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Guide to Theater Shows This Month & Beyond in WNY

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on April 26, 2022
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With in-person theatrics scarce since the start of it all, its a huge deal to have these theater companies and performance theaters back in action putting on shows for the 2022 season.

The local theater scene in WNY is welcoming shows big and small to stages of equally varied sizes and appealing to a range of audiences. Join us in wishing the performers a fantastic and full season, won’t you?

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Here’s a guide to upcoming theater shows in Buffalo & WNY this month and beyond:

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Celebrate Spring Carnival at the Eastern Hills Mall

Fri, May 27 – Sun, May 29
Times Vary

5 Hour ICU Ghost Hunt At Rolling Hills Asylum

Fri, Jun 10 +more dates
8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Theater in Buffalo & WNY This Month & Beyond

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Mon, May 23 - Thu, Jun 2
All Day

$10

North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

Downton goes Hollywood! Join us for a special early screening of DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA on Wednesday, May 18th. Regular showtimes start later that ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Wed, May 25 +more dates
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$27.12

Shaw Festival Theatre
10 QUEEN'S PARADE Niagara-On-The-Lake, L0S 1J0

Other

Subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, Oscar Wilde’s last and greatest play concentrates all his incredible wit and observation into a dazzling ...

GRINDRMOM

Wed, May 25 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$25

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Caught between the love for her only child and the Church she has given her entire life over to, a Mormon woman seeks answers in the most unexpected of ...

The Paradigm Bomb

Thu, May 26 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$5

American Repertory Theater of WNY
545 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

American Repertory Theater of WNY closes the 2021-22 season with the production of Artie Award winning writer Matthew LaChiusa's "The Paradigm Bomb". Directed ...

Modern Orthodox

Thu, May 26 - Sun, May 29
Times Vary

$10

Jewish Repertory Theatre
2640 North Forest Rd Getville, 14068

North Towns

This hilarious and heartfelt comedy tells the story of Ben Jacobson, an Upper West Side financial consultant ready to propose to his long-time girlfriend ...

The Oregon Trail At Alleyway Theatre

Fri, May 27 - Sat, May 28
7:30 pm - 3:00 pm

$30

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Finishing a critically acclaimed season, including productions like WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT and BERSERKER, Buffalo’s home for new plays closes out its ...

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Spunk

Fri, May 27 - Sun, May 29
Times Vary

$10

Ujima Theatre Company
429 Plymouth Ave Ste 2 Buffalo, 14213

Buffalo

Using the blues, choral narrative and dance, the three tales focus on men and women, trapped inside the "laughin' kind of lovin' kind of hurtin' kind of ...

Clue: On Stage

Fri, May 27 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15

Aurora Players
166 South Grove Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie, which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue on Stage is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. ...

The Onion Game

Fri, Jun 3 - Sun, Jun 26
All Day

$40

Irish Classical (The Andrews) Theatre
625 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Stan Klimecko and Company return to finish the run of our “Wildly Satisfying” March 2020 production! Onion and Pearl are miserably married. Their children, ...

The Mystery of the Missing Sapphire

Fri, Jun 3 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$4

Other

Written and Directed by Marty Bauer ...

Buffalo Stories: The Life of Robert Gioia

Sat, Jun 4
7:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$225

Other

Starring Jon May, John Kreuzer, Katy Miner, Ricky Needham, Jenn Stafford and Roger VanDette Buffalo Stories 2022 will feature guest of honor, Robert ...

Starring Buffalo’s Sunday In The Park With George

Fri, Jun 10 - Sat, Jun 11
Times Vary

$45

Shea’s 710 Theatre
710 Main St. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Starring Buffalo is thrilled to return to Shea’s 710 with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer prize-winning ...

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Blithe Spirit

Fri, Jun 10 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15

Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

A novelist invites an eccentric medium to conduct a séance at his house, with the aim of gathering material for his next book. Unexpectedly, the medium ...

Nickel City Opera presents Son of a Rabbi: An Al Jolson Revue

Tue, Jun 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25

Saturn Club of Buffalo
977 Delaware Ave Buffalo, 14209

Buffalo

A mini-musical chronicling the early life of Al Jolson, the star of the 1st talking movie ever made, the 1927 ‘The Jazz Singer’. A fully staged production ...

CABARET

Fri, Jun 10 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15

Second Generation Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

In 1930’s Berlin, everything is beautiful… but for how long? SGT presents CABARET- a beloved musical theatre classic with a message that remains relevant ...

The Lifespan of a Fact

Fri, Jun 10 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$40

0The Kavinoky Theatre
320 Porter Ave. Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

John D'Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When ...

New Play Workshop: Flowers of Hawaii

Wed, Jun 22 - Fri, Jun 24
Times Vary

$25

Bratton Theater
One Ames Ave. Chautauqua, 14722

Southern Tier

Join the Chautauqua Theater Company in it’s New Play Workshop featuring Flowers of Hawaii by Lee Cataluna “We understand what it’s like to raise ...

Hello, Chautauqua! The Movie

Fri, Jun 24
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Norton Hall
One Ames Ave. Chautauqua, 14722

Southern Tier

Meet our 2022 conservatory! Formerly known as “How I Got This Job,” this fun and intimate performance hosted by Artistic Director Andrew Borba introduces ...

Nickel City Opera presents Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’

Sat, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 26
Times Vary

$45.00

Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center
1250 Amherst St Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

Join Nickel City Opera for a fully staged production of  Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ including full set, costumes and orchestra. An opera ...

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER 2022

Wed, Jul 13 +more dates
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$49

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

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 ...

42ND STREET

Thu, Jul 14 +more dates
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Get ready to hear those dancing feet! We will be closing out our Dream Come True season with a Broadway classic! Join us July 14th-24th to enjoy 42nd ...

The Doctor’s Dilemma

Sat, Jul 16 +more dates
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$27.12

Shaw Festival Theatre
10 QUEEN'S PARADE Niagara-On-The-Lake, L0S 1J0

Other

One of the most popular Shaw plays we have presented in our 60 years, this exploration of medical ethics has again found its moment. If one patient can ...

Art Move Concept “Anopas”

Fri, Jul 22
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$12

Artpark
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

Theatre ...

Rock of Ages

Fri, Sep 2 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$44

The Kavinoky Theatre
320 Porter Ave. Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

A small-town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. This hit musical features songs from the 1980’s including ...

Confessions of the Reverend Mother

Fri, Sep 9 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$45

Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

There is a shortage of Roman Catholic nuns and Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina LSOH, has been asked by Pope Francis for help. As a recruitment tool ...

Once On This Island

Thu, Sep 15 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:10 pm

$17

Shea’s 710 Theatre
710 Main St. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Once On This Island – Produced by Shea’s 710 Theatre with support from Evans Bank, Once On This Island will take the stage September 15 – October ...

The Secret Garden: Spring Version

Fri, Oct 14 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$93

Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, THE SECRET GARDEN: SPRINGTIME EDITION is the perfect theatre outing for the entire family. This 90 minute ...

Misery

Fri, Oct 28 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$44

The Kavinoky Theatre
320 Porter Ave. Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

The play version of the beloved Stephen King classic movie follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “Number ...

An Evening With C. S. Lewis

Sun, Nov 13
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$44

Shea’s 710 Theatre
710 Main St. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

An Evening with C.S. Lewis – starring David Payne – is a captivating evening in 1963 where C.S. Lewis hosts a group of American writers at his home ...

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