Proof of vaccination is no longer required for entry to the Smith Opera House. Masks are no longer required, though we strongly encourage their use particularly by those unvaccinated, including children. The Smith reserves the right to amend this policy as necessary, including at the request of specific artists or presenters.

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Sing Your Heart Out at The Smith with Choir! Choir! Choir! this Saturday!

GENEVA, NY – On Saturday, December 4th at 8:00pm, the Smith Center for the Arts will present a unique Toronto-based singing event called Choir! Choir! Choir!. Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: audience members get a lyric sheet at the door, showrunners Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) teach different sections of an overarching vocal arrangement, and a video is recorded to preserve the final musical performance created by the collective voices of an audience of strangers. This emotional, connective experience transforms spectators into singers, listeners into performers, and ticketed seats into the stage itself! The upcoming engagement of Choir! Choir! Choir! at The Smith is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. During this performance, Goldman and Dabu will direct the audience in a rendition of a surprise 80’s hit, to be revealed during the course of the event! If you’d like to participate in this singular vocal celebration, purchase tickets here.

Showrunners, Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) started Choir! Choir! Choir! In Toronto as a weekly drop-in singing event in February 2011. Since then they have taken their incredible interactive event on tour, and shared their musical arrangements with thousands of music lovers all over the country. Audiences of thousands have been joined by such musical giants as David Byrne of the Talking Heads and Colin Hay of Men at Work to sing one-time, unique renditions of classic musical hits. If you’re curious about which songs they’ve sung (and when!), you can see the whole list here and video recordings of their many performances here on their YouTube channel.

We want to make sure we all gather safely during this holiday season. All patrons over 12 years of age at films or live performances at the Smith Opera House scheduled through Dec. 31, 2021 are required to wear a mask AND show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Children younger than 12 years are required to wear a mask. Depending on the nature of the show, patrons may be allowed to remove their mask once seated in the theatre.

To learn more about events offered by The Smith Center for the Arts visit thesmith.org, or visit or call our box office for phone and in-person sales, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.

The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Please email boxoffice@thesmith.org or call (315) 781-5483. For more information visit www.thesmith.org.
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