Anthony Chase

Theater Talk Host

Listen for Theater Talk, Friday morning at 6:45 and 8:45 during Morning Edition.

Photo from the Shea's Website

Billy Elliot The Musical is on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

The story of a small town boy in England who takes ballet class while his father thinks he is at boxing lessons. 

WBFO & AM-970's Theatre Talk critics Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss the musical and review other local theatre.

Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show was one of the first show's of the season at 710 Main Theatre in downtown Buffalo.

Seth Rudetsky is the nationally known Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio.  His new touring one-man show came to Buffalo last week for Curtain Up! 

Theatre Talk co-hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase kick off this week's theatre review discussing the show.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo's fall theatre season takes center stage Friday evening with the 31st Annual Curtain Up!

WBFO & AM-970"s  Theatre Talk co-host Anthony Chase is this year's Curtain Up's chair.   Chase joins Jim Santella for a preview of tonight's event and planned performances.

It's a packed-filled fall theatre season across the Buffalo area, and no one fills us in better than what's on stage then our Theatre Talk co-hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase!

One week from Friday, Curtain Up! will be held in downtown Buffalo to officially kick-off a new theatre season.

Mr. and Mrs. Nobody opens September 14th at the New Phoenix Theatre.  But if looking for something this weekend,  the Green Day musical, American Idiot is on stage Friday and Saturday at UB's Center for the Arts.

Theatre Talk: Silo City

Aug 24, 2012
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Silo City opens on Buffalo's waterfront Saturday.  The old, abandon and historic grain elevators will come alive for performances by Torn Space Theatre Saturday.  That kicks off this week's Theatre Talk conversation with Jim Santella and Anthony Chase. 

Preparations are underway for the 31st Annual Curtain Up! 

That discussion kicks off this week's Theatre Talk conversation with WBFO & AM 970'S Jim Santella and Anthony Chase.

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Cinderella at Artpark, Shakespeare in Delaware Park and Mommie Queerest -- it's all in this week's edition of Theatre Talk with Jim Santella and Anthony Chase on WBFO & AM-970.

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss Far From Heaven and other stage productions.

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase remember the Broadway work of Sherman Hemsley.

This week on Theatre Talk we remember the career of Broadway and film star Celeste Holm who died at the age of 95.

WBFO & AM-970's Jim Santella is on vacation this week so Anthony Chase is joined by Eileen Buckley for our conversation of the national and local theatre scene.  Jim returns next week!

Shaw Festival

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss productions at the Shaw Festival and at the Chautauqua Institution..

This week's Theatre Talk features a round up of local theatre on and off stage. 

Anthony Chase celebrates Buffalo Spree naming him "Best Media Personality" for his work on WBFO & AM-970'S Theatre Talk!

 

Friday means it's time for a little Theatre Talk! WBFO & AM-970's and it gets a little "Wicked"!

Theatre Talk hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase provide us with an glimpse local and national theatre.

WBFO & AM-970's Theatre Talk hosts, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss winners of the Tony Awards and new performances that will be on stage at 710 Main Street, the former Studio Arena Threatre.

 

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss the upcoming Tony Awards, last week's Artie Awards in Buffalo and the national touring production of "Memphis."

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss the local production of Damn Yankees and the touring production of Memphis. 

 

 WBFO & AM-970's Theatre Talk critics rundown this season's Artie nominees. 

Jim Santella and Anthony Chase tell us who has been nominated for the 22nd Annual Artie Awards.  Winners will be announced Monday, June 4th at the Town Ballroom!

For a full list of the Artie nominess http://artvoice.com/issues/v11n21/theaterweek.

Good luck to the nominees!

 

Theatre Talk: Frozen

May 18, 2012

Theatre Talk this week previews the local production of Frozen and Ramona and Juliet.

Theatre of Youth opens Friday night with Charlotte's Web opens.

This week WBFO & AM-970's Theatre Talk hosts, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase tell us about Charloette's Web and other shows on stage in the Buffalo area.

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss Driving Miss Daisy and other local productions.

Theatre Talk examines the local production of "A Delicate Balance."

Theatre Talk hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase takes us to the Big Apple then back to the Queen City for their review of what's on stage this spring.

 

It’s Friday and that means we welcome back to our WBFO and AM-970 “breakfast table” Jim Santella and Anthony Chase.  

This week our Threatre Talk co-hosts bring us some delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein music to discuss MusicalFare’s “A Grand Night for Singing” that opened this week. 

They also tip you off about “Hello Dolly” at the Palace Theatre in Lockport and much more!

If you are a fan of the Sound of Music or Oklahoma, you may want to head to the MusicalFare Theatre. 

"A Grand Night for Singing" featuring the great works of Rodgers & Hammerstein is now on stage. 

That kicks off this week's Theatre Talk review with Jim Santella and Anthony Chase.

 

Photo from The New Phoenix Theatre

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss "Come Back Little Sheeba," "Spamalot" and other local productions. 

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss "A Wrinkle in Time" and "Secrets of the Trade."

Photo from Roads Less Traveled Production

This week on Theatre Talk Jim Santella asks Anthony Chase about the latest production on stage at Road Less Traveled Production.

Clean Break is now on stage through April 1st.  It’s about a gambler and his estranged daughter.          

They also discuss Emperor and Galilean at Torn Space Theatre. Torn Space is located on Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo.   

 

 

 

 

Photo from The Irish Classical Theatre Website

WBFO & AM-970's Theatre Talk guys Jim Santella & Anthony Chase brings us the latest from the stage.

This week they review  The Irish Classical Theatre Company's ' "Fish out of Water", and "Time Stands Still" at the Kavinoky Theatre. 

Theatre Talk:

Mar 2, 2012

Theatre Talks Jim Santella and Anthony Chase are back this week for their full review of theatre around Buffalo Niagara.

They give us a glimpse of Les Mis at Shea's an  When The Rainbow Was Enuf at Ujima Company.

Photo from Buffalo United Artists Website

Jim Santella and Anthony Chase give us highlights of of what's on stage across the area. 

This week WBFO's Theatre Talk guys give a shout out to Wendy Hall who will be featured in Friday night's opening of a Cabaret Series at the Buffalo United Artists Theatre.

BUA’s Cabaret Series returns this season with three new shows.  On February 24th, Wendy Hall brings her own show to the BUA stage, accompanied by Chuck Basil.  

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