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SHOWS & TICKETS

19-20 Season
Subscriptions & Show Day Pass Request
Blackfriars Comedy Series
Drag Story Hour
Hourglass Play Reading Series
Season Soiree

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SHOWS & TICKETS

19-20 Season
Subscriptions & Show Day Pass Request
Blackfriars Comedy Series
Drag Story Hour
Hourglass Play Reading Series
Season Soiree

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Current Season B


CURRENT SEASON

19-20 SEASON

Current Season B


CURRENT SEASON

19-20 SEASON

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Subscriptions 19-20 Page


Subscriptions 19-20 Page


SUBSCRIBE NOW!

There are now FOUR ways to create your season at Blackfriars.  Choose from:

The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life.
— Arthur Miller
  • 6-Show Seated Season - choose your seats before everyone else, get immediate discounts on the summer production and our Season Soiree! and save up to 33% - that means one season show is free!

  • 3- or 4-Show Flex Pass - choose a 3 or 4 pack of tickets to be used for any show(s) in any way you'd like and get the most flexibility and a savings of up to 20%!

  • 6-Show Day Pass - the deepest discount with the ability to make last minute decisions and make your reservations in your own time, plus receive up to 40% off single tickets!

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Blackfriars Comedy Series


BLACKFRIARS COMEDY SERIES

Blackfriars Comedy Series


BLACKFRIARS COMEDY SERIES

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Blackfriars Comedy Series
Unleashed! Improv and guests!

The BCS was created in 2015 and offers the Blackfriars audience and the Rochester Community a season of hysterical long form improv, original themed comedy specials and dark, irreverent sketch comedy!

2019-2020 Season will be announced in September 2019!

TICKET PRICES: $12 pre-sale | $15 at the door

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Drag Story Hour


Drag Story Hour with Mrs. Kasha Davis

Drag Story Hour


Drag Story Hour with Mrs. Kasha Davis

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Blackfriars Theatre is proud to present a third season of Drag Story Hour with Mrs. Kasha Davis! This free, family-friendly program features inclusive children’s stories read by RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mrs. Kasha Davis. Books will focus on themes of acceptance, love, identity and diversity. Each event includes a story, live music, a dance party and a themed craft activity. Drag Story Hour teaches love and acceptance, gives strength to kids who see themselves differently, and serves as a resource for parents who need support or want to learn more. Drag Story Hour with Mrs. Kasha Davis is presented in partnership with The Out Alliance.

Drag Story Hour is a program of Blackfriars Theatre and takes place at the theatre.


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The 2019-2020 Season of Drag Story Hour with Mrs. Kasha Davis is sponsored by:


DRAG STORY HOUR 2019-2020 SEASON*

SATURDAY, JULY 20 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.


*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES: 9:30 A.M & 11:30 A.M.*
EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE AT BLACKFRIARS THEATRE.


“Children need adults to provide them with the opportunity to express their true and authentic selves and I believe we need children to remind us that no matter how complicated adults make this world, we are all seeking one common goal: TO BE LOVED.” - Mrs. Kasha Davis.

2019-2020 Season Reading List:
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart (July 20)
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy
A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

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Hourglass Play Reading Series


HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES

Hourglass Play Reading Series


HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES

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Hourglass Play Reading Series is an official program of Blackfriars Theatre. Founded in 2010 by Sandi Henschel, Barbara Lobb and Maria Scipione, HPRS continues to present readings of thoughtful, well-crafted plays that explore culturally relevant themes, and give voice to diverse stories. Leading the team for the 2019-2020 Season are Co-Artistic Directors Jodi Beckwith and Eric Evans, as well as Associate Producers Eno Okung, Jack Simel and Esther Winter. 

The Hourglass Play Reading Series productions are free with donations accepted at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged - reservation form on the 2019-2020 Season page (button below). For more information about the Hourglass Play Reading Series, email Hourglass@blackfriars.org. 


All readings are cast through an audition process. Please click here for more information on auditions.
Director submissions can be made through emailing info@blackfriars.org. Please include resume/cover letter with your submission.

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Season Soiree


SEASON SOIREE

Season Soiree


SEASON SOIREE

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A unique, interactive fundraising event

Join Blackfriars Theatre for a fundraising event to benefit our Summer Intensive educational programming and be a part of the Fifth Annual Season Soirée. Experience a unique night of musical theatre, comedy, parlor games, raffles, delightful desserts and drinks.

Plus, YOU pick next Season's big musical!

During the evening, along with being treated to light comedy and artistic surprises, you'll enjoy a selection of performances from musical theatre titles under consideration for the coming season and be given the opportunity to vote on the show you'd most like to see next year. At the end of the evening, the entries will be tallied and we'll unveil the big musical of your 2020-2021 Blackfriars Season!

SAVE THE DATE: November 23rd, 2019

 EVENT: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | Reception at 7pm | Musical Program at 8pm.

VENUE: To be announced at Season Announcement Event - February 18th at 7 p.m.

FUNDRAISING DETAILS: Attendees have the opportunity to purchase Voting Chips. Throughout the night, you will be given the chance to cast votes for your favorite show. Each chip is the equivalent of one vote. Purchase as many Voting Chips as you like – all proceeds will go directly to support Blackfriars Theatre Summer Intensive (BTSI) educational programming. At the end of the night, all the chips cast will be counted and the show with the most Voting Chips will be programmed in our 2020-2021 Season! Vote often to ensure your favorite musical will grace the boards of our 71st Season – and support Blackfriars Educational Programming with every chip purchased! Voting Chips are available during the event only. Titles of shows under consideration will be unveiled at the event. In addition to these voting chips, Soirée attendees can support the theatre by buying raffle tickets and participating in our Soirée wine pull.

TICKETS: To go on sale beginning February 18th, 2019

Can't make the event but still want to support the blackfriars theatre summer intensive? 
You can make a tax deductible gift by clicking the button below! 


To see what the Season Soirée is all about, check out the gallery below from the 2018 Season Soirée
where Next to Normal was chosen as the musical for the 2019-2020 season!

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Fringe Festival


THE KEYBANK ROCHESTER FRINGE FESTIVAL
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Fringe Festival


THE KEYBANK ROCHESTER FRINGE FESTIVAL
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The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
September 12-22, 2018

Ten days of enthusiasm, creativity, energy, generosity and inspiring dedication to our Rochester community. Blackfriars Theatre is always honored and thrilled to be a part of The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival!  Visit their website for more information at rochesterfringe.com

The 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will return in September 2019.