GEVA THEATRE CENTER – The conclusion of the 2012 Nextstage Season at Geva, 75 Woodbury Blvd., will be a production of the funny and poignant Seth Rozin work, Two Jews Walk Into a War. Inspired by the true story of the last two surviving Jews in all of Afghanistan, it would seem that the only thing holding them together is that they hate each other’s guts. But in a dilapidated old synagogue in Kabul, this odd couple’s bold solution for rebuilding their community not only brings them closer to the essence of their faith, but, to each other. The show runs April 27 thru May 20….Also in Nextstage on April 20 & 21, Geva Comedy Improv invites you to tell its members which show you’d like to see them improvise in TV On Stage. Call (585) 232-GEVA.
BLACKFRIARS – Blackfriars Theatre at 795 East Main Street will present Grey Gardens, a musical, from April 28 thru May 19. The show recounts the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale – the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The two were once bright names on the social register in NYC and The Hamptons; and later became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a 28-room, dilapidated mansion. Call (585) 454-1260.
•The BUM Players from Brockport United Methodist Church will present their 16th annual dessert-theater comedy, Dear Delinquent, on April 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 92 Main Street in Brockport NY. The British play, by Jack Popplewell, will be directed by David Hansen. Call (585) 637-4240.
•City Newspaper’s Cultural Crawl at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue, is scheduled for April 21. The event includes Kelly & Dinella performing cabaret and other musical selections; followed by TheatreROCS offering 15 minute scenes from several of Rochester’s favorite theatre companies – The Irish Players, Of-Monroe Players, Method Machine, JCC CenterStage, Irondequoit Theatre Guild, Greater Rochester Repertory Companies, Pittsford Musicals and Rochester Children’s Theatre. Visit www.muccc.org.
•Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at 540 E. Main Street, will host a performance by Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv on Saturday, April 21. Call (585) 325-4370 for details.
•Franny, the Queen of Provincetown, by John Prestton, will be performed by Bread & Water Theatre as part of their Rainbow Theater Festival. The play, adapted from Prestton’s novel, deals with gay heroism and camaraderie in the shadow of the burgeoning AIDS crisis. The show will run April 27 thru May 6. Call (585) 271-5523.
At the Colleges
•Roberts Wesleyan College….The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s comic opera, will be the student opera production offered on April 27 & 28 in Hale Auditorium. A full orchestra will provide musical accompaniment. Call (585) 594-6008.
•SUNY Brockport….The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O’Brien, will be performed from April 27 thru May 5 in the Tower Fine Arts Center. The cult favorite has been performed on stage for over 35 years now. Call (585) 395-ARTS.
•Nazareth College….Spring Awakening, the winner of eight Tony Awards, will be presented from April 20 thru 29 in the Callahan Theater of the Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue. Melissa Rain Anderson directs; with musical direction by Don Kot. Call (585) 389-2170; or visit www.artscenter.naz.edu.
•SUNY Geneseo….Eye of the Coconut by Jeannie Barroga will be performed in Brodie Hall from April 26 thru 29. Kimberly Olsen directs. Call (585) 245-5833; or visit www.geneseo.edu/bbo.