Geva Theatre Center
One of the most popular shows in recent years on Broadway is Avenue Q, and this summer, Geva Theatre Center’s Mainstatge at 75 Woodbury Blvd. will present the musical from June 28 thru July 21. Whether you are new to the show, or an old friend, you’re gonna love joining the folks on Avenue Q as you follow the journey of Princeton – recently graduated from college – who has moved into a rundown NYC apartment on the street. With the help of a colorful cast of characters, he discovers his true purpose in life. Often called “Sesame Street for Grownups, “ the show is a three-time Tony Award-winner and a fan favorite. Call (585) 232-GEVA.
Editor’s Note – This show contains mature language and situations; and is not suitable for children. Good to know – as a kick off to Geva’s 40th Anniversary Season, they’ll be offering forty tickets in the orchestra and balcony for just $25 throughout the summer to each performance of “Avenue Q” and “The Tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel.”
Bristol Valley Theatre
Next up at the Bristol Valley Theatre, 151 S. Main Street in Naples NY is Stephen Massicotte’s historical romance, Mary’s Wedding. The play, set in World War I, tells the haunting love story of a young couple forced apart by war. It is a tribute to the sacrifices made by all our fighting men and women, and by those who wait for them. The show will run June 28 thru July 8. Call (585) 374-9032; or visit www.bvtnaples.org.
•AN EVENING ON THE RIVER WITH MARK TWAIN – The Harbor Town Belle, docked at Charlotte, offers an evening of theatre featuring the cruise, a Dinosaur BBQ buffet and the Mark Twain show on most Thursdays through the summer and fall season. Call (5850 342-1810; or visit www.harbortownbelle.com for reservations and further information.
•ALBEE ONE ACTS/R.U.R. – At MuCCC – Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, upcoming shows include A Trio of Albee one acts plays on June 28 thru 30; and the ShakeCo – Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester’s production of R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek on July 5 thru 8. Visit www.muccc.org.
•THE ZERO HOUR – On July 1, The Zero Hour by Madeline George will be presented at the JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 East Avenue as part of the Jewish Community Center’s script-in-hand play reading series. The show explores a relationship between two girlfriends when one attempts to hide her homosexuality. Call (585) 733-6826.
•SHAKESPEARE PLAYERS – Highland Park Bowl at 1200 South Avenue will host the Rochester Community Players’ Shakespeare Players production of Richard II from July 6 thru 21. For details, visit rochester communityplayers.org; or call (585) 234-7840.