Phone Number: Box Office: 716.839.8540
Address: 4380 Main Street, Amherst
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

 “WNY’s finest, most consistent, and most energetic producer of musicals.”

 Artvoice

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 27th Season, MusicalFare Theatre has produced 160 productions since its inception in 1990, entertaining over 400,000 people and employing over 1,000 local actors, musicians and designers.   It has been nominated for 490 Artvoice Theatre Awards and has won 103, 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 2016-2017 MusicalFare Theatre Subscription Season begins with the classic American musical, GYPSY followed by the Regional Premiere of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, and the Duke Ellington revue, SOPHISTICATED LADIES.  The season concludes with the smash-hit, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and the World Premiere Musical, PRETTY/FUNNY.    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.

2016 - 2017
Season

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

Gypsy
9/07/2016 - 10/09/2016

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
11/02/2016 - 12/04/2016

Sophisticated Ladies
2/01/2017 - 3/05/2017

Million Dollar Quartet
4/19/2017 - 5/28/2017

Pretty/Funny
7/12/2017 - 8/13/2017