11 Shows to See in October

Broadway productions, intimate shows with front row views and fun for the kids or kids at heart, Buffalo’s theatre season continues to pick up steam in October. Whether you’re attending a show in-the-round at Irish Classical or checking out a play at one of our many neighborhood companies, you’re sure to be entertained when you see a show in Buffalo. Here’s the lineup for October:

Pump Boys and Dinettes at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst
The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country, rhythm and blues and rockabilly songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. Playing now through October 7 – Tickets and showtimes at MusicalFare Theatre

Golden Boy at Irish Classical Theatre, 625 Main St, Buffalo
In this brilliant and timeless American classic, scrappy young Joe Bonaparte is torn between the desire for the modest and satisfying life of an artist and the pressure to pursue fame and fortune as a prizefighter. Playing now through October 7 – Tickets and showtimes at Irish Classical Theatre

Speed the Plow at Road Less Traveled, 500 Pearl St, Buffalo
Bobby Gould is the newly minted Head of Production at a major Hollywood studio and needs a surefire success right out of the gate if he wants to keep his job. Two proposals land quickly in his lap. Playing October 26 to November 18 – Tickets and showtimes at Road Less Traveled

The Color Purple at the Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo
The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Playing October 20-21 – Tickets and showtimes at Paul Robeson Theatre

Purlie at the Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo
Purlie Victorious, that strutting, new fangled preacher man is back home and he wants a church and he wants freedom. Witty, memorable music and a whole lotta of fun unfold as Purlie outmaneuvers ol’ Colonel and gets his girl Lutiebelle (or she gets him!). Playing now through October 7 – Tickets and showtimes at Paul Robeson Theatre

Mother Jones in Heaven and Hell at Subversive Theatre Collective, 255 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo
For the newest installment of our “Workers’ Power Play Series”, we’re proud to present the world-premiere of this powerhouse musical by the beloved folk musician, activist, and union-organizer Si Kahn. Playing October 25-November 17 – Tickets and showtimes at Subversive Theatre Collective

Fahrenheit 451 at Subversive Theatre Collective, 255 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo
FAHRENHEIT 451 takes us into a sinister future where firemen are called upon to burn the true enemy of any authoritarian state: books! but one unsuspecting fireman is about to discover that there’s much more to life than what the well-ordered regime spoon feeds the populace… and join a bizarre resistance faction where bookworms protect their favorite stories in the most surreal of ways… Playing now through October 6 – Tickets and showtimes at Subversive Theatre Collective

The Strudel Lady at Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Rd, Getzville
The Strudel Lady is a humorous tale of a Jewish woman who takes control of her life when she’s rejected by her husband and children.
Playing October 4-28 – Tickets and showtimes at Jewish Repertory Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors at O’Connell & Company, 4625 Harlem Rd, Snyder
Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.
Playing October 4-31 – Tickets and showtimes at O’Connell & Company

New Kid at Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St, Buffalo
After moving from Homeland to America, Nick and his family are settling into a new way of life. Starting in a new school, Nick’s hopes of making new friends vanish after his classmates make fun of his clothes, lunch, and his confusion about almost everything. Worst of all, Nick doesn’t speak the English. New Kid puts us into Nick’s shoes and explores what it feels like to move to a new place and to feel like an outsider. Playing October 20-21 – Tickets and showtimes at Theatre of Youth

Pinkalicious at Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St, Buffalo
This delightful musical will once again paint Buffalo a brilliant shade of pink! Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Oh, just a friendly reminder…a pink dress code is in effect! Playing now through October 7 – Tickets and showtimes at Theatre of Youth