ELF THE MUSICAL

November 13 — December 22, 2019

Part of the 2019-2020 Season

Based on the beloved holiday film, Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.  He is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.  Buddy then embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity and along the way helps his new family remember the true meaning of Christmas. 
The running time of the production is approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes, including intermission.

CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN

Onstage at Shea's 710 Theatre

December 5 — December 22, 2019

MusicalFare's smash-hit production by Tom Dudzick is back...but this time on the Shea's 710 Theatre stage! 

The Pazinskis, 4 kids and 2 parents living over a saloon in 1959 lower-middle class Buffalo, are not having their usual merry Christmas. Dad is going through a mid-life depression and refuses to buy a Christmas tree. Sister Clarissa is threatening to expel 12-year-old Rudy for performing a blasphemous one-man Nativity Scene where he plays all the characters as Hollywood celebrities. Mom wants the happy man she married returned to her, and the two teenagers, sensing their parents’ discord, are worried that this may be their last Christmas together as a whole family. In earthy, quirky Pazinski fashion, with comic songs and dream sequences, they all come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a family on this most stressful of holidays.

Nashville 2 New York

Ticket Price: $22

January 10, 2020 8:00 pm

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

Featuring Yankee composer Ryan Kaminski and Southern Belle songwriter Jaclyn Brown.

Jaclyn and Ryan became best musical friends while performing together in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at MusicalFare in 2018. Having sung their original songs together for the past year, they’re thrilled to share their insights into the differences in the creative cultures of the northern and southern US, and the music that brings us all together no matter where we’re from. Also featuring a couple of MusicalFare favorite surprise guest songwriters! 

A Tribute to Willie Nelson

This performance is SOLD-OUT! Please call the Box Office at 716-839-8540 with any questions.

January 17, 2020 8:00 pm

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

Featuring the Panfil Family and Friends

Willie Nelson is one of the most decorated and influential musicians of the 20th century.  2016 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee Mark Panfil (Creek Bend, The Panfil Brothers, Emerald Isle) will take the Premier Cabaret stage alongside his daughter, Katie Clark (RING OF FIRE, ONCE) and son-in-law Jayson Clark (PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, ONCE) to play Willie Nelson hits such as "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys", "Crazy", "Always On My Mind", "Whiskey River" and many, many more. Also joining the Panfil Family will be musicians Brian McMahon and Brandon Barry. 

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

4PM SHOW ADDED DUE TO DEMAND! - Ticket Price: $22

January 18, 2020 8:00 pm

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

Due to demand, a 4pm show has been added!   A brand new 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.   

Performance Anxiety with Griffin Kramer

Ticket Price: $22

January 25, 2020 8:00 pm

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

A Fundraiser for Just Tell One: Mental Health Advocates of WNY

An exciting evening of solo piano and great theatre and pop songs!  Griffin Kramer takes us through a spectacular array of solo piano pieces by Gershwin, Liszt and Billy Joel.  He will also be joined by some of the most talented singers from the WNY musical theatre community. All proceeds benefit “Just Tell One” a subgroup of the Mental Health Advocates of WNY. 

An Everly Brothers Cabaret (Back by Popular Demand!)

Ticket Price: $22

February 1, 2020 8:00 pm

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

Back by popular demand after their SOLD OUT performance last October!  It's 1963 - A full year before The Beatles came to America and played on the Ed Sullivan Show.  Phil & Don (Brandon Barry & Joseph Donohue III) will perform as The Everly Brothers playing popular hits such as "Bye Bye, Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," All I Have To Do is Dream" and many more. Join them as they take you back to 1963 with an intimate acoustic performance that will surely make you clap and sing along!

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 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.

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.