Theater

16 Nov 20170 The “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre returns to Fredonia with a unique take on a holiday classic. “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” will be presented on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia as part of Rockefeller Arts Center’s Kaleidoscope Family. DuffleBag Theatre, which is making its eighth visit to Fredonia, has become famous around the world with interactive productions in which random audience members are brought on stage to play roles in humorous takes on classic tales. “One thing you can always expect with a DuffleBag Theatre performance is the...

18 Oct 20170 The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies – the Bolshoi Ballet – performing Le Corsaire on Sat., Oct. 28, at 1 p.m.  It will be presented in high definition, captured live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem, at the bazaar.  Smitten, Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem The Corsair, and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s classic choreography,...

5 Oct 20170 A Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will be the first offering in the 2017-18 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of “Peter and the Starcatcher” from Oct. 20 to 28 in Marvel Theatre on the Fredonia campus. Performance dates and times Oct. 20 at 8 p.m., Oct. 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Dr. James Ivey is the director. “Peter and the Starcatcher” was a major hit of the 2012 Broadway season, earning five Tony Awards, including Best Featured Actor, Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design. The play was...

4 Oct 20170 Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., with Wolfgang Mozart’s comedic Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, in Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. The story is a sublime fairy tale that was written originally for a theater located just...

28 Sep 20170 Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, kicks off its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Oct. 7, at 1 p.m., with a new staging of Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece Norma. The opera stars Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa - a casting coup for fans of bel canto opera. Radvanovsky sang the role to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre de Liceu, and Lyric Opera of...

7 Sep 20170 Tony Award Winning Best Musical to Launch in Denver October 2018 and Play More Than 50 US Cities Producer Stacey Mindich is pleased to announce that the first national touring production of this year’s Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October 2018 at Denver’s Center for the Performing Arts.  The tour will go on to play more than 50 cities over a two-year period, including Buffalo, NY (Shea’s Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC (Blumenthal Performing Arts), Chicago, IL (Broadway In Chicago), Los Angeles, CA (Center Theatre Group), and many more as part of the 2018-2019 season. “I was so moved...

30 Aug 20170 The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a new National Theatre production of the Edward Albee classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.  It will be presented on Sat., Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. National Theatre Live presents Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed 5-Star production of Albee’s landmark play. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s...
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