Intermission is finally over! Buffalo’s remarkable theatre season kicks off this weekend with the return of the Shea’s Broadway Series, featuring Disney’s Frozen. But that’s not the only show in town. From Buffalo’s historic Theatre District, to all the neighborhoods of Buffalo, Erie County and Western New York, our local production companies are bringing spectacular stories back to the stage. Here are all of the plays and performances to see in September:
Frozen at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St, Buffalo
An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy back on the stage at Shea’s!
Until Sep. 24: Tickets and showtimes at Shea’s
From Honky Tonk to Protest: A Woman’s View of Country Music at Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave, Buffalo
This “Women in Country” musical revue examines the stories and struggles of female Country artists from Kitty Wells to Brandi Carlile. With a full Country band on-stage, this part concert/part musical history lesson will have you singing along to the hits of yesterday and today.
Until Oct. 3: Tickets and showtimes at Kavinoky Theatre
White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo
Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distills the experience of an entire generation in this wild, utterly original play. A remarkable theatrical experience where a different actor each night is presented a script sealed in an envelope, the play can never be performed by the same actor ever again. White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a theatrical experiment delving into the big topics of freedom, authority, obedience, responsibility, life, death, and everything in between.
Until Oct. 2: Tickets and showtimes at Alleyway Theatre
To the New Girl at New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo
To the New Girl is a 10 monologue play that explores a diverse cast of women and their reactions to being cheated on by their male partners. At times comical, moving, and painful, To the New Girl gives voice to those who have lived through the discovery of the other woman (or man).
Until Oct. 3: Tickets and showtimes at New Phoenix Theatre
Camelot at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St, Amherst
An all-new, re-conceived version of the Lerner and Loewe classic! In this award-winning, soaring musical, an idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create, “for one brief shining moment,” a kingdom built on honor and dignity. But problems arise and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. A story and production for our times.
Sep. 15 to Oct. 17: Tickets and showtimes at MusicalFare Theatre
ART at O’Connell & Company at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St, Buffalo
How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting, all white! To Marc, the painting is a joke, another friend, Ivan, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
Until Sep. 19: Tickets and showtimes at O’Connell & Company
The Land of Ozz: The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience at Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, North Tonawanda
Welcome to The Land Of Ozz – The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience! A stunning reproduction of Ozzy’s solo material, focusing on the classic Randy Rhoads era as well as the prime Jake and Zakk years. And let’s not forget the origins – where it all begins – classic Ozzy era of Black Sabbath. This visual and sonic experience is brought to stages around the country by six seasoned and well-respected musicians.
Sep. 10 only: Tickets and showtimes at Riviera Theatre
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