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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

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



MAINSTAGE

Fri, Nov 28, 2014
7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $28 Premium/$26


LEFT OVER TURKEY
              A New England Sampler

Noel "Paul" Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary
with Tim Sample & David Mallett

They are three legendary singers, songwriters, humorists, musicians, storytellers, authors and producers. And they are friends. They are Tim Sample, Noel "Paul" Stookey and David Mallett coming together on our stage for a warm, entertaining evening of music, humor, friendly storytelling and banter.  The three are friends performing together with a special camaraderie that the audience sees and feels. 

Premier New England Humorist Tim Sample's work includes albums and videos for the Bert and I Company, TV specials and over a dozen books. Sample's first album of Down East Humor was produced and recorded by friend Noel "Paul" Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Stookey was the cut-up of the folk trio, telling stories and jokes between songs. He went on to perform solo and produce children's music and television. Stookey also produced the first three albums of singer/songwriter David Mallett, author of the folk standard The Garden Song.  Friend Tim Sample recently inducted Mallett into the Maine Music Hall of Fame.

Sample, Stookey and Mallett mix up a little story-telling, a little humor and a little music to present you with a big evening of unique entertainment. After you fill up on your Turkey Day meal on Thursday, join Tim, Paul and David on Friday for some Left Over Turkey, a special New England Sampler.

Photo Credit: Sally Farr 

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








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







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.


      






SPECIAL EVENT

Tues, Dec 9, 2014
7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Get Tickets: $75 VIP
$55 Premium/$45


LEANN RIMES
                      One Christmas

Country Superstar

LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category. Rimes has places 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including "Can't Fight the Moonlight" which went #1 in 11 countries, and "How Do I Live," which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rimes released more than eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums in her illustrious career.

Rimes is as an accomplished actress and author, including writing two children's books Jag and Jag's New Friend, as well as the novel, Holiday in Your Heart and the inspirational book What I Cannot Change. She also has a new book in its beginning stages focusing on life's crossroads. 

LeAnn has long-supported a variety of charity organizations including advocating for the National Psoriasis Foundation, The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and StandUp For Kids. She most recently began work with The Trevor Project an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Levi Hummon opens for LeAnn.

More about LeAnn Rimes

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


 






COMMUNITY ARTS

Fri & Sat, Dec 12 & 13, 2014
7:00 PM

Sat, Dec 13, 2014
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $24 Adults
$20 Seniors/12 and under

 
ARTS & EDUCATION

Fri, Dec 12, 2014
10:00 AM & Noon

Tickets: Please contact Sole City Dance
for reservations at (603) 750-7777



THE NUTCRACKER

Captivating Holiday Classic

A classic holiday family favorite! Tchaikovsky's glittering ballet about Clara and her beloved Nutcracker is a delight, capturing the magic and wonder of the holiday season. Sole City Dance pulls out all the stops with the elaborate sets, costumes, specials effects and outstanding dancers. A story full of charm and excitement with a captivating cast of characters to entertain young and old. Make it part of your holiday tradition!

 





FAMILY

Sun, Dec 14, 2014
6:30 PM

Get Tickets: $12/$7 Ages 12 & Under


STRAFFORD WIND SYMPHONY

Annual Holiday Pops Concert

Ring in the season with the annual Strafford Wind Symphony Holiday Pops Concert, featuring favorite tunes...old and new, a special narrated piece and the famous gift basket raffle. Great holiday entertainment for the whole family!








FAMILY THEATRE

Thur-Sat, Dec 18-20, 2014
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, Dec 20 & 21, 2014
2:00 PM

Get Tickets Dec 18, 20 & 21: $16
General Admission Fri, Dec 19: $16


ARTS & EDUCATION SERIES


Thur & Fri, Dec 18 & 19, 2014
Mon & Tues, Dec 22 & 23, 2014
10:00 AM

Reserve Tickets: $7

Call Martha in the box office
(603) 335-1992  Mon & Wed 10 AM - 5 PM
or email roh2@metrocast.net



A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Classic Dickens Turns Contemporary

Charles Dickens' timeless classic turns modern as we trace the life of miserly Scrooge from his childhood in the 1940's through his adulthood in the late twentieth century.  Director Shay Willard weaves the magic of this beloved Christmas tale into a family friendly story in a contemporary setting with the captivating sound of classic and modern live music directed by Kathy Fink. The play features holiday favorites like Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, Baby It's Cold Outside, as well as, original music written for this production.

       






FAMILY THEATRE

Fri & Sat, Jan 2 & 3, 2015
Fri & Sat, Jan 9 & 10
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, Jan 3 & 4, 2015
Sat, Jan 10, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $15


GODSPELL

Rock Musical

This 2012 revised version of Godspell is a masterful retelling of the original sensation injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. With music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak, this rock musical production sings with an eclectic blend of music styles, ranging from pop to vaudeville. Told in parables, the story of Jesus Christ dances across the stage and His messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life through a parade of beloved songs; Day By Day, Light Of The World and By My Side. Sharon Asher Arsenault directs the Rochester Community Players in this joyful production, perfect for family entertainment.






MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Family Night:
Thur, Jan 15, 2015
7:30 PM

Get Family Night Tickets: $14

Performances:
Fri & Sat, Jan 16 & 17, 2015
Thur-Sat, Jan 22-24, 2015
Thur-Sat, Jan 29-31, 2015
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, Jan 17 & 18, 2015
Sat & Sun, Jan 24 & 25, 2015
Sat, Jan 31, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $20 Cocktail Seating
$16 Balcony


8-TRACK THE SOUNDS OF THE 70s

Catch The Fever!

Hop on the love train and boogie-down for a joyous celebration of the decade of jubilant music, dressed up with bell-bottoms, afros and platform shoes. The theatre transforms into a jiving disco club with cocktail seating, cash bar, snacks and groove a-plenty. This bursting-with-energy Broadway musical features a live band on stage that gets the audience up and dancing with the cast. Take an amazing thrill ride through the times and tunes of flower power, unforgettable funk and disco.

Meet The Seeker, The Lover, The Feminist and The Loveable Loser, whose fifty-tune song-walk down memory lane re-introduce you to the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Patti Labelle, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy and many more. This fun-loving show, spiced with humor features all the 70s favorite songs like Staying Alive, Le Freak, The Hustle, Car Wash, Brick House, Lady Marmalade, Get Ready plus forty more! Catch the Fever!  This is an ROH Production directed by Anthony Ejarque and Danica Carlson with music direction by Adam MacDougall.

*Cash bar with flat floor.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Handicap accessibility available in balcony only.
*So that tables may be arranged to seat you and your party, please call ahead to reserve your table/s.









DANCE PARTY

Fri, Feb 6, 2015
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $12


MOTOR BOOTY AFFAIR

Funkalicious!

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 70's extravaganza of groove, style and attitude back to our stage for a fifth season. Afros, bell bottoms and platform shows...wear them if you dare! Dance to the hits of The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Earth Wind and Fire, The Commodores and many, many more of your favorites!

*Cash bar with flat floor.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Handicap accessibility available in balcony only.








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


Fri, Feb 13, 2015
8:00 PM

Get Tickets: $24



R-RATED HYPNOTIST FRANK SANTOS JR.

Ridiculously Funny!

Get ready for R-Rated hypnotist and innovative comedian Frank Santos Jr. He's back on our stage by popular demand for a fifth season. Under his hypnotic spell, audience members are more than willing to follow Santos' every command... from awkward to outrageous... in this unpredictable, uproarious laugh-until-your-sides-hurt R-rated comedy show. Expect the unexpected with lots of audience participation.

*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.


    






RADIO SHOW

Sun, Feb 22, 2015
6:00 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $12


RADIO SHOW PILOT

Be Part of an Exciting New Experience!

Taped and recorded live before an audience, Premier New England Humorist and master storyteller Tim Sample hosts a radio show pilot. Similar to Prairie Home Companion or Late Night TV, the show features special guests, skits, music and audience participation with odd-ball trivia games and silly prizes. 

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





FAMILY

Fri, Feb 27, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $14 Adults
$10 12 and under


THE NORMAN MAGIC EXPERIENCE

Lots of Audience Participation

The audience takes center stage and stars in this unique show, an exciting fusion of magic, comedy and audience participation, including reading each others' minds!  Nationally renowned magician Norman Ng astounds with never-before-seen magic tricks, such as; making hundreds of dollars appear out of no where, smashing cell phones with a bat and magically restoring them and impaling a card with a hockey stick. With fresh and dynamic energy, Ng has wowed audiences across the country for twenty-one years.








MAINSTAGE

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

Get Tickets: $28 Premium/$24


SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY
AND THE ASBURY JUKES

I've always wanted to be Juke...and I still do ~ Jon Bon Jovi

Southside Johnny and the Jukes' dedicated fans all agree that the band's live concerts deliver a good-time rock and roll show. The musical roots of Southside Johnny, friend Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi all grew from Jersey Shore music scene. Southside's first three albums I Don't Want To Go Home, This Time It's For Real and Hearts of Stone were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos) and features songs written by Van Zandt and Springsteen. Southside and the Jukes have produced thirty albums and have performed their classic blend of R&B and rock thousands of times around the globe.

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









FAMILY THEATRE

Sun, March 8, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $12


FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY

Things That Make You Different, Also Make You...YOU!

Based on the New York Times Bestseller by author and actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry delights young children, while speaking to them about issues of self esteem and image...accept others for their differences and be proud to be yourself. With merry music, peppy dancing, and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages...freckles or not!

Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles - from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special. An ROH Production directed by Seraphina Caligiuere.





FAMILY

Sat, March 14, 2015
2:00 PM (Afternoon Showcase)
7:00 PM (Evening Performance)

Get Tickets to 2:00 PM Show: $8

Get Tickets to 7:00 PM Show: $14/Adults
$10 Student/Senior


DANCE NORTHEAST

Celebrate Dance!

Delight in the joy and artistry of dance when Sole City Dance and the Rochester Opera House join together to showcase over seventy-five talented dancers from companies and dance education centers around the region. Colorful, energetic performances with great lighting and sound enhance the innovative, diverse choreography of the region's finest dancers. 

The celebration presents an afternoon performance with junior companies and up-and-coming student choreographers and an evening performance with senior and professional companies along with special guests. 






MAINSTAGE

Sat, March 21, 2015
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $30 Premium/$26


RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT
                 The Irish Dance Spectacular

Captivating Celebration of Irish Dance

Created by former Lord of the Dance performer Justin Boros and his artistic partner Gregg Senko, 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. Derived from an epic tale of good versus evil, Rhythm in the Night tells of the gallant journey through exquisitely powerful step-dancing that stars a world class troupe of eighteen dancers. Drama and excitement builds throughout the production that features original tracks of a new genre of Celtic music. Audiences across the country agree that Rhythm in the Night is a "captivating celebration of Irish dance!"

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


 





FAMILY THEATRE

Thur-Sat, March 26-28, 2015
Fri & Sat, April 3 & 4, 2015
7:30 PM

Sat, March 28, 2015
Sat, April 4, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $16


ARTS & EDUCATION

Thur & Fri, March 26 & 27, 2015
Thur & Fri, April 2 & 3, 2015
10:00 AM
(Running time approx. 90min)

Grades 6-12

Reserve Tickets: $7

Call Martha in the box office
(603) 335-1992  Mon & Wed 10 AM - 5 PM
or email roh2@metrocast.net



MACBETH

A Tale Full of Sound and Fury

Through the prophecy of the Three Witches, Macbeth learns that one day he will rule as King of Scotland.  Spurred by ambition for power and at the urging of Lady Macbeth, the once brave general chooses a murderous path to take the throne from King Duncan. After seizing power, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, wracked with guilt by their evil deeds, begin the descent into madness. The play, considered one of Shakespeare's darkest, most powerful works, dramatizes the corruptive psychological and political effects, when the desire for power becomes malevolent. An ROH Production.






RADIO SHOW

Sun, Mar 29, 2015
6:00 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $12


RADIO SHOW PILOT

Be Part of an Exciting New Experience!

Taped and recorded live before an audience, Premier New England Humorist and master storyteller Tim Sample hosts a radio show pilot. Similar to Prairie Home Companion or Late Night TV, the show features special guests, skits, music and audience participation with odd-ball trivia games and silly prizes. 

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




Lottery 2015

SPECIAL EVENT

Fri, April 10, 2015
5:30 PM

Get Tickets: $100/Admits Two


LOTTERY COCKTAIL PARTY

Magic Is In The Air


The Rochester Opera House goes On Broadway for our annual 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, featuring tasty hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, games, prizes and a live and silent auction.

Thanks to the generous donation of auction items by businesses and individuals in addition to ticket sales, funds raised during this event substantially support operations and our ability to present outstanding programming for adults, teens, families and children.

We invite you to attend and/or to consider a donation of goods, services, gift certificates or gift baskets for the live and silent auctions.  You might also consider supporting this fundraising event with the purchase of a program ad (click here for donation form) Rochester Opera House is a not-for-profit organization, so your donations are tax deductible.  All donors are recognized in the program.

We focus on expanding programming for families and children and developing programs for community participation.  Joining Summer Theatre Camp, Family Theatre and the Arts & Education Series are the Rochester Community Players and ROH Youth Theatre.  With your support we can continue our growing success as a performing arts venue with a mission to present Arts For All and to preserve the legacy of this historic theatre.

*Cash bar with flat floor cocktail seating.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Handicap accessibility available in balcony only.







DANCE PARTY

Sat, April 11, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets:
$15 Couple
/$10 Single


SOCK HOP
    with DJ Gary James


Meet You At The Hop

Jump, jive and rock to all your favorite 50s to 80s tunes with Gary James, the number one Oldies DJ in the region.  Get out your poodle skirt and saddle shoes for a fantastic night with dance contests, requests and lots of fun. Mr. James is famous for putting the hop in hundreds of socks at countless dances at the American Legion in Rochester.  He has traveled the country as the MC/DJ for many Oldies groups, including The Drifters, The Brooklyn Bridge, the Belmonts, Joey Dee, The Starlighters and The Diamonds.  Gary was the voice of the Oldies on WMEX 1150 in Boston in the 80s, on WMEX 106.5 in Rochester from 2002- 2006 and continues on WMEX 105.9 at present.

*Cash bar with flat floor.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Handicap accessibility available in balcony only.








FAMILY THEATRE

Family Night:
Thur, April 16, 2015
7:30 PM

Get Family Night Tickets:
$14

Performances:
Fri & Sat, April 17 & 18, 2015
Thur-Sat, April 23-25, 2015
Thur, April 30, 2015
Fri & Sat, May 1 & 2, 2015
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, April 18 & 19, 2015
Sat & Sun, April 25 & 26, 2015
Sat & Sun, May 2 & 3, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $24
$14 Ages 12 & Under


SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Oh, The Place You'll Go!

Travel from the jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos with the fantastical, magical characters of Dr. Seuss in this Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephan Flaherty and Lynn Ahears. Follow the adventures of sweet-natured Horton the Elephant, mischievous Cat in the Hat, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie La Bird and imaginative young JoJo into this musical extravaganza. Throughout this entrancing anything-is-possible adventure, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are tested and ultimately emerge triumphant. A Rochester Opera House Production directed by Seraphina Caligiure. 

     






FAMILY THEATRE

Fri & Sat, May 8 & 9, 2015
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, May 9 & 10, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $12


YOU'RE A GOOD MAN
CHARLIE BROWN

Good Grief!

Join Charlie Brown and his friends; Lucy, Sally Brown, Schroeder, Linus and Snoopy on an average day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown. From wild optimism to utter despair, from uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening, this musical comedy strings together the lives of the loveable Peanuts gang in a single day. This fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic adds two new songs Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy to the twelve wonderful numbers in the original version. This show is presented by Rochester Community Players directed by Sharon Asher Arsenault.






FAMILY

Fri, May 15, 2015
7:00 PM

Get Tickets: $12/$7 Ages 12 & Under


STRAFFORD WIND SYMPHONY
In Concert With
GRANITE STATE CHORAL SOCIETY

A Rochester Retrospective

Featuring new music created by Grammy-nominated composer Nicholas White, this concert completes the 40th Anniversary Season of the Granite State Choral Society. With original lyrics by GSCS members, the concert features the new work Rochester. The new composition, derived from historic milestones and memories, commemorates GSCS connections as the City's community chorus. Together the GSCS and SWS invite you to join the party as they celebrate a combined 65 years of musical arts in the region! 






MAINSTAGE

Sat, May 16, 2015
8:00 (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $22 Premium/$18


JOHNNY A.
    
with WOODEN EYE

A Guitar That Sings

With a blend of styles from rock to jazz to blues mixed with a masterful use of the guitar's whammy bar, Johnny A. is one of the finest contemporary guitarists.  Johnny played with many renowned musicians including Mingo Lewis (Santana), Doug Clifford (Credence Clearwater Revival) and Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos), before his seven year stint as guitarist and musical director with The J. Geils Band front man Peter Wolf. in 2010, Johnny received the Boston Music Award for Blues Artist of the Year. In addition to producing and mixing his recent release Driven, Johnny also plays all the instruments on the album.

Opener: Wooden Eye intertwines blues, rock and roll, folk and country to create an Americana sound that is their trademark. The band is Bob Halperin on guitar, mandolin, vocals and diddley bow, Dan Maclellan on bass, Mike "Bullfrog" Rogers on harp and vocals and Joe Rogers on drums. 

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







MAINSTAGE

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

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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.











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