About A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
ALL STUDENT TICKETS ORDERED ONLINE ARE HELD AT THE WARREN ENTERS THEATRE IN UPTON HALL FOR PICK UP STARTING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME. PLEASE BRING STUDENT ID. Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00 pm (Half Price Preview) Thursday, October 8 at 8:00 pm (Opening Night) Friday, October 9 at 8:00 pm Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 pm Friday, October 16 at 8:00 pm Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Presented by Casting Hall Productions Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The plot centers around Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This show is not suitable for children 12 and under.
Hang with Dave: attend his Sound Check and meet with him before enjoying a night of terrific music. It's a real chance to chat, ask the questions you have always wanted to ask, shake hands, take personal photos and have memorabilia signed. A memorable experience for any Dave Mason fan. There are only a limited number of these made available for each show.
Included in the package are personal pictures with Dave, an exclusive VIP laminate/Backstage Pass, 8x10 color photo or a tour booklet plus a merchandise item (array of items will vary depending on availability). This VIP package is an add-on experience for ticket holders. It does not include a ticket for the show. Please be sure to purchase your concert tickets either from the Rockwell Hall box office or online. The VIP Experience begins at 5:30 pm on the night of the show. In order to provide fans with the best possible experience, a VIP Experience with Dave must be purchased 48 hours prior to the show.
Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason's sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.
Amor and Heritage will be presenting Legends of Hispanic and World Heritage to educate the community on its history and beliefs though the narration of legends and their interpretation through dance, video, lights, and live music. This will be a distinctive celebration of diversity.
The Rockwell Brass Quintet was formed in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Rick Fleming. Artists in residence at SUNY Buffalo State, the group rehearses and performs at various venues throughout WNY including; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Kleinhans Music Hall Mary Seaton Room, Niawanda Park and the Cuba Cheese Festival. The quintet can also be heard across WNY in area churches for services, events and ceremonies.
In his three-and-a-half decade career, saxophonist David Sanborn has released 25 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has toured the world relentlessly. His new album - Time and the River - is his first collaboration in the studio with producer and bass player Marcus Miller in more than 15 years. Sanborn's infectiously lyrical playing layers jazz lines with a bit of funk here, some R&B there, even a pop line or two. The new record is a modern groove-oriented album, with funky beats and beautiful ballads that showcase the emotional side of Sanborn's legendary saxophone skills.
The Buffalo State Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Rick Fleming. This concert will feature special guest Harry Fackelman, alto saxophone.
The Ensemble is one of the premiere performing ensembles on campus. The Wind Ensemble performs works in the traditional wind band repertoire as well as contemporary works of various styles. The ensemble endeavors to expose students to the artistry and performance demands of large ensemble performance. The Wind Ensemble can be heard in performance twice each semester and often performs additional concerts and clinics at high schools throughout Western and Central New York.
ALL STUDENT TICKETS ORDERED ONLINE ARE HELD AT THE DONALD SAVAGE THEATRE BUILDING FOR PICK UP STARTING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME. PLEASE BRING STUDENT ID.
Tuesday, November 10 at 8:00 pm (Half Price Preview) Wednesday, November 11 at 8:00 pm (Opening Night) Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 pm Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00 pm Thursday, November 19 at 8:00 pm Friday, November 20 at 8:00 pm Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Presented by Casting Hall Productions After a short stint in prison, Jackie returns home to his girlfriend Veronica only to find a mysterious hat that does not belong to him. Jackie vows to exact revenge, but rather finds himself in a sticky situation-needing to rely on others to clean-up the mess that ensues. This obscenity-laden comedy follows a group of New Yorkers struggling to survive love, addiction, betrayal, and the journey of adulthood. Not suitable for young audiences.
While best known for winning America's Got Talent and stealing the heart of America, the Olate Dogs are more than just a puppy show. Indeed Richard and his son Nicholas Olate and their team of amazing dogs do stunts and tricks that will amaze and delight. Now they have taken their talents to another level. They are now presenting this fantastic Variety Show with more than just dog tricks to theatres around the country, drawing sold-out family crowds and rave reviews. Nicholas Olate is a performer in his own right, a singer and outstanding MC. Richard Olate is a great actor and personality, and the dogs are stars unlike any others. The show includes comedy, slapstick and acrobatics, music, original film and of course amazing dog tricks in a touching blend that has met with standing ovations.
Cuban pianist Orlay Alonso is joined by Buffalo State guitar faculty member Evan Drummond in a performance of works by Cerveantas, Rodrigo, Albeniz, and Leo Brouwer. This performance is part of the music department's celebration of Cuban music and culture.
Friday, December 2 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 pm
If you enjoy music that has wit, vitality and sparkle for the holiday season, come see and enjoy Buffalo Opera Unlimited's production of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, sung in English. This masterpiece has transcended operetta to become a major work in the operatic repertory. You will experience and understand why Johann Strauss is known as "The Waltz King."
This is Johann Strauss's most celebrated and popular operetta - intoxicatingly melodious and exuberant. Mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever written. The Overture is one of the most popular ever written, with five of the best tunes woven into a framework of the great 'Fledermaus Waltz'.
Husband and wife banjoists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the intricate art of the duet with two banjos and one voice. Washburn's beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck's riveting and virtuosic musicianship to take audiences on a captivating musical journey using seven different banjos. They take the instrument into unusual territory like funk, jazz and classical while blending Appalachian folk and bluegrass elements.
Buffalo State music faculty member, Mark Filsinger, will lead an 11-piece jazz ensemble featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in Buffalo. The ensemble will perform a set of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards The concert will open with a few selections performed by Community Arts Academy jazz students.
ALL STUDENT TICKETS ORDERED ONLINE ARE HELD AT THE WARREN ENTERS THEATRE IN UPTON HALL FOR PICK UP STARTING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME. PLEASE BRING STUDENT ID.
Wednesday, Maarch 2 at 8:00 pm (Half Price Preview) Thursday, March 3 at 8:00 pm (Opening Night) Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 pm Friday, March 11 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Presented by Casting Hall Productions Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off follows a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Fourplay is one of the most enduring contemporary jazz outfits on the planet, combining musicians who are just as compelling as solo players as they are within a unit. Since 1990, bassist Nathan East, keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb (who joined five years ago) and drummer Harvey Mason have continued to explore together, their efforts resulting in what All Music Guide called one of "the most intuitive, forward-thinking and focused groups in modern jazz."
Celebrate the music and dance of West Africa and the African diaspora, brought to you by local group Diaspora Drum and Dance (Ringo Brill, Michelle Gigante, Gabriel Gutierrez, Tiffany Nicely), along with the Buffalo State West African Drum Ensemble (directed by Tiffany Nicely) and Spirit Gospel Choir.
The Buffalo State Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Rick Fleming.
The Buffalo State Wind Ensemble is one of the premiere performing ensembles on campus. The Wind Ensemble performs works in the traditional wind band repertoire as well as contemporary works of various styles. The ensemble endeavors to expose students to the artistry and performance demands of large ensemble performance. The Wind Ensemble can be heard in performance twice each semester and often performs additional concerts and clinics at high schools throughout Western and Central New York.
Join the Erie County Chamber Winds for a night of music. The group, a professional wind ensemble founded by Rick Fleming, associate professor of music and director of bands at Buffalo State, is dedicated to performing the traditional wind quintet repertoire as well as contemporary chamber wind works.
ALL STUDENT TICKETS ORDERED ONLINE ARE HELD AT THE WARREN ENTERS THEATRE IN UPTON HALL FOR PICK UP STARTING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME. PLEASE BRING STUDENT ID. Thursday, April 21 at 8:00 pm Friday, April 22 at 8:00 pm Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
The Buffalo State faculty-choreographed dance concert clelbrates dance and spoken word.
As though it was always destined to be, powerhouse trio The Bad Plus finds their fated fourth member in longtime friend and collaborator, saxophonist Joshua Redman. When Redman joined the trio as a special guest a few years back, a brilliant collaboration was born. Redman's melodic prowess blends seamlessly with the "avant-garde populism" of Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, and David King — pushing the boundaries of jazz beyond all imagination.