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By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

If any image of Walt Disney exists in your head, it’s probably of a kind, selfless and avuncular figure preoccupied with activating childhood imaginations through the art of film. That’s one id... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, January 15, 2015

As musical movements go, few seem as ready-made for the jukebox musical format as Motown. And as jukebox shows go, few explore the breadth of any given movement more comprehensively than Berry Gord... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, January 12, 2015

If you thought your holidays were stressful, consider James Goldman’s play “The Lion in Winter.” Set on Christmas day in 1183 in a French castle, the beloved piece concerns a battle of wills ... Read More

Monday, December 29, 2014

Last year, in an effort to set itself apart from Buffalo’s two dozen other professional and semi-pro theater companies and emphasize its summer lineup, Torn Space Theater announced it was ... Read More

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
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