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2012-2013 Nazareth College Arts Center Season Announced

  • Published: May 11, 2012
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2012-2013 Nazareth College Arts Center Season Announced

The Nazareth College Arts Center proudly presents their 2012-2013 Season. Tickets are on sale now —via the Box Office and online — or 585-389-2170.

“Our diverse and dynamic 2012-2013 Season explores the complexity of human perception and expression in the performing arts,” says Susan Chekow Lusignan, Director of the Nazareth College Arts Center.

Honoring the College’s long-standing, most popular traditions, the Season will include exciting work from the Arts Center’s local partners—Rochester Children’s Theatre, Rochester City Ballet, and Rochester’s own internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance—as well as the annual New Year’s Eve shows with the irreverent, politically based satire of The Capitol Steps.

In addition, The Arts Center will present an eclectic, exciting mix of new visiting artists to present:

  • Internationally renowned contemporary dance from some of the most sought-after companies;
  • Wonderful family programs, including a performance by a master marionette maker and one of the country’s most acclaimed children’s theatre companies;
  • A range of musical programs, from a one-man John Lennon tribute to 
authentic African drumming, and from sacred medieval music to the pipes and drums of an elite military group;
  • Special events, including a remarkable illusionist and his breathtaking, state-of-the-art magic, and a powerful presentation of letters written by soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“The Nazareth Arts Center is one of the many cultural institutions that make Rochester a great place to live and work, and the renovated facility will benefit our entire community. When the Nazareth Arts Center succeeds, we all succeed,” M&T Bank Regional President Dan Burns. The Nazareth College Arts Center’s 2012-2013 Subscription Series is sponsored by M&T Bank, Wendy’s Restaurants of Rochester, and the New York State Council on the Arts.





Visual and Performing Arts at Nazareth College

The Nazareth College departments in the visual and performing arts will present an exciting 2012-2013 season of exhibitions, concerts, and performances.

Department of Art

the past decade, Nazareth has built two new state-of-the-art galleries to serve the College and the community. Exhibitions in the Arts Center Gallery and Colacino Gallery are free of charge and open to the public. For information about Arts Center Gallery exhibitions and gallery hours, please go to or call 585-389-5073. For information about Colacino Gallery exhibitions, please go to or call 585-389-2532.

Department of Music

The Department of Music presents numerous recitals and performances which are free and open to the public. The Nazareth College Community Music Program offers year-round lessons and classes for area students ages 4-80. For more information on these activities, call 585-389-2700 or visit for a complete schedule.

Department of Theatre Arts

2012-2013 Season
The Nazareth College Department of Theatre Arts’ play season has often been listed among the top ten nationally by The Princeton Review. This year will feature four productions including Mad Forest, Ordinary Days, Plaza Suite, and The Threepenny Opera. Like every year, all the roles, scenery, costumes, and lighting will be designed and built by Nazareth College faculty and students.

Very reasonably priced, these evenings can be magical and will give the audience a chance to see and support young talent.

Mad Forest
by Caryl Churchill
October 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m.
October 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.
$12 regular admission, $11 for seniors, and $10 for students (Nazareth students free)
Callahan Theater
Internationally known playwright Caryl Churchill took young actors from London to Romania shortly after the fall of the Ceausescu regime and devised this story of two families and their lives before and after the revolution. Part fiction, part docudrama, the play conjures up a chilling picture of the lives of the ordinary people of Romania, both living in a dictatorship and scrambling to find their way in the chaotic times after December 1989.

Ordinary Days
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
November 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m.
November 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.
$17 regular admission, $16 for seniors, and $15 for students (Nazareth students free)
Studio A48
Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical about all of us … and how we affect each others’ lives without even knowing it.

Plaza Suite
by Neil Simon
February 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m.
February 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.
$12 regular admission, $11 for seniors, and $10 for students (Nazareth students free)
Studio A48
Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is painted, and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before, and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. The last couple is a mother and father arguing about the best way to get their daughter out of the suite and down to the ballroom where her wedding guests await her.

The Threepenny Opera
Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
April 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m.
April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.
$17 regular admission, $16 for seniors, and $15 for students (Nazareth students free)
Callahan Theater
Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay’s 18th-century The Beggar’s Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife.


Discounted, Subscription Series – as well as Full-price, non-subscription tickets – are on sale now via the Box Office 585-389-2170 or online at

The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus, at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618. Regular box office hours are Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m. until curtain time on performance days.

Subscribe with Five! Subscribe to five or more different shows as part of the 2012-2013 Arts Center’s Season, and receive exclusive benefits:

  • Discounted prices for all Arts Center shows presented as part of the 2012-2013 season.
  • Option to purchase additional seats throughout the season at reduced subscriber prices.
  • Half-price tickets to Nazareth College Department of Theatre Arts performances.
  • First opportunity to renew for the following season.
  • Invitations to Subscriber’s Choice* events.

* Subscribers Choice events:
This season we will offer a drum lesson, a Salsa dance lesson, two puppet-making classes, and a class on how to draw your own comic strip. There is no additional fee for Subscribers to attend these events, however, registration through the Box Office is required: 585-389-2170.

Please Note: Ticket orders will be filled in the order in which they are received. All events presented as part of the 2012-2013 Arts Center Season are reserved seating. (Department of Theatre Arts ticketing may differ).

About the Nazareth College Arts Center

For more than 40 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has served as a venue and educational resource for students, educators, visual and performing artists, and audiences to create, study, and experience all areas of the arts. These cultural programs support the College’s curriculum in music, art, and theatre arts, and provide area residents with opportunities to experience exceptional dance, children’s theatre, and international entertainment.

The Nazareth College Arts Center:

  • is a non-profit institution
  • attracts more than 80,000 adults and children annually.
  • is the premier presenter of world-class dance, children’s theatre, and international entertainment in Rochester.
  • is the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance, as well as the home of Rochester Children’s Theatre and Bach Children’s Chorus.
  • houses the Nazareth College departments of art, music, and theatre arts, which present exceptional theatre productions, musicals, operas, recitals, and art exhibitions each year (events are open to the public).
  • serves as a venue for auditions, art classes, music lessons, recitals, fundraisers, lectures, community theater productions, camps, workshops, and graduations.
  • provides access to master classes, school performances, and subscription series shows for underserved youth.
  • presents an annual Dance Festival each July.

Sponsor Information

The Nazareth College Arts Center’s 2012-2013 Subscription Series is sponsored by M&T Bank, Wendy’s Restaurants of Rochester, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Nazareth College Arts Center is the Rochester region's premiere mid-size theater and venue for world-class dance, children's theatre and international entertainment. The Arts Center brings to Rochester many of the same shows enjoyed by audiences at New York's Lincoln Center or the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The 2010 Princeton Review names Nazareth College the 6th Best College Theater in the country (up from #9 in 2009.) The Nazareth College Arts Center is the home of Rochester Children's Theatre and the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and Garth Fagan Dance. For additional information, visit

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