OFC Creations Theatre Center’s 260 seat theater will play host to a production of Billy Elliot The Musical, May 12-21, 2023. The theater is located in Brighton, NY, a suburb of Rochester.
OFC Creations LLC’s (OFC stands for Opportunities For Creativity) stated mission is “to give artists of all ages an opportunity to explore and push their creative limits. OFC is committed to developing the next generation of artists and audiences through shows, unique events, and educational classes for all ages.”
From the organization’s website: “OFC has been a fixture of the Rochester performing arts scene since 2005. Founded by Eric Vaughn Johnson, OFC’s original artists and students dabbled in claymation, videography, and music videos. In 2014, the group grew from an informal “student club” to a successful, fully-fledged company. OFC produced live musical theatre productions at Nazareth College, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Visual Studies Workshop, School of the Arts, the East End Theatre, the Kodak Center, the Century Club, and the Lyric Theatre.”
The OFC Creations Theatre Center, which opened in the summer of 2020, is a multi-purpose performing arts center focused on youth theatre education and performances, with classes in acting, singing, and dance; mounting professional plays and musicals; hosting community events and fundraisers; presenting out-of-town nationally-known entertainers; and providing much-needed performance and rehearsal space to local arts groups. Additionally, the Center hosts school field trips and tours, private lessons, birthday parties, receptions, community events, private event rentals, and camps during summer and school breaks. With OFC’s brand new restaurant, The Old Farm Cafe, right next door, the theatre can now provide catering.
You can see a complete listing of past professional and youth productions presented by OFC here.
Billy Elliot The Musical
OFC’s Billy Elliot The Musical production will be the first time the musical has been mounted locally in Rochester. It will be directed by founder and Executive Director Eric Vaughn Johnson, and will feature a cast of professional actors.
Here’s a look at rehearsals posted in April of 2023 as the cast prepared some of its musical numbers.
A large cast of 44 will be led by two young performers in the title role: Kai Furuta and Jack Hartman.
Days before the opening of the show at OFC Creations, the TV channel Fox Rochester interviewed the two Billys on their morning news show:
To see a complete listing of the rest of the OFC Creations cast, just click on the Cast Information button.