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Summerstage Fall Festival presents ‘Showstoppers,’ trivia contest, more

Posted 10/9/22

The Capitol Art District, 220-240 W. Dominick St., will host the Summerstage Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Summerstage Fall Festival presents ‘Showstoppers,’ trivia contest, more


ROME — The Capitol Art District, 220-240 W. Dominick St., will host the Summerstage Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15.

The schedule of events include:

  • SummerStage presents “Showstoppers” at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday live on the Capitol Theatre stage. “Showstoppers” will feature musical favorites from the past 25 years of SummerStage performances. Many of the performances will feature the original SummerStage cast members. Admission is $15, $13 for seniors, students and military, $11 for Capitol Friends, and $9 for children 12 and under. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Capitol’s Restoration Project.
  • The Project Fibonacci Foundation Trivia Contest is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cinema Capitol. This is a TV game show style trivia. Each contestant will have a button to trigger a buzzer and light to answer the questions. Contestants can either play for themselves or as a representative for a person eligible to receive the grand prize.

The Project Fibonacci Foundation Inc. will award full scholarships to two winning contestants. The scholarships are for two students 14-18 years of age, to attend its annual one-week Project Fibonacci STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts and math) Leadership Conference in Rome in late July 2023.

The scholarships, each valued at $1,500 and include conference tuition, overnight accommodations, and meals.

There is a local Short Film Screening Room short films and animations from Central New York filmmakers from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cinema Capitol including students of MWPAI Pratt Art Institute, Baroness Films and more.

The Two Hour Variety Talent Show is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre. Local performers on the Capitol Theatre stage include singers, dancers and more.

Hosted by Bill Keeler and featuring the band Second Breakfast with live performances from John Hayes O’Neil School of Dance, Academy of Performing Creative Arts, Shed House Music, Rebecca Matte and Greg Unangst, Nathan Alexander, The Rising Stars and more.

The Rome Art Association brings back the Haunted Hallway Art & Craft Bazaar from 2-8 p.m. Saturday in the Capitol Arts Complex Tunnel and grounds with a pumpkin carving contest, and frog themed art and more than a dozen arts and crafts vendors.

The annual interactive presentation of the all-singing, all-dancing classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” returns at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cinema Capitol.

Since Rocky Horror is beloved for its rich history of audience participation the screenings feature cinema-appropriate “prop kits” available for purchase.

To encourage the safety and enjoyment of the film by all in attendance, any bags brought into the auditorium will be subjected to a search for non-allowable items.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist of sorts. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

Admission for the film is $12, $19 including the prop kit.

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