It’s a new year and a brand new month of fantastic productions from several of Buffalo’s local theatre companies. From collaborations between a Theatre District icon and Buffalo’s world-famous Philharmonic Orchestra to reimagined spins on classic thrillers and entirely original productions, January is shaping up to be the perfect time to catch a show. So plan an evening with a little wintry fun, a great dinner at one of downtown’s fantastic new restaurants and a couple of tickets to any of these great shows:
Grounded at Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave, Buffalo
An emotional and heartfelt of story of life in a military family when duty to one’s country and to one’s family collide.
Playing January 6 to 22 – Tickets and showtimes at Kavinoky Theatre
Amadeus by Irish Classical Theatre at Kleinhans Music Hall
Three performances only! Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus pits the accomplished composer, Antonio Salieri, against the enfant terrible of the music world, the brilliant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This production of symphonic proportions plays out on the stage of Kleinhans Music Hall while the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs Mozart’s glorious compositions, including parts of his Requiem, under the direction of acclaimed Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Playing January 20 to 22 – Tickets and showtimes at Irish Classical Theatre
42nd Street at Shea’s, 646 Main St, Buffalo
Move, dance and sing along to this comedic musical about making it big-time on Broadway. Features songs such as “I Only Have Eyes For You” and “Shuffle Off to Buffalo”.
Playing January 20 to 22 — Tickets & showtimes at Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Frankenstein at Road Less Traveled, 500 Pearl St, Buffalo
Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece comes to life in David Oliver’s world-premiere adaptation, which takes a probing look at the man, his creation and the choices that tore them apart.
Playing January 20 to February 12 — Tickets & showtimes at Road Less Traveled
Dial M for Murder at Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave, Lancaster
Ex-tennis pro Tony selfishly comes up with a plot to claim his wife’s inheritance. But when the setup goes off the rails, Tony must come up with another scheme to avoid his own downfall.
Playing January 20 to February 4 — Tickets & showtimes at Lancaster Opera House
Steve at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo
As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty.
Playing January 20 to February 11 — Tickets & showtimes at Alleyway Theatre
It Shoulda Been You at O’Connell & Company, 4625 Harlem Rd, Snyder
A wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and plenty of crazy twists and turns.
Playing January 26 to February 26 – Tickets & showtimes at O’Connell & Company
The Shakespeare Stealer at Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St, Buffalo
An English orphan, Widge, who has a knack for deception is hired by a mysterious stranger to steal the script of Hamlet. However, he inadvertently becomes part of Shakespeare’s acting troupe and ultimately faces a moral dilemma.
Playing January 28 to February 12 – Tickets and showtimes at Theatre of Youth