MusicalFare Theatre

Phone Number: 716.839.8540
Address: 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226 (in residence on the campus of Daemen College)
Website: http://www.musicalfare.com/

RandyKramer.jpgLeadership: Randall Kramer, Artistic/Executive Director

Mission Statement

MusicalFare Theatre is a not-for-profit professional musical theatre company dedicated to bringing quality musical theatre to Western New York, and to becoming a significant regional theatre with national prominence by developing and presenting new musicals, new versions of traditional musicals and area premieres. MusicalFare Theatre is in residence at Daemen College, but independently operated, and performs year-round at its intimate 136 seat theatre.

About MusicalFare

 MusicalFare is (a) story of astounding success...Another cultural gem in the area's crown." 

The Buffalo News

 “If I could make one recommendation, it would be for the imaginative folks at MusicalFare Theatre."

 The Toronto Star

MusicalFare Theatre is a not-for-profit professional musical theatre company dedicated to bringing quality musical theatre to Western New York, and to becoming a significant regional theatre with national prominence by developing and presenting new musicals, new versions of traditional musicals and area premieres. MusicalFare Theatre is in residence at Daemen College, but independently operated, and performs year-round at its intimate 136 seat theatre. 

Currently in its 29th Season, MusicalFare Theatre has produced 170 productions since its inception in 1990, entertaining over 400,000 people and employing over 1,100 local actors, musicians and designers.   It has been nominated for 512 Artie Awards and has won 107, making it the most awarded theatre in Western New York.  MusicalFare was the recipient of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s “Commitment to Excellence” award for 2003.  The economic impact of MusicalFare and its audiences was over 1.65 million dollars in the 2014/2015 season.

MusicalFare’s 2009 world premiere production of AMERICAN RHAPSODY was covered by over 1100 online publications.  Its regional premiere production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and world premiere production of BADA BING! BADA BOOM! were sold-out weeks before the end of their scheduled runs and were extended by popular demand, with BADA BING! BADA BOOM! attracting the attention of numerous U.S. regional theatres.  MusicalFare’s 2006 co-production of SAMMY & ME, with Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre, drew critic’s raves throughout New York State.

In addition to its over 180 regularly scheduled performances, MusicalFare Theatre has implemented and continues to develop programs and works that have directly affected Western New York’s senior citizens (STORIES OF LIFE), suburban and urban relations (AVENUE X) and W.N.Y. architectural treasures (RENEWING WRIGHT).  MusicalFare’s internship program with the University of Buffalo’s Department of Theatre and Dance has allowed students to gain valuable professional experience in such productions as HAIR, JAMESTOWN GALS, SWEENEY TODD, URINETOWN, SONG & DANCE and AVENUE X.

The 2018-2019 MusicalFare Theatre Subscription Season begins with the Tony-nominated musical, PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, followed by the World Premiere of Tom Dudzick's musical, CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN and the Premiere Regional Production of the Tony-winning classic, RAGTIME.  The season concludes with World Premiere, LATE IN THE EVENING: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PAUL SIMON and the Regional Premiere of the musical-comedy, FIRST DATE.    Plus, patrons can enjoy all of this along with upcoming performances in our Premier Cabaret.

MusicalFare Theatre is located at 4380 Main Street in Amherst, NY (between Harlem and Getzville Roads). Parking is FREE, and the theatre is handicapped accessible.

2018 - 2019 Season

 

(Shows are on the MusicalFare Mainstage, unless otherwise delineated.)

Christmas Over the Tavern
11/14/2018 - 12/16/2018

Ragtime
2/13/2019 - 3/17/2019

Late in the Evening: The World According to Paul Simon
4/24/2019 - 5/26/2019

First Date
7/10/2019 - 8/11/2019