Three Decembers

Shea's Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

June 21, 2024

Fri: 7:30pm, Sun: 2:30pm

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Three Decembers is a poignant opera that tells the story of a dysfunctional family grappling with secrets, lies, and longing for connection. The opera follows the lives of Broadway actress Madeline Mitchell and her two adult children, Bea and Charlie, as they navigate through three crucial holiday seasons. As years pass, Madeline’s fame and success slowly decline, while her relationship with her children grows more distant. Through a series of flashbacks and present-day moments, the audience learns about Madeline’s complicated relationship with her late husband, why she kept secrets from her children, and the impact of her choices on their lives. As the three Decembers unfold, the family must confront their past, face their present, and confront the truths that have been buried for far too long. With emotional performances and powerful music, Three Decembers explores the depths of family bonds and the search for forgiveness and understanding.