There’s Just One More Student Matinee this Season!


For information and tickets, contact Associate Director of Education, Lara Rhyner, at 585-420-2058 or

Somewhere Over the Border

In-person student matinee:
April 7 at 10:30am

Books, Music and Lyrics by Brian Quijada
Directed by Rebecca Martínez
World Premiere Co-production with Syracuse Stage

Inspired by the real-life journey of the writer’s mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the US – and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by cumbia, Mexican mariachi boleros, American rock and hip hop, this new musical is both fable and family history – and a testament to the determination born of love.

Recommended for middle school students and older.

In-Person Performance Policies

  • Tickets are $20 per person for in-person performances. One free chaperone ticket is included for every 15 student tickets purchased.

  • All educators will receive an e-Discovery Guide.

  • In-person performances include a talkback immediately following the performance.

  • Educators will be contacted at least three weeks prior to any scheduled in-person student matinee performance to confirm performance status, COVID protocols, and available options for any live performances that, for any reason, cannot proceed as originally scheduled.

Special thanks to these generous supporters of Geva’s Education Program:

Max Adler Charitable Trust

Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust

Cornell Weinstein Family Foundation

Donald F. & Maxine B. Davison Foundation

ESL Charitable Foundation

Joan & Harold Feinbloom Supporting Foundation
at Rochester Area Community Foundation

Richard & Joan Fenton

Dr. Tomás C. Hernandez & Dr. Keith S. Reas

Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation

William & Sheila Konar Foundation

Kathleen & Alfred Laitenberger

Guido & Ellen Palma Foundation

Eric & Elizabeth Rennert

Rubens Family Foundation

Joseph & Irene Skalny Charitable Trust

Fred & Floy Wilmott Foundation