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Guide to Theater Shows This Month & Beyond in WNY

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on October 24, 2022
It WAS a Wonderful Life

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?

Break a leg, Buffalo!

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

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Theater in Buffalo & WNY This Month & Beyond

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Mon, Nov 28 - Sun, Dec 18
All Day

Admission starts at: $17

O’Connell & Company
3200 Elmwood Avenue, Tonawanda, Tonawanda Town Erie County, 14217

North Buffalo

By Charles M. Schulz Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer By Special Arrangement ...

A Christmas Carol (2022)

Tue, Nov 29 - Wed, Nov 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Admission starts at: $27.12

ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE
10 QUEEN'S PARADE Niagara-On-The-Lake, L0S 1J0

Other

Ebenezer Scrooge is back! Nestled in the heart of the ultimate Christmas village, the charming holiday favourite A Christmas Carol returns to the Shaw ...

White Christmas

Tue, Nov 29 +more dates
1:00 pm - 9:00 am

Admission starts at: $28.25

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

Other

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you won’t want to miss this classic holiday favourite. Two soldiers, returning home from a USO song-and-dance ...

BEEHIVE: The ’60s Musical

Wed, Nov 30 - Sun, Dec 11
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $50

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

Six women sing the rock-n-roll music of the 1960s in a night of non-stop song and dance! ...

A Christmas Carol (2022)

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $28.25

Royal George Theater
Queen Street Niagara-On-The-Lake,

Other

Ebenezer Scrooge is back! Nestled in the heart of the ultimate Christmas village, the charming holiday favourite A Christmas Carol returns to the Shaw ...

White Christmas

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
1:00 pm - 11:00 am

Admission starts at: $28.25

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

Other

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you won’t want to miss this classic holiday favourite. Two soldiers, returning home from a USO song-and-dance ...

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Aurora Players
166 South Grove Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Kick off the holidays with this classic comedy about a couple suddenly faced with putting on their church’s annual Christmas pageant because the usual ...

Boulevard: A New Virtual Reality Performance by Torn Space with FLATSITTER

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle
612 Fillmore Avenue Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

Boulevard is a multimedia immersive performance experience featuring virtual reality by FLATSITTER and live performance directed by Torn Space. Incorporating ...

The Birth of Santa – Written by Justin Karcher & Eric Mowery

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

American Repertory Theater of WNY
545 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

A BIT ABOUT THE BIRTH OF SANTA ————————————————– A reimagining of A Christmas Carol. An artist, famous for their Christmas-themed ...

Guards at the Taj

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $25.00

Road Less Traveled Theater
456 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

India…1648…as the sun rises, two imperial guards are assigned to protect the unveiling of the just-completed Taj Mahal. When ordered to perform the ...

All Is Calm

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 8:40 pm

Admission starts at: $34

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

Buffalo

All is Calm takes place on The Western Front, during Christmas of 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night ...

Boulevard

Thu, Dec 1 - Sat, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Torn Space Theatre
612 Fillmore Ave Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

A live and virtual reality performance experience explores layers of identity through presentations of fashion, glamor, and power structures in public ...

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The Boys Next Door

Thu, Dec 1 - Sat, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Springville Center for the Arts
37 North Buffalo Street Springville, 14141

South Towns

Tom Griffin’s The Boys Next Door deals with four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home. It takes place over roughly a two-month ...

ALL IS CALM

Thu, Dec 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $36.25

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

ALL IS CALM takes place on The Western Front, during Christmas of 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night ...

Great Expectations

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

Admission starts at: $20

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

Buffalo

Charles Dickens’ classic coming-of-age tale, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett, follows the story of orphan Pip as he navigates a strange and difficult ...

Scrooge, A Christmas Tale

Fri, Dec 2 - Sun, Dec 4
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The traditional story you grew up with. The classic Christmas songs you love. See our new show of Scrooge, A Christmas Tale for a performance of warmth, ...

Un Ballo In Maschera

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

Admission starts at: $10

Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall – Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave. Rockwell Hall 210 Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

Verdi's thrilling 1859 drama "Un Ballo in Maschera" (The Masked Ball) was originally set in Sweden and told the story of the 1792 assassination of King ...

The Nutcracker

Sat, Dec 3 - Sun, Dec 4
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $36

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Neglia’s Nutcracker production has been recognized for its spectacular production value. “From the opening curtain’s rise to the dancer’s final ...

Kenan Center Presents: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Sat, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Kenan Center Campus
433 Locust St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Mike Randall in Charles Dickens presents: A Christmas Carol 2022 Mike Randall’s production of Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol has been a ...

Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Thu, Dec 8 +more dates
7:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19.67

Ghostlight Theatre
170 Schenck St. North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Inspired by a simple, poignant letter written over 100 years ago by 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon and by the timeless editorial response printed on the ...

The Night Before Christmas

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

Admission starts at: $15

Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

Set in Christmastown on a very special Christmas Eve, our locally commissioned and well-received family musical tells the story of a brother and sister ...

Charles Dickens Presents: “A Christmas Carol”

Sat, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $18

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Mike Randall’s production of Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol has been a huge success since its premiere in 2007. Giving performances across ...

Swan Lake: The State Ballet Theatre Of Ukraine

Sat, Dec 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $40

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

THE STATE BALLET THEATRE OF UKRAINE presents “SWAN LAKE.” Ballet in 2 acts (performed with one intermission). The terrible spell of the magician Rothbart ...

Come From Away

Tue, Dec 13 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Admission starts at: $50

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

COME FROM AWAY takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. ...

Elf the Musical

Mon, Dec 26 +more dates
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $40

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. ...

Babushka!

Fri, Dec 30 - Sat, Dec 31
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

They’re back, baby! See BABUSHKA! this Fall in the all-new Alleyway Cabaret. Performances now on sale. BABUSHKA! is Buffalo’s favorite improv team ...

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Fri, Jan 6 +more dates
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission starts at: $24

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

X barks the spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big ...

The Mai

Fri, Jan 13 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $20

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

Buffalo

The Mai, an accomplished, savvy middle-aged woman, is thrown into a world of confusion after her husband abandons her and her children. His return causes ...

The Great Gatsby

Thu, Jan 19 - Sun, Jan 22
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved classic comes to life as a 1940s radio broadcast in this spirited adaptation of The Great Gatsby. An ensemble brings more ...

Disney On Ice presents Into the Magic

Thu, Jan 26 +more dates
7:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admission starts at: $15

KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Into The Magic takes families on a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. ...

Wicket: The Untold Story of the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village

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

Admission starts at: $25

Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Wicket: The Untold Story of the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village  Book & Lyrics by Travis Sharp Music & Lyrics by Haddon Kime ...

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

Wed, Feb 15 +more dates
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $50

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's (CATS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) earliest hits. ...

The Thin Place

Thu, Feb 23 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Road Less Traveled Theater
456 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Everyone who ever died is still here, just in a different part of here. Linda can communicate with them. And if you believe, she can make you hear them, ...

Clue on Stage

Fri, Feb 24 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasboro game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins ...

The Play That Goes Wrong

Fri, Feb 24 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $44

The Kavinoky Theatre
320 Porter Ave. Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

This long-running West End and Off-Broadway smash hit follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying their very best to stage ...

Every Brilliant Thing

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

Admission starts at: $21

Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

SGT is thrilled to present the regional premiere of this heart-wrenching, hilarious one-person play. This 90 minute piece explores the resilience of the ...

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

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

Admission starts at: $15

Second Generation Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

By Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe This one-man show is a beautiful and unique experience. The Narrator (Kevin Craig, AEA) takes the audience through ...

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Thu, Mar 9 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land, and longs to someday join them, though her father, King Triton forbids ...

Choir Boy

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

Admission starts at: $15

Ujima Theatre Company
429 Plymouth Ave Ste 2 Buffalo, 14213

Buffalo

“Choir Boy,” is a portrait of male adolescent turmoil within the walls of a prestigious African-American prep school. The poignant script is filled ...

The Kenan Center presents HARP’s production of Finnegan’s Farewell

Fri, Mar 10 - Sun, Mar 12
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $15

Kenan Center Campus
433 Locust St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Join HARP for their production of Finnegan’s Farewell at the Taylor Theater on March 10, 11, and 12. Friday and Saturday show times: 7:30 PM. Sunday ...

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Thu, Mar 16 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $34

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

Buffalo

In this timeless murder mystery, a snowdrift stops a train in its tracks at midnight. The next morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, ...

Thurgood

Fri, Mar 31 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $20

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

Buffalo

After successful productions at Detroit Public Theatre and Chautauqua Theatre Company, Guest Artists Broadway Director Steve H. Broadnax III and Award-Winning ...

DISASTER

Wed, Apr 12 +more dates
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $50

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

The 1970s disaster-movie musical spoof that's side-splittingly hilarious! ...

Romance/Romance

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

Admission starts at: $25

Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Book & Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith Herrmann ...

Sex N’ The City: The (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody

Sun, Apr 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $52

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

Buffalo

Come join Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha on a hilarious trip trough New York in the 90s. ...

Million Dollar Quartet

Thu, Apr 20 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. They were brought together in Memphis, ...

Sweat

Thu, Apr 20 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Road Less Traveled Theater
456 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Set in 2000 and 2008, a group of friends in Reading, Pennsylvania gather a local bar.  They’ve spent their lives sharing drinks and secrets when everything ...

Network

Fri, Apr 21 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $44

The Kavinoky Theatre
320 Porter Ave. Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore. Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels ...

Kinky Boots

Thu, May 4 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:50 pm

Admission starts at: $34

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

Buffalo

Kinky Boots – Produced by MusicalFare Theatre and scheduled for a May 4-21, 2023 return to Shea’s 710 Theatre! This Tony Award musical is an exhilarating ...

Cullud Wattah

Fri, May 5 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Ujima Theatre Company
429 Plymouth Ave Ste 2 Buffalo, 14213

Buffalo

It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third-generation General Motors line worker, worries over impending layoffs while struggling ...

Tick, Tick…Boom!

Fri, May 19 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $21

Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

From Jonathan Larson, the composer of RENT, comes TICK, TICK...BOOM! The story of an aspiring composer navigating success, failure, friendship, love, and ...

tick,tick…BOOM!

Fri, May 19 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Second Generation Theatre
658 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

By Jonathan Larson Jon is a promising composer living in NYC… but he’s almost 30 and what has he done? A fast-paced musical about being true to ...

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