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May 2019

The Count of Monte Cristo

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$7 – $10

In this 2002 action-packed film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s classic adventure novel, a wrongly imprisoned sailor plots his escape and uses a hidden treasure to exact revenge on the friend who framed him.

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Eilen Jewell

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bottomless Brewing, 3543 East Lake Rd
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$25

Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.” For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, on Signature Sounds,…

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June 2019

Paris is Burning

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$7 – $10

Paris is Burning (1990) depicts a New York fashion subculture. Shot in the late 1980s by Jennie Livingston, the documentary examines how a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers build sustenance, creativity, and family. Exploring ballroom culture – and defining and re-defining words like “house,” “mother,” “shade” “voguing” and “Realness” – Paris is Burning draws a series of incisive character portraits. The movie writes a complex essay on class, race, identity, and the transformative powers of…

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The Singing OUT Tour with Heather Mae and Crys Matthews

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$20

Ask anyone about the new generation of social justice music-makers and they’ll mention either Heather Mae or Crys Matthews. Mae, a powerhouse performer and earthshaking vocalist, has turned her personal struggle with mental health and body image into an empowering message of self-love, a universal light force that shines for every audience member. Matthews is a powerful lyricist whose songs of compassionate dissent reflect her lived experience as what she lightheartedly calls “the poster-child for intersectionality.” These two singer-songwriters have…

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Stonewall Rising

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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Free

This 2010 documentary looks at the role of the June, 1969 Stonewall Riots – so named for the Greenwich Village gay hotel and bar, the Stonewall Inn, in front of which the riots occurred – in gay liberation and the foundation of gay rights in the United States is presented. The riots are largely seen as the turning point in establishing what gay rights there are today. The societal situation for homosexual men and women – including the laws of…

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Bohemian Rhapsody

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$7 – $10

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers of his time. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen,…

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Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$39.50 – $65

Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global name in music by reimagining American roots forms as songs that moved with the atmospheric grace of jazz.

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August 2019

Pat Metheny Side Eye

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$35 – $55

Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season. Pat explains “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way.” Pat continues “From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians giving me a platform to develop my thing through the prism of their experience and the particular demands…

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October 2019

The Second City

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$28.50 – $38.50

There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City…it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ‘59! Come witness the next generation of comedy superstars put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today. From sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv, The Second City will leave you rolling in the aisles! *Cue mic drop.* Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is…

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December 2019

Havana Hop

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$6.50

HAVANA HOP is a children’s tale of culture and confidence! Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice from her mother and mentors, Yeila begins her journey to find her roots, get confidence and be amazing! Travel with Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play where one actress…

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Havana Hop

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$6.50

HAVANA HOP is a children’s tale of culture and confidence! Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice from her mother and mentors, Yeila begins her journey to find her roots, get confidence and be amazing! Travel with Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play where one actress…

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February 2020

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES

February 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 11:00am

The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$6.50

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a…

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 11:00am

The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$6.50

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a…

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May 2020

As You Like It

May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY United States
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$6.50

Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While disguised as a man, Rosalind meets fellow outcasts in the forest, including the dashing and lovesick Orlando. Determined to woo him, Rosalind persuades Orlando in her male disguise to win her heart. For only if Orlando loves her as a man will Rosalind know he truly loves her. With a ten-person ensemble, National Players melds classic…

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As You Like It

May 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY United States
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$6.50

Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While disguised as a man, Rosalind meets fellow outcasts in the forest, including the dashing and lovesick Orlando. Determined to woo him, Rosalind persuades Orlando in her male disguise to win her heart. For only if Orlando loves her as a man will Rosalind know he truly loves her. With a ten-person ensemble, National Players melds classic…

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