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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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The Sound of Music

11/18 – 12/04

Theater

$25-$37

The threat of Nazism growing ever larger on the horizon, this story of tenderness and identity overcoming habit has transcended…

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All is Calm

12/01 – 12/18

Theater

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of…

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The Birth of Santa

12/01 – 12/23

Theater

$13-$30

A re-imagining of A Christmas Carol. An artist, famous for their Christmas-themed paintings, tries something different and has a show…

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Theatre in the Village: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

12/02 – 12/11

Theater

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story…

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The Night Before Christmas

12/09 – 12/11

Theater

$15-$20

Set in Christmastown on a very special Christmas Eve, our locally commissioned and well-received family musical tells the story of…

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Come From Away

12/13 – 12/18

Music

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes…

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Elf the Musical

12/26 – 12/31

Theater

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is…

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The Mai

01/13 – 02/05

Theater

The Mai, an accomplished, savvy, middle-aged woman, is thrown into a world of confusion after her husband abandons her and…

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Hay Fever

01/27 – 02/12

Theater

$12-$17

Hay Fever is set in an English country house, where a bohemian family has gathered to spend a weekend. Unbeknownst…

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Tuesdays with Morrie

02/02 – 02/26

Theater

By: Mitch AlbomBased on the 2006 best-selling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished…

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Wicket

02/03 – 02/19

Theater

A Parody Musical – The Untold Story of the Ewoks of Brightree Village.Wicket & A Parody Musical does for Star Wars what Wicked did…

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The Aleph Complex

02/10 – 03/04

Theater

To save herself from her chronically incessant thoughts, Nicky converts them into sounds so she can fall asleep to the…

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Tell Me On A Sunday

02/15 – 03/19

Theater

$50

One of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s (CATS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) earliest hits.

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Mercy Seat

02/16 – 03/11

Theater

$13-$30

The background of MERCY SEAT is a tent revival in which souls entering the revival seek redemption, forgiveness, understanding and…

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Hadestown

02/21 – 02/26

Music

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and…

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The Thin Place

02/23 – 03/26

Theater

$10-$45

The Thin Placeby Lucas Hnath February 23 – March 26 Directed by Scott Behrend* Starring Renee Landrigan, Margaret Massman, Dave…

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Clue! On Stage

02/24 – 03/12

Theater

$15-$27

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasboro game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

02/24 – 03/19

Theater

This long-running West End and Off-Broadway smash hit follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying…

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The Tempest

02/24 – 02/26

Music

ICTC and the BPO unite once more for a unique theatrical experience. Thought to be one of the last plays…

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Every Brillant Thing

03/03 – 03/19

Theater

$15-$35

By Duncan MacMillan with Jonny DonahoeThis one-man show is a beautiful and unique experience. The Narrator (Kevin Craig, AEA) takes…

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Choir Boy

03/10 – 04/02

Theater

$15-$35

Directed by Karen Saxon”Choir Boy,” is a portrait of male adolescent turmoil within the walls of a prestigious African-American prep…

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Something Rotten

03/10 – 03/26

Theater

$12-$17

Welcome to the Renaissance, where codpieces are the latest fashion trend and the biggest celebrity in England is a playwright…

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I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce

03/11 – 03/12

Theater

This nationally recognized hit, one man show, chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian and undisputed legend…

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Murder on the Orient Express

03/16 – 04/02

Theater

In this timeless murder mystery, a snowdrift stops a train in its tracks at midnight. The next morning, an American…

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