MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
Play scripts have always varied between some semblance of reality and more fictional stories.
Dec 13, 2017, 14:31
HELLCAB PollyAnna Productions/330 Amherst St.
This is the time for running around for social events and for frantic shopping in the snow-ridden holiday season.
Dec 8, 2017, 16:08
IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA O'Connell & Company/Park School
There’s an old legend that people see their entire lives in those last moments before death overcomes them, a chance to look back at the good and the bad and for those who believe in that last judgement, get an early look at the charges they may face.
Dec 7, 2017, 12:22
CINDERELLA The New Phoenix Theatre Company
When you review theater, you can judge by the quality of the cast or the set or even the basics of the script for the production.
Seldom, do you get a chance to judge a show by the audience reaction.
Nov 23, 2017, 15:00
PAINTING CHURCHES O'Connell & Company/Park School
Whether it’s some Neolithic burial mound or a medieval cathedral in Europe or a street in Buffalo worn down by traffic or salt, time takes a toll.
Nov 18, 2017, 00:26
VIOLET MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
There is an attraction to flamboyant, inerrant religious denominations.
You can go to religious services and find the challenges of life settled by someone giving you all the answers.
Nov 17, 2017, 15:13
MINDING FRANKIE Irish Classical Theatre Company/Andrews Theatre
One mistake can drastically change your life.
Nov 10, 2017, 01:45
THE CRUCIBLE Kavinoky Theatre
It was a legal lynching, the theocracy that was Puritan Massachusetts reaching into the religious nether world, finding witches and hanging people in the small town of Salem.
Nov 7, 2017, 14:08
The Buffalo Zoo Continues to Interest Teens in Careers in Science
Buffalo N.Y. (Oct. 19, 2017) – The Buffalo Zoo is pleased to once again offer the Life Sciences Career Lab for Teens program, an eight-week, career-based educational program for teens ages 14-18. With generous support from the Cullen Foundation, the Buffalo Zoo has developed an innovative experiential learning program for teenagers (ages 14-18) who show an interest in careers in the life sciences. The Life Sciences Career Lab program gives teens the chance to try on at least six different life science career hats to see if any of them fit.
Oct 19, 2017, 11:17
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