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17-18 Revival

Written and Directed by Keith Glover | Wilson Stage

Revival brings blues legend Son House back to life on the Geva stage. From his beginnings in rural Mississippi, through personal crises and his relatively obscure life in Rochester, to the stunning rebirth of his career in 1964. A celebration of the musical legacy of the man who inspired generations of blues artists from B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt, to Susan Tedeschi, Joe Bonamassa, and Jack White.



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18-19 La Cage aux folles

September 3 - October 6, 2019 | Wilson Stage

Book by Harvey Fierstein | Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman |
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson | Musical Director Don Kot | Choreography by Sam Hay


In sunny St Tropez, Georges and Albin run a glamorous nightclub with fabulous drag performers. Their blissful existence is turned upside down when Georges' son announces that he is getting married...to the daughter of one of France's most conservative politicians. Georges and Albin do their best to ensure that the marriage goes off without a hitch, with hilarious results. One of musical theatre's biggest all-time hits, La Cage aux Folles features an exuberant score by Jerry Herman (Mame; Hello, Dolly!). Winner of six Tony Awards including "Best Musical" when it premiered in 1983, both the 2004 and 2010 Broadway revivals won the Tony Award for "Best Revival of a Musical." Celebrating his 25th Anniversary at Geva, Artistic Director Mark Cuddy will star as nightclub owner, Georges.

18-19 Niceties

October 22 - November 17, 2019 | Wilson Stage

By Eleanor Burgess | Directed by Nicole A. Watson


In this explosive play, Zoe, a driven black student, and respected white professor Janine meet to discuss a paper Zoe is writing about the American Revolution. Polite conversation of grammar and Google quickly becomes a powder keg of race, history, and power, from which neither woman will leave unscathed. An explosive and provocative nail-biter.



19-20 Queen

November 7 - November 24, 2019 | Fielding Stage

By Madhuri Shekar | Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Two PhD candidates, Sanam and Ariel, have spent the last seven years exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error which could jeopardize everything. Both women must make an impossible choice -- look the other way and save the bees, or tell the truth and face the consequences.


January 14 - February 9, 2019 | Wilson Stage

By Wendy MacLeod Directed by Skip Greer

Peter and Irene's anniversary celebration in Palm Springs is off to a rocky start, but they are looking forward to a nice meal in a local restaurant. It's just their luck to be served (or not) by a perfectionist waiter who won't bring them their food and has them questioning everything -- from their menu selections to the state of their marriage. A new comedy by Wendy MacLeod (Women in Jeopardy!).

February 19 - March 22, 2020 | Wilson Stage

Book by Enda Walsh | Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney
Directed by Mark Cuddy | Music Director Don Kot A Co-production with Syracuse Stage

The story of a guy who gave up on love and music, and the captivating woman who inspired him to dream again. He spends his days working at his father's Dublin fix-it shop and his nights playing music in pubs. He is on the verge of giving up music altogether when he meets her: a Czech immigrant who refuses to let him abandon his guitar. Over the course of a week, this friendship grows into a musical collaboration and, ultimately, a powerful (but complicated) love. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically-acclaimed 2007 film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this beautiful, joyously melodic show celebrates the power of music to connect us all. Winner of eight Tony Awards including "Best Musical" and "Best Book," and the Grammy Award for "Best Musical Theatre Album."

Cry It Out - 19-20

March 5 - March 22, 2020 | Fielding Stage

By Molly Smith Metzler | Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara
A production of the Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca

Cooped up with a new baby and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee in the yard between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during naptimes -- while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie's yard. This comedy by a writer/producer of Shameless takes an honest look at the challenges of being a new mom, being at home with a baby, and the dilemma of returning to work.

Looks Like Pretty - 19-20

March 31 - April 26, 2020 | Wilson Stage

World Premiere by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder | Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

In 1963 in a lab at Kodak Park, Mr. Walters and his younger colleague Charlie are putting the finishing touches to the newest color film technology. When Gloria, a new African American employee at Kodak, questions the authenticity of color in the film, the success of the whole project is at stake. Innovation, revolution, commercialism and perception are tested in this historical fiction inspired by the real science of color film evolution. Co-Commissioned by Geva Theatre Center and the Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.



Where Did We Sit on the Bus - 19-20

April 23 - May 10, 2020 | Fielding Stage

Written and Performed by Brian Quijada | Directed by Chay Yew

With pulsing rhythms and original rhymes set to a live, looped soundtrack, Brian Quijada's electric one man show is a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white. "An explosion of energy, raw emotion, and irresistible storytelling." - The Chicago Sun Times.



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