1837:The Farmers' Revolt Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
For years, people in Western New York have seen Toronto as this peaceful place where the streets are clean and it’s a nice place to spend a weekend.
Jun 20, 2017, 11:35
HAY FEVER Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” is a classic comedy, a play written in three days which has survived for almost a century.
Jun 6, 2017, 22:55
SAINT JOAN Shaw Festival/Festival Theatre
Joan of Arc is one of those symbolic figures in European history, a woman of sudden power who was victorious, captured and then burned at the stake.
Jun 6, 2017, 20:58
ME AND MY GIRL Shaw Festival/Festival Theatre
This time, the Shaw got it right.
After seasons with musicals “Alice in Wonderland” and “Sweet Charity,” this season the festival is offering a wonderful “Me and My Girl.”
Jun 5, 2017, 19:00
THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III Shaw Festival/Royal George Theatre
It’s not unusual for the ruler of a country to be derogated as “mad,” a word we’re not supposed to use these days, to be replaced by “mentally ill” or “disturbed.”
King George III had something truly wrong with him and two centuries after his death, we don’t know what was wrong with the king.
May 29, 2017, 18:16
The Buffalo Zoo Announces Highest Attendance In Nearly 30 Years
Buffalo N.Y. (February 15, 2017) – After closing the books, the Buffalo Zoo is proud to announce that 538,100 visitors streamed through the admission gates in 2016, which is 52,000 more than in 2015.
With the birth of many new animals, including the first African Lion cubs born in some twenty-five years, the Zoo was a must-see destination in Western New York in 2016. Continued interest in the new Arctic Edge exhibit, better-than-expected weather, and revamped marketing initiatives collectively contributed to the Zoo’s overall attendance. This is the highest attendance for the Zoo since 1987 when visitation reached 545,800.
Feb 15, 2017, 10:55
BOOTLEG BUCHA CHAMPIONS NEW YORK STATE KOMBUCHA BREWERS
Buffalo, N.Y.) -- The future of kombucha production in New York State is bright, thanks to the efforts led by Buffalo-based Bootleg Bucha, the city's first kombucha brewer and distributor. A news release earlier this week from Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), a trade organization, announced an agreement between the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA), New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and statewide kombucha brewers to allow continued production of kombucha tea across New York. This means, effective immediately, KBI members who were told they couldn’t make kombucha without an SLA license were again able to do so, provided they meet the food safety requirements put forth by the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Dec 23, 2016, 18:59
THE DANCE OF DEATH Studio Theatre/Shaw Festival
You can count on a few things from the Swedish playwright, depressing story, fantastic characters and social issues.
Aug 16, 2016, 19:13
SWEENEY TODD:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
As the baker’s assistant slashes the throat of murderous Sweeney Todd, there was applause from a group of seats near me.
Aug 16, 2016, 18:45
MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Court House Theatre/ Shaw Festival
The fault line of history runs across the Court House Theatre stage.
Unfortunately, that’s also theatrical history.
Aug 13, 2016, 00:13
BREATH OF KINGS: REBELLION AND BREATH OF KINGS: REDEMPTION Tom Patterson Theatre/Stratford Festival
Basically, Graham Abbey left out the slow parts.
The veteran actor, director and theater company founder pieced together four of Shakespeare’s History plays into two blocks of theater.
Jul 20, 2016, 12:25
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Oscar Wilde wrote “A Woman of No Importance” in his own time, first on stage in 1893.
For the Shaw Festival production, director Eda Holmes and designer Michael Gianfrancesco moved the play to 1951 and used designs of Cecil Beaton for the lavish costumes of the upper crust women who populate the show.
Jul 9, 2016, 23:53
ENGAGED Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
While it’s, at least for now, the United Kingdom, that disguises some major differences between England and Scotland, like the entire legal system.
Jul 9, 2016, 13:46
THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
George Bernard Shaw attacked organized religion with his novella “The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God” and Lisa Codrington has expanded it for a new play under the aegis of the Shaw Festival, using Shaw’s title.
Jul 8, 2016, 02:13
A CHORUS LINE Festival Theatre/Stratford Festival
In the vast expanse of Stratford’s Festival Theatre before a packed house, “A Chorus Line” kicks off with dash and flash, an amazing 18 minutes of dance.
Jul 1, 2016, 15:57