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November 1st – December 3rd, 2017


Sponsored by Hodgson Russ, The Buffalo News and Daemen College

  • "...stunning lead actress brings MusicalFare's VIOLET to life...a striking performance that I won't soon forget." The Buffalo News

With a score from Tony award winning composer, Jeanine Tesori, VIOLET features a moving story with show-stopping music.  Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony nominated Broadway debut in 2014, VIOLET is about a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country journey of discovery, and realizes the true meaning of beauty along the way.

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

To view Production Photos by Jesse Sloier and Chris Cavanagh, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

CLICK THE FIRST VIDEO BELOW to see the VIOLET cast sing a number on an NFTA Bus!

CLICK THE SECOND VIDEO BELOW to see footage from the Final Dress Rehearsal.

CLICK HERE to read the review in The Buffalo News!

CLICK HERE to read the review at BuffaloVibe!

CLICK HERE to read the review at Buffalo Theatre Guide!

CLICK HERE to read the review at Buffalo Rising!

CLICK HERE to read the preview article at Buffalo Theatre Guide!

CLICK HERE to read the preview in Buffalo Spree!

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Music by Jeanine Tesori

Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley

Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Directed by Susan Drozd

Choreographed by Kristy Cavanagh

Music Direction by Theresa Quinn

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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  • Student and Active Military discount tickets are also available. Please call the box office to purchase or for more information.
    Tuesday 10am-4pm
    Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-6pm
    Friday 12pm-6pm (until 7pm on performance nights)
    Saturday 12pm-3pm (performance Saturdays only)
  • NOTE:
    There is NO PERFORMANCE on Thu. 11/23 for THANKSGIVING DAY. Tickets are $44 plus a $3 facility fee, per ticket.