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Shea's Performing Arts Center announces Frey Electric season at Shea's 710 Theatre Buffalo

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Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:50 am

Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced live theater will be back at Shea’s 710 Theatre this fall.

In partnership with Shea’s 710 Theatre’s producing partners, the upcoming season will include three productions: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (All for One Theatre Productions), “Kinky Boots” (MusicalFare Theatre) and “Once On This Island” (Shea’s 710 Theatre).

“We are overjoyed to welcome patrons back to Shea’s 710 Theatre. We have a fantastic season lined-up and are grateful to our subscribers for their loyalty,” said Michael G. Murphy, president of Shea’s Performing Arts Center. “The critically acclaimed ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ was a mere three hours away from opening before the shutdown order was given, and we’re pleased to reopen Shea’s 710 Theatre with this amazing production. We and our partner theaters are looking forward to welcoming audiences back, bringing up the lights, and gathering as a community once again to share experiences in the intimate Shea's 710 Theatre.”

The new dates for the upcoming 2021-22 Frey Electric season at Shea’s 710 Theatre include:

•“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” produced by All for One Theatre Productions, Oct. 28-Nov. 14: When 15-year-old Christopher is accused of a crime, this brilliant-brained detective is determined to discover the true culprit. This collaborative production of the Tony Award-winning play, based on the best-selling novel, examines the truth of family, mystery, love, and sacrifice.

•“Kinky Boots,” produced by MusicalFare Theatre, March 17-April 3, 2022: Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Score (Cyndi Lauper), “Kinky Boots” is an exhilarating true story about finding your passion, overcoming challenges and transcending stereotypes. Based on the 2005 British film “Kinky Boots,” this show “struts its stuff with sparkles, stilettos, and heart!” (Sydney Morning Herald).

•“Once On This Island,” produced by Shea’s 710 Theatre, April 28-May 15, 2022: From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (“Seussical,” “Ragtime”), comes the inventive, Caribbean-based musical about the healing power of storytelling. “Once On This Island” is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, ready to risk it all for love. Variety says, “ ‘Once on this Island’ is a delightful and colorful blend of nonstop singing and dancing.”

Three show subscriptions for the upcoming season at Shea’s 710 Theatre are on sale priced from $28 per ticket.

"MusicalFare is thrilled to return to Shea's 710 Theatre with its March 2022 production of “Kinky Boots” and its fall 2021 collaboration with All for One Theatre Productions on “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

“We are all looking forward to being onstage with an in-person audience again, “said Randy Kramer, founder and artistic/executive director of MusicalFare Theatre. Learn more about Shea’s updated ticketing and health and safety policy on its website.

For more information, contact Shea’s box office at [email protected] or call the box office at 716-847-0850 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre was originally built as a “picture palace” by Michael Shea in 1926. Today, Shea’s Performing Arts Center is comprised of three modern theaters in the heart of the Buffalo Theatre District, bringing the best of live performance through touring productions and local collaborations to Western New York.

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre is the historic crown jewel of the Performing Arts Center and is one of the top touring theaters in the country with over 3,000 seats. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1975.

Shea’s 710 Theatre is the latest space to be added to the campus. Once home to Studio Arena, this 625-seat thrust theater offers Broadway productions and plays produced by local and international theater companies.

Shea’s Smith Theatre is a 200-seat black box theater and plays host to Off-Broadway productions, comedy, and collaborative productions with local theater companies.

Shea’s Performing Arts Center is “committed to keeping true to the history of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre and to the future of the Western New York region, bringing the best of Broadway theatre and beyond to Buffalo.”

For more information on Shea’s Performing Arts Center, upcoming shows, and other programs, visit www.sheas.org or follow Shea’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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