2019-2020 Season

Greeting and Welcome!​

Join us for our 2019-2020 Season! The lineup includes two world premieres, two interactive experiences, two world famous entertainers, and numerous opportunities for kids and teens to take the stage. Tickets for OFC’s 2019-2020 season are now on sale.

OFC Creations Presents the Off-Broadway Hit Show...

Dixie's Tupperware Party

January 24-26, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre Cabaret Stage

This hilarious Off-Broadway show comes to Rochester for the very first time, featuring Dixie Longate, the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party out of the living room and into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter from her outrageously funny tales, homespun wisdom, audience participation and uses for Tupperware that you never thought possible.

 

For anyone who has ever felt like they don’t matter, Dixie’s Tupperware Party is a southern tale of empowerment that leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little fresher. Adult Content - enjoyable for children ages 16 & up.

“Not your grandmother’s Tupperware Party!”
---NBC Today Show
"I was laughing too hard to breathe!"
--LA Times
"Dixie is a Marvel! A Nonstop Adrenaline Boost!"
--Theatermania
"Dixie is all smiles and Sweet sugar!"
---Associated Press

"Pure theatrical bliss!"
---NYTheatre.com

Limited on stage seating available.

VIP Tickets include first row seating, pre-show meet and greet 1hr prior, and includes one 16-ounce Tupperware Tumbler.

Performances:  Friday, January 24 at 8PM, Saturday, January 25 at 2PM,
Saturday, January 25 at 8PM, and Sunday, January 26 at 2PM

Thank you to our supporters!

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OFC Creations Presents

ROC the LOVE!

A Benefit for the Arc of Monroe
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Comedy @ the Carlson

ROC the LOVE is a benefit variety performance for the Arc of Monroe. From comedy to vocals to dance... ROC the LOVE is dedicated to inclusion, love, and bringing our community together. Featuring performances by  Sky Sands, Thomas Warfield, Diane Chevron, Dresden Engle, Garth Fagan Dance, and many more. Join us for an unforgettable performance as we start 2020 off with nothing but love!

For over 60 years, The Arc of Monroe has provided a variety of programs and services for over 1,400 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the Rochester community.

Performances:  Saturday, February 15 at 2PM

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OFC Creations Presents

The Lion King Jr
February 21-22, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre Cabaret Stage

Featuring OFC Creations' Youth Performers! The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.  The Lion King Jr follows the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa.

 

Featuring hit songs like "The Circle of Life," "I Just Can't Wait To Be King," "Be Prepared," and many more. 

Performances:  Friday, February 21 at 7PM; Saturday, February 22 at 2PM; Saturday, February 22 at 6PM

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OFC Creations Presents

Sinatra at the Sands Reprise

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Kodak Center Studio Theatre

Sinatra at the Sands Reprise recreates the 1966 show with Frank and the Count Basie Band and features Frank Torchio’s rendering of the Chairman of the Board and The Russell Scarbrough Orchestra swinging like the Count. The Reprise Show includes many definitive readings of the songs most closely identified with Sinatra, such as "Come Fly With Me," "The Lady is a Tramp," "I’ve Got You Under My Skin," and "Luck be a Lady," as well as comedy & impressions. "Sinatra at the Sands Reprise" stars Frank Torchio and full 12-piece orchestra on stage.

 

Frank Torchio has been performing for over four decades – as a vocal impersonator and comic impressionist. In the 1980s he performed at comedy clubs in Manhattan, such as, The Comic Strip and The Improv. In 1995, Frank won first place as Rochester’s Funniest Bigshot at Rochester’s Geva Theatre‘s fundraiser, Stand Up for Geva. In 2003, Frank began singing with Nik Entertainment’s Rochester Rat Pack and shortly thereafter, he formed Frank’s Rat Pack.

 

VIP Tickets (first 5 rows at $35) includes priority front seating, a post-show meet and greet with Frank, and an autographed Frank Torchio head-shot photo.

Performances:  Saturday, February 29 at 7:30PM

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Judith Ranaletta and OFC Creations Present

Man of La Mancha
March 4-8, 2020 at the Rochester Century Club

Directed by Judith Ranaletta

The show will be uniquely staged like never-before-seen throughout several rooms of the Rochester Century Club as a moving interactive experience. Become part of the show as the audience moves through the mansion while understanding the show from a new perspective.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself Don Quixote and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. Featuring classic numbers including “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird,” the story transforms the prisoners and touches the audience.

VIP Tickets include prime seating in each of the rooms and a complimentary glass of champagne.

Performances:  Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30PM, Thursday, March 5 at 7:30PM, Friday, March 6 at 7:30PM, Saturday, March 7 at 2PM, Saturday, March 7 at 7:30PM, Sunday, March 8 at 2PM, and Sunday, March 8 at 7:30PM

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OFC Creations' Youth Performers Present

Mamma Mia!

March 13-14, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre Main Stage

Performed by OFC Creations teen students. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Performances:  Friday, March 13 at 7PM; Saturday, March 14 at 2PM;
and Saturday, March 14 at 6PM

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OFC Creations Presents

Seth Rudetsky's
Big Fat Broadway Show

March 20-21, 2020 at the Kodak Center Studio Theatre
 

Sirius/XM radio’s Broadway host Seth Rudetsky is bringing his hilarious one-man show to Rochester! Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show is described as a combination of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Tony Awards,” and “The Daily Show”. The 90 minute tour-de-force features Rudetsky’s trademark “deconstructions,” in which he uses his amazing audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas  (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley) as well as showcase mind-boggling videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from Fiddler On The Roof. Seriously. He does an entire section on Barbra Streisand, who actually came to the show in Los Angeles … and loved it! This award-winning show recently played to a sold-out crowd in London where it received 5-star reviews and was called “Blindingly brilliant” “Fantastic” “Hysterical,” a “must-see,” and “Nothing short of brilliant!”

Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including DREAMGIRLS with Audra MacDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and HAIR with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination). In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing “Magic to Do” in a devastating unitard) in THE RITZ directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed RHAPSODY IN SETH (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on LAW AND ORDER C.I. and had a recurring role on ALL MY CHILDREN. As an author, he penned the non-fiction Q GUIDE TO BROADWAY, the novel BROADWAY NIGHTS and the recently published MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN (Random House). BROADWAY NIGHTS is available on Audible.com starring Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin and Jonathan Groff and MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hiltly. Seth played himself on Kathy Griffin; My Life on the D-List, was the vocal coach on MTV’s LEGALLYLONDE reality show and starred opposite Sutton Foster in THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG for the Actors Fund. Recently, he co-wrote and starred in DISASTER! (which the NY TIMES called a “triumph”), and he currently writes a weekly column on Playbill.com.

Performances:  Friday, March 20 at 7:30PM; Saturday, March 21 at 1PM

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OFC Creations Presents

Memories of Elvis

March 21-22, 2020 at the Kodak Center Studio Theatre

Starring Patrick Johnson

In his brand new show, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, Patrick Johnson, will be coming the Kodak Center with the King's greatest hit! Songs include: Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy Unchained Melody, Can’t Help Falling in Love, and many more. Patrick's show is appropriate for the whole family and will get you singing and dancing with the King!

Patrick Johnson is considered by many to be one of the elite tribute artists in the entertainment business. As a leading Elvis Presley tribute artist, he has traveled far and wide; recreating the music and excitement of Elvis Presley in concerts, casinos, and corporate events throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Audiences at Chicago’s Hard Rock Café, Kodak Center, and Finger Lakes Casino in Canandaigua, NY have all enjoyed the music of “The King” in his shows.

VIP Tickets (first 4 rows) include a post-show meet and greet with the king and an autographed Patrick Johnson head-shot photo.

Performances:  Saturday, March 21 at 7:30PM; Sunday, March 22 at 2PM

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OFC Creations' LGBT Show Series Presents

Leslie Jordan: Exposed

March 28, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre Main Stage

Join us in celebrating the new show from Emmy Award-winning Actor & Comedian LESLIE JORDAN in EXPOSED live for the first time in Rochester!


Best-known for his standout roles in “Sordid Lives”, “American Horror Story”, “The Help” Beverley Leslie on NBC's hit series “Will & Grace”, and SID from THE COOL KIDS on FOX. Mr. Jordan has charmed fans for over four decades! WARNING: EXPOSED may cause a great deal of laughter and a few tears!

 

EXPOSED has adult content and not suitable for all ages (18 plus)

VIP Tickets included priority seating and an autographed Leslie Jordan headshot photo.
Please note there are no Meet & Greets available for this performance.

Performance:  Saturday, March 28 at 8PM, 2020

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OFC Creations' Youth Performers Present

Heathers: School Edition

May 29-30, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre

Performed by OFC Creations teen students. Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously attractive new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

 

Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be New York’s most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?

Performances:  Friday, May 29 at 7PM, Saturday, May 30 at 2PM, 
Saturday, May 30 at 6PM

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OFC Creation's Presents

Schmoozing with Fran Drescher

June 12, 2020 at the Kodak Center Main Stage

Funny girl Fran Drescher shares, in her unique voice, both poignant and hilarious stories of her life. An ordinary girl from Queens who ends up living an extraordinary life and has seen it all! She shares her insights and wisdom of growth and life lessons that she learned the hard way. Recollections, vivid stories and humorous characters all thread together in the telling of this remarkable actress, survivor and activist's life. Memories of career, family and travel as well as fat Fran, thin Fran and every in between Fran. You'll laugh and cry as you enjoy a Schmooze-fest with Fran!

Drescher's first break was in the unforgettable movie, Saturday Night Fever (1977) with John Travolta. She continued to play small roles in movies, until she came up with the idea for The Nanny (1993). The Nanny became an instant success, and so did Drescher. Since then, she has been in films such as The Beautician and the Beast (1997) and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) co-starring Woody Allen. She is a cancer survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Drescher's new series, Indebted, will be released early 2020.


VIP Tickets ($130 first 3 rows) include a Meet & Greet with Fran and autographed head shot photo!

Performance:  Friday, June 12 at 8PM

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Additional spring 2020 performances and events will be announced later in the season. Please check back soon!

Please note: There are no refunds on tuition, tickets, rentals or ads. A small processing fee applies to all class and camp registrations as well as tickets.

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