A Cohort watches the show from the booth

"Wednesday night I did a cool thing. Jenn Lyons, the Stage Manager for "Little Shop of Horrors" at Geva allowed me to sit over her shoulder with a headset and to experience how theater takes place. If it wasn't for the stage manager, the actors would still be sitting in the green room and the … Continue reading A Cohort watches the show from the booth

Let’s Hear it for the Lady Who Lunches — Everybody Rise! by James McCusker

A Cohort Club Blog Post by James McCusker 7 January 2015 "A single piece of modern furniture changes everything. Stick an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman into your living room and suddenly that overstuffed La-Z-Boy now needs to be replaced with a Nelson Marshmallow couch. Out goes Uncle Charlie’s yard sale coffee table and in comes a … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Lady Who Lunches — Everybody Rise! by James McCusker

“We walked through the plan for eating people with puppets.”

Cohort report #2 LSOH   by Meredith Reiniger 5 January 2015  "Geva Theatre. Show time. I feel the magic. House lights bright, I take my subscription seat, ready for transportations. The set shouts “LOOK at spectacular me! Look for my messages.”  Soon darkness hides my present; I willingly suspend disbelief to become the proverbial little mouse … Continue reading “We walked through the plan for eating people with puppets.”

“You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em” By James McCusker

"You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em" By James McCusker 28 and 29 December 2014 Stephen Sondheim’s maxim “content dictates form” comes into play when constructing a production of any musical. But questions about the proper form can arise with content-crazy musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Batboy: The Musical or … Continue reading “You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em” By James McCusker

“It’s such a creative place and there’s so much more to it than what the public usually sees.” – Alanna Smith

"As a Rochester native I’ve been going to Geva shows for as long as I can remember, so I was appropriately geeking out at the chance to get a glimpse behind the curtain through the Cohort Club. The first rehearsal I attended was the first full read-through with the cast. When I walked in there … Continue reading “It’s such a creative place and there’s so much more to it than what the public usually sees.” – Alanna Smith

Like a Kid in a Flower Shop #gevaLittleShop #gevacohort

Like a Kid in a Flower Shop by James McCusker 19 December 2014 "Inside Geva Theatre’s third floor rehearsal hall a well-controlled flurry of seventy or so people are swirling about with chicken wings, green salads and drinks teetering in hand. This rough head count doesn’t include about four or five children and the small … Continue reading Like a Kid in a Flower Shop #gevaLittleShop #gevacohort

We Want YOU…

...to tell us a story! When was the last time you heard the phrase, “Not everything in life can be all about you…”? Annoying, right? Well, this fall, Geva is creating a new kind of play – and it is, in fact, all about you! We’re looking for your stories, your tales about Rochester, about … Continue reading We Want YOU…

“That was too good to miss.” #roc

  Tate DeCaro May 25, 2014 "I got a chance to see the play twice this past week. It was my first time seeing the full set (I’d only seen rehearsals in the rehearsal room upstairs), and I fell in love with it on sight.  On Wednesday night, I went to the show on my … Continue reading “That was too good to miss.” #roc

Cohort Year 2 Wrap Up: “one of the greatest testaments to human skill, ingenuity, and spirit that I know.”

“If you enjoy watching any creative process, an artist creating their work, this is something you just have to see!!“   We just finished up our second year of the Cohort Club. As reported last year, our first attempt was a smash success. In the same year that we initiated this program, Geva saw a rise … Continue reading Cohort Year 2 Wrap Up: “one of the greatest testaments to human skill, ingenuity, and spirit that I know.”

Opening Night #roc

  Opening Night -- Tinkers to Evers to Chance – By David and Anna Marie Barclay As members of director Sean Daniels' cohort club we have seen all of the stages of the Geva world premier production of Mat Smart's Tinkers to Evers to Chance.  We learned of the skill and creativity and hard work … Continue reading Opening Night #roc