Curtain Up! Schedule

The 36th annual celebration of the opening
of the Buffalo Theatre Season
presented by
Theatre District Association of Western New York
and M&T Bank
will take place on

Friday, September 15, 2017

Each year, Curtain Up! is held in Buffalo’s
Historic Theatre District
and is theatrically designed in three acts:

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Act I
Start the evening with cocktails and dinner at any of
the Theatre District’s fine restaurants
or enjoy…

Get that black tie ready or that gown with the Swarovski crystals (you know the one I’m talking about.) The Curtain Up! Patrons’ Dinner Gala will return to Fountain Plaza for an evening under the stars, with the stars. Enjoy a three course meal, wine, and live music provided by Jazz Cache, in an elegant white tent before attending one of the opening night performances! Tickets are $100/person, with proceeds benefiting Theatre District Association of Western New York and funding the free and fabulous late-night street party!
A cash bar cocktail party begins at 5:30 PM.  Dinner is served at 6:30 PM.
For tickets, call (716) 847-0850.

or enjoy…

Our theatre industry has become so beautifully expansive that we realized the annual Gala Dinner is not enough to accommodate everyone’s interests. So, for the first time in the 36 year history of Curtain Up, we will be having 2 galas! Introducing the new GREENROOM GALA! A Gala event for those who aren’t very good at sitting still and making polite conversation. The all new Greenroom Gala will be at the Expo Market on Main Street. Guests will enjoy two hours of open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment that’ll warm you up for an evening of theatre. Stay tuned to Facebook for more announcements as we reveal all of the fabulous entertainment we’ve lined up for this new event!

Tickets are $50/person, with proceeds benefiting
Theatre District Association of Western New York
and funding the free and fabulous late-night street party!
The Greenroom Gala will go from 5:30-7:30 PM
For tickets, call (716) 847-0850.

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Act II
After dinner, catch a show at one of
our outstanding professional theatres:
All curtains rise promptly at 8:00 PM.
Please make reservations early.

710 Theatre
710 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS by Richard Alfieri (   )

Alleyway Theatre
1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-2600 x0
KILLER RACK: The Feminist Horror Musical Comedy
book, music and lyrics by Neal Radice
based on the motion picture written by Paul McGinnis and directed by Gregory Lamberson, including a song by Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler ($32)

Buffalo United Artists
at Alleyway’s Main Street Cabaret
672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-886-9239
SONS AND LOVERS by Donna Hoke ($15-25)

Irish Classical Theatre Company
625 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 | 716-853-4282
DESIGN FOR LIVING by Noel Coward ($20-50)

The Kavinoky Theatre
320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201 | 716-829-8141
THE PRODUCERS by Mel Brooks ($38-42)

Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086 | 716-683-1776
Rocking Horse Productions presents
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick ($10-26)

MusicalFare Theatre
4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226 | 716-839-8540
PETER & THE STARCATCHER by Rick Elice ($44)

New Phoenix Theatre On The Park

95 Johnson Park, Buffalo, NY 14201 | 716-853-1334
MY OLD LADY by Isreal Horovitz ($20-30)

O’Connell & Company

at Shea’s Smith Theatre
660 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 1-716-848-0800
GENTLEMEN PREFER DIVAS by Mary Kate O’Connell ($31)

Road Less Traveled Productions
500 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-629-3069
JOHN by Annie Baker ($20-35)

Subversive Theatre Collective
at Manny Fried Playhouse
255 Great Arrow Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207 | 716-883-0856
IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE by Sinclair Lewis ($25-30)

Torn Space Theatre
612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14212 | 716-812-5733
THE FEVER by 600 Highwaymen ($25)


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When the curtains fall, the Theatre District street party goes into full gear
featuring live music, dancing, street performers and surprises!
It continues until 1 AM, and it’s all free!

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Also Supported by
Buffalo Spree
Buffalo Place
Full Circle Studios
Photos of Curtain Up! courtesy of Full Circle Studios.