ROC City Guide: Best Theatres

Want to know where the best theatres are in the city? We got 'em listed here for you. Check it out and then go an enjoy a show or five!

Auditorium Theatre

Owned and managed by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) the Auditorium Theatre "is home to a full season of touring Broadway shows, the M&T Bank Broadway Season. The Auditorium Theatre also hosts a number of live concerts, comedy and dramatic events throughout the year and is used by local performing groups for recitals and other presentations."

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Blackfriars Theatre

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With a mission to enrich, entertain and inspire the community through exceptional theatrical arts while engaging local talent (via blackfriars.org) Blackfriars Theatre produces top-notch shows in a theatre where there are no bad seats.

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Cinema Theatre

On the corner of Goodman & South Clinton is the Cinema Theater. Enjoy double features every night at 7pm, open captions on Wednesday nights and they even have a soundproof family room that can be reserved.

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Downstairs Cabaret Theatre

This theatre produces "a diverse offering of musicals, comedies, dramas, new works, and music events.." (via downstairscabaret.com). And don't miss the Grove Place Jazz Project.

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Eastman Theatre, Kodak Hall

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Kodak Hall located at Eastman Theatre showcases talent from Eastman School students to world-renowned musicians, not to mention our very own Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Geva Theatre

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Geva Theatre actually contains two stages inside this one building. The "552-seat Elaine P. Wilson Stage is home to Geva’s six-play subscription series featuring a wide variety of performances, from musicals to American and world classics... The 180-seat Ron & Donna Fielding Stage is home to Geva’s own series of contemporary drama, comedy and musical theatre; Geva Comedy Improv; Geva’s New Play Reading Series and the Hornets’ Nest – an innovative play reading series facilitating community-wide discussion on controversial topics" (via gevatheatre.org).

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The Little Theatre

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The Little Theatre shows everything from Blockbusters, to Independent and Foreign Films. Enjoy music, food, drinks and art in the cafe and then catch a film. Don't miss Mondo Movies and $5 Movie Mondays.

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Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre is Rochester's newest performing arts venue and home to the Rochester Lyric Opera. Be on the lookout for performances, concerts and more.

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MuCCC: Multi-use Community Cultural Center

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MuCCC's mission "is to provide a theater to performers who do not have a permanent space, to attract new audiences to theater, and to provide theater at a low cost to the public" (via muccc.org). Find out about upcoming performances on their website.

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RAPA & Kodak Center

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RAPA, Rochester Association of Performing Arts "is Upstate New York’s oldest and largest professional school of performing arts for all ages" (via rapatheatre.org).

RAPA, along with other production companies that rent the space, take center state at Kodak Center for Performing Arts.

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Where else today, would you be able to buy a 7" record (of 2 exclusive songs) produced by a "supergroup" of extremely talented Rochester musicians - all the while helping our city build from the ground up Rochester's newest, culturally and musically diverse radio station in an attempt to represent the underrepresented here in our community? No where, but WAYO!

The following information was written by Mike Yates, WAYO co-Founder and creator.

WAYO, Rochester's new non-commercial, community-driven radio station, has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase equipment as well as cover the fixed costs of the first year of operations at wayofm.org/indiegogo2014. Great donor perks are available at all levels of donation including a sticker, pin, t-shirt, mix CDs by Rochester notables, and original art by over thirty talented artists.

One of the most exciting perks is a 7” record being pressed exclusively for the campaign!  The record features two songs performed by three incredibly talented musicians-- Jeff Haschmann (formerly of Sports [http://thebandsports.bandcamp.com]), Ben Morey [http://benmorey.bandcamp.com] (Dumb Angel [http://dumbangel.bandcamp.com], Howlo [http://howlo.bandcamp.com/releases]), and Katie Preston [http://pleistoceneband.bandcamp.com]--whose respective bands shared bills but who have rarely performed together. (Photos of Jeff, Ben, and Katie, respectively, courtesy of Mike Yates.)

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On the a-side of the 7” is a cover of the astonishingly WAYO-appropriate song by the Flintstones faux-Beatles, The Wayouts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHeoYRXmmlM

On the b-side, a cover of a pre-Three Dog Night Danny Hutton’s mid-60s hit “Roses and Rainbows”; a song that was first heard on the Flintstones!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y36izloIxM

Clips of the 7” can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/wayoradio/the-wayouts-song and https://soundcloud.com/wayoradio/roses-and-rainbows

Donate today  at wayofm.org/indiegogo2014 to help build something truly special in the Rochester arts community and get Ben, Jeff, and Katie’s record plus all the other awesome perks!

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Mike Yates is co-founder of WAYO 104.3 FM. WAYO is a non-commercial radio station broadcasting to the City of Rochester and environs that provides expansive musical and cultural expression.  Programming will explore the unique possibilities of radio by emphasizing creative freedom, human personality, and diversity of voices.

 

More information: Indiegogo Website

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WAYO: Indiegogo

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A new radio station in the city is emerging? Believe it. On August 20th, the founders of a new and different kind of radio programming here in Rochester launched their Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for equipment and operating expenses for the first year of operations.

WAYO is an affiliate of the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC) on Atlantic Avenue, and has secured a broadcast tower and studio space at the former Fedder Industrial Park on East Main Street.

In the words of Mike Yates, co-founder of WAYO: "WAYO will provide expansive musical and cultural programming rooted in the Rochester community, including diverse and idiosyncratically curated music; original comedic, dramatic, and musical performance; interesting and relevant talk; and voices underrepresented in the Rochester media.  By emphasizing creative freedom, human personality and diversity of voices, WAYO will create engaging and adventurous experiences for listeners."

Take a look at their Indiegogo campaign:

http://vimeo.com/98591557

More Information: Indiegogo Website

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