School of the Arts 2016-17 Performance Schedule
We ARE School of the Arts!
SOTA is the leader in public education for the Greater Rochester community. Chosen as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek, The Daily Beast and US News & World Report, SOTA is a beacon of hope and source of pride for our city. For more than 30-years, it has been the top performing school in the Rochester City School District boasting the highest attendance and graduation rates and the lowest drop-out rate of any local urban secondary school. More than 90% of SOTA’s graduates further their education after graduation. SOTA’s mission is student success… academic, artistic and humanistic. Our arts-based educational philosophy melds the electricity of the creative arts and energy of academic learning together! Learn more at www.sotarochester.org.
Click here to download the complete 2016-17 Season brochure. Ticket prices are listed below.
April 8, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Building
at Manhattan Square Park in Downtown Rochester
Sponsored by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Segar & Sciortino
Class Acts features performances by SOTA students and faculty plus a Silent Auction, Raffles, Food & Wine and so much more.
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DANCE CONCERT 2017
Produced & Directed by the School of the Arts Dance Department
March 3 at 7 PM
March 4 at 7 PM
March 5 at 2 PM
ALLEN MAIN STAGE THEATRE
One of SOTA’s most-loved signature events, DANCE CONCERT 2017 is a must-see for audiences of all ages. Be there when the Allen Main Stage Theatre explodes with energy and heart-pounding excitement. SOTA’s Dance faculty and Dance majors create an unforgettable evening of compelling choreography to captivate the imagination and excite the senses.
IN THE HEIGHTS
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Lorie Dengler Dewey
April 28, 29 at 7 PM
May 5, 6 at 7 PM
April 30 and May 7 at 2 PM
ALLEN MAIN STAGE THEATRE
Winner of four Tony Awards, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant, colorful community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet and the breeze carries the music of three generations. It’s a community on the brink of change… full of hopes and dreams and the biggest struggle is deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind.
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE
June 2 at 6 PM
ALLEN MAIN STAGE
The Student Choreography Showcase features the works of School of the Arts' Dance majors in Grades 9-11. It is an exciting evening of compelling choreography to captivate the imagination and excite the senses.
THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
By Steven Stack
Directed by Edward H. Myers, Jr.
June 2 and 3 at 7 PM
June 3 and 4 at 2 PM
BLACK BOX THEATRE
Summer camp. The memories. The s’mores. The campfire. The ghost stories. Dani is out alone in the middle of the woods at night without a flashlight. She meets three girls from another camp and the new friends tell ghost stories to pass the time. Only one story remains to be told… a story none of them saw coming!
THE VISUAL ARTS AT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
SOTA’s Visual Arts Department proudly presents the 2016-2017 season of art exhibits. Each exhibition reflects the talents, imagination and artistry of the SOTA’s Visual Arts majors. Join us as we celebrate another exciting aspect of the arts at School of the Arts.
DAVID SILVERY GALLEY Opening Receptions at 6 PM
|March 3||Senior Art Opening Two|
|March 23||Senior Art Opening Three|
|April 28||Foundations I and II|
$10.00 - Adults
Advance sale tickets for the School of the Arts 2014-2015 production season are available only online. Please visit www.sotarochester.org and click on the “Box Office” link.
There is an 8% service charge for all online tickets orders. Tickets may be purchased at the door one-hour prior to show times, pending availability. SOTA accepts cash, major credit cards and checks at the door.