geva best fits within your lifestyle – and at no additional charge! Your loyalty has earned you this benefit!

Free Coupons and Discounts: As a Seated Subscriber, you receive Geva’s Subscriber Guide packed with ways to save you money on your special evening at the theatre. Geva wants your evening out to be both entertaining AND affordable. We work to create partnerships with area businesses and pass on the benefits of those relationships to you, our loyal Subscriber. This is one way Geva is able to reward you for your patronage!

Priority Notices: Geva is a happening place! As a   Seated Subscriber, you receive priority notice on everything that goes on Geva. Want to know when the next Hornets’ Nest is scheduled? We’ll let you know first AND you can reserve your seats before anyone else even knows the event is happening. Looking for the best seats for  A Christmas Carol or other non-subscription productions?  We’ll not only tell you which show we’re presenting before the general public, we’ll also give you advance discounts and the first opportunity to get the best seats. Your Subscription allows you first choice to all that Geva has to offer!

Discount Offers: Student and seniors, are you living on a budget? Geva understands and is happy to offer reduced price Subscriptions to seniors and students. We also offer a discount subscription to teachers and veterans! Call the Box Office for details on these offerings and let us help you to continue seeing great theatre on a budget.

Performance Reminders: Provide your email address, and we will send you an email a few days prior to your performance with information on parking, café specials, background on the production, and more!

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Fielding Stage Season

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3-Show Seated Package

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Package Description: Receive a ticket to each fantastic show in the 3-Show Fielding Stage Season and keep the same great seats for every performance. You’ll never again regret missing a show you really wanted to see. The Fielding Stage Season is a collection of contemporary plays by some of America’s hottest writers.

Designed to Surprise and Delight: A complement to the dazzling productions of size and scale in the Wilson Stage Season, the focus of the Fielding Studio Series is on actors and playwrights. The plays, with their emphasis on character and story, provide patrons with a very personal and stimulating experience unique to this venue.

Great Storytelling by Great Artists: The intimacy of the Fielding allows audiences an opportunity to feel a part of great storytelling by great artists. These playwrights have crafted tales that will draw audiences in to unique worlds inhabited by three-dimensional characters.

Something for Everyone: Each play of the Fielding Stage Season offers something unique – music, comedy and drama.

Fielding Stage subscribers enjoy all the same great benefits as Wilson Stage subscribers.

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Mix and Match

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Flex Tickets Package

 

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Package Description: Mix and match with six ticket vouchers you can use in any combination for the best available seats (including Prime seats) for any Geva production, including A Christmas Carol – no day restrictions or upgrade charges. Seats can be reserved beginning August 1st. Includes one free exchange. Create your own custom season.

Price Savings: You are certainly a Subscriber who expects ease of use while also being budget conscious! Your Flex Tix Subscription allows you up to a 30% savings off the regular ticket price at Geva. When you decide to see a show, a simple call to our Box Office guarantees you the best available seat for that performance. If you have a favorite seat, we’ll even tell you if that seat is available or when the nearest performance will occur when your favorite seat IS available. Your subscription commitment gets you preferred treatment.

Free Ticket Exchange: As a Flex Ticket Subscriber you get one free ticket exchange to change your performance or seating location. Knowing that you have many places to be, with one simple call to our Box Office you can change your performance time to one performance, or even move your seat to a different part of the theatre to create a new experience for you and your guest. This one free exchange will be handled quickly and efficiently when you call our Box Office by noon on the day of the performance.

Discount Offers: Helping you manage your money is important to Geva. We understand the need to be thrifty and are proud to offer reduced price Flex Subscriptions to seniors, educators and veterans. Call the Box Office for details on these offerings and let us help you to continue seeing great theatre on a budget.

Free Coupons and Discounts: As a Flex Tix Subscriber, you receive Geva’s Subscriber Guide packed with ways to save you money on your special evening at the theatre. Geva wants your evening out to be both entertaining AND affordable. We work to create partnerships with area businesses and pass on the benefits of those relationships to you, our loyal Subscriber. This is one way Geva is able to reward you for your patronage!

Performance Reminders: Provide your email address and we will send you an email a few days prior to your performance with information on parking, café specials, background on the production, and more!

Buy Here!