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By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, December 20, 2014

As local holiday entertainment destinations go, Forest Lawn isn’t likely to top many best-of lists. But the world-renowned institution, which has been working to create more programming around its f... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, December 14, 2014

The words “dinner theater” carry certain connotations. The genre, which reached the height of its popularity here in the 1980s and has since all but withered away, has a reputation for the stuf... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, December 8, 2014

For Theatre of Youth Artistic Director Meg Quinn and her team of dedicated designers, every production poses its own series of head-scratching challenges.For instance: How to go about converting the s... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, December 4, 2014

It’s one of the most extraordinary stories to have emerged from the relentless horror of World War I: In the days leading up to Christmas in 1914, some scattered British and German soldiers along th... Read More

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A great deal of Broadway-trained vocal firepower will converge in the 710 Main Theatre (710 Main St.) next Wednesday when a quartet of musical theater veterans known as 4 Girls 4 presents its show, ... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When producers first approached Douglas Carter Beane about writing the book for a new musical version of “Cinderella,” the Tony-nominated playwright and screenwriter balked.“I pas... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, November 21, 2014

In one sense, Chris Kelly’s production of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” opening Friday in the New Phoenix Theatre takes place right where Mark Twain set it: along the banks of th... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, November 13, 2014

The average Buffalo theatergoer doesn’t look a lot like the average Buffalo Bills fan.But over the next 10 days, if MusicalFare Theatre and 710 Main Theatre have their way, those apparently dis... Read More

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

For the past few months, artist, theater designer and choreographer Douglas Fitch has been working with University at Buffalo students and staff on a new experimental theater production.The result, &#... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, November 6, 2014

Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is an extraordinary play about ordinary people. And its protagonist, the desperate patriarch Willy Loman, calls for an actor with an extraordinary talent... Read More
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