Theatre and Dance Department

Monologues on Clarissa Street

September 6, 2020 | A48
Virtual Recording

Monologues on Clarissa Street was directed by award-winning actor and director, Mr. Gary Dewitt Marshall. This filmed, staged reading is a collection of relevant stories and voices of the 1930s-1960s from our own Rochester, NY and features several of our department’s BIPOC students. Many African-Americans escaping the domestic terrorism of the south to find work in the north found Rochester, NY, to be their home. While there, those that remained carved out thriving jazz, faith, and nightlife communities on what came to be known as Clarissa St. Monologues on Clarissa St, is their story. The Monologues on Clarissa Street Project demonstrates the power and impact of community based theatre. We are very proud of all of the students who contributed to this project.

Monologues on Clarissa Street Program


October 9-10, 2020
Virtual Recording

Music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis; book by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan

The musical tells the story of a young Charlie Chaplin growing up and how he became his famous "little tramp." The first act is devoted to the issues of growing and becoming a man who realizes that he wants to be in the filming industry, which was at the very beginning of its ascent. A second act tells how he got into the world of cinema, which was then very similar to classical theater with its constant exaggerations in facial expressions, movements, makeup, and even in the manner of the play — and how he tried to change it.


Charlie Brown's Christmas

November 19, 2020 | A48
Virtual Recording

By Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez  and Lee Mendelson; stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer

By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Senior Showcase and Senior Showcase NYC

March 2020

Spring Dance Concert

March 27-28, 2020



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For tickets to all other performances, contact the Theatre and Dance department, 585-389-2603.