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Friday, Nov 27
LITTLE RIVER BAND
Presented by Rochester Opera House and First City Cars & Trucks
Famous for their mega-hits Lonesome Loser, Lady, Cool Change and Reminiscing, the Little River Band soared to the top as one of the great vocal bands of the '70s and '80s. Touring internationally, Little River Band stops on our stage this Friday!
Saturday, Nov 28
STRAFFORD WIND SYMPHONY
Annual Holiday Pops Concert
Kick off the holiday season with the annual Strafford Wind Symphony Holiday Pops Concert, featuring familiar favorites such as The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and White Christmas. Participate in the fun of our famous gift basket raffle. Great holiday entertainment for the whole family!
Thursday, Dec 3
YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES SHOWCASE
YOUTH THEATRE SHOWCASE
Bringing The Magic Of Theatre To Children!
Our students have been working on improvisation, character development, basic acting skills, stage movement, rehearsal protocol, scene writing and more; culminating in the presentation of an original piece at the Youth Theatre Showcase.
Learn More Tickets available at the box office
Saturday, Dec 5
KASHMIR The Led Zeppelin Show
Killer Salute to Zeppelin Returns!
Kashmir transports fans to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the stage. The nation's number one Zeppelin tribute show features the original band's dynamic vocals, iconic double-neck guitar and unforgettable drum solos. Rock to classic songs from the 60s with opening act, Revolving Door, a group of the finest musicians in the Seacoast featuring Nick Kanelos and Steve Canty on lead guitar and vocals.
Sunday, Dec 6
Narrow Street Films presents
THE MAN WHO WASN’T TEX MAGRU!
A fun, frolicking, Christmas-frosted comedy thriller right out of the 1940s. A hapless hero, a frisky fem-fatal, bad guys, and plenty of laughs sprinkled in between! Bring the whole family!
Friday & Saturday, Dec 11 & 12
Sole City Dance presents
Tchaikovsky's Glittering Ballet
A classic holiday event, this production has become a regional favorite! Sole City Dance pulls out all the stops with elaborate sets, costumes, special effects and outstanding dancers. Make it part of your holiday tradition!
Dec 17 - 20
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Victorian Christmas Carol For All Ages!
Christmas isn't Christmas without revisiting the beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Keeping true to the original text and with a cavalcade of colorful Dickensian characters and a ghostly quartet of guardians, it's the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Jan 14 - 31
A Dazzling and Satirical Look at Fame, Justice, and the Media Machine
Set in 1920s Chicago with catchy, sexy music, timeless lyrics, and a funny, intelligent and utterly engaging story, Chicago is a musical spectacular that is addictive as gossip rags and as unforgettable as any trial of the century.
Saturday, Feb 6
DRAW THE LINE The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show
"They ARE The Best" ~ Steven Tyler
When Steven Tyler met his doppelganger Neill Byrnes, he was so impressed with his raw talent that he referred Byrnes to his own vocal coach. Byrnes' Boston-based band Draw The Line has the character and feel of a genuine Aerosmith concert. This wild rock show is a definite crowd-pleaser with lots of audience interaction.
Friday, Feb 12
R-RATED HYPNOTIST FRANK SANTOS JR.
Get ready for R-rated hypnotist and innovative comedian Frank Santos Jr. He's back on our stage by popular demand for a sixth season. Under his spell, audience members are more than willing to follow Santos' every command - from awkward to outrageous - in the unpredictable, uproarious laugh-until-your-sides-hurt R-rated comedy show.
Saturday, Feb 13
LAST WALTZ LIVE
An All-Star Recreation of The Band's Classic Concert
New England-based jamband The Rev Tor Band delivers a live stage performance of The Band's classic concert. Select regional and national artists join in to perform the songs of the original show's special guests in their own voice and with their own vibe, making each show unique.
Saturday, Feb 20
THE SPIRIT OF JOHNNY CASH
The Man in Black Returns
With The Cash Band and Laura Lucy as the captivating June Carter Cash, tribute artist Harold Ford recreates the sound of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three for a fourth season. With his deep baritone voice and striking visual resemblance to the country music icon, the spirit of Johnny Cash flows through this show!
Saturday, Feb 27
LA SANTA CECILIA
2014 Grammy Award Best Latin Rock Album
Hailing from the City of Angels, La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, & world music, utilizing Pan-American rhymes like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music. Their unique sound and colorful passionate performances leave audiences mesmerized.
Saturday, March 5
THE IRISH COMEDY TOUR
They're Irish, They're American, and They're Not Holding Back!
The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. Intended for mature audiences.
Thursday, March 10
RAVE ON! The Buddy Holly Experience
Celebrate a Legend!
Thrill to an electrifying, high-energy rock n' roll extravaganza featuring Billy McGuigan, America's premiere Buddy Holly Interpreter and dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. In this rock n' roll tour-de-force, Billy and the Rave On Band ignite the stage with your favorite Buddy Holly hits.
Friday, March 18
The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert
Rock and Roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison, and Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert like no other. This exciting concert is packed with one Van Morrison classic after another.
Saturday, March 19
Colorful, energetic and packed with variety, Sole City Dance and Rochester Opera House join together to produce two performances that are part of an annual weekend-long celebration of dance. Fast-paced with great lighting and sound, enjoy the innovative and diverse choreography of the region's finest young dancers.
Wednesday, March 23
RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT
Captivating Celebration Of Irish Dance Returns By Popular Demand
This Irish dance spectacular captures the imagination and transforms an age-old art form into a grand and glorious adventure for audiences of all ages, complete with exquisitely powerful step dancing that stars a world-class troupe of twenty dancers and musicians.
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Saturday, March 26
L.T.D. An Evening of Music Featuring
TOM CHAPIN & LIVINGSTON TAYLOR
A Fresh New Folk Show
Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin have years of experience leading the folk genre. Now joining with the fabulous international female singers of EVA they have created a phenomenal show featuring unbelievably sharp harmonies and fun interaction.
March 31 - April 10
THE MIRACLE WORKER
Winner! 1960 TONY Award - Best Play
This profoundly moving and unforgettable classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, dramatizing the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "Water."
Friday, April 1
HOOKING UP WITH THE SECOND CITY
Touring Comedy Theatre
Fresh, Fast, And Always Spectacularly Funny!
The Second City knows a few things about love; they've been looking at and laughing about relationships for over 55 years. This show is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between.
Friday, April 15
THE HIT MEN
Featuring Former Stars of FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
Oh What A Night!
The former stars of the hit-making factory Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons are now touring as The Hit Men with a group of fellow A-list musicians from the '60s and '70s era. Take a one-of-a-kind trip through the glory days of rock'n'roll!
Friday, April 22
Rochester Opera House
LOTTERY COCKTAIL PARTY
The premier fundraising event of the season. Ten lucky ticket holders share $13,000 in cash prizes and the last ticket drawn names the $10,000 Grand Prize winner! Join us for fantastic evening of cocktails, music, games, prizes and a live and silent auction.
Friday, April 29
MOTOR BOOTY AFFAIR
The Ultimate Disco Tribute Band!
Disco sound! Disco lights! Disco club! The floor is flat (orchestra seats removed), so there's plenty of space to get funky. The four out-of-this-world jive-talkin' funkateers of Motor Booty Affair bring their '70s extravaganza of groove, style and attitude back to our stage for a sixth season.
May 5 - 15
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Presented by Rochester Opera House and Jetpack Comics
New Jersey's First Superhero Takes The Stage In This Monster Of A Comedy
A charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play, well, everyone else: bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing backup singers.
Friday, June 3
CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
ARTS & EDUCATION
Lovable Little Monkey
Join the inquisitive Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome... and meatballs... and the "secret ingredient" to cooking!
Learn More Please call the box office to reserve tickets
Saturday, June 4
STRAFFORD WIND SYMPHONY
25th Anniversary Concert
The fifty-five-member ensemble of Strafford Wind Symphony returns to the Rochester Opera House stage to enchant us with another great performance and to celebrate their 25-year history. Strafford Wind Symphony performs a variety of music from well-known favorites to contemporary pieces.
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Dreams Come True
We always go over to the Opera House for their wonderful productions! It's one of my favorite places to go to. I feel like the Opera House is the most important structure in Rochester. Everyone always works so hard! They put on the best shows. Dreams come true there. People from all over come to perform or watch. I love the Opera House.
~ Karen, Grade 8
Educational & Exciting!
I can't thank you enough for all your help with today's show [We The People]. So many of the
parents/teachers told me how much they loved the show! I called the company [Theatreworks USA] to see if they could get us a CD or DVD of the show. I love when an education show like this really excites our children for the love of learning! I look forward to seeing you again for future shows. Thank you again.
~ Sincerely, Carol Petrusewicz
This morning was another brilliant performance in the A&E Series..."A Christmas Carol." Thank you so very much!
~ Mary Margaret Lubatti
Thank you so much for the wonderful production of Charlotte's Web! Our classes truly enjoyed the play. Thank you for continuing local theater of such high standards.
~ Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Kimball
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