LATE IN THE EVENING

Sponsored by M&T Bank, CrowleyWebb and Daemen College

April 24 — May 26, 2019

Part of the 2018-2019 Season

Conceived by Michael Walline, with Contributing Artist Zak Ward, in association with MusicalFare Theatre.

A world premiere musical featuring the music and lyrics of Paul Simon, LATE IN THE EVENING is the story of a man who is guided in his dreams through a journey of love, loss and remembrance with unforgettable characters, insightful lyrics and beautiful dance.  Conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Walline (ZOOMA ZOOMA, FAMILIAR STRANGERS) and featuring actor/musician Zak Ward (BUDDY, RING OF FIRE), LATE IN THE EVENING highlights the masterful storytelling of one of America's greatest musical icons.

 

The Rhythm Future Quartet

Ticket Price: $25

May 5, 2019 7:00 pm

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

Presented by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre: They’re back!  After their sold-out August 2017 performance at the Premier Cabaret, THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET returns for a one-night only performance!

“…a joyful abandon that is downright infectious” HUFFINGTON POST

“…breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz” BOSTON GLOBE

FUN HOME

at Shea's 710 Theatre

May 9 — May 19, 2019

A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.  Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, FUN HOME is based on Allison Bechtel’s  best-selling graphic novel.  Composer Jeanine Tesori (SHREK, VIOLET) and book writer Lisa Kron (2.5 MINUTE RIDE, WELL) won Tony Awards for this blazingly original and groundbreaking work.  “Heart gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up” – The New York Times. 

An Evening with Broadway's Marrick Smith and Buffalo's Katy Miner

Ticket Price: $27

May 20, 2019 7:30 pm

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

Presented by Starring Buffalo and MusicalFare Theatre: Broadway star Marrick Smith (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FUN HOME) and celebrated Buffalo singer Katy Miner team up for an evening of songs to celebrate the launch of Starring Buffalo’s ’19-’20 season.  Marrick and Katy will be joined by special guests and select area students for an intimate and memorable evening of rock, jazz, and of course, Broadway.   

Mark Marinaccio: A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John (SOLD OUT!)

This Cabaret is SOLD OUT! If you have any questions, please call 716-839-8540.

June 1, 2019 8:00 pm

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

Mark Marinaccio, Western New York's own "Piano Man," returns to MusicalFare Theatre with a tribute to the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Equipped with a full band and an arsenal of creative arrangements, the audience will be treated to some of Billy and Elton's greatest hits as well as lesser-known gems.

Alexis Cole Sings the American Songbook

Ticket Price: $30

June 8, 2019 8:00 pm

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

Presented by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre: Alexis Cole is a dynamic American Songbook singer who has been hailed as “a rising star in the Jazz World” by Hot House Magazine and called “Exquisite” by the New York Times.   She has performed in celebrated NYC venues such as The Carlyle, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Blue Note and has been a soloist with the Boston Pops and Detroit Symphony. 

Italian Jazz Singer Chiara Izzi with pianist Kevin Hays

Ticket Price: $30

June 22, 2019 8:00 pm

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

Presented by JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre: Italian singer/songwriter Chiara Izzi was awarded 1st Prize by Quincy Jones in the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal competition.  Chiara’s sound is based on her own unique interpretation of a fusion of different genres, including jazz, pop and Mediterranean sounds.  She will be joined by pianist Kevin Hays about whom The New Yorker declared “There are plenty of talented pianists…but few have Hays’s melodic charms and sense of style.” 

For Bab's Sake: Songs of Barbra Streisand

Ticket Price: $22

June 28, 2019 8:00 pm

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

After their sold out cabaret performance in January, vocalist Katy Miner and pianist/vocalist Chuck Basil are back with FOR BAB’S SAKE: SONGS OF BARBRA STREISAND.  This time they will be joined by Jonathan Hughes on bass and David Phillips on drums.   Featuring Streisand’s greatest hits including “People,” The Way We Were,” “Evergreen,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and many more!

MusicalFare Rising Stars

Ticket Price: $22

June 29, 2019 8:00 pm

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

Once again, MusicalFare is proud to highlight some of its newest and most talented performers.  MUSICALFARE RISING STARS includes five actors from its acclaimed production of RAGTIME: Kyle Baran, Chrissy Vogric Hunnel, Dominique Kempf, Ricky Needham, and Alexandria Watts.  They will be performing Broadway and popular favorites, accompanied by Theresa Quinn.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see the future MusicalFare stars!      

FIRST DATE

Sponsored by M&T Bank, The Buffalo News and Daemen College

July 10 — August 11, 2019

Part of the 2018-2019 Season

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening  when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?