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.
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.
WBFO & AM-970's Theatre Talk co-host Anthony Chase has received a unique honor. He has been named "Best Media Personality" by Buffalo Spree. For nearly 25-years Chase has hosted Theatre Talk with our Blues host Jim Santella.
Chase is assistant dean of Humanities at Buffalo State College. He is also theatre editor at Artvoice and creator and producer of the Artie Awards. You can read about Chase in this month's Buffalo Spree.
They talk about his famous weekly Theatre Talk sign off that you hear each Friday, "...and I'm Anthony Chase!"
All this week the University at Buffalo is bringing together 25 emerging composers from around the world for June in Buffalo.
Since 1975, June in Buffalo has dazzled audiences with a unique blend of instrumental performances.
WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley talked with UB's Birge-Cary chair of Music David Felder about performances he has been directing for 27 years. As they conducted the interview, musicians were hard at work rehearsing for the shows.
June in Buffalo kicked off Monday and performances will continue through this Sunday.
The Vocalis Chamber Choir will be closing out its 10th anniversary season with a special program featuring the works of Handel.
Triumph & Majesty will be performed Sunday, June 3rd at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
WBFO & AM-970'S Eileen Buckley sat down with Vocalis's music director Jamie Burrit and Vocalis special guest, Norwegian composer Andrew Smith, whose work will also be featured at this Sunday's performance.
Eight international guitarists will be competing next week in the 5th annual JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. Semifinalists will compete on June 6th and 7th and will be aired on WNED-TV at 7:30 p.m.
The final top three will perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans with Falletta conducting on June 9th.
WBFO & AM-970'S Eileen Buckley spoke with Falletta about who this competition attracts guitarists globally.
The competition is presented by WNED and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The threat of a strike has forced organizers of The Stratford Shakespeare Festival to make preparations.
A job action has been threatened by call-centre staff over wages and the fear of having the department's work contracted to outside services. Negotiations are ongoing and phone lines remain open, but organizers suggest that patrons purchase tickets online to avoid potential delays.
Should a strike occur, it would be the first such labor action in the Festival's nearly 60 year history.