Mannheim Steamroller has managed to span the generations with its music for close to 40 years. Sunday night, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will perform at Shea's Performing Arts Center. The show is part of Mannheim's holiday tours across the U.S.
A local dance theater and school of ballet is preparing for a special holiday performance. Configuration School of Ballet will present Tales of Winter Sunday afternoon at the Flickinger Theater at Nichols School in Buffalo. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the ballet will feature excerpts from The Grinch, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suites and other works.
The powerful Tony-award winning War Horse is on stage now through Sunday at Shea's Performing Arts Center. WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley discuss the elaborate puppetry and story-line of War Horse.
Friday brings us our weekly round-up of area theater. This week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss brand new productions that are opening and will be opening: Clybourne Park, Promises Promises and War Horse.
The Little Foxes is now on stage at the Irish Classical Theater. Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers a unique back story to the past performances of this play as it is adapted to the stage in Buffalo. Chase, Theater critic for Artvoice, joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley for a weekly round-up of area theater.
"Ghost" continues live on stage at Shea's in Buffalo, but not under the best reviews. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase explains why. Chase also reviews a number of community theater plays underway and traces it's "ancient" roots of community theater.
A teenager from Japan is playing the lead role in this Saturday's performance of Neglia Ballet's Baba Yaga at Shea's. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to the 15-year-old ballerina about her role in this Halloween ballet.
A Pulitzer Prize winning play hits a local stage Friday night. This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers an in-depth review of the opening of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at the New Phoenix Theatre.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the many of shows that opened in Buffalo last month, time is running out. This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase runs down the shows that will be closing soon. Chase joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley to talk about the local theater scene and his recent trip to New York City to attend the birthday bash for Chita Rivera.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced one of the largest gifts in institution history. Officials say the late Peggy Pierce Elfvin has left a gift of nearly $11 million to the gallery where she served as a board member for 30 years.
A local play is being considered "atomic." You can learn why on this week's edition of Theater Talk. WBFO co-host Anthony Chase is joined by Eileen Buckley. They kick off their conversation with what's on stage at Buffalo's Subversive Theatre and then Chase tells about meeting some Hollywood stars.
Buffalo's fall theater season is in full-swing -- new shows from comedy to serious themes are on the stage. WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase is joined this week with Eileen Buckley to discuss the variety of stage productions.
As Curtain Up is celebrated Friday night in downtown Buffalo, theatergoers should notice a sparkle inside Shea's Performing Arts Center. Over the summer, Shea's continued with its five-year restoration project that is bringing it back to its original shine when it opened in 1926.
Renowned playwright A.R. Gurney returns to his hometown Friday night. The Buffalo native will serve as honorary chairperson of Curtain Up! WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with Gurney from his home in Connecticut about how Buffalo inspired his work and the success of local theater.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott. They touch on Motion Picture, a Torn Space Theater performance installation at Silo City this weekend. Tony also touts some of this year's Shaw Festival productions.
Friday in Buffalo means it's time for Theater Talk on WBFO. This week Anthony Chase discusses new shows ready to open and he shares feedback and insight from performances that have come to a close in Buffalo.
This year at the Shaw Festival, Peter Krantz has a small, but key role in Major Barbara. Krantz has the lead role in Faith Healer. WBFO'S Mike Desmond recently sat down with Krantz to discuss the plays and how an actor prepares for a role.
WBFO'S Mike Desmond recently sat down with Peter Krantz.