RETURN TO SEYMOUR STREET New O'Connell & Company Theatre
In a winter where the snowdrifts just seem to constantly re-appear, why not a play set in an ethnic neighborhood in the middle of winter with an old family house bedeviled by ghosts?
Jan 27, 2023, 17:34
THE MAI Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
At the heart of the luxury home in Marina Carr’s “The Mai,” is an illusory large window looking out across an Irish lake.
After seeing the show, scenic designer Collin Ranney should have added a laundry basket and a clothesline because of the degree of family dirty laundry scattered through Carr’s script.
Jan 25, 2023, 10:46
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Daemen University/MusicalFare Theatre
Since Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” opened an unbelievably long run nearly four decades ago in a long-gone theater on Franklin Street, the show has surfaced occasionally, often with Joyce Carolyn as doomed singer Billie Holiday.
Jan 19, 2023, 17:21
CHARLES DICKENS' GREAT EXPECTATIONS Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
Charles Dickens is known as a novelist, this time of year for “A Christmas Carol.”
But, he was a keen social critic, based on his own poverty-stricken family roots and their time in debtors prison.
Dec 1, 2022, 08:06
GUARDS AT THE TAJ Road Less Traveled Productions/RLTP Theatre
If you’re in a government position of power, you may feel you need the odd bodyguard or two.
If you’re a president, a king, an emperor or a dictator, you know you need a bodyguard.
Nov 20, 2022, 22:19
BEEHIVE Daemen University/MusicalFare Theatre
All the way through “Beehive,” I kept expecting Jeff Kaye’s ghost to come onto the MusicalFare stage.
He was the DJ of my youth, here and in Boston in the period of the Sixties rhythmically portrayed in this jukebox musical.
Nov 12, 2022, 17:18
THE CHOSEN Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre/Jewish Repertory Theatre
You can understand why a kid would be angry when another kid deliberately hits a baseball back at the pitcher’s mound and hits him in the eye.
Nov 11, 2022, 07:33
MISERY D"Youville University/Kavinoky Theatre
For most of us, the nightmare is running across a perfectly normal-appearing person who turns out to be a psychotic.
Nov 8, 2022, 15:56
THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Bittersweet Piano Lounge/Buffalo United Artists
I learned back in high school how hard it is to craft a simple sentence and I’m still trying all these decades later.
Philip Dawkins’ “The Gentleman Caller” is about two guys who turned those simple sentences into classic plays, Tennessee Williams (Matthew Rittler) and William Inge (Jonathan Beckner).
Nov 3, 2022, 08:09
THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL 4110 Bailey Ave/O'Connell & Company
O’Connell & Company has moved again and the latest musical company is moving well, also, on stage.
Oct 28, 2022, 19:17