COOKIN' AT THE COOKERY

February 5 — March 8, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Season

A buoyant celebration of the life of blues singer Alberta Hunter, COOKIN’ AT THE COOKERY tells her fascinating story and features such memorable songs as “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “My Handy Man Ain't Handy Anymore,” among many others.  Pianist George Caldwell (AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', SOPHISTICATED LADIES) leads an onstage musical quartet in the first WNY production of this show since its sold-out 2002 run at the Old Studio Arena Theatre.

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

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Onstage at Shea's 710 Theatre - Produced by All For One Theatre Productions: Irish Classical Theatre Company, MusicalFare Theatre, Road Less Traveled Productions, Shea's 710 Theatre and Theatre of Youth.

March 12 — March 29, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever in this collaborative production of the Tony-Award winning play.

Don't Call Me Ernie

Ticket Price: $22

March 13, 2020 8:00 pm

Part of the Phil & Colleen Morey/Donald & Barbara Newman Cabaret Series

From the performer who brought you “Beatles With a Twist” and “The Music of Simon & Garfunkel” DON’T CALL ME ERNIE highlights the original music of MusicalFare stage veteran, Robert Insana. Featuring an all-star line-up that includes MF performers Terrie George and Jayson Clark as well as all-star musicians Rick Ryan, Ed Saccocia, Mark Masters and John Cretacci. Don’t miss out on this entertaining evening of original local music!

A Tribute to the Music of Janis Joplin with Blaise Mercedes

Ticket Price: $22

March 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Part of the Phil & Colleen Morey/Donald & Barbara Newman Cabaret Series

Blaise Mercedes is a rising star in the Buffalo music scene. As a singer-songwriter, on-call vocalist, and bandleader, she is know for her new-age fusion of soulful vocals with a funk and Latin influence. She is a signed solo artist with Quiet as Kept Records and made her theatrical debut as ‘Anita’ in MusicalFare’s production of WEST SIDE STORY. This exciting tribute to Janis Joplin will feature Blaise and her band performing such Joplin hits as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “A Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and many more.

A Tribute to the Music of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

Ticket Price: $22

April 4, 2020 8:00 pm

Part of the Phil & Colleen Morey/Donald & Barbara Newman Cabaret Series

Back by popular demand after their two sold out cabarets in January! A seven women group, BABA SARA, featuring MusicalFare regular Debbie Pappas (TENDERLY, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SISTERS OF SWING) Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees Donna Andreeff and Winnie Bergner and others, will perform songs from the hit “Trio” album including “Those Memories of You,” “The Pain of Loving You,” as well as other popular hits from these three iconic performers. Featuring country, rock, folk and 60s/70s pop music.

Direct from Las Vegas: Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire Mike Jones

Ticket Price: $30

April 18, 2020 8:00 pm

Part of the Phil & Colleen Morey/Donald & Barbara Newman Cabaret Series

Presented by special arrangement with JazzBuffalo

Born and raised in Buffalo, Mike Jones studied at the Berklee School of Music. Since 2002, his virtuoso jazz piano has been part of the Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas. He comes back to his hometown for a one-night only evening of solo jazz piano. “While Jones’s right hand reels off vertiginous runs that rival the pyrotechnics of such legends as Oscar Peterson, Earl Hines, and Art Tatum, his left spins elaborate walking bass lines – at top speeds they turn into manic stride patterns – that seem less like accompaniment than a separate and completely satisfying performance.”

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

April 22 — May 24, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Season

This knock-'em-dead, uproarious comedy, was the most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season with ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical.  When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught?  A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is a fresh new musical comedy filled with non-stop laughs and unforgettable music.    

BRIGHT STAR

Onstage at Shea's 710 Theatre

May 7 — May 17, 2020

BRIGHT STAR, featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, follows the life of literary editor Alice Murphy in the 1920s and 1940s in the American South. Alice meets a young soldier returning from World War II and their unique connection encourages her to confront her past and awakens emotions for the child she once lost. After a miraculous secret is unveiled, Alice discovers the power to transform both their lives, with a genuinely emotional performance set against an onstage ensemble of musicians and dancers. BRIGHT STAR is deeply personal and courageously hopeful.

Motherhood: The Musical

Ticket Price: $30 (see dates and times, below)

June 5 — June 7, 2020

Part of the Phil & Colleen Morey/Donald & Barbara Newman Cabaret Series

MOTHERHOOD: THE MUSICAL is 90 minutes of fun! Set at the baby shower of a first-time mother-to-be, three experienced moms, in touching and hilarious ways, try to shed light on what’s in store for days, weeks, and years ahead. Whether you are young or old, whether you are a mother or have simply had one, MOTHERHOOD: THE MUSICAL is not to be missed.

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, June 5th at 8pm
Saturday, June 6th at 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, June 7th at 2pm

SWING, SWING, SWING!

July 8 — August 9, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Season

In our 30th Anniversary season we are thrilled to bring back a box office sensation that MusicalFare first produced in 1996.  SWING, SWING, SWING! is a tribute to the 1940s golden era of swing and jazz music.  An exciting and uplifting combination of music, dance, and style, SWING, SWING, SWING! is an exhilarating way to celebrate the conclusion of MusicalFare’s 30th Anniversary Season.