Season 2017-2018

ANNOUNCING OUR 2017-2018 SEASON OF SHOWS

 

GENTLEMEN PREFER DIVAS
Sept. 15, 16 & 17, 2017 at The Shea’s Smith Theatre, 660 Main St., Buffalo, NY
DIVA by DIVA meets Gentlemen’s Gentlemen in an all-star cabaret celebration!  Special performances to celebrate the start of the WNY theatre season at Curtain Up!
(NOTE:  Tickets will be available through The Shea’s Smith Theatre.  Season Flex Passes or other promotions not valid for these performances.)

DEAR WORLD
Sept. 21 – Oct. 22, 2017
Paris finds itself in a state of crisis and there’s only 1 woman who can save the day:  Countess Aurelia, the madwoman of Chaillott.  Follow the Countess as she fights to save Paris from a bunch of scheming men intent on drilling the land for oil.  Joined by 2 other madwomen, a garbage man and a pair of young lovers, this unlikely team will embark on a tune-filled adventure to save Paris from money and greed.  Featuring Mary Kate O’Connell as Countess Aurelia.

PAINTING CHURCHES
Nov. 9 – Nov. 19, 2017
Limited Engagement – A Special Tribute to Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move from their Beacon Hill house to a cottage on Cape Cod.  Gardner, a retired poet, slips in and out of senility as Fanny tries to keep them both afloat.  They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home to help with the move.  On the verge of artistic celebrity, Mags hopes that she will finally paint their portrait and come to terms with them – and they with her.  In the end, Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless.

IRVING BERLIN’S AMERICA
Nov. 30 – Dec. 17, 2017
This new two-character musical play traces the rags-to-riches story of Irving Berlin, of whom composer Jerome Kern once stated, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music.  He IS American music.”  In this unique musical we see Berlin, late in life, looking back on his career.  The reclusive elder songwriter is prompted by an admiring young visitor to look back on the life he’s led and the musical legacy he created.  Featuring William Group and Matthew Mooney.

AN ACT OF GOD
Jan. 11 – Feb. 11, 2018
The King of the Universe is tackling His greatest challenge yet:  Live theatre in Los Angeles!  God takes the form of Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes in this 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.  He’s finally arrived to set the record straight…and He’s not holding back!  Featuring Joey Bucheker.

I DO, I DO
Apr. 5 – May 6, 2018
This musical follows newlyweds Michael and Agnes, starting on their wedding day, and explores their life together over the next 50 years until they finally sell their home to the next pair of newlyweds.  During that time, the couple goes through their wedding night jitters, raises a family, negotiates mid-life crises, quarrels, separates, reconciles … and grows old together.  Featuring Mary Coppola Gjurich and Gregory Gjurich.

PLUS …

DIVA by DIVA: A Celebration of Women and GENTLEMEN PREFER DIVAS
Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm – All Season Long!
A cabaret format of songs, stories, humor and quotes by, for and about women … now in its 18th year!  With alternating performances when the DIVAS’ favorite Gentlemen join them onstage to celebrate the mysteries and quirks of the male-female dynamic!
2017 Dates:  Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13
2018 Dates:  Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, June 11

* Shows & Dates Subject to Change *


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL” ON SEASON FLEX PASSES:
Buy your Flex Pass by JUNE 30th and get a 10% Discount

CALL 716-848-0800 for Information/Purchases

(Individual show tickets will go on sale August 1st.)