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October 31st – December 2nd, 2012


  • "A moving production...deftly directed...a stellar cast...3.5 STARS" The Buffalo News

From the 2012-2013 Season: Using Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations as the link, we witness a mother coming to terms with her daughter and a composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th century Austria in this extraordinary American play with music about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.  Featuring MusicalFare Artistic Director, Randall Kramer, at the piano.

The running time of the production is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission.

To read Colin Dabkowski's review in The Buffalo News, click HERE.

Click HERE to hear Anthony Chase discuss the show on WBFO's Theatre Talk.

Click here to hear WNED-FM's Peter Hall interview 33 VARIATIONS's pianist (and MusicalFare Artistic/Executive Director), Randall Kramer.

To view Production Photos, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Click the videos below to see a sneak-peek of the production underscored with Beethoven's 33rd Variation, audiences members' feedback about the production and The Buffalo News' preview of the production.



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Written by Moises Kaufman
Directed by David Oliver
Music Direction by Randall Kramer
Set Design by Chris Schenk
Lighting and Sound Design by Chris Cavanagh
Costume Design by Kari Drozd
Hair, Wig and Make Up Design by Susan Drozd

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Sundays 2:00 pm $39.00
Wednesdays 7:00 pm $39.00
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