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Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:26 am

A Celebration of Black History

post by Cathy DeBellis in dance, Drama, music, play, theatre

The Forum Players Theatre Company of Genesee Community College will present A Celebration of Black History, Friday and Saturday, February 21 & 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm with a matinee performance at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 23 at the Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Center for the Arts, Genesee Community College, Batavia.  This multi-arts event takes the stage in celebration of Black History Month and features a collage of songs, dance, poetry, monologues and a one act play, all celebrating the achievements of black Americans and recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.  This event promises to both excite and educate audiences of all ages while leaving many memorable and magical moments.

Tickets:  Adults $8, Seniors(55+), Students, & GCC Faculty & Staff $5, GCC Students with ID $3.

For tickets of information contact [email protected] or call (585)345-6814.

Event Date and Time

February 21, 2014 - 7:30pm - February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:32 am

Clue the Musical: Dine-In Mystery Theatre

post by Cathy DeBellis in entertainment, musical theater, theatre

 November 8 & 9 @ 7:00 pm, 

Matinee November 10 @ 2:00 pm, 2013

The Forum Players Theatre Company, in conjunction with the Mental Health Association of Genesee County, invites you to partake in a Mystery Theatre, based on the internationally popular game.  Join us in a fun filled musical which brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room.  Seating is limited as the audience will be seated on stage, enjoying appetizers and participating in the show.

Hot hors d' oeuvres, dessert and coffee included.  All seats $20. Table discounts for parties of 8.   Tickets will be available presale only.

(“Clue: The Musical” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.)

Event Date and Time

November 8, 2013 - 7:00pm - November 10, 2013 - 2:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

Charlotte's Web

post by Cathy DeBellis in children, family, theatre

You grew up with it.  Your kids love it.  Now see it spectacularly and imaginatively brought to life onstage as The Forum Players Theatre Company of Genesee Community College, with the support of the BEST Center, presents "Charlotte's Web", adapted from the book by E.B.White.  Autograph session after each performance.  Performances Friday, June 14 @ 7:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16th @ 2:00 p.m.  Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Center for the Arts, Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia, NY  Tickets: $5  For ticket information, purchasing and reservations contact the box office at (585)345-6814 or [email protected].

Event Date and Time

June 14, 2013 - 7:00pm - June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

GCC's Forum Players Present "The Triumph of Love"

post by Cathy DeBellis in musical, play, theatre

Join us for an entrancing musical based on the 18th century comedy by Pierre Marivaux and the book by James Magruder featuring a young princess trying to win the love of an exiled prince, while she ensnares two others.  In the end, all see the triumph of love.  Performances @ 7:30 p.m. nightly Thursday-Saturday May 2-4 with a Sunday matinee May 5th @ 2 p.m.  Tickets: $8/$5/$3  Tickets available online at [email protected], by phone 345-6814 or in person at the GCC Center for the Arts Box Office.

Event Date and Time

May 2, 2013 - 7:30pm - May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

Notre Dame High School presents Mel Brook's "Young Frankenstein the Musical"

post by Cathy DeBellis in family, music, theatre


Mark your calendars!  March 8th, & 9th Notre Dame Drama Society is presenting Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein the Musical. This hilarious spoof features parodies of many different musical styles, singing, dancing, slapstick comedy and monstrous fun! Performances 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th at Notre Dame High School, Batavia.

Event Date and Time

March 8, 2013 - 7:00pm - March 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The Sound of Music

post by Eric Traugott in encore theatre arts, musicals, theatre

The 2013 season for Encore! opens with “The Sound of Music” at  Batavia High School.  2 Evening and 2 matinee performances January 11-13.   A cast of over 50 will take the stage for the family-friendly production. “The Sound of Music” tells the semi-biographical story ofthe Von Trapp family, set in Austria during the rise of the Nazi party preceding World War II. Famous songs from Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” include “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Director/Vocal Director Eric Traugott  is especially looking forward to working with the double cast of Von Trapp children and the Nun’s chorus of over 20 voices.


Performances at: Batavia High School 260 State Street Batavia NY

Friday January 11 at 7:30PM

Saturday, January 12 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM

Sunday, January 13 at 2:00PM


Tickets available in person:

 Adam Miller Toy Store

8 Center St, Batavia, NY

Or Online at:


For additional information:

 Contact: Eric Traugott

[email protected]


Event Date and Time

January 11, 2013 - 7:30pm - January 13, 2013 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Footloose: The Musical

post by Eric Traugott in Encore!, Footloose, musicals, theatre

Encore! Theatre Arts presents FOOTLOOSE: The Musical!

Friday, May 4 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 6 at 2:00PM
Batavia Middle School
39 Washington Avenue
Batavia, NY 14020

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 16 at www.showtix4u.com OR in person at Adam Miller's Toys and Bicycles
8 Center Street Batavia, NY (Cash or check only)

$12 for Adults
$10 for Students/Seniors

For more info/questions, call 585-615-8893 or email [email protected]

Footloose tells the story of high schooler Ren, who moves from Chicago to the small farming town of Bomont. The dance-loving teen is greeted by a local ban on dancing set by the town’s Reverend, who is determined to “protect” the local youth from the evils of rock ‘n’ roll. No one could predict the Reverend’s rebellious daughter, Ariel, would fall in love with Ren, making her current boyfriend jealous enough to ruin Ren’s reputation. The townspeople eat up gossip about the newcomer. Ren decides to challenge the ban before the Town Council, and the result will change Bomont forever.

Ren McCormack Steve Hazekamp
Ethel McCormack Jen Bradley
Rev. Shaw Moore Paul Gunderson
Vi Moore Kathy Johns
Ariel Moore Maureen Edwards
Lulu Warnicker Linda Conroy
Wes Warnicker Paul Spiotta
Coach Dunbar Joe Buckley
Eleanor Dunbar Meredith Smietana
Willard Hewitt Trevor Lee
Rusty Samantha Reed
Urleen Erica Parker
Wendy Jo Sydney Moag
Chuck Cranston Alex Kieffer
Lyle Nash Johns
Travis Anthony Giambrone
Cop Rich Conroy
Principal Clark Rich Edwards
Jeter Blake Carter
Bickle James Murphy
Garvin Mark Knitter
Cowboy Bob Paul Spiotta
Elizabeth Barcomb
Hannah Cline
Rebecca D'Hilly
Andrea Gilebarto
Jacob Hoffman
Theresa Jackson
Chelsea Jensen
Hayley Jensen
Margaret Marchese
Brigid McCormack
Paige Misiti
Fiona O'Connor

Direction/Choreography by Tara Kaczorowski
Music Direction by Eric Traugott
Assistant Directed by Birgitt Hammond
Orchestra Direction by Jeff Fischer


Event Date and Time

May 4, 2012 - 7:30pm - May 6, 2012 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Fooloose Tickets on Sale Soon!

post by Eric Traugott in Footloose, musicals, theatre
Encore Theatre Arts opens its 2012 season with the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, opening Friday, May 4 - and playing through Sunday, May 6, 2012. Batavia Middle School Auditorium,39 Washington Avenue Batavia, NY. The season continues in July with the hilarious musical comedy Title of Show, at the SPACE, 1115 Main Street, Rochester, NY, July 13-15. "Footloose is the perfect summer musical. It is packed with high-spirited dancing, and a score full of the music that defined the ‘80s. It is simply a fun night at the theatre, and we all need that," says Vocal Director and Executive Director of Encore! Eric Traugott. Director and choreographer Tara Kaczorowski along with the creative team has assembled an outstanding cast of talented young and adult performers. Inspired by the wildly popular 1984 movie, FOOTLOOSE thrilled Broadway audiences for nearly two years. Based on the popular 80’s movie of the same name, the stage version of Footloose is a high-powered, exhilarating musical. With hit tunes right off the solid gold soundtrack such as “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Let's Hear it For the Boy,” and “Almost Paradise,” this is one show guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat! Teenage Ren moves from the big city to a very religious and small farming town. Things heat up when he insists the high school hold a dance. Footloose blends teenage rebellion, the wisdom of youth, and an explosion of good old-fashioned, down-home dance. FOOTLOOSE, the stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. The musical features all the chart-topping music from the film ("Almost Paradise," "Holding Out For A Hero," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," etc.) mixed with new material written specifically for the stage musical. The score contains music and lyrics by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman. The cast of FOOTLOOSE will be led by Steve Hazekemp(Bishop, Les Mis, Benny, Guys and Dolls) as Ren McCormack and Maureen Edwards (Eponine, Les Mis) as Ariel Moore. Also featured will be audience favorite Paul Gunderson ( Franz Liebkind,The Producers) as Reverend Shaw Moore, Kathy Johns as Vi Moore, Jennifer Bradley as Ethel McCormack, Dr. Rich Edwards as Principal Clark, Trevor Lee (Msr. Thenadier, Les Mis) as Willard, Samantha Reed as Rusty, Paul Spiotta( Mr. Marks, The Producers) as Cowboy Bob/Uncle Wes, Sydney Moag(Hold Me Touch Me, The Producers) as Wendy Joe , Erica Parker as Urleen and Alex Kieffer as Chuck Cranston (Angie the Ox, Guys and Dolls). The company of FOOTLOOSE also includes the roles of Lulu Warnicker: Linda Conroy, Coach Dunbar: Joe Buckley, Eleanor Dunbar: Meredith Smietana, Lyle: Nash Johns, Travis: Anthony Giambrone, Cop: Rich Conroy, Jeter: Blake Carter, Bickle: James Murphy, Garvin: Mark Knitter and Betty Blast: Peggy Marone. Also an ensemble consisting of: Elizabeth Barcomb, Hannah Cline, Rebecca D'Hilly, Andrea Gilebarto, Jacob Hoffman, Teresa Jackson, Chelsea Jensen, Hayley Jensen, Margaret Marchese, Brigid McCormack, Paige Misiti, and Fiona O'Connor. FOOTLOOSE will be Directed and Choreographed by Tara Kaczorowski (Ulla, The Producers, Sharpay Disney High School Musical) . The creative team also includes Musical Director, Eric Traugott and Jeff Fischer, Orchestra Director. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 16 at www.showtix4u.com (credit card) OR in person at Adam Miller's Toys and Bicycles, 8 Center Street Batavia, NY (cash or check only) or at the door one hour before show (cash or check only). $12 for Adults $10 for Students/Seniors (This musical is recommended for ages 12 and up.) For more info/questions, call 585-615-8893 or email [email protected], You can also visit at www.encoretheatrearts.com or find us on Facebook!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Theatre Association of New York Weekend Festival

Theatre Association of New York State - TANYS
Friday, Nov 18 - Sunday, Nov 20, 2011
Stuart Steiner Theatre
The primary voice of community and educational theatre in the Empire State, TANYS returns to Genesee for their annual theatre festival of workshops, demonstrations and performances.

Forum Players Club members as well as Theatre and Technical Theater Majors participate in this yearly seminar! Great fun and experiences!!

For more information, visit www.tanys.org.

This year’s festival runs from FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2010.

Visit www.tanys.org for details and registration forms.

Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office: 585-345-6814 during the event!

Event Date and Time

November 18, 2011 - 9:00am - November 20, 2011 - 4:00pm
Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

One Women Show - Lilia!

One women show “Lilia”  presented by the Fine and Performing Arts committee, Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:00PM

Lilia is about the extraordinary life of Oscar-nominated actress Lilia Skala, written and performed by her granddaughter Libby Skala.

This is a unique and often spellbinding production. Even if you have never heard of Lilia Skala, you will know her well at the end of this riveting play.

Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (55+), $5 Students (18-), and GCC Faculty/Staff, $3 GCC students with valid ID.

Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office
Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone: (585) 345-6814
Email: [email protected]
Ticket Information Website: www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts/tickets.cfm

The Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office accepts cash, checks and now accepts credit card payments on pre-ordered reservations only!

Ask about our $2 discount for GCC Alum with an alum id.

Event Date and Time

September 16, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
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