- Geva is the most attended regional theater in New York State and has been one of the top 25 regional theaters in the country for ticket sales.
- In keeping with Rochester's artistic bent, Geva has about 10,000 season ticket holders, more than any other outlet (including sports) in Rochester.
- Kathy Bates, Robert Downey Jr., and Samuel L. Jackson have all performed at Geva (before they were famous).
- Over 85 plays and musicals developed at Geva have been produced across America and internationally over the past 15 years.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Geva Theatre Center
Another big-city institution in the small town of Rochester is Geva Theatre Center (or is it Theater Centre?). Geva, located in downtown Rochester, is considered a prominent regional theater. To be honest, I have no idea what a regional theater means - according to Wikipedia, a regional theater in the United States most often refers to a professional theater outside of New York City. In any event, it's safe to say that Geva is an anchor institution in Rochester's cultural landscape:
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Love Rochester! All these amenities and cultural outlets with little to no hassle! Live life without sitting in traffic all day! Carpe Diem!ReplyDelete
Geva is only getting stronger after raising ~$10 million in their Front & Center campaign. They are using the money to make improvements at the theatre, improve housing for visiting artists, and to increase their endowment to ensure they remain a strong organization long into the future.ReplyDelete
I go every year to see A Christmas Carol and try to attend other shows throughout the year. Their productions are always top notch.