2016-2017 39th Season
The 2016-2017 season has closed, and what a season it was! Below you’ll find some notes about what happened in the Geneva Theatre Guild (but visit group pages to see more about the shows from Geneva Theatre Guild Youth Theatre and the Nancy Curvin Playground Players).
We won’t be gone long! Keep your eyes and ears open for news about what’s coming next in our 40th season.
Directed by Steve Duprey, “Young Frankenstein” was presented at the Smith Opera House and a smashing success! (Several fans even wrote to us to tell us that they enjoyed the show.)
We had profound support from so many individuals and businesses in our community. We couldn’t have done it without you!
The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Nicholas Goodman, “The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet” was presented at the Geneva High School Auditorium and Oh the places they went! The show was a fantastic success!
Thank you to all of the youth that came out for this show to make it such a great success!
Thanks to you all for an amazing Playwrights/Playreadings! Unfortunately, none of our playwrights (Robin Pond, Len Cuthbert, and Kat Meads) could join us this year, but “Roses for the Sweetheart,” “Posthumous Friends,” “Matched,” and “Missing” all proved to be food for thought, and even a little laughter.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And then some!)
Thank you everyone for making Every Christmas Story Ever Told so enjoyable! Thanks to theatre fans who attended our Community Giving Matinee, we were able to donate $100 to the Geneva Community Center.
2015-2016: Our 38th Season
Youth Theater Summer Musical: “Through The Looking Glass”
Celebrating 30 Years of Youth Theatre!
The Youth Theatre Musical, directed by Tina Crandall-Gommel was a wonderful show! Thank you to our sponsors, The Wyckoff Family Foundation, The Lyons National Bank and the Geneva Rotary Club.
The Summer Musical: “Beauty and the Beast”
Beauty and the Beast was so well received, audience members flooded the street and sidewalk outside the Smith Opera House to congratulate the cast!
The production was directed by Damian Grzeskowiak, with Musical Direction by Holly Blueye, and Choreography by Emily Hanley.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill thrilled Geneva audiences! Carmella Gentile-Rondon channeled the great jazz singer, Billie Holiday to perfection. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill was the directorial debut of Sean Britton-Milligan, mentored by Steve Duprey in GTG’s first Mentor/New Directors program.
Circle Mirror Transformation
What a wonderful production of Annie Baker’s Obie Award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation. Directed by Chris Woodworth the show opened at the McDonald Theatre in the brand new Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Actors Joanne Saracino, John King, Emily Fisher, Jason Kinsey and Tayah Payne embodied their characters and the community theatre theme wonderfully!
2014-2015: Our 37th Season
It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… it’s Superman!
The cast and crew of “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman had a grand time with this throwback to the Super hero era! The show was based on the comic book character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The music is by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. The book is by David Newman and Robert Benton. Superman went up on the boards of the Geneva High School Stage with the following local talent: Superman (Kyle Caster), Lois Lane (Nicolette Nault), Jim Morgan (Damon Fletcher), Dr. Abner Sedgewick (Connor Hibbard), Max Mencken (Derek Corsner), Sydney (Phoebe Lehman), Perry White (Vincent Johnson), Kenneth Banghart (Derek Corsner), Father Ling (Tayah Payne), Ling Sons (Tonianne Rowe, Makayla Maynard, Evelyn Balzer, Camren Derby-Lynch, and Carmine Cafiero.) The multitalented ensemble is comprised of: Amanda Barnes , Laurel Kendrick, Anna Barnes, Aemilia Lehman, Alexus Lynn Coleman, Manon Lesault, Orianna Carrasquel, Taylor L’Huillier, Paige Case, Celeste Millerd, Ashleigh David, Sierra Mitchell, Sara Delcano, Sydney Moore, Kate Equinozzi, Kexie Parker, Lily Feinberg, Abbey Ritter, Briana Johnson, Samantha Steinlicht, Beatrice Keenan, and Emma Thomas.
Shrek the Musical
Shrek garners Theatre Association of New York State roving adjudicator awards: Adjudicator: Paul Nelson. Excellence in Overall Technical Design and Execution to Craig Deisering, R.J. Rapoza, Pam Rapoza and their Production Staff. Excellence in Technical Design and Execution to Todd Lamar for his creation of the Dragon. Excellence in Costume Design and Execution to AErin Lanphear. Meritorious Achievement in Performance to the Cast. Shrek is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film.
The three person cast of Steve Duprey, Kathryn Snyder and Aaron Landcastle were superb in the 2 act play, “Match.” “Match” was directed by Larry Ann Evans, produced by Jen Mitchell, with sets by Debi Collins, Stage Manager Sean Britton-Milligan, and lights and sound by Katie Duprey. The show opened at “The Pat”, The Pat Collins Black Box Theatre at the Geneva Community Center, May 7.
Need More Drama Friendraiser
Thank you to everyone who attended our friendraiser! And thank you to “The Flounge” for hosting the excellent event