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OFC & ROC Summer Theater Experience

By on July 3, 2019

OFC Creations and ROC Summer Theater Experience will perform from July 8 to August 24 in three locations across Rochester – The Kodak Center (200 W. Ridge Rd), The Lyric Theater (440 East Ave), and at Seton School (165 Rhinecliff Dr). Under the direction of Eric Vaughn Johnson, professional artists will lead campers in mounting 15 musicals in only seven weeks. Enrollment is still open for select camps for youth ages 4 to 18. Waiting lists have begun for many camps.

Tickets for all fifteen camp shows went on sale on July 1, 2019. Tickets range from $4 to $13 and are available online at or by calling 585-667-0954.

Summer Performances:

Performances July 19 at 7pm and July 20 at 2pm and 5pm at SETON SCHOOL.
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

Performances July 19 at 7pm and July 20 2pm and 6pm at KODAK CENTER.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Performance July 20 at 11am at LYRIC THEATER.
Curiouser and curiouser… Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Alice, the Mad Hatter, and many more zany characters. Featuring the original storyline from the classic novel, you will be left wondering which way is up and which way is down because, as we know, anything can happen in Wonderland.

SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Performances July 19 at 8pm, July 20 at 8pm and July 21 at 2pm at LYRIC THEATER.
SHOUT follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that made England swing. Traveling in time from 1960 to 1970, SHOUT! chronicles the dawning liberation of women, from the rise of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black as independent women with major careers, to their American counterparts, redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. Featuring hit tunes like “Diamonds Are Forever,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Goldfinger,” “Boots Are Made For Walking” and many more!

Performances July 26 at 7pm and July 27 at 2pm and 6pm at LYRIC THEATER.
Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

LES MISERABLES: School Edition
Performances July 26 at 7pm and July 27 at 2pm and 6:30pm at KODAK CENTER.
In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

Performances August 2 at 7pm and August 3 at 2pm and 6pm at KODAK CENTER.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

Performance August 3 at 11am at LYRIC THEATER.
“I know you… I walked with you once upon a dream.” Experience the magic of this classic fairy tale. When a beautiful princess is beset by an evil curse of a jealous sorceress, causing her to sleep endlessly, it is up to a gaggle of fairies, woodland creatures, and, of course, a handsome prince to rescue her.

GREASE: School Edition
Performances August 9 at 7pm and August 10 at 2pm and 6:30pm at KODAK CENTER
Featuring the rag tag bunch of “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies,” performers will evoke the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical! Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new goody girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances their way through hit songs like “Greased Lightnin’,” “Born to Hand Jive,” “You’re the One that I Want,” and “We Go Together” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that made Grease known as one of the most popular musicals.

Summer Camp Performers.

Summer Camp Performers.

Performances August 9 at 7pm and August 10 at 2pm and 6pm at LYRIC THEATER.
It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Join in… we’re all in this together!

Performances August 10 at 8pm, August 11 at 3pm, August 17 at 8pm, and August 18 at 3pm at LYRIC THEATER.
Be whisked away in the memories of the ’50s and ’60s with America’s sweetheart of song: Connie Francis. The story follows a down-on-her-luck music fan who just lost her most prized possession: her Connie Francis scrapbook! Audiences will experience the retelling of her memories as they come to life on stage. Featuring greatest hits including “Where the Boys Are,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool,” and many more. Starring Josie Waverly.

Performances August 16 at 7pm and August 17 at 2pm and 6pm at KODAK CENTER
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Performance August 17 at 11am at LYRIC THEATER.
After being abandoned in the woods, siblings Hansel and Gretel stumble upon a candy-encrusted house. To their surprise, they meet a kind old woman who welcomes them into her residence. Is she truly benevolent or is there something more malicious at play? Come help Hansel and Gretel find their way home in this classic fairy tale, brought to life on stage.

THE WIZARD OF OZ: Young Performer’s Edition±
Performances August 23 at 7pm and August 24 at 2pm and 6pm at LYRIC THEATER.
This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Join Dorothy and her friends as they follow the yellow brick road in meeting the Wizard of Oz! Featuring songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “If I Only Had A Brain” and more.

Performance August 24 at 11am at SETON SCHOOL.
Let down your hair and experience this classic story, beloved by all ages. A beautiful girl is locked away in a tower by a witch for reasons unknown to her and is forbidden to cut her beautiful hair. She is content with her life in the tower until a prince arrives, beckoning her to, “let down her hair.” Will she go along with him or stay resigned in her tower?

Performances August 23 at 7pm and August 24 at 2pm and 6:30pm at KODAK CENTER.
Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken.


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