September 01 - October 01
The Wizard Of Oz
By L. Frank Baum | Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & EY Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart | Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox | Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Directed by Zi Alikhan
Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. With the help of Dorothy Gale and her friends, director Zi Alikhan explores what it means to go “over the rainbow” to find your chosen family, and discover your true self in the Land of Oz. A visual spectacle for adults and children alike.
Runtime: 2 Hours and 40 minutes with intermission
Age Recommendation: 10+
September 26 - October 07
The Work Out Room (Baron Vaughn)
23/25 SEASON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Join us on the Fielding stage throughout the season as Geva’s incoming Artist in Residence, Baron Vaughn, curates a new long-form comedy series entitled The Work Out Room.
Comedian Baron Vaughn curates this incredible and sure-to-be-hilarious series, where comics work out new material and build their next shows. The audience is a collaborative witness in the creation of something brand new, and what you find funny (or not) one night will impact the material presented the next night – and if you attend more than one show, you’re sure to see quite different performances! Come help them make their next big hit!
Read Baron’s full bio here!
Bryan Ball is the emcee.
Rob Campbell is the featured opener.
Nic Ferreira is the emcee. Nic is stand-up comic and writer from Rochester. He has opened for nationally touring comedians such as Dan Crohn and Kyle Dunnigan. He is currently writing for the sketch comedy web series “Trashbugs,” which is scheduled to premiere next year. You can find him on Instagram and X (@nicferreira14), or you can just go to the prepared foods section of the nearest Wegmans. He’ll be there.
Todd Youngman is the featured opener. Todd is a comedian based in New York who has been making others laugh for most of his life. Performing in clubs and theaters all over the country, Todd has opened for comedians such as Kevin Meaney, JoeDombrowski, Fortune Feimster, Kevin Pollak, Gary Gulman and Pat McGann. Todd’s laid back material is full of observations about his life and the world around him. When not opening for headliners in other cities, Todd can be found at his home club, Comedy @ the Carlson in Rochester, New York.
October 17 - November 12
Frida… A Self Portrait
Written & Performed by Vanessa Severo
Directed by Joanie Schultz
Frida Kahlo was her own mysterious and brilliant muse. The iconic Mexican painter captured the difficulties and wonders of her life with incredible vibrancy. Now, she comes to life onstage through playwright and performer Vanessa Severo. Frida… A Self Portrait transports you to La Casa Azul, Frida’s home, where Vanessa recounts the artist’s bold life. With music and movement, she shares insights about Frida’s physical limitations, complex love life, addictions and, of course, the beauty in her art. This searing new play cracks open a powerful portal between Vanessa and Frida bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.
November 01 - November 19
By Melinda Lopez with Maurice Emmanuel Parent
Conceived with & directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
A Production from Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking “how hard could it be?” It doesn’t take long to realize that the answer is somewhere between “very” and “impossible.” But then – as he careens from the Boston Public Schools by day to serious thespian at night – Mr. Parent starts to wonder where he really belongs. Mr. Parent is a deeply felt and hilarious solo performance about crushingly inequitable systems, the brilliance of every kid, and how we might all find the space to be ourselves.
November 28 - December 30
A Christmas Carol
The sparkling classic returns, full of spectacular magic, heartwarming music, and holiday tradition. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who remind him who he was and what he might yet become. He learns the true meaning of the season and that it’s never too late to make a new start. The famous tale of redemption for the most despised man in London will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit in this critically acclaimed adaptation.
Tickets on sale now!
January 16 - February 11
Dial M For Murder
By Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Rachel Alderman
A Co-Production with Dallas Theatre Center
A new adaptation of the celebrated murder mystery that inspired Hitchcock’s masterpiece! Tony is convinced that his wife Margot has been cheating on him. Now it seems that the affair is over, but in his jealousy, Tony spins a web of suspicion and deception that will tighten around them and ensnare them both in danger, recrimination, and murder.
March 05 - March 31
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Directed by Jeffrey L. Page
By Lanie Robertson
Musical Arrangements by Danny Holgate
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill recounts Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. In a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that, unbeknownst to her audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.
March 20 - April 07
By Martyna Majok
A Kitchen Theatre Company Production
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok comes this poignant and invigorating drama. Teenagers B and G are best friends and Dreamers, fighting to stay in America – the only home they’ve ever known. When she is naturalized, they hatch a plan to keep him here, but as time hurdles on, the challenges mount and threaten their friendship. Can they save each other – and their friendship – or will the risks be too great?
Single Tickets On Sale July 19th
April 16 - May 12
By Dan O’Brien
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater co-commissioned Dan O’Brien to write a play about the place of guns in our country’s story, as part of American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle. The resulting play engages with recent history: the prologue and aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. Derived closely from documentary source material, the play is at once lyrical and unflinchingly realistic. A heartbreaking and powerful interrogation of the complex causes of gun violence in our culture, Newtown offers in the end the possibility of healing and hope.
May 28 - June 23
The Color Purple
By Alice Walker
Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray
Director to be announced
A Co-Production with Theatre Latté Da
Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, The Color Purple tells the story of courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world. This intimate version of this landmark musical celebrates life, love, and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.