RBTL announces 2017-18 season

RBTL announces 2017-18 season

But you gotta wait a year for "Hamilton"

Theater review: 'Hands on a Hardbody' at Blackfriars

The penultimate production of Blackfriars Theatre's 2016-17 season is an interesting one. "Hands on a Hardbody" is a 2012 musical co-written by Trey Anastasio of Phish and Amanda Green.

Theater review: 'Sketching the Soul' at MuCCC

The existence of MuCCC, a church-turned-arts venue, enables many small performance groups with a script and a dream to produce theatrical works. And while it's important to support and encourage this kind of community theater, it's equally as important for the troupes to reward audience members with a quality night out -- especially if there's a charge for the show.

JCC CenterStage announces 2017-18 season

In what has now become an annual tradition, JCC CenterStage Artistic Director Ralph Meranto held a "virtual press conference" via YouTube yesterday to announce the organization's 2017-18 season. From his seat in front of the camera in the pristine Lipson Lounge -- part of the $17 million, 26,000-square-foot renovations the JCC unveiled last fall -- Meranto described the five shows and three special events coming up next year.

Theater review: 'Sister Act' at RAPA

By now, "Sister Act" is a story firmly etched into the cultural consciousness. A lounge singer aspiring to stardom finds herself in mortal danger when she accidentally witnesses her shady boyfriend murder someone; suddenly part of a witness protection program, she takes cover in a local convent, and light-hearted, slightly sacrilegious fun ensues.

Theater review: 'The Flick' at JCC CenterStage

"The Flick" is a show for anyone who's worked a job where their world has grown (perhaps too) small; for anyone who's been radically underpaid or thrown together with a motley crew of coworkers

Theater review: Geva's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'

When "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" debuted 50 years ago, it was the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Interracial marriage was still illegal in 16 states, and the subject made a lot of people uncomfortable.

Theater review: Screen Plays' 'The Cat's Meow'

Hollywood has plenty of glittering folklore and tabloid-worthy stories that provide a brief glimpse into the dramatic past of the elite. Few, though, maintain the mystery of one particular November weekend in 1924.

Theater review: 'The Underpants' at Blackfriars

The topic of feminine undergarments has fascinated humans for centuries, dating back to a time when a pair of "underpants" contained more material than a pair of modern shorts. In many ways, the intimate garments represent vulnerability, gender roles -- and an excellent opportunity for social commentary.

Theater review: "The Lake Effect" at Geva

Sometimes the person you need to meet is not the person you'd choose to encounter. That is, in essence, the premise of "The Lake Effect," the 2013 play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph.

Eastman Opera undertakes two bold productions

When it comes to opera companies, you are what you perform. The works you produce tell the audience everything it needs to know about what you value in opera and where you see the art form heading.


WHM Film Series: "Born in Flames" @ The Little Theatre

Discussion to follow film with filmmaker Lizzie Borden....

Wicked @ Rochester Auditorium Theatre

Film and Discussion "The Muslims I Know" @ Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT

Film and Discussion "The Muslims I Know" @ Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT

Followed by Q&A with Director/Producer Mara Ahmed....

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