Due to personal reasons, the SummerStage Show Stopper performance is being postponed to a later date. What was originally scheduled for July 15th & 16th, will now be on hold until further notice.

The directors of the show are sorry to cancel July's performance dates, but ensure they will be back some time in the early fall.

Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar however are still going on as planned. If interested, they are being held Wednesday, July 6th at 5:00pm. Material for those interested in auditioning for a lead role are available on Rome Capitol's website.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Live performance on the big stage is finally coming back to Rome this summer in full swing and YOU can be a part of it.

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SummerStage is an annual tradition at Rome Capitol Theater that spans over three decades. Since 1989, the program has drawn people from all over Central New York to participate. Some even use it to build their resume to go on and make a name for themselves on Broadway. In the end, everyone there builds relationships and friendships to last a life time.

Since 2019, the last show to hit the stage was Mama Mia. The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on the shows or even the thought of being able to hold a rehearsal. But that all changes this summer.

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For the first time in three years SummerStage is back with not one, but two shows at Rome Capitol Theater. The first will be a concert, looking back at all the years of SummerStage and the second brings a well known musical to the big stage.

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SummerStage Showstoppers

Where: Rome Capitol Theater
When: July 15th & 16th - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

SummerStage community theater is back in a big way. Join the Capitol for a celebration of over 30 years of SummerStage productions. So many of their talented performs from over the years are coming back for one night.

There will be solos, duets, and larger ensemble numbers from some of the most beloved musicals of all time. Many of which will feature those who originated the roles on the Capitol stage.

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You'll hear your favorite songs from musicals like "Les Misérables", "Hairspray", "Rent", "Spamalot", and even "West Side Story".

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Where: Rome Capitol Theater
Auditions: Wednesday, July 6th - 5:00pm
Showtime: August 4th-6th

Words cannot describe how excited they are to be putting on this show. Jesus Christ Superstar is a sung-through rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Time Rice. The musical loosely follows the final period of Jesus' life, though it is told through other perspectives with allusions to modern life.

Anyone can audition for the show. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, July 6th. Ensemble auditions are from 5pm-6:30pm, with lead auditions beginning at 6:30pm. The show itself will be on August 4th, 5th and 6th.

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If you are interested in being a part of the show, but don't want to be on stage, join the stage crew. You can do so by contacting Stage Manager Allison Young. Get more information on both shows by visiting Rome Capitol Theater's website.

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