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Join us for Geva’s 24/25 Season!

This coming year at Geva will see extraordinary stories onstage, from August Wilson’s powerful memory play, HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, which will take us back through the creation of his Century Cycle, to Harrison David Rivers’ new adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, to Christina Ham’s stunning and searing NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN, to a fresh take on Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN. We’re partnering both nationally and locally: with Berkshire Theatre Group and Bay Street Theater on a hilarious new production of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and with Pioneer Theatre Company on BEAUTIFUL; and we’re deepening our partnership with Friends of Ganondagan with Vickie Ramirez’ wonderful Haudenosaunee dramatic comedy PURE NATIVE. We’ll see the return of Baron Vaughn’s comedy-in-process series THE WORKOUT ROOM. We’ll launch summer programming featuring Hershey Felder as GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE.

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Watch the ASL Interpreted 24/25 Season Performances and Events Announcement Video here.

One Geva Subscription Series

Square Title Young Frankenstein


SEP 25 – OCT 27


Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

Co-Production with Berkshire Theatre Group & Bay Street Theater

Choreography by Gerry McIntyre

Scenic Design by Arnulfo Maldonado

Lighting and Scenic Design by Mike Billings


Mel Brooks’ comedic genius meets black and white horror movies in this electrifying musical comedy! When Dr. Frederick Frankenstein inherits his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania, little does he think he’ll be pulled into the family business – until he finds himself exclaiming “It’s alive!” as he creates a monster to rival his grandfather’s. This wildly inventive new production brings the hilarious antics of the screen sensation to life with unforgettable tunes such as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

Square Title How I Learned What I Learned


OCT 15 – DEC 01


By August Wilson
Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler

From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this autobiographical one-actor play chronicling Wilson’s life as a Black artist in the Hill District in Pittsburgh. Through stories about his first jobs, first loves, and experiences with racism, we go deep into the life of one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, from his roots to the completion of his history-making American Century Cycle, his ten-play series showcasing Black experience from across the twentieth century.

Square Title Four Women


JAN 14 – FEB 09


By Christina Ham

September 16, 1963. When Nina Simone heard that four Black girls had been killed in the bombing of the 16th Avenue Church in Birmingham, Alabama, her first impulse was to try and build a zip gun; instead she channeled her rage into “Mississippi Goddamn,” the song that marked the emergence of Nina Simone, the Civil Rights activist. Infused with traditional hymns along with songs including “Four Women,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” and “Young, Gifted and Black,” Nina Simone: Four Women looks at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing.

Square Title Little Women


FEB 25 – MAR 23


By Louisa May Alcott
Adapted by Heather Chrisler

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel comes to fresh life in this inventive, theatrical adaptation which follows as the March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – gather in the family attic. From making up fairy stories, writing for their pretend newspaper, and playing make believe, they graduate to scenes of love, loss, and – for Jo – artistic self-discovery, as they come of age against the backdrop of the American Civil War.

Square Title Pure Native


APR 15 – MAY 11


By Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora)
Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
East Coast Premiere
In Association with Friends of Ganondagan and Native Voices

Brewster’s back after almost a decade and things have changed. Brews is proud of his success working for a large corporation, and wants to share it with the people of his Rez in Upstate New York. After all, it’s been a bad year, and Brews believes partnering with his corporation on a new bottled water factory would be a great opportunity for the Rez to create its own industry and sustain itself. But to his old love Connie, it’s a betrayal of everything the Haudenosaunee stand for. Who will win?

Square Title Beautiful


MAY 28 – JUN 29


Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by Arrangement with Sony Music Publishing
Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell
Additional Music Arrangements by Jason Howland
Co-Production with Pioneer Theatre Company
Directed by Karen Azenberg

Before she was hit-maker Carole King, she was Carole Klein, an up-and-coming songwriter from Brooklyn. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is the inspiring story of how she made her mark on the music industry – and found her own voice in the process. This Tony Award-winning musical with a book by the late Oscar- and Tony-nominated Douglas McGrath features the unforgettable songs “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling,” “Natural Woman,” and “I Feel the Earth Move” from King’s iconic songbook.

Special Programming

Square Title A Christmas Carol All New Production


NOV 21 – DEC 29


By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
Dramaturgy by Sally Lobel
A World Premiere Commission

Charles Dickens’ holiday classic returns to the Geva stage in a new adaptation by Playwright in Residence Harrison David Rivers. Over the course of a single night, notorious grump Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts. But will their intervention prompt him to change his “humbug” ways? Filled with humor, heart, hope – and a little bit of horror – A Christmas Carol reminds us that it is never too late to have a change of heart.



Square Title The Work Out Room

THE WORK OUT ROOM – The Comedy Series, Curated by Baron Vaughn

March 12 – March 22, 2025 & June 11 – June 21, 2025


Join us on the Fielding Stage for the continuation of Artist in Residence Baron Vaughn’s The Work Out Room, the long-form comedy series where the audience gets to watch some of the country’s most exciting comedians develop new material live with the Rochester community. Comedians to be announced.