Third Annual A Benefit Show for MuCCC’s Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC

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Nov
29
7:00 pm

Saturday, November 29th 2014 Third Annual A Benefit for MuCCC’s Benefit,  Benefitting BuyTickets_240px-no-feeMuCCC Reception 7 PM Performance 8 PM
see FOX noon coverage HERE with Director/performer Karen Craft and writer/performer Ted Wenskus

Join us for our  Third Annual A Benefit Show for MuCCC’s Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC.  This amazing show, showcases an ensemble cast in a witty revue featuring a mix of original humorous shorts and for web-1theatre classics, with a slight twist of course. The show also features the many talents of our cast besides tickling your funny bone – such as singing and dancing -  all to help raise funding for much needed repairs and improvements to our beloved MuCCC theatre.

If that wasn’t enough, we also have a pre-show reception (wine, beer, and some munchies) starting at 7pm. During the reception there will be raffles and you can bid on great donations from our generous neighboring businesses. (List of items will be posted shortly!)

Will you laugh? We haven’t let the audience down yet!

Will you cry?  Only tears of joy and amazement.

Will you be helping out a great cause? We think so.

We would love if you came out and joined this fantastic event. So dress all fancified and come on down to MuCCC and enjoy an evening of wonderful theatre for a great cause!

The Jane Mutiny begins at 7 pm: The Jane Mutiny is the brainchild of Rochester, NY singer Sarah Jane Long, who was looking to turn her jazz, rock and blues background into a creatively unusual project that would incorporate several styles of music. She enlisted the skills of brothers Mike and Vince Tutino, who have been playing drums and bass together since earliest childhood. Mike called in old friends Dan Hoh on guitar and Pat Brennan on mandolin, and The Jane Mutiny was born.

Here is what you need to know:

Date: Saturday, November 29th

Time: Doors open at 7pm for reception and silent auctions/raffles

Show starts at 8pm

Tickets: $10 each, $15 per couple in advance.   $15 each at the door

Misc: Cash bar (wine and beer)

Show approximately 2 hours

Intermission 15 mins

Lady Parts Theatre Co. Presents The Drowning Girls

Dec
4
8:00 pm
Dec
5
8:00 pm
Dec
6
2:00 pm
Dec
6
8:00 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeLady Parts Theatre Co. Presents
The Drowning Girls
by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, & Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed by Patricia Lewis
Original score composed and performed by Matthew Cochran

DG pubBessie, Margaret, and Alice have a bone to pick—with their husband, their society, and maybe even with themselves. The Drowning Girls recounts the true story of “The Brides in the Bath” who were married and then murdered by the same man. In the play, the three victims return to play out their wooings, their marriages, their insurance agreements, and their deaths in a touching, haunting, and socially relevant choral mélange. As they deliver their joint elegy, the women portray all the people in their lives—from their landladies to their murderous husband. And, they do so in the location of their deaths—the bathtub.

The Drowning Girls features Lady Parts’ company members and artistic directors Erin-Kate Howard, Beth Winslow, and Marcy J. Savastano. The play is directed by Nazareth College Professor and local theatre favorite Patricia Lewis. Eastman School of Music graduate and professional touring musician Matthew Cochran composed and performs live the original music for the production.

An ensemble theatre company, Lady Parts Theatre Co.’s mission is to provide an outlet for adventurous and socially conscious productions, which engage audiences as well as push the boundaries of traditional theatre, with a focus on works by and about women. Lady Parts Theatre Co. was founded by Erin-Kate Howard and M.J. Savastano in an effort to fill the void of female-centered theatre in the region. The company was honored to welcome Beth Winslow upon her return from Chicago, where she performed with Second City. Since its inception, the company has produced plays and readings, as well as led discussion groups and presented at TedX Flour City. For more information, visit http://www.ladypartstheatreco.com.

Show dates: December 4th at 8pm
December 5th at 8pm
December 6th at 2pm and 8pm

Run time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

Advance tickets are $8 for Students, $13 for Seniors, and $16 for Adults and available at www.muccc.org. Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes before curtain at $10 (students), $15 (seniors), and $18 (adults).

Latino Theatre Productions presents: “Pura’s Beauty”

Dec
12
7:00 pm
Dec
13
7:00 pm
Dec
14
2:00 pm

 BuyTickets_240px-no-fee“Pura’s Beauty” by Ms. Nydia Rivera
Directed by  Ms. Nydia Rivera
Performance Date , December ,12 at 7pm , 13, at 7pm and the 14 at 2 pm
Price . $10.00 in advance $12.00 at the door.

Latino Theatre Productions is proud to present Pura’s Beauty, written and directed by Nydia Rivera. This one act play reveals life in a locally owned beauty salon. This play has Latinas and a Latino cross – generational Spanglish speaking cast. Pura’s Beauty is filled with humor, friendship, love, passion and secrets.

10506728_10152787914462422_6321829450597138129_oTulipan thinks she is pregnant, Anacleta isn’t aware that her husband is having an affair, Cruzita is looking for amor. The women alongside Alfredo discuss sexuality, drugs, local gossip, and come to the beauty shop not only to be groomed but to be heard in their local safe haven. In one short hour audiences will be mused with stories, filled with imagery, parody, satire and the irony of a lover’s perception and confessions.

The title “Pura’s Beauty” is symbolic and translated means “Pure Beauty” giving rise to the voice of the women who frequent the salon.

This presentation addresses relationships identified in Macho’s Place, a local barbershop in the same urban community.

Mistakes Were Made. A comedy by Craig Wright.

Dec
18
7:30 pm
Dec
19
7:30 pm
Dec
20
2:00 pm
Dec
20
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeCraig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made is ninety furious, fulminating, very funny minutes of American hucksterism in extremis.’ (New York Magazine)

Felix Artifex, a B-list Broadway producer, gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on a gargantuan epic which he thinks is going to be his ticket to professional  redemption. While trying to land a big star for the lead role, he uses all his powers of persuasion, seduction and intimidation to strong-arm the writer into massively rewriting his play. At the same time, he attempts to reconnect with his estranged wife and untangle himself from an investment mess involving sheep in a distant war-torn country.  Mistakes Were Made is an hilarious character study of a man seeking redemption, but inescapably creating chaos and destruction.

Starring Stephen Cena and Katie Keating

Directed Jerry Argetsinger

Tickets:  General Admission      $12.00 advance/ $14.00 the door

Senior and Student      $8.00 advance/ $10.00 at the door

ShakeCo Radio Theater Presents “A Christmas Carol”

Dec
24
2:00 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeShakeCo Radio Theater will be present its annual reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2013 at 2:00pm at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester. “ShakeCo Radio Theater” shows are “Pay What You Will” productions and all proceeds will benefit the MuCCC. For more information, visit www.MuCCC.org.

Carol 2014About the Production:
Hearkening back to the days before television, ShakeCo Radio Theater will endeavor to recreate the mood and styles that once dominated the airwaves. ShakeCo’s fourth Annual production of “A Christmas Carol” is presented as a dramatic reading of the classic tale.

About “A Christmas Carol”:
Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843 as an attempt to stir the British public to an awareness of the poverty and hardships around them. Its tale of a miserly old man who learns the importance of generosity and “Christmas spirit” was an immediate success and has been in continual print to this day. It was first adapted to the stage within months of publication and is one of the most-filmed stories in cinematic history. Dickens himself took to reading the tale to audiences and “Carol” was the work he chose for his farewell performance, mere months before his death.

About the Company:
ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester is a locally based small-scale production company devoted primarily to the performance of Shakespeare’s works throughout the Greater Rochester area. The Company put on it’s first production, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, in August of 2000 and produced nine shows over the next five years.

ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company presents “Tartuffe, the Imposter!”,

Dec
26
7:00 pm
Dec
27
2:00 pm
Dec
27
7:00 pm
Dec
28
2:00 pm
Jan ’15
2
7:00 pm
Jan ’15
3
2:00 pm

ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company will present “Tartuffe, the Imposter!”, the latest in a series of ShakeCo Classic Theater for Young Audiences productions, from December 26, 2014 through January 3, 2015 at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester.Tartuffe-adjusted“Tartuffe, The Imposter!” is a brand-new translation/adaptation of the classic play by Molière created for this production by ShakeCo founder and MuCCC Artist-in-Residence Philip R. Frey, who will also direct.

Tickets are $5.00 in advance at www.MuCCC.org or at the door.

Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 28 – 2:00 pm
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Friday, Jan 2 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 3 – 2:00 pm

About the play:
“Tartuffe” tells the story of the rich Orgon, who dreams of a pious life, and the duplicitous Tartuffe, who ingratiates himself into Orgon’s home.  When Tartuffe’s attempts to marry his way into the family disrupt the plans of Orgon’s son and daughter, the family rallies around to oust the hypocrite.

About the production:
“Tartuffe, the Imposter!”, like all ShakeCo productions for young audiences, was crafted with an eye towards ease of understanding. These productions are not “children’s theater”.  They do not “talk down” to the audience, resulting in productions equally engaging for novice and experienced viewers alike.

About the Company:
ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester is a locally based small-scale production company devoted primarily to the performance of Shakespeare’s works throughout the Greater Rochester area. The Company put on it’s first production, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, in August of 2000 and produced nine shows over the next five years. Returning from an extended hiatus with 2010’s production of “R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)”, ShakeCo has become a staple at MuCCC ever since, producing several productions there every year.

Basement Players present Fully Committed by Becky Mode

Dec
26
9:00 pm
Dec
27
10:00 pm
Dec
28
4:00 pm
Jan ’15
1
9:00 pm
Jan ’15
2
9:00 pm
Jan ’15
3
8:00 pm

Fully Committed by Becky Mode Based on characters created by Becky Mode and BuyTickets_240px-no-feeMark Setlock
Ticket prices in advance $ 10 at the door $12
Directed by Peter Fekete
Starring Kevin Indovino
“This devastatingly funny one act follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with his recently widowed Dad who wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and ego-maniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? A wonderful acting challenge, Fully Committed has over forty wildly diverse characters designed to be played by a single versatile performer.”

John W Borek presents Judgment at Nuremberg

Jan ’15
8
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
9
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
10
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
11
2:00 pm
Jan ’15
15
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
16
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
17
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeJOHN W.BOREK PRESENTS

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
Directed by Michael H Arve
judgmentJanuary 8,9,10,15,16 &17, 2015 @7:30
January 11,2014 @2:00PM
All advance sale Tickets: $12.00
At Door $20.00 General Admission
$15.00 Seniors & Students
On line reservations: www.muccc.org -(no fee)
Phone reservations: 585-234-1254
The Nuremberg trials brought to public attention the worst of the Nazi atrocities. Judgment at Nuremberg brings those trials to life.
Abby Mann’s riveting drama Judgment at Nuremberg not only brought some of the worst Nazi atrocities to public attention, but has become, along with Elie Wiesel’s Night and Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, one of the twentieth century’s most important records of the Holocaust.
Originally written as a 1957 television play, later made into an Academy Award winning 1961 film, and available now for the first time in print (using the text of Mann’s recent Broadway adaptation), Judgment at Nuremberg is as potent and relevant as ever. To this day the Nuremberg trials stand as a model for international criminal tribunals, due in large measure to the spotlight thrown on them by Mann’s dramatic interpretation of the historic events. Mann’s overwhelming compassion strikes at the heart of human suffering—his achievement has been to reaffirm humanity and justice.

Children of a Lesser God

Jan ’15
30
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
31
7:30 pm
Feb ’15
1
2:00 pm
Feb ’15
5
7:30 pm
Feb ’15
6
7:30 pm
Feb ’15
7
7:30 pm

Out of Pocket Productions present Children of a Lesser God

by Mark Medoff
Director: Cece McFarland, Phd.

Description:

After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world.   The chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross…but love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper, fuller understanding of differences that, in the final essence, can unite as well as divide.

 

Dates:

1/30, 1/31, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7 at 7:30 and Matinee on 2/1 at 2:00

Prices:

Advance: $10 Students/Seniors | $15 Adult

At Door: $15 Students/Seniors | $20 Adult

Grace

May ’15
22
7:30 pm
May ’15
23
7:30 pm
May ’15
28
7:30 pm
May ’15
29
7:30 pm
May ’15
30
2:00 pm
May ’15
30
7:30 pm

Out Of Pocket Productions present: Grace

by Craig Wright
Director Jeff Siuda

Description:

Grace is a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate in the cosmic machinery. Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Florida to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal, but as the deal slowly unravels and Steve finds himself afflicted with an itch that just won’t stop, Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbor, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband. In the end, with a little help from an old German exterminator who’s still angry about the Allied bombing of Hamburg in World War II, all three characters are confronted by a world that’s both better and worse than any religion can justify.

Dates:

5/22, 5/23, 5/28, 5/29, 5/30 at 7:30 and Matinee on 5/30 at 2:00

 

Prices:

Advance: $10 Students/Seniors | $15 Adult

At Door: $15 Students/Seniors | $20 Adult