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
WILDE TALES Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
From his perch on the shadowy edge of patrician society, Oscar Wilde could see things as few others could.
Jul 5, 2017, 11:13
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Yes: It’s an all-woman production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Yes: It’s funny and worth seeing.
Jul 1, 2017, 23:14
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