SPRING AWAKENING 710 Main Theatre/MusicalFare Theatre
There’s nothing like teen angst for drama
That’s a long-running, subset of the stage.
Think “Romeo and Juliet.”
Mar 13, 2018, 14:02
BEN BUTLER Kavinoky Theatre
History often revolves around quick decisions and hasty calls.
Mar 13, 2018, 13:27
THE NIGHT ALIVE Irish Classical Theatre Company/Andrews Theatre
Low lifes turning into lower lifes, that’s Conor McPherson’s “The Night Alive,” a look at denizens of the underworld in Dublin, psychologically far from the tourists.
Mar 9, 2018, 14:50
DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
Anyone in theater knows the term “revival,” that’s starting up a show no one has seen in many years.
Mar 6, 2018, 12:27
The State Comptroller needs to intervene in West Seneca
The New York State Comptroller needs to intervene in West Seneca's finances. We have seen over the past decade or so repeated failings in the financial affairs of our town that has resulted in the wasteful spending of our tax money.
Mar 4, 2018, 14:00
FAR AWAY Torn Space Theatre/Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle
“Far Away” is a foggy play about fear, somewhere during a war, sometime during a war and something about a war.
Feb 23, 2018, 17:33
BEGINNING AGAIN Alleyway Theatre
Death and families.
That’s an endless source of material in theater, but it’s also an endless source of problems in life.
Dad dies, Mom dies, a child dies.
Feb 19, 2018, 19:20
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE MusicalFare/Daemen College
Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller wrote songs at the nexus of White American music and “race” music.
Feb 14, 2018, 13:13
MIDDLETOWN Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre/Shaw Festival
The 1929 study “Middletown” is a sociological look at an unnamed community grappling with the social change of the early 20th Century.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:08
DRACULA Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
“Dracula” is a wonderful show but the Shaw Festival production occasionally makes you want to be bitten just so it’s over.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:01
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
Sometimes you get lucky.
When Stratford impresario Antoni Cimolino scheduled Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Restoration comedy “The School for Scandal,” he probably figured it was time for classic comedy.
Aug 14, 2017, 11:53
AN OCTOROON Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
The best part of the Shaw Festival’s “An Octoroon” is the work of André Sills as the star and narrator of this melodramatic tale of the Old South in the last days of slavery.
Aug 4, 2017, 14:52
HMS PINAFORE Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
In these current days where there are concerns about all kinds of issues, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” may be one of the few shows which makes it onto stages without selective slashings.
Of course, a wonderful production on Stratford Festival’s Avon Theatre stage may also have something to do with it.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:59
ANDROCLES AND THE LION Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
In his director’s notes for “Androcles and the Lion,” Tim Carroll describes George Bernard Shaw’s play as “A crazy mishmash.”
So, is Carroll’s production.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:52
DANCING AT LUGHNASA Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
Listen carefully to your family stories and compare them to your own memories of events.
Jul 7, 2017, 22:47