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2011-2012 Season Guide

Jim Poulos in Company


From the Artistic Director Welcome to the 2011-2012 Geva Theatre Center Season. Inside you will find the special ingredients that make a Geva season so beloved. We rank in the top 25 nationally in attendance, all because the Geva Experience combines the warmth of our dynamic facility with the highest artistry on stage. Join new and old friends in the Geva Café before watching Broadway actors perform on dazzling stage sets in our intimate Mainstage to create an unforgettable evening. The six shows we chose to produce for our subscription season provide a journey from September to June — filled with laughter, humanity, and thrilling performances. Along the way you’ll celebrate the enduring devotion of Ethel and Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond, the mayhem and mishaps of young lovers on their special day in Perfect Wedding, and the trials and tribulations of a lovesick bachelor in the great Stephen Sondheim’s romantic musical comedy, Company.

Treat yourself to the best theatre in town with an affordable Season Subscription. See all six so you don’t miss a single great performance!

Accessibility • Wheelchair Seating • Audio-Described Performances • Assistive Listening Devices Geva is committed to making the theatre • Braille Programs experience accessible to all by providing: • Sign-Interpreted Performances


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September 6 - October 2 October 11 - November 13 January 10 - February 12 February 21 - March 25 April 3 - April 29 May 9 - June 10

The best seats at the best prices at Rochester’s best theatre!

Subscriber Benefits include: • • • • •

Savings of up to 65% off regular ticket prices Ticket exchange privileges Discounts to Holiday and Summer shows Ability to purchase tickets before the general public Subscriber discounts at Geva’s partner businesses around town

Contact Your Box Office (585) 232-4382 | www.gevatheatre.org Subscriptions (585) 232-1366 x3071 | Group Sales (585) 232-1366 x3057 Email boxoffice@gevatheatre.org


By Ernest Thompson

September 6 - October 2 Generations collide in this funny and touching classic about a couple in the twilight years of a long and glorious marriage.

(585) 232-Geva


By Steven Dietz

October 11 - November 13 A lush, passionate and seductive adaptation of Bram Stoker’s haunting story.

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By Robin Hawdon

January 10 - February 12 With mistaken identity, slamming doors and comedy of a most desperate kind, you’re invited to a hysterical farce of un-bridled proportions!

(585) 232-Geva


By Lorraine Hansberry

February 21 - March 25 A great American drama about dreams deferred and a family’s determination to live a better life in a changing world.

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By Tracy Letts

April 3 - April 29 Two very different men with extraordinary potential discover the redemptive power of friendship in a Chicago donut shop.

(585) 232-Geva


Music & Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim Book By George Furth May 9 - June 10 A smart, modern musical about looking for love and finding yourself. From the celebrated composer of Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd and A Little Night Music.

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SUBSCRIBERS SAVE! H O L I D AY & S U M M E R S H O W S

One special perk of being a Subscriber is the opportunity to purchase shows like A Christmas Carol and our Sizzling Summer Series before the general public and at a generous discount!

November 25 - December 24, 2011

By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Mark Cuddy | Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin

The sparkling classic returns, full of magic, music and holiday tradition!


2011 Sizzling Summer Series A Cool New Comedy Revue!

July 6 - July 31 The Second City Summer Spectacular breezes into Rochester with a fresh new mix of Second City classics and Chicago-style improv. From the Oval Office to the bedroom, no topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City!

Summer Series Sponsored by

Grab the girls and get ready to party...again! July 25 - August 27 Ladies, it’s fun, it’s fabulous and it’s everything female! Escape to Geva’s intimate Nextstage to sing, dance and laugh your cares away! From the author and producers of Girls Night: The Musical, comes a new show that continues the party! After 10 years, the hit “Girl Talk” radio show must end, and the girls are going out in style! Packed with songs by artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Underwood, and more!

Produced by Entertainment Events

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In The Nextstage

Contains Adult Material


More than just a ticket!

Subscriber Experience

We understand that you lead a busy life. That’s why we want to make your visit to Geva easy and enjoyable! Virtual Valet reminders about upcoming performances

Priority booking for special events and performances, plus exclusive discounts.

Wednesday Matinee shuttle service to the theatre from the East End Garage. (call for details)

Become a Geva VIP We’re located just off I-490, with covered parking next door at the Washington Square Garage.

Subscriber hotline and email to answer your questions and keep you connected. Meet friends in our intimate cafe before your performance.

Geva Theatre Center is a not-for-profit cultural institution supported in part with public funds from the New York Council State Council on the Arts. Geva is also supported by public funds from Monroe County.


Which package is right for you?

6-SHOW THE BEST DEAL!

• Best Value • Best Seats • Unlimited Free Exchanges

Starting at $169* Receive a ticket to each fantastic show and keep the same great seats for your performance throughout the season! With unlimited ticket exchange privileges, this flexible package allows you to easily exchange to a different performance if life gets in the way! *Introductory Package

FLEX TICKETS

TODAY PASS

• Mix and Match Schedule • One Free Exchange • Best Available Seats

• Low Price Option • Same Day Seating Only

$240 ($210 for Seniors/Students)

$132

6 ticket vouchers to use in any combination throughout the season for the best available seats. Includes Section A-Prime. One free ticket exchange $5 thereafter. $8 upgrade to premium Fri./Sat. evenings.

1 ticket to each show. Same day seating only. Subject to availability. Section A or B seating only. Seating is not guaranteed.

www.gevatheatre.org

(585) 232-4382

(Subject to Availability)


Order Form and Information

Subscribing is easy! If you’re choosing the 6-Show package fill out parts 1 through 5 of the order form. Choose your performance day, and the section of the theatre in which you’d like to be seated. For Flex and Today Packages just complete parts 3, 4 and 5.

Compare 6-Show prices to full single ticket prices: Full Price

PERFORMANCE DAY

Section A-Prime

Section A

Section B

Regular Senior+ Regular Senior+ Regular Senior+

First Week: Tues-Thurs 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 7pm $282.00

$220.50

$220.50

$169*

$169*

$169*

$169 *

Weeknights: Tues 6pm, Tues-Thurs 7:30pm, Sun 7pm $306.00

$243.00

$210 .00

$220.50

$190.50

$195.00

$168.00

Weekends: Sat Opening Night 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm $366.00

$297.00

$297 .00

$264.00

$264.00

$243.00

$243.00

Matinees: Sat 4pm, Sun 2pm $336.00

$271 .50

$232.50

$258.00

$222.00

$219.00

$189.00

+Age 62 and up

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75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14607

*Introductory Package

Box Office Hours: Monday CLOSED Tuesday- Friday Noon - 8pm Saturday Noon - 8:30pm Sunday Noon - 7pm On days without performances, the Box Office closes at 6pm and is closed on Sundays. Please Note All plays, schedules and prices are subject to change. Box Office Subscriptions Group Sales Email: Website: Cafe Hours:

(585) 232-Geva (4382) (585) 232-1366, x3071 (585) 232-1366, x3057 boxoffice@gevatheatre.org www.gevatheatre.org Open 2 hours before most Mainstage performances

Season Artwork Chris Holden Season and Production Photographs Ken Huth

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Printed by Conolly Printing


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Choose your performance day and time: First Week: Weeknights:

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Tues 7:30pm Tues 6pm

Wed 7:30pm Tues 7:30pm

Weekends:

Sat Opening Night 8pm

Matinees:

Sat 4pm

Thurs 7:30pm Wed 7:30pm

Fri 8pm

Fri 8pm

Sat 2pm

Thurs 7:30pm

Sun 7pm

Sun 7pm

Sat 8:30pm

Sun 2pm

Select seating section: Section A-Prime

Section A Orchestra

Section A Balcony

Section B

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CONTACT INFO

Wheelchair Seating required (Section A Orchestra)

NAME ADDRESS CITY

STATE

PHONE (Day)

ZIP

PHONE (Evening)

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ORDER SUMMARY

EMAIL ADDRESS (For ticket reminders, news and special offers)

6-Show Season Tix(s) Ordered

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(A) @ $ __________ = $ ___________

Flex Tix Package(s) Ordered

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(B) 240/210 = $ ___________ @ $ __________

Today Pass(es) Ordered

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132 (C) @ $ __________ = $ ___________



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(D) 6 + Order Processing Fee $ ___________

Your tax-deductible donation keeps tickets affordable and (E)  + Donation $ ___________ supports Geva’s education, outreach and community programs.



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BILLING INFO

6-SHOW SUBSCRIBERS

Questions? Call (585) 232-4382

TOTAL $ ___________

My check is enclosed (Payable to Geva Theatre Center)

(A+B+C+D+E)

Please charge my Credit Card: Visa CARD #

Mastercard

Amex

Discover EXPIRATION

NAME (As it appears on card) SIGNATURE

Mail this order form with payment to: Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607

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September 6 - October 2 October 11 - November 13 January 10 - February 12 February 21 - March 25 April 3 - April 29 May 9 - June 10

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2011-2012

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Geva 11-12 Season Guide  

Descriptions of the shows, and information about becoming a Season Subscriber.