AMERICAN RHAPSODY

February 17 — March 21, 2021

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A story featuring Artistic/Executive Director, Randall Kramer and a singing and dancing ensemble that looks at the social, racial and musical synthesis that helped to create Rhapsody in Blue.  A renewed version from its 2009 MusicalFare world premiere, AMERICAN RHAPSODY features song and dance highlighting the music of Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, W.C. Handy, Irving Berlin, Eubie Blake, George Gershwin and others.

"A poignant statement about the inextricable links among American musical, racial and political progress."  – The Buffalo News

 

I'm Still Singing - An Evening with Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (Live Stream)

LIVE STREAM from the Premier Cabaret – produced in Association with Starring Buffalo

March 13, 2021 7:30 pm

TICKET PRICE:   $15 (+$3 facility fee)
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MusicalFare Theatre and Starring Buffalo present I’M STILL SINGING, a hilarious and uplifting cabaret from Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (BRING IT ON, WICKED, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE). The show features some of Broadway's best music, and delivers a positive message about the importance of art in these challenging times.  Buffalo star Raphael Santos will open for Carothers, and the evening will also feature the MusicalFare debut of young artist Rosan Sharma.  Professor Alison d'Amato of the University at Buffalo department of theater and dance is the music director.

Cast bios are below (scroll down!)

More about MusicalFare:
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 College, 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.   Currently, MusicalFare is presenting Live Stream presentations of Jazz, Broadway and WNY cabaret acts during the pandemic.  

More about Starring Buffalo:
Each STARRING BUFFALO show is a unique collaboration that includes guest  artists from Broadway, Buffalo's finest theater professionals, and outstanding WNY students.  The organization launched in 2018 with THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME starring Ben Fankhauser (NEWSIES, SPRING AWAKENING) and Dan’yelle Williamson (MEMPHIS, THE LION KING), and presented LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS starring Matt Doyle (COMPANY, THE BOOK OF MORMON) and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (HAIRSPRAY, LEGALLY BLONDE) at Shea’s 710 Theater in 2019. Starring Buffalo has also produced numerous concerts, showcases, and masterclasses that aim to build a bridge between Buffalo and Broadway, providing our audiences and students the chance to learn from, work alongside, and be inspired by both Buffalo and Broadway's best.  www.starringbuffalo.org

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THE OTHER JOSH COHEN

April 14 — May 16, 2021

Part of the 2021-2022 Subscription Season of Musicals - PLEASE NOTE: ALL 2021-2022 Season Productions are Suspended Until Re-Opening is Approved.

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Josh Cohen just can't get a break. He's single, broke and to top it all off, his apartment's been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD.  Thus begins the hilarious rock-and-roll quirky romantic comedy about a good guy caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck. Broke and alone, all hope seems lost – until a mysterious letter arrives that changes his life forever.  Featuring an eight member ensemble and two actors who play the same hapless-yet-warmhearted title character – one eventful year apart – in a 90-minute life-changing laughfest for the whole family that will leave you feeling better about the world. This hilarious, endearing and hummable musical was hailed by Jesse Green of The New York Times as a "spontaneously charming musical that is just right for right now."  Nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.

 

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

July 7 — August 15, 2021

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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.    

 

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

September 8 — October 10, 2021

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The regional premiere of this hilarious screwball comedy that premiered on Broadway in 2012.  NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Highlights from the score include "Fascinating Rhythm," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Sweet and Low Down," and the title song.

"Once in a while, you come across a stage show that just completely surprises you in the best possible way. That pretty much sums up my recent experience with the oh-so delightful NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.” – LA Times

 

ALL IS CALM

November 10 — December 12, 2021

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The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

"A beautiful musical recounting of a World War I cease-fire of gifts, poetry, and melody."   – The New York Times 

"Hands down, the most emotionally moving Christmas show I’ve ever seen." - Theatremania