Frey Electric Construction Co. 2019-20 Shea’s 710 Theatre Season
Shea’s Performing Arts Center has announced its Frey Electric Construction Co. 2019-20. Shea’s 710 Theatre Season before an audience of local theatre enthusiasts at the Shea’s Buffalo Theatre.
Shea’s President Michael G. Murphy revealed the 710 Season will include five shows, with a collaborative production of the Tony Award-winning play, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, by All for One Theatre Productions.
Along with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Shea’s 710 will present SUPERIOR DONUTS (Road Less Traveled Productions); XANADU (touring production); CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN (MusicalFare Theatre); and BRIGHT STAR (MusicalFare Theatre).
“The 2019-20 season at Shea’s 710 Theatre is a testament to the strength and energy of Western New York’s theatre community,” Murphy said. “In what promises to be an eclectic mix of local productions, there will be something for everybody.”
For more information on the 2019-20 Season at Shea’s 710 Theatre, visit www.sheas.org.
Road Less Traveled Productions
October 10-27, 2019
In the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, Arthur Przybyszewski owns a run-down donut shop he inherited from his immigrant father. His sole employee, Franco Wicks, a young African-American teenager, has visions of improving the shop and helps Arthur attract the attention of a female cop. Superior Donuts, the comedy/drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts follows the unexpected changes in the two men’s lives, while embracing the past and exploring the power of friendship.
November 5-10, 2019
Dust off your roller skates, glitter, and legwarmers and get ready for the laugh-out-loud musical adaption of the 1980 film, Xanadu. This hilarious roller disco adventure follows Clio, the beautiful Greek muse, as she puts on her roller skates and helps Sonny Malone, the half-witted chalk artist with a heart of gold, rediscover his talent and explore his creativity. The two work together to rebuild their “apex of the arts”, a roller disco, with the help (and hindrance) from the other muses. Xanadu is a unique musical with a lot of heart, a lot of laughs, and big dose of parody.
CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN
December 5-22, 2019
The Pazinskis, 4 kids and 2 parents living over a saloon in 1959 lower-middle class Buffalo, are not having their usual merry Christmas. Dad is going through a mid-life depression and refuses
to buy a Christmas tree. Sister Clarissa is threatening to expel 12-year-old Rudy for performing a blasphemous one-man Nativity Scene where he plays all the characters as Hollywood celebrities. Mom wants the happy man she married returned to her, and the two teenagers, sensing their parents’ discord, are worried that this may be their last Christmas together as a whole family. In earthy, quirky Pazinski fashion, with comic songs and dream sequences, they all come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a family on this most stressful of holidays.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
All for One Theatre Productions
March 12-29, 2020 Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
May 7-17, 2019
Bright Star, featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, follows the life of literary editor Alice Murphy in the 1920s and 1940s in the American South. Alice meets a young soldier returning from World War II and their unique connection encourages her to confront her past and awakens emotions for the child she once lost. After a miraculous secret is unveiled, Alice discovers the power to transform both their lives, with a genuinely emotional performance set against an onstage ensemble of musicians and dancers. Bright Star is deeply personal and courageously hopeful.
About Shea’s 710 Theatre:
Shea’s 710 Theatre is the latest space to be added to the Shea’s PAC campus. Housing 625 seats and offering Broadway productions and plays produced by local and international theatre companies, it is considered a “thrust stage,” where the stage projects into the auditorium and audiences sit on three sides. Creating a welcome and intimate environment for theatre-goers, Shea’s 710 allows for a unique performance experience.