“America’s Got Talent” Comedian Performs at GCC

Fall Season has Samuel Comroe, Rocky Horror Show and a Full Gallery

Batavia, New York - Most Western New Yorkers are sad to see the summer ending – but the Fall Season brings comedian Samuel J. Comroe, finalist on NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent, to the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of his “I got 99 problems.. but a twitch ain’t one” tour!

Sam’s comedy, which is for mature audiences only, is based on the trials and tribulations of living with Tourette Syndrome. A native of Los Angeles, he performs widely each year from Las Vegas to San Francisco, at colleges and universities across the country. He also has more than 40,000 subscribers to his YouTube Channel. Seating is limited and tickets are available now at boxoffice@genesee.edu or (585) 345-6814.

In October, GCC’s Forum Players will perform their biggest show of the season – Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show! On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, October 17, 18 and 19, 2019 the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the final performance will be Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. All four of these performances, which are for mature audiences only, will take full advantage of all the high-tech sound and lighting equipment at the state-of-the-art Stuart Steiner Theatre. The full scene and costume shops will offer dynamic sets, costumes and the outlandish regalia that Rocky Horror fans look for. The talented and enthusiastic theatre department is already busily preparing for this performance. For a little extra fun, specially prepared Prop Bags will be available for use during the show for just $5 – while supplies last – and can be pre-ordered from the box office. No other props will be allowed in the theatre.

Tickets to see Samuel J. Comroe or the Rocky Horror Show at GCC’s Stuart Steiner Theatre are $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (55+) and students (16+) and GCC faculty/ staff. GCC students with ID are $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket. To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at boxoffice@genesee.edu or (585) 345-6814.

Genesee Center for the Arts offers something to appeal to the art-lover in everyone and the Fall Season is no exception. The Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery will host the following exhibits to distract and inform your mind, appeal to your senses and evoke a variety of emotional responses.

Artist: Bruce Adams

On display until September 21, 2019

Untitled” - Adams is best known as a conceptually based figurative painter who references various painting styles. In exploring the act of painting, Adams peels back the layers of meaning inherent in art making and viewing.

Artist: Nigel Maister

On display October 1 – October 31, 2019

Artist Talk: October 10, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. with receptions at 1 and 5 p.m.

“tight. word. lit.” - Through the pairing of unrelated photographic images, Nigel Maister creates a narrative both implied and explicit and manifested in emotional, formal, aesthetic, intuitive and intellectual expression, and an evocation of action. 

Artist: Heather Jones

On display: November 12 – December 12, 2019

Artist Talk: November 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. with receptions at 1 and 5 p.m.

 “M is for Mindful” - This exhibition highlights acrylic paintings by GCC Professor of Fine Arts, Heather Jones, created as illustrations for the book M is for Mindful. Including a playful narrative that guides children through an exploration of the themes that shape the way we think and live, M is for Mindful, is a nature-based ABC/poetry picture book written by Robin L. Flanigan. 

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is also open during special events as published at www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts.  Admission is free. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Mary Jo Whitman at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6490, or via email: mjwhitman@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note:

Photographs of Sam Comroe from his tour are available at:




A photograph from GCC’s Fashion Show featuring the Rocky Horror Show, courtesy of GCC, is available at:  http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/RH19.jpg