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The diversity and abundance of performances, put on by nearly 25 professional theaters, makes it easy to find something to see in and around Buffalo. The MusicalFare Theatre stages new and classic musicals. Torn Space Theatre breaks ground with the avant-garde. At the Alleyway Theatre the work of up-and-coming playwrights are on the marquee. The Theatre of Youth’s plays for young people unfold at a restored movie house in the historic Allentown neighborhood. See productions rooted in African American traditions at the Ujima Theatre Company. In the summertime, join the crowd bringing picnics to sit on the lawn and take in the Bard’s comedies and tragedies at a Shakespeare in Delaware Park performance.

West of the city, the Lancaster Opera House continues a tradition of live entertainment that began in 1897. The Kavinoky Theatre’s restored 1903-recital hall on the D’Youville University campus is an elegant, vintage setting. Baroque grandeur suits the Broadway shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, a gilded former movie palace on Main Street. For a more intimate production, consider its neighbor on the block, the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Performances suit any proclivity – from murder mystery comedy to a Stephen King movie-turned-play, a Jane Austen interpretation, golden-era shows like Guys and Dolls and the cutting edge. Let us entertain you.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It!

09/07 – 10/09

Theater

Girls!  Gangsters!  GERSHWIN!  They’re all here in this smash-hit musical comedy for the ages.

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The Prom

09/27 – 10/02

Music

Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times…

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Doubt, A Parable

09/16 – 10/09

Theater

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt, A Parable follows the fallout after Sister Aloysius, a…

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Mysterious Circumstances

09/22 – 10/16

Theater

$10-$45

Mysterious Circumstancesby Michael Mitnick September 15 – October 16 Directed by John Hurley* Starring Ben Moran, Peter Palmisano*, David Marciniak*,…

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Once on this Island

09/15 – 10/02

Theater

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the highly original and theatrical Caribbean-based musical. Once On…

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The Magnolia Ballet

09/09 – 09/30

Theater

Ezekiel is a Black teenager with a secret that threatens to destroy his already broken home. He’s haunted by the…

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The Paradigm Bomb

09/09 – 10/01

Theater

$13-$30

The narrative behind “Paradigm Bomb” focuses on how individuals can become radicalized.  Spiritual community leader Pastor Rhonda Henderson, after sitting…

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Church and State

09/16 – 10/02

Theater

$15-$35

“Church & State” takes place three days before one U.S. Senator’s  bid for re-election – in the wake of another…

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Kiss Me Kate

09/16 – 10/02

Theater

$12-$17

Kick off theatre season with a classic musical comedy – the winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical,…

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Man of La Mancha

09/23 – 10/09

Theater

$25-$37

Featuring the immortal classic song, “The Impossible Dream,” this musical version of the Don Quixote story is a monument to…

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Theatre in the Village: Brighton Beach Memoirs

09/30 – 10/09

Theater

Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother,…

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Making God Laugh – Dinner Theater

09/15 – 11/06

Theater

$58-$68

Making God Laugh by Sean Grennan is a family comedy/drama that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart,…

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The Secret Garden: Springtime Edition

10/14 – 10/30

Theater

$15-$35

Music by Lucy Simon, Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson BurnettAn enchanting 90-minute…

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Burst

10/21 – 11/12

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Sarah is an extraordinary human being on the verge of saving the planet from her cushy office in Silicon Valley.…

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The Chosen

10/27 – 11/20

Theater

By: Chaim PotokThis stage adaptation of the revered novel is the story of two boys, two fathers, and two very…

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The Gentleman Caller

10/27 – 11/12

Theater

Tennessee Williams and William Inge today are recognized as two of the greatest American playwrights, whose work irrevocably altered the…

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Babushka!

08/26 – 12/31

Theater

Babushka! is a two-man long-form improv show that has been a summertime favorite at Buffalo Infringement Festival since 2010. With…

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Misery

10/28 – 11/20

Theater

The play version of the beloved Stephen King classic movie follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from…

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Noises Off

11/04 – 11/20

Theater

$12-$17

Perhaps the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off shows the audience the madcap insanity that afflicts a theatre company – both onstage and…

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Toni Stone

11/04 – 11/20

Theater

$15-$35

Directed by Curtis LovellThis sensational 2019 N.Y. Times critic’s pick for Best New Play of the Season knocks it out…

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

11/08 – 11/13

Music

 HER VOICE IS UNDENIABLE. HER FIRE IS UNSTOPPABLE. HER TRIUMPH IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. This new musical reveals a comeback…

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Beehive

11/09 – 12/11

Theater

$50

Six women sing the rock-n-roll music of the 1960s in a night of non-stop song and dance!

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Guards at the Taj

11/10 – 12/11

Theater

$10-$45

2016 Obie Award for Best New Play2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph…

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Great Expectations

11/18 – 12/11

Theater

Charles Dickens’ classic coming-of-age tale, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett, follows the story of orphan Pip as he…

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