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Fabulous Show
Just wanted to write a quick note and let you all know what a fabulous show we saw today, and how much talent was up on that stage in The Wizard of Oz! The show was seamless, the sound system was perfect, and we enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks for your great work!   ~ Stacy

Perfection
There is NO facet of this production [Shrek The Musical] that isn't absolute perfection - from the music, to the costumes, to the set, to the performances. I wish I'd seen it last weekend so I could've seen it twice. HUGE kudos to everyone involved - I was totally enchanted! ~ Chris

Amazing
Having done musical theater professionally for most of my life, I have great respect for the work that goes into these shows. The ROH production [Shrek the Musical] is amazing. It has heart, the performers and crew are clearly invested in it and talented, the ensemble scenes in particular are stronger than almost any I have seen. The audience, many of whom also do theater professionally, was astounded. People could not stop talking about how they'd never been there before and now they would come to as many shows as possible. These are some pretty critical theater folks saying this stuff.
     ~ Jonathan, Portsmouth, NH

Wonderful Voices, Fine Direction
All Shook Up is shakin' up the winter doldrums at the Rochester Opera House. It's a fast-paced production, featuring strong vocals. The score includes classics such as Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Can't Help Falling In Love and others made popular by the King; some toe-tappers, others, thanks to a truly wonderful collection of voices, follicle raising. This entertaining production has a number of things going for it; the lodestone is seriously fine direction by Steve Small.
 
   ~ Jeanne McCartin,
Portsmouth Herald Spotlight

Awesome Annie!
Annie
at the Rochester Opera House is a delightful production- Annie-fied in the best sense of the word, and cram-packed with talent. Every lead, feature and child, not to mention the dog, gives a strong to exceptional performance, giving us all something to sing about.
   ~ Jeanne McCartin, 
Portsmouth Herald Spotlight
 

Loved The Show!
Thank you for a MOST enjoyable experience! Three of my friends and myself attended last evenings' production of "Shout, The Mod Musical!" Loved the show, wonderful talent was showcased and we were so thrilled to find this little gem of a theatre. The cabaret seating was most comfortable, enjoyed some delicious food and beverage and most of all was thrilled with the show! I am a SHOUT groupie so it was a pleasure!! Wonderful interpretation of the characters and a super delivery of the fabulous music that we all know so well!! I am hoping to get back to your hidden little gem of a town in the near future, perhaps in the daylight so as to explore the up and coming arts community that I was told about! Good luck with the rest of the run and with all the upcoming events! I certainly will share my excitement with all my friends!! 
   ~ Keith, Manchester NH

Wonderful!
Hello! I attended last Friday's Acting Out! show (Summer Theatre Camp performance) - it was wonderful. Thanks very much - GREAT JOB BY ALL!
   ~ Marcia 

BEST local productions!
I attended yesterday's performance of Cinderella and I wanted to write and tell you how impressed I was.  I lived in NY for a few years and attended many Broadway shows.  I have been attending local theatre with my daughter to introduce her to the arts and this was by far one of the BEST local productions I have seen. The actors did an incredible job, the scenes were well done and the costumes were terrific. Thank you so much, we had a great time and my daughter is still talking about getting to go up on the real stage and meet Cinderella.
 
   ~ Tamara

Blown Away!
Can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed Cabaret last night. The cast was amazing...in its entirety. I came because I knew a couple of folks in it, but just didn't expect to be blown away so by the whole production! And the Cabaret set-up was pure genius!!! (and the food to die for, though I wish you'd advertised its extent...When I read "light refreshments" I figured I'd need to feed my hungry hubby before we went and there was no need...so we were too full to purchase as much as we would have liked to have tried!). Huge kudos to cast, crew & staff at the Opera House...with productions like this, you'll be packing the place!!!
     ~ Susan, Eliot, ME


Terrific Time
I wanted to write to thank Susan Page and Cathy Taylor for inviting me to participate in the fundraiser [Rochester Follies: Show of Shows] for the Opera House. I had a great time and met some terrific people. Thanks to all who came out to support this event.
      ~ Bill Powers
 

Great Time
Just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at the Crystal Gayle concert. That was my first concert at the Opera House and it won't be my last. I truly enjoy the old time theater style venue and its size is perfect to make every seat in the house a good seat. Great job to all the staff.
      ~ Tom

Awesome
The Strafford Wind Symphony was awesome!!!! They were delightfull; a little touch of the Boston Pops in Rochester.
      ~ Toni 

A New Fan
Tonight's performance of the Shanghai Circus was the first time I have been to the Opera House. I can't wait for Beatlemania [Now] to get here. What a lovely building...helpful staff and the show tonight was fantastic. A new fan of the Rochester Opera House!
      ~ Lyndalee

Georgeous and Intimate
My husband and I attended the Jim Brickman/Anne Cochrane concert last night and had a wonderful time. The theatre is gorgeous and intimate; what a fabulous place to attend a concert. I know I will return to your theatre in the future...the ushers were so friendly. You folks are top notch!  
     ~ Jody

Heads Up!
I have been to the show "Cabaret" and what a great performance! I loved it very much and it was so entertaining and well done!!! Heads up... the Opera House is such a beautiful building and hopefully will be able to survive with donations from supporters for the future. It would be a shame to lose it and the opportunities for people to see great shows, plays, stars, etc.... right out our doorstep and don't have to drive to the big cities of Boston and New York to see something great and have a good night out.
    ~ K.S.


Upcoming Events at Rochester Opera House

Summer Box Office hours: Wednesday & Friday Noon - 5:00 pm
and one hour prior to showtime.
Telephone: (603) 335-1992



SUMMER THEATRE CAMP

Broadway Kids I (Ages 4-7)
June 30-July 11, 2014
(No Camp July 4)

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Spotlight On Musical Theatre (Ages 13+)
July 14-July 25, 2014
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Acting Out (Ages 8-12)
July 28-August 8, 2014
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Broadway Kids II (Ages 4-7)
August 11-August 22, 2014
9:00 AM-2:00 PM


SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2014

Singing! Dancing! Acting! Learning!

During the past three years, we have had the privilege of introducing hundreds of children to the wonders of the performing arts on our historic stage at the Rochester Opera House. Summer Theatre Camp is a joyous hands-on experience, which not only offers lessons in acting, dance and singing, but also fosters self confidence and esteem building. With new-found confidence, students showcase their theatre skills on the final day of camp with an evening performance for family, friends and the public. 

We look forward to filling our grand theatre with the sounds of children singing, dancing and experiencing the wonders of the cultural and performing arts!  Sign up today, since space is limited.

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SUMMER THEATRE CAMP SHOW

Fri, Aug 8, 2014
6:00 PM

Tickets: $5 available at the door
or call the Box Office (603) 335-1992


THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Acting Out! Camp Production

When Maria arrives to care for the seven unruly children at the home of their strict father Captain Von Trapp, she decides that kindness, understanding and... joyful music are what the children need to tame their disruptive behavior. Maria's sense of fun charms the children...and the Captain, too!

On the last day of their camp session, students from Acting Out! Summer Theatre Camp showcase their singing, dancing and acting skills for family, friends and the public. Fun for all!





SUMMER THEATRE CAMP SHOW

Fri, Aug 22, 2014
6:00 PM

Tickets: $5 available at the door
or call the Box Office (603) 335-1992

CINDERELLA

Broadway Kids II Camp Production

Come and be part of our happily-ever-after! Cinderella, her fairy godmother and the handsome Prince...plus all your favorite songs presented by our tiniest and talented Broadway Kids II Summer Theatre Camp students, ages 4-7...so precious. These little ones will charm the whole family.





MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Family Night:
Thur, Oct 16, 2014
7:30 PM

Get Family Night Tickets: $14

Performances:
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Thur-Sat, Oct 23-25, 2014
Wed-Sat, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2-14
7:30 PM

Sat, Oct 18, 2014
11:00 AM

Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Sat-Sun, Oct 25-26, 2014
Sat-Sun, Nov 1-2, 2014
2:00 PM


Get Tickets: $24 Adults
$14 Ages 12 & Under

ARTS & EDUCATION

Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Thur-Fri, Oct 30-31, 2014
10:00 AM

Tickets: $7

Reservation Only: Martha in the box office
(603) 335-1992  Mon & Wed 10 AM - 5 PM

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
                   A New Musical Comedy

Come Meet The Family. We'll Turn The Lights Off For You! 

Ghoulish and weird, but enchanting and charming...the dichotomy that is the Addams Family. This devilishly delightful family comes to life in this magnificently macabre Broadway musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. 

Inside their creepy mansion in Central Park, elegantly gaunt Morticia (Seraphina Caligiure) and her ever-devoted husband Gomez (Robb Ross) are in a state of turmoil. Their daughter, Wednesday (Christina Kelly), the ultimate princess of darkness, has fallen in love with a "normal" young man, Lucas Beineke (Christian Arnold). When the eerily endearing Addams family hosts a get-acquainted dinner for the nicely normal Beineke family, the recipe includes a copious amount of comedy mixed with a dash of chaos.

Award-winning director Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors, masterful music director Kathy Fink and set designer Jerard-James Craven team up to present this Rochester Opera House Production, which features live music in the orchestra pit. 

Additional Cast: Todd Fernald (Fester), Joseph Dalfonso (Lurch), Tim Allen (Grandma), Shay Willard (Mal) and Danica Carlson (Alice). 

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.






NOVEMBER ROCKS
MAINSTAGE


Fri, Nov 7, 2014
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00PM)

Get Tickets: $35 Premium/$30


THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD

Like No Other!

The Machine's superb musicianship, dramatic lighting, video and passionate delivery sets them apart from all the rest. With electrifying theatrical elements and a Kaleidoscope of lights reaching into the audience, The Machine produces a masterfully authentic Floydian experience. The New Yorker based band performs a diverse mix of Pink Floyd's extensive sixteen album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. The Machine sells out theaters and clubs across North and Central America and have appeared at renowned music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Buffalo's Artpark and Germany's Rock of Ages.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.



NOVEMBER ROCKS

You asked for it and we have it for you! We're bringing back three super fan-favorites THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD...KASHMIR (Led Zeppelin Tribute)...and DIRTY DEEDS (AC/DC Tribute)...Plus we added one more...KISS IT (Kiss Tribute). Take advantage of the four-pack special! Purchase one or more tickets in one transaction to each of the four shows listed here and receive 20% off your total purchase. *This special offer is available through the box office only (603) 335-1992, offer expires 11/7/2014.






FAMILY


Sat, Nov 8, 2014
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $22



VOCAL TRASH

Glee Meets Stomp

Vocal Trash wows audiences with a superb mix of pop, rock, swing and classic oldies accompanied by a fascinating array of unique instruments, recycled from the landfill. Metal trash cans, plastic barrels, water bottles and other salvaged items have been transformed into a one-of-a-kind bass, guitars and percussion section. First-rate singing, industrial style drumming, comedy and award-winning break-dancing make this show electrifying from start to finish. With an urban feel and Broadway appeal, it's the ultimate variety show for audiences of all ages. 





NOVEMBER ROCKS
MAINSTAGE


Sat, Nov 15, 2014
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $25 Premium/$22



KISS IT

It's The Best Kiss

Along with the elaborate black & white face paint and the outrageous outfits, Kiss It transforms into The Demon, The Star Child, the Space Ace and The Catman to deliver the Kiss magic and raw energy to the stage. Carlos (Los) Espada as The Demon formed Kiss It after a ten year stint with the highly successful tribute band KissNation. 

Espada collaborated with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to promote official Kiss products, Simmons' autobiography and Paul Stanley's guitar line. With his dead-ringer look as The Demon, VH-1 featured Espada in the pilot for Mock Rock. Espada has been a Kiss fan since age five, when he was the "only kid in Spanish Harlem rocking a Kiss tee." His experience as a Gene Simmons impersonator and his relationship with his idol is "this young boy's dream come true."

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


NOVEMBER ROCKS

You asked for it and we have it for you!  We're bringing back three super fan-favorites THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD...KASHMIR (Led Zeppelin Tribute)...and DIRTY DEEDS (AC/DC Tribute)...Plus we added one more...KISS IT (Kiss Tribute). Take advantage of the four-pack special!  Purchase one or more tickets in one transaction to each of the four shows listed here and receive 20% off your total purchase.  *This special offer is available through the box office only (603) 335-1992, offer expires 11/7/2014.






NOVEMBER ROCKS
MAINSTAGE

Sat, Nov 22, 2014
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $20 Premium/$18



KASHMIR
   The Led Zeppelin Show

Killer Salute to Zeppelin Returns!

Kashmir transports Zep fans to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the stage. To re-create the experience of a 70's Zeppelin show, the band uses authentic vintage stage gear, costumes and special effects. Kashmir, the nation's number one Zeppelin Tribute Show features Jimmy Page's iconic double-neck guitar and John Bonham's unforgettable drum solos. Lead singer Jean Violet's dynamic vocal range and uncanny resemblance to Robert Plant wraps up the package with highlights, including Page's bow-neck guitar solo in Dazed and Confused and the hypnotic theremin during Whole Lotta Love.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.



NOVEMBER ROCKS

You asked for it and we have it for you! We're bringing back three super-fan favorites THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD...KASHMIR (Led Zeppelin Tribute)...and DIRTY DEEDS (AC/DC Tribute)...Plus we added one more...KISS IT (Kiss Tribute). Take advantage of the four-pack special! Purchase one or more tickets in one transaction to each of the four shows listed here and receive 20% off your total purchase.  *This special off is available through the box office only (603) 335-1992, offer expires 11/7/2014.






NOVEMBER ROCKS
MAINSTAGE


Sat, Nov 29, 2014
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $24 Premium/$22



DIRTY DEEDS
   The AC/DC Tribute

Rock N' Roll Escape

Take an unpredictable thrill ride with the nation's number one AC/DC Tribute Band Dirty Deeds. It's high energy and wild entertainment, when Dirty Deeds delivers the on stage antics and theatrics of AC/DC, one of the world's best rock and roll bands. With a reputation for detail, Dirty Deeds incorporates authentic props throughout the concert to produce the consummate AC/DC experience. Escape into pure rock n' roll for an evening of the timeless hits of the great AC/DC! 

*Cash bar with flat floor.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.



NOVEMBER ROCKS

You asked for it and we have it for you! We're bringing back three super fan-favorites THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD...KASHMIR (Led Zeppelin Tribute)...and DIRTY DEEDS (AC/DC Tribute)...Plus we added one more...KISS IT (Kiss Tribute). Take advantage of the four-pack special!  Purchase one or more tickets in one transaction to each of the four shows listed here and receive 20% off your total purchase.  *This special offer is available through the box office only (603) 335-1992, offer expires 11/7/2014. 






MAINSTAGE

Fri, Dec 5, 2014
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $24 Premium/$22


BEATLEMANIA AGAIN

Come Together

The world's premier Beatles Stage Show captures the sound and the aura of the Beatles in three transfixing acts; Meet the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper and Get Back, which transport the audience into the unforgettable phenomenon of the world's greatest band! This incredible show, complete with costume changes and authentic instruments & amplifiers, features Broadway cast members, as well as cast members of the Hall & Oates Band. 

*Cash bar
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







MAINSTAGE

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $26 Premium/$24


DRAW THE LINE
The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show

"They ARE The Best" ~ Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler doppelganger Neill Bynes, not only resembles the rock icon, but sounds just like him! Bynes has the tone, the mannerisms and the attitude of America's favorite rocker. When Tyler met Bynes, he was so impressed with his raw talent that he referred Bynes to his own vocal coach. Boston-based Draw The Line has the character and feel of a genuine Aerosmith concert, when they slam out Aerosmith's outstanding hits; Dream on, Walk This Way, Crazy, Cryin', Dude Looks Like A Lady and many more. This wild rock show is a definite crowd-pleaser with lots of audience interaction. 

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







MAINSTAGE

Sat, Feb 21, 2015
8:00 PM

Get Tickets: $24 Premium/$22



THE SPIRIT OF JOHNNY CASH

The Man in Black Returns

Crowd pleasers, Harold Ford and the Cash Band, return to our stage for a third season to enthrall fans of the legendary Johnny Cash and his music. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep Cash baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon. Ford, with The Cash Band, recreates the sound of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three. Laura Lucy joins Mr. Ford and the band as the captivating June Carter Cash. Ford possesses the stage presence and charisma reminiscent of Johnny Cash, lending the feel of a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. 

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







MAINSTAGE

Sat, May 30, 2015
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $24 Premium/$20


THE CORVETTES DOO WOP REVUE

Dancing-in-the-aisles Doo Wop

The fabulous Corvettes Doo Wop Revue returns by popular demand for a fourth season. Fans cannot resist dancing in the aisles to the greatest solid golf hits of the Doo Wop era, played by the finest Doo Wop band to hit the stage. It's a trip back in time. Cruise by. Hang out. Reminisce with In the Still of the Night, The Twist, Come Go With ME, Earth Angel, Sea Cruise, At the Hop, Runaround Sue...and many, many more. The Corvettes have performed with some of the famous Doo Wop groups including The Drifters, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, The Platters, Danny and the Juniors and The Tokens.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.








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SUMMER HOURS (Effective June 16 - September 3)
Wed & Fri Noon-5pm
BOX OFFICE: (603) 335-1992 
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