Currently in its 29th Season, MusicalFare Theatre has produced over 172 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 534 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 1.8 million dollars in the 2016/2017 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 were extended by popular demand, with BADA BING! BADA BOOM! attracting the attention of numerous U.S. regional theatres. MusicalFare’s 2006 co-production of SAMMY & ME, with Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre, drew critic’s raves throughout New York State.
In addition to its over 180 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 has allowed students to gain valuable professional experience in such productions as HAIR, JAMESTOWN GALS, SWEENEY TODD, URINETOWN, SONG & DANCE and AVENUE X.
The 2018-2019 MusicalFare Theatre Subscription Season begins with the Tony-nominated musical-comedy, PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, followed by the World Premiere of the musical, CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN, author Tom Dudzick’s latest addition to the story of the Pazinski Family. That is followed by the Regional Premiere of the Tony winning musical classic, RAGTIME. The season is rounded out the World Premiere of LATE IN THE EVENING: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PAUL SIMON highlighting the artistry of one of American music’s greatest storytellers in a high energy revue. The season concludes with FIRST DATE, a hilarious musical-comedy receiving its Regional Premiere at MusicalFare! 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.