'Mean Girls,' 'The Band's Visit' and more traveling to Shea's
Buffalo theater-goers have a lot to look forward to next year.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced its M&T Bank 2019-2020 season. This year’s lineup will include seven national tours, opposed to the location’s usual six. Highlights of the upcoming shows include “Mean Girls,” “The Band’s Visit” and “Come From Away”.
Hozier opens 'Wasteland, Baby! Tour' at Shea's
Hozier took a sip of his water after strumming the final notes for his song, “NFWMB.” He changed guitars and leaned into the mic to address the packed audience.
“This is a new one, which I never sang in front of a crowd before,” Hozier said. “In fact, that’s true for a lot of songs this evening.”
UBCon takes over the Student Union
The Student Union was bustling with cosplayers by 12 p.m. on Saturday.
This year’s UBCon had something for everyone, from different takes on Marvel and DC characters like Harley Quinn and the X-Men to movie characters and pop-culture references. UB’s Strategists and Role Players Association planned the event, which began on Friday and ran through Sunday.
Michael Bublé celebrates love, family, and a return to music
Michael Bublé joked about singing in the shower and pretending he’s on “American Idol” Wednesday night.
He asked the KeyBank Center crowd if anyone had a “shower song”of their own that they would like to sing. A fan named Nicole stepped up, sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and earned the crowd’s support.
'Miss Saigon' presents love and heartbreak in the face of war
The classic Broadway musical “Miss Saigon” brought its renewed production to Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The story takes a critical look at the Vietnam War and the impact of Western interference. The performance offers vibrant set designs and elaborate choreography in the tragedy.
The advocate for actors
Intimacy was an afterthought when Kathleen Golde first pursued theater.
She said actors were expected to approach intimate scenes on their own without any guidance and situations often turned unsafe and uncomfortable for her.
‘The comeback (to Buffalo) kid’
John Mulaney made it clear that if someone was confident enough to interrupt his joke, he would call them out.
The comedian bounced off of disruptive student comments while performing his set Saturday night. He asked their names and majors, and some had their comments turned into jokes.
But the crowd was more than happy to play along.