For Theatre Buffs in the Finger Lakes region, Geva Theatre is synonomous with Broadway-calibre productions.  This reputation has helped Geva become the mostly highly-attended and acclaimed regional theatre in the state.
A Christmas Story's triple-dog-dare!

A Christmas Story's triple-dog-dare!

     This season,  Geva Theatre has a fantastic lineup of plays on both its Mainstage and its Nextstage.  At Mainstage performances, you can expect the more traditional musicals, dramas, comedies and farces that mirror Broadway’s offerings in both quality and genre.
    Geva’s Nextstage showcases the more contemporary or experimental works often found in Off-Broadway theaters.
    Currently, Geva is offering some terrific holiday packages!  For information on packages and pricing, call (585) 232-1366, ext. 3039.  Be sure to ask about the “Today” bonus!Showing On the Mainstage:
    Christmas Story (only through Dec. 28) – Based on the popular movie of the same name, this comedy has gotten rave reviews from critics and attendees alike.  Little Ralphie has his heart set on one perfect gift: a Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle (BB Gun) but everyone tells him he’ll “shoot his eye out.”  What’s a kid to do? (all ages)  P.S.  Kids’ tickets are half price!The House in Hydesville (Jan. 13-Feb. 8)- Don’t miss the world premiere of this drama by Dan O’Brien, which explores the story of the Fox Sisters, their “haunted house” and the beginnings of the Spiritual Movement in this region. (Adult content)Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Feb.18-Mar.29) – I find this to be one of Stephen Sondheim’s most stirring musicals, dark but humorous at the same time.  It explores the subject of revenge as Benjamin Barker returns to London, determined to get even with the judge who exiled him to seduce Barker’s wife and entrap his daughter. (High School and older)The Ladies’ Man (Apr. 7-May 3)- It’s Paris in the 19th Century and Dr. Molineaux takes a beautiful young wife, only to discover he can’t fulfill “his marital duties.”  One “innocent lie” leads to a crazy and hysterical chain of events by France’s master of Farce, Feydeau, as translated and directed by Charles Morey. (High School and Older)Fences (May 19-June 21)- August Wilson was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his tale of Troy Maxson, a former member of the Negro Baseball League, whose dreams of becoming a baseball star were thwarted by the times.  This drama “explores the vision of black manhood and the terrible cost of a dream deferred.”  (High School and older)

    For further information on these shows, visit “Mainstage Season.”

    For special package promotions, call (585) 232-1366, ext. 3039; For individual tickets, call (585) 232-GEVA (4382) or CLICK HERE to order online.  Please mention that the Finger Lakes Travel Maven sent you!

    For information on other Geve Productions, visit Geva Theatre’s Nextstage Season.

    Photo courtesy of Ken A. Huth and Geva Theatre Centre.