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Captured the Essence
Thank you to everyone who was involved in today's production of Macbeth. Please send along my deepest appreciation to the cast and crew for their work today. I felt that the Macbeth and Lady Macbeth interaction captured the essence of their relationship... stormy, manipulative, seductive, and euphoric.
   ~Peter

Most Impressed
I grew up in Somersworth and have been
living in Florida for 20 years. I've known very little about the Rochester Opera House. Our family, including my 91 year-old father, had the distinct pleasure on January 3, 2015, to attend the afternoon performance of GODSPELL. We were all most impressed both by the wonderful performance and by the Rochester Opera House itself. Kudos to the actors/singers, staff, and all who volunteer their time and effort to make it possible. The Rochester Opera House is a true gem, and it's the people who make it possible. Let's hope it is able to continue for many years to come.
   ~ David

Wonderful Evening
Once again, I am writing to say thank you for such a wonderful evening with LeAnn Rimes. My son bought the tickets for my birthday and we got to spend a special evening together. Happy Holidays to all of you who work so hard to bring us wonderful entertainment all year long. 
   ~ Mary

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

Regular Box Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
and two hours prior to showtime.
Telephone: (603) 335-1992



COMMUNITY ARTS

Sat, May 23, 2015
8:00 PM

(Cocktail Hour 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $8 at the door
or call the Box Office at 335-1992

FILM SHORTS

Award-winning Indie Shorts

Spend a special evening viewing sixteen innovative, award-winning indie shorts on one of the largest film screens in the area.  For this presentation, the Rochester Opera House debuts a 28 x 17.5 foot screen with digital projection.  Film Shorts showcases the latest edition of the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts independent film series by filmmakers from around the globe.  Included in the selection:  The computer animated short Wildlife Crossing by artist/animator Noro Drziak and Anthony Wong, a character animator working at Pixar Animation Studios; Prospect, which premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival; and more, such as The Artists, The Black Hole, Life is Beautiful, Clinic Bubblegum, Much Better Now and Living with Jigsaw.  

The bi-annual celebration of movie-making excellence brings together film enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in contemporary cinema. The presentation, at the Rochester Opera House begins with a cocktail hour at 7:00 PM.  The screening is set up as an informal forum to enjoy film and to engage in lively discussion at film end.  Your host is RMFA President Matt Wyatt.  For more information on the RMFA and the films, please visit RochesterMFA.org.






FAMILY THEATRE


Thurs & Fri, May 28 & 29, 2015
7:00 PM

Sat, May 30, 2015
11:00 AM

Sun, May 31, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $12 Adult
$8 12 & Under

PIRATES OF PENZANCE
                                     Youth Theatre

Set Sail With the Pirates

Climb aboard for a swashbuckling musical journey with this classic Gilbert & Sullivan tale presented by the Rochester Opera House Youth Theatre Company. Directed and choreographed by award-winning actor Jennifer Batchelder, the production features some of the most talented kids from around the Seacoast and dashing live music in the orchestra pit with music director Kathy Fink and her musicians.

When Frederic was but a wee lad, his nursemaid, Ruth, was instructed to apprentice him to a “pilot.” Hard of hearing, Ruth accidentally apprentices him to a band of PIRATES! Frederic serves dutifully, but now that he is older… prepare for a hilarious adventure! Set sail with this family-friendly classic comedy that includes the song I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General, one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The lyric of a patter song is characterized by tongue-twisting rhyming text, delivered with rapid speed.





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 gold 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.








MAINSTAGE

7:30 PM Performances:

Fri & Sat, June 12 & 13, 2015

2:00 PM Performances:
Sat & Sun, June 13 & 14

SEATS LIMITED
Get Tickets: $12 GA

SWEENEY TODD

Presented by Millworks Theatre Troupe

Directed by Sharon Arsenault

Dark, Witty Tale of Love, Murder and Revenge

In this infamous tale, an unjustly exiled barber Sweeny Todd (Jack Harju), returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against a lecherous judge (Tom Whateley) who framed him and ravaged his young wife (Karen Harju).  On the road to revenge, Todd opens a new barber practice above the failing pie shop of proprietress Mrs. Lovitt (Sarah Asher).  Her luck sharply shifts, when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of a special ingredient into her meat pies, which has the people of London lining up.  The carnage has just begun!     Crafted by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, this eight-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is a thrilling, theatrical treat that has simultaneously shocked and delighted audiences across the world.

SWEENEY TODD
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND
Originally Directed On Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards
In Association with Dean and Judy Manos

SWEENEY TODD
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supported by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York NY 10019
Phone:  212-541-4684  Fax 212-397-4684
www.MTIshows.com





MAINSTAGE

Sat, June 20, 2015

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $25.00

COMICS FOR K-9’S
         starring JUSTON MCKINNEY


Get ready for a crazy evening of laughs with the stand-up comedy of Juston McKinney.  The Maine Deputy turned comedian has made multiple guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on Comedy Central including his own Presents special.  Born in Portsmouth NH, McKinney later moved across the bridge into Kittery, ME.  He knew at an early age that he was destined to become a cop, since they were “always over at his house arresting his dad."  McKinney served York County as a deputy sheriff until he moved to Boston to pursue his dream, a career in stand-up comedy.  Juston McKinney delivers loads of hilarity with his uproariously funny true life stories.

This night is a benefit for the Working Dog Foundation and the New Hampshire Police K-9 Academy.  The Working Dog Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety in our communities through the expert training and care of Police K-9s. These dogs protect our police officers and help them locate and rescue missing persons; detect dangerous drugs, weapons, and explosives; and preserve order in our cities and towns.  There are currently approximately 20 teams from towns in New Hampshire and Maine training with the Working Dog Foundation.

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





Acting Out!
(Ages 8-12)
June 29 - July 10
Mon-Fri from 9 AM - 3 PM


Spotlight on Musical Theatre
(Ages 13 and up)
July 13 - July 24
Mon-Fri from 9 AM - 4 PM

Broadway Kids
(Ages 4-7)
July 27 - August 7
Mon-Fri from 9 AM - 2 PM


Broadway Kids
(ages 6-7) join Acting Out (ages 8-12) FULL
August 10 - August 21
Mon-Fri from 9 AM - 2 PM

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP

Lights!  Sound!  Action!

Rochester Opera House Summer Theatre Camp is a joyous hands-on theatre experience for children ages four and up.  Our program, offering all levels of training in theatre techniques, is a great opportunity for children around the region to dance, sing, learn and grow on the stage at our grand historic theatre.  On the final day of each camp, students showcase their skills with an evening performance for family, friends and the public. We look forward to introducing your children to the wonders of the performing arts!

“Both my kids love this camp.  It’s fun, active, they learn about stage production, they sing and dance.”
~ Parent

“It’s so much fun and you get to act, sing and dance.”
~ Student


“You provide kids with a warm, fun, safe environment in which they can develop a voice and have a great time.”

~ Parent

“Everyone was really nice and extraordinarily welcoming.”
~ Parent


"OMG I love this camp!"
~ Student





FILM


Wed & Thurs, July 8 & 9, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
JAWS

Thriller/Drama (PG) 1975
Director:  Steven Spielberg
Starring:  Roy Scheider

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




MAINSTAGE

Sat, July 11, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $10 advance/$12 door

PARANOID SOCIAL CLUB

A frenetic fusion of funk, punk, soul and psychedelic rock powers Paranoid Social Club, conceived by Rustic Overtones founding members vocalist/guitarist Dave Gutter and bass/keyboardist Jon Roods.  Creating impassioned one-of-a-kind anthems and intense live performances, the Portland ME based Paranoid Social Club has built a loyal following that has triggered them to that of cult status.

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

 





FILM


Wed & Thurs, July 15 & 16, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BOYHOOD

Fantasy/Drama (R) 2014
Director:  Richard Linklater
Starring:  Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




MAINSTAGE

Fri, July 17, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door

GROOVECHILD

Groovechild exploded onto the early 90s scene with an out-of-the-ordinary rock/funk/jazz sound.  With the amazing playing of guitarist Bryan Killough and the powerful vocals of Jeff Bibbo creating their signature sound, the band welcomes longtime bassist Nate Edgar (Nth Power, John Brown’s Body) and gifted drummer Nikki Glaspie (Nth Power, Dumpstafunk) to the line-up.  Glaspie has also performed with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, the Neville Brothers, Maceo Parker and George Michael.  On the verge of releasing their first new studio album in many years, Groovechild’s appearance on our stage will be the only performance in the area this summer.  Don’t miss it!

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

 





MAINSTAGE

Sat, July 18, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $15 advance/$17 door

THE TOMMY EXPERIENCE
A Tribute To The Who

See Me, Feel Me

Celebrating fifty years of The Who, Sweden’s Tommy Experience kicks off their US debut performance in a concert featuring the groundbreaking Rock Opera, Tommy and The Who’s greatest hits.  To bring our show to New England at the Rochester Opera House is a “dream come true” say Tommy Experience creators Henrik Cevert and Pieter Hounslow.  To stand on stage and play this great music for all of you is “huge!”

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





FILM


Wed & Thurs, July 22 & 23, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UNBROKEN

Biography/Drama (PG 13) 2014
Director:  Angelina Jolie
Starring:  Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




FILM


Tues & Thurs, July 28 & 30, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AMERICAN SNIPER

Drama/Action (R) 2014
Director:  Clint Eastwood
Starring:  Bradley Cooper

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection




MAINSTAGE

Wed, July 29, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door

SATISFACTION!
The International ROLLING STONES Show

Legends

The highly acclaimed Satisfaction! The International Rolling Stones Show has been featured in Showbiz Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine as “The world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.”  The theatrical production features 50 years of classic Rolling Stones hits with the most authentic Stones’ cast and costuming. Entering their 15th year in production with over 2500 performances listed to their credit, the group has appeared in major venues across the nation, including the Las Vegas production of Legends in Concert.

Opener: The Toes

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





FILM


Wed & Thurs, August 5 & 6, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
INCEPTION

Mystery/Science Fiction (PG 13) 2010
Director:  Christopher Nolan
Starring:  Leonardo DiCaprio

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




FILM


Wed & Thurs, August 12 & 13, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART I

Fantasy/Science Fiction (PG 13) 2014
Director:  Francis Lawrence
Starring:  Jennifer Lawrence

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




MAINSTAGE

Fri, August 14, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $12 advance/$14 door
VYNTYGE SKYNYRD

Southern Rock Fire

Vyntyge Skynyrd celebrates the iconic '70s era of Lynyrd Skynyrd by replicating their music as it was originally recorded and performed. The Skynyrd Tribute captures the fire of the Southern hard-rock band and the soulful vocals of their late, great leader Ronnie Van Zant.

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





FILM


Wed & Thurs, August 19 & 20, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

Comedy (PG 13) 1986
Director:  John Hughes
Starring:  Matthew Broderick

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.



FILM

Wed & Thurs, August 26 & 27, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
22 JUMP STREET

Action/Comedy (R) 2014
Director:  Chris Miller, Phil Lord
Starring:  Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




MAINSTAGE

Sat, August 29, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $14 advance/$16 door
HALF STEP
GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE

Deadheads Unite! 

The Half Step tribute to the great Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead lights up the stage with a jammin’ night of Dead music.  With attention to detail the band uses similar instruments, amplifiers and effects to closely authenticate the sound of the Grateful Dead, the “pioneering godfathers of the jam band world." To enhance the experience, the band plays sets in the sequence fans might have heard at a Grateful Dead concert years ago.

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





FILM


Wed & Thurs, September 2 & 3, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $6

Available at the Box Office only
Call 335-1992 or stop by
M/W/F, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
INTO THE WOODS

Fantasy/Adventure (PG) 2014
Director:  Rob Marshall
Starring:  Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine

*Shown on one of the largest movie screens (28 x 17.5 feet) in the area with digital projection.




REGULAR BOX OFFICE HOURS: Mon, Wed & Fri 10am-5pm & TWO HOURS TO SHOWTIME
SUMMER HOURS: Wed & Fri Noon-5pm
BOX OFFICE: (603) 335-1992 
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