The curtain closes on our 2016-2017 season.

Stay tuned for info on our next season!

“Rarely Done brings incredibly diverse and original performing arts to CNY.”

Rarely Done Productions is a performing arts organization that offers alternative, original, and seldom-seen works. Our mission is to engage and enlighten audiences interested in innovative art and entertainment through quality productions of theatre, dance, art, and music.

Main Stage 2016-17

Check out the amazing line up of shows we brought you during our 12th season!

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by Del Shores

October 7th – 22nd

A ‘colorful’ family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.

For mature audiences.

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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

November 4th – 19th

This one act musical song-cycle tells the story of an ordinary girl from England who journeys to America in search of love. Her numerous misadventures begin in NYC taking her to Hollywood, and eventually back to Manhattan. Features the Lloyd Webber hits Tell Me on a Sunday, Unexpected Song and Take That Look Off Your Face.

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Created and Written by
James Hindman and Ray Roderick

Music Arrangements by
John Glaudini

December 2nd – 17th

This revue takes a wry and knowing look at a stressful season. The show explores everything from parody (“The 12 Steps of Christmas”) to the traditional (“O Holy Night”). Join us for this light and lively way to take your mind off the holiday crush.

by Jamie Morris

February 10th – 18th

This irreverent romp strips everything tasteful from of the Academy Award-winning horror classic, The Silence of the Lambs! You won’t want to miss the butch FBI agent, Clarice Starling, track down serial killer Buffalo Bill before he completes his infamous “Woman Suit.” But first, to get to Bill, she has to face down the mack daddy of murderers: Dr. Hannibal Licked-Her!

For mature audiences.

by Brandon Ogborn

February 24th – March 11th

Based on actual interviews, This two-act play that transcends the tabloids to discover the truth behind the marriage of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and The Church of Scientology. Oh, and it’s a comedy.

Starring Jordan Glaski, Carmen Viviano-Crafts, Jason Timothy, Anne Fitzgerald, Joshua Kimball, and Roy VanNorstrand

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by Jason Robert Brown

April 21st – May 6th

This musical explores a five-year relationship between Jamie, a rising novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress. Cathy’s story, told in reverse chronological order, and Jamie’s, chronologically told, sharing two unique perspectives on love, life and loss.

Starring Aubry Panek and Paul Thompson

Rarely Done’s Past Productions

by Patrick Marber

Songs for a New World
by Jason Robert Brown

Looking for Normal
by Jane Anderson

Baylin’s Monster
by Michael Grady

Sordid Lives
by Del Shores

Torch Song Trilogy
by Harvey Fierstein

Never the Sinner
by John Logan

Sin (A Cardinal Deposed)
by Michael Murphy

Debbie Does Dallas, The Musical!
by Susan L. Schwartz
Andrew Sherman
Tom Kitt
Jonathan Callicutt

Musical of Musicals, The Musical!
by Joanne Bogart
Eric Rockwell

Baby with the Bathwater
by Christopher Durang

The Facts of Life, The Lost Episode
by Jamie Morris

All in the Timing
by David Ives

by David Mamet

Bathhouse, The Musical!
by Tim Evanicki
Esther Daack
Ryan Beck
Jason Wetzel

Children’s Letters to God, The Musical
by David Evans
Douglas J. Cohen

Dog Sees God, Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Bert V. Royal

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues/Santaland Diaries
by Jeff Goode

Bash: Latter-Day Plays
by Neil LaBute

Poor Superman
by Brad Fraser

Bingo, The Musical
by Michael Heitzman
Ilene Reid

Midlife! The Crisis Musical
by Bob Walton
Jim Walton

by Len Fonte

Scream Queens
book and lyrics by Scott Martin

A Christmas Survival Guide
by James Hindman
Ray Roderick

The Shape of Things
by Neil LaBute

Trouble in Tahiti
by Leonard Bernstein

Elegy in Blue
by Donna Stuccio

title of show
by Hunter Bell
music & lyrics by Jeff Bowen

Every Christmas Story Ever Told
by Michael Carleton
James FitzGerald
John K. Alvarez

Corpus Christi
by Terrence McNally

The Marvelous Wonderettes
by Roger Bean

Psycho Beach Party
by Charles Busch

Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom
by Dennis Giacino
Fiely A. Matias

The Exonerated
by Jessica Blank
Erik Jensen

Judy’s Scary Little Christmas
by James Webber and David Church
music & lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

Beautiful Child
by Nicky Silver

My First Time
by Ken Davenport

Bunked, The Musical
by Alaina Kunin
Bradford Proctor

Suddenly Last Summer
by Tennessee Williams

by James Lapine
William Finn

Musical of Musicals
by Joanne Bogart
Eric Rockwell

Debbie Does Dallas, The Musical!
by Susan L. Schwartz
Andrew Sherman
Tom Kitt
Jonathan Callicutt

Grey Gardens
(2013 District Festival Production)
book by Doug Wright
music by Scott Frankel
lyrics by Michael Korie

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
by Charles Busch

The World of Ray Bradbury
by Ray Bradbury
Whitney Rydbeck
Laura Wernette
Beans Morocco

The Normal Heart
by Larry Kramer

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
by Stephen Adly Guirgis

(2014 District Festival Production)
book by George Furth
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Die Mommie Die
by Charles Busch

Be Our Guest, A Disney Review
by various writers

The Nativity Part 2: It’s a Wonderful XMas
by Jeff Goode

The New Century
by Paul Rudnick

Motherhood Out Loud
by various writers

The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode
by Jamie Morris

Milk Milk Lemonade
by Joshua Conkel

Triassic Parq
by Marshall Pailet
Bryce Norbitz
Steve Wargo

Bill W. and Dr. Bob
by Samuel Shem

Star Wars, The Musical

God of Hell
by Sam Shephard

“One Night Only” Productions

Let’s Make a Date
Love with a Twist
Songs in Black and White (Ben Fiore)
Dance Night
Yours Truly (Ben Fiore)
Colour Me Streisand
How Did I End Up Here
Frank Fuimano and Joey Panek Cabaret
Bernstein On Broadway
Untitled, the Musical

“Fat Chance” Productions

Valley of the Dolls (All Male Version)
Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries
Star Wars : The Musical (Co-Produced With Wits End)
Carrie : The Musical
Bare: A Pop Opera

We’re always looking for talented individuals for upcoming productions.  Actors, submit your headshot and resume.  Lighting Designers, must have experience lighting a blackbox theater space and be able to hang lights and lift between 50-60 lbs.  Click the button to the right to submit now.

Please call (315) 546-3224 to submit while our online system is being upgraded.  Thanks!

COMING SOON — Submit for acting or lighting design positions

Rarely Done Productions performs at Jazz Central in Downtown Syracuse. Please feel free to contact us about show info, tickets, acting and lighting design opportunities, donating, or buying ad space.

441 E. Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: 315.546.3224