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2017/2018 38th Anniversary Season

Our 2017/2018 season line-up has been selected and subscriptions are now on sale.

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THE PRODUCERS by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. (September 8 – October 1) Directed and Choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato

This hilarious show revolutionized Broadway Musical Comedy. Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks masterpiece has been hailed as one of, if not THE funniest Broadway Musicals of all time. This new Broadway classic is filled with a riotous mix of eccentric characters and show-stopping production numbers.

THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller (November 3–26) Directed by Robert Waterhouse

Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690’s, The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama. Director Robert Waterhouse has assembled an ensemble of Buffalo’s finest actors to tell this classic tale of lies and betrayal.

Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA! story by Catherine Johnson (January 5–28) The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. Directed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato.

The international smash hit comes to the Kavinoky! Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship. The Kavinoky is proud to have acquired the exclusive rights for this smash hit that will have audiences singing in their seats!

THE ORIGINALIST by John Strand (March 2–25) Directed by Robert Waterhouse

The late Justice Antonin Scalia was known to be an “Originalist”-someone who believes that the US Constitution should be interpreted based on the intent of its authors. Scalia’s unexpected death at age 79 threw a wrench into the political arena, but has brought intense interest in this daring new stage play. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor. This powerful work depicts passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth.

THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue (April 27 – May 20) Directed by David Lamb

At a rural fishing Lodge, Froggy, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. All of that sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

Our performance schedule will be:

Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 PM,
Saturdays at 3:30 and 7:30 PM. and Sundays at 2:00 PM.