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
MACBETH Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Vicious and lethal power struggles were a feature of Shakespeare’s time and our own.
“Macbeth” is one of the greatest stories of the quest for power, with its (literal) backstabbing, mass murder, witchcraft and the madness of guilt.
Aug 1, 2017, 12:27
PRETTY FUNNY:The Musical MusicalFare Theatre
“Pretty Funny: The Musical” is a gumbo of a show, a mix of musical, lecture on bad bosses, young romance, teen cliques and parents trying to do the right thing by their Seventh Grade daughter.
Jul 28, 2017, 14:26
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
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
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