There's no place like home, there's no place like home. That's what four Rochester actors learned after venturing down to catch a big break on Broadway, and living to return to Rochester and tell their tales of frustration and fame. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre veterans Nicolette Hart, Tom Deckman, and Mark Bradley Miller — along with Downstairs Cabaret rookie Grace Wall — will replay their journeys to Broadway and back in "City Lights," a world-premiere musical revue from Downstairs Cabaret that debuted last week and continues through April 14.
The show illuminates each performer's personal story with classic Broadway numbers like "All That Jazz," "New York, New York," and "Maybe This Time," as well as hit songs from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Billie Holiday, and Petula Clark. It all comes together as a tribute to the glitz and glamour of New York — but also, more importantly, to the comforts and camaraderie of the Flour City.
This week "City Lights" runs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and at 5 and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. All performances will be held at Downstairs Cab's location at 3450 Winton Place. Tickets are $26-$39 and can be purchased by calling 325-4370. For the full schedule of "City Lights" performances, go to downstairscabaret.org.