SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN Paul Robeson Theatre/ African American Cultural Center
It’s a very strange season-opening show, a well-done and comic production of blues about infidelity.
Sep 26, 2014, 02:13
HELLO AGAIN American Repertory Theater of WNY/Bittner Hall
It’s sometimes strange how an extraneous issue can seriously damage a stage production.
American Repertory Theater’s production of “Hello Again” is a classic example, with a booming speaker drowning the singing on stage.
Sep 26, 2014, 02:10
THE GRAPES OF WRATH Subversive Theatre/Manny Fried Playhouse
Subversive Theatre often aims high in its productions, some times successfully and some times…not so much.
“The Grapes of Wrath” is somewhere in-between, in this stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel about the Dust Bowl and the poor.
Sep 22, 2014, 12:34
Statewide County Conference Draws Hundreds to Erie County
Next week, over 600 local leaders from across New York will convene in Buffalo for the Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Countie (NYSAC). County delegates will adopt a series of policy resolutions, shape the association’s federal, state and local priorities, and attend leadership and education sessions over the three day conference.
Sep 18, 2014, 16:30
DEATHTRAP Road Less Traveled/RLTP Theatre
It’s fascinating to watch as one of those watch mechanism plays clicks into place on stage.
Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” is one of those watch works shows, with more twists than you expect from an on-stage thriller.
Sep 18, 2014, 11:43
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE MusicalFare Theatre
MusicalFare has a hit on its hands (or feet) with “The Drowsy Chaperone” and a starring role for a guy who has been mostly a spear carrier in local theater for years.
That’s Eric Rawski whose role carries the unusual title “The Man in the Chair.”
Sep 17, 2014, 12:10
Buffalo Zoo Reports Illness of Elephant
Buffalo, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo is sad to announce that Jothi, one of its two Asian elephants, is ill.
Nearly 18 months ago, she was diagnosed with neurologic disease that has been confirmed to be chronic. In Jothi’s case, this condition is characterized by periodic hemi-seizures which affect half of her body. The elephants may be off exhibit temporarily while she is being cared for.
Sep 15, 2014, 16:43
Buffalo Zoo Receives Awards for Educational Programming Buffalo,
Buffalo, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo received a Pinnacle Award, the highest award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for its distance learning programs.
The CILC Pinnacle award is presented annually to organizations delivering outstanding interactive videoconferencing programs for grades K-12. Recipients are chosen based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC Web site.
Aug 22, 2014, 15:47
JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Shaw Festival/Royal George Theatre
The enduring symbol of Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” is Juno Boyle (Mary Haney), alone on stage at the end announcing she will survive.
Aug 8, 2014, 16:23
Locally owned and operated family business, celebrates its 100th year in Buffalo, New York.
Instant Products Company, Inc., manufacturers of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish, is pleased to announce that their, family owned and operated business, is turning 100 years old this year! Formulated by a chemist a century ago, the secret family recipe of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish has, for the most part, remained unchanged. All of their ingredients, supplies, and materials are even made in America. The glass bottles are still hand labeled with a paint brush and a cup of glue, when the production manager is not adding and mixing the ingredients in the 180 gallon vat during the five hour manufacturing process. After the polish is made and sets for the night; the labeled bottles are then hand filled with the help of a gravity weighted, one nozzle-filling machine. This of course is followed by the hand tightening of each cap before they are placed in a box, stacked and sealed for shipping. A monotonous and tedious job, maybe, but to Melanie Hachten, the sole person in charge of manufacturing, she likes to think she is giving each bottle the personal attention the customer deserves.
Aug 4, 2014, 00:23
THE MOUNTAINTOP Shaw Festival/Studio Theatre
In every great man or woman, there is the clash of humanity and reality.
Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” is a look at Martin Luther King Jr. (Kevin Hanchard) in the final hours before he was gunned down in a seedy hotel in Memphis.
Aug 2, 2014, 16:29
POSEIDON: AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL Buffalo United Artists/Alleyway Theatre
It’s summer camp time for Buffalo United Artists and I don’t mean the kids’ acting camp BUA runs.
Instead, it’s a stage musical version of “The Poseidon Adventure,” the classic disaster film best remembered for Shelley Winters’ performance.
Aug 2, 2014, 00:42
THE SEA Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
Edward Bond’s “The Sea” is an amazing mix of science fiction, social criticism and madness.
It’s set in those last, gloriously sunny days of 1907 Edwardian England.
Jul 25, 2014, 13:35
A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR Shaw Festival/Court House Theatre
Tennessee Williams based “The Glass Menagerie” on a short story he had written and a movie script he had also written under the name of “The Gentleman Caller.”
He could have used that name for another St. Louis-based play, the one-act “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.”
Jul 16, 2014, 02:14
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM MusicalFare Theatre
Stephen Sondheim is one of the towering figures of the American musical theater.
Jul 15, 2014, 12:37