Shows are back at Geva Theatre: What you need to know

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Broadway is back and so are shows at Geva Theatre Center.

The stage at Geva Theatre is alive again with the cast and crew of "Vietgone".

Preview performances began Tuesday night. It’s the first activity the stage has seen since March 12, 2020.

"All of our senior team was here at that first performance welcoming people back and talking to people. You could tell the excitement of being back. We’d say welcome but they go thank goodness, so glad to be back," said Geva Theatre Center’s Artistic Director Mark Cuddy.

"Vietgone" is a comedy and love story about Vietnamese refugees, who arrive in the United States after the fall of Saigon.

The show was inspired by the real-life story of the playwright’s parents.

"It’s a kind of show that’s very theatrical on stage, and by that, I mean sets and lights and costumes and music and video projections and moving scenery. It has all the tricks we can do so it’s a great reminder that this is what you’ve missed," Cuddy said.

But if you want to attend "Vietgone", or any show at Geva, you’ll need to follow these COVID rules:

  • You must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination when you arrive.
  • If you’re unvaccinated, you’ll have to provide proof of a recent negative COVID test.
  • If you’re feeling sick, stay home. Tickets can be exchanged free of charge.
  • And finally, unless you are eating or drinking in the cafe, everyone in the building must wear a mask.

Tickets to "Vietgone" are on sale now.

The show opens Saturday night and runs for four weeks. Then "A Christmas Carol" returns to the theatre on Nov. 24, 2021, and runs through Christmas Eve.