MusicalFare Theatre is a not-for-profit professional musical theatre company dedicated to becoming a significant regional theatre with national prominence by developing and presenting world premiere musicals, re-imagined classic musicals and regional premieres. MusicalFare Theatre is in residence at Daemen University, but independently operated, and performs year-round at its intimate 136 seat theatre. In 2014, MusicalFare added a 97 seat cabaret space where it hosts local, regional, and national cabaret artists throughout the year.
Click Here to read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Land Acknowledgement Statements.
Currently entering its 33rd Season, MusicalFare Theatre has produced over 190 productions since its inception in 1990, entertaining over 500,000 people and employing over 1,100 local actors, musicians and designers. It has been nominated for 546 Artie Awards and has won 110, making it the most awarded musical theatre in Western New York. MusicalFare was the recipient of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce's "Commitment to Excellence" award for 2003. The economic impact of MusicalFare and its audiences was over 2 million dollars in the 2018/2019 season.
MusicalFare’s 2009 world premiere production of AMERICAN RHAPSODY was covered by over 1100 online publications. Its regional premiere production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and world premiere production of BADA BING! BADA BOOM! were sold-out weeks before the end of their scheduled runs and its world premiere 2018 production of CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN was sold out even before it opened. MusicalFare’s 2006 world premiere co-production of SAMMY & ME, with Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre, drew critic’s raves throughout New York State and was subsequently produced by The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
In addition to its over 200 regularly scheduled performances, MusicalFare Theatre has implemented and continues to develop programs and works that have directly affected Western New York’s senior citizens (STORIES OF LIFE), suburban and urban relations (AVENUE X) and W.N.Y. architectural treasures (RENEWING WRIGHT). MusicalFare’s internship program with the University of Buffalo’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Niagara University has allowed students to gain valuable professional experience in such productions as HAIR, JAMESTOWN GALS, SWEENEY TOOD, URINETOWN, SONG & DANCE, VIOLET and IN THE HEIGHTS.
The 2022-2023 MusicalFare Theatre Subscription Season begins with the Regional Premiere of the Gershwins' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and is followed by the high-octane girl-group musical, BEEHIVE. The season continues with Andrew Lloyd Webber's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, followed by the Regional Premiere of DISASTER, the hysterical spoof of 1970s disaster movies and the Regional Premiere of TWELFTH NIGHT, complete with a jazz-funk score.
Plus, patrons can enjoy all of this along with upcoming performances in our Premier Cabaret.
All in all, it’s a thrilling season that continues the exciting legacy of MusicalFare Theatre, where the very best and unique musical theatre is created and produced.
MusicalFare Theatre is located at 4380 Main Street in Amherst, NY (between Harlem and Getzville Roads). Parking is FREE, and the theatre is handicapped accessible.