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By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, July 6, 2015

If theater exists in part to remind us why we’re alive, no play accomplishes this vital task with more poetry, more grace or more aching beauty than Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” The... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, June 18, 2015

Often, the mark of great theatrical sound design is how little you notice it. In a traditional production, the sound designer succeeds by sending subliminal signals to the audience, which either... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Next up in the Second Generation Theatre’s series of shows that drive drama students crazy: Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical “The Wild Party,” a minor-key tale of dread and debauchery that has... Read More

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A single mother’s struggle to keep her small family together in a tough neighborhood rife with drugs and violence provides the dramatic thrust of “F.B.E.” (“Family Before... Read More

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Teenage schemes and Hollywood dreams propel the action of Neil Simon’s poignant comedy “I Ought to Be in Pictures,” the next offering from Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre (5827... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, May 28, 2015

When Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s irreverent and foul-mouthed musical “The Book of Mormon” opened on Broadway in 2011, it was greeted with the kind of mania and fervor one might expect from the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, May 17, 2015

Coming up in the 710 Main Theatre: A season of Buffalove. Three plays by Buffalo-born writers will make up the bulk of the theater’s 2015-16 season, which will kick off on Sept. 17 with a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, May 16, 2015

Every summer, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., takes another tentative step away from the work of George Bernard Shaw, the prolific Irish playwright, thinker and provocateur whose... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shakespeare in Delaware Park is gearing up to launch its 40th season of free theater on the evening of June 18, when a hush will settle over Shakespeare Hill and two of the most famous rhymed... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 30, 2015

For Norm Sham and Debbie Pappas, two of the most recognizable faces in Buffalo’s theater scene, the line between life and work isn’t always clear-cut. And never has that distinction seemed... Read More

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