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“The Ritz of local theatres.” – The Buffalo News

Alleyway Theatre is in the heart of Buffalo’s historic Theatre District. We’re dedicated to producing new plays and musicals while serving burgeoning playwrights. In addition to presenting our own full season of theatre, we welcome a number of other theatre companies, including Buffalo United Artists, to the Alleyway Theatre complex. It’s an outstanding, multiple stage facility! Scroll down to see what’s happening now or coming soon to the Alleyway Main Stage or to Alleyway Cabaret.

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Alleyway Theatre Announces New Leadership

After forty years at the helm of Alleyway Theatre, Neal Radice has decided to retire. His departure is scheduled for May 2020 at which time actor, director and educator Chris J Handley will step into the role of Executive Artistic Director.

The succession has been three years in the planning and is supported by The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, New York State Council On The Arts Workforce Readiness Program and The Cullen Foundation.

The 2019-20 season of theatre at the Alleyway will be an opportunity for the two leaders to work together to ensure a smooth transition.


Alleyway Theatre’s 2019-20 Season
Subscriptions On Sale July 1st!

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September 12 – October 5, 2019

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Curtain Up!, Friday, September 14 at 8:00 PM

Alleyway Main Stage, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY

Fresh off his Broadway Hit play Lifespan Of A Fact, Gordon Farrell continues his longstanding connection with Alleyway Theatre with the premiere of his latest juicy play. Imagine… a night of sailing with a political family casting off for deep secrets! Directed by Neal Radice. Suitable for adults and teens. World Premiere Play.


by and starring Buffalo’s own John “Circ” Kane

November 8-16

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM

Alleyway Cabaret, 672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

John “Circ” Kane recounts his childhood fantasy, and the steps he took to realize his dream. Along the way he introduces us to the many colorful characters that he met on his hilarious journey. Imagine… running off to join the circus! Directed by Joyce Stilson. Suitable for adult audiences. One Man Comedy.

 


December 6-22, 2019

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2PM and 5 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Also, Thursday December 12 and 19 at 7:30 PM and final performance Sunday December 22 at 5 PM.

Alleyway Main Stage, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY

Charles Dickens’ classic
adapted and directed by Neal Radice

Don’t be sold out! This is the nation’s fifth longest running stage version of Dickens’ masterpiece. Our delightfully faithful adaptation will shift your spirit into high gear as Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Alleyway Carolers warm the cockles of your holiday heart for another joyous season!  For everyone of every age!  37th Annual Presentation.


by David Cerda

December 5-28

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM (no performance December 26)

Alleyway Cabaret, 672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Yes Rose, there is a Santa Claus! Imagine… everyone’s favorite Golden Girls have flown North for the Holidays and they’re all played by men. Directed by Todd Warfield. Drag Holiday Parody.


by Scott McCrea

January 16 – February 8, 2020 

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Alleyway Main Stage, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY

Jack The Ripper is terrorizing London and, while Scotland Yard seems to be helpless, one detective discovers a truth better kept unknown… forever. The 2018 Winner of the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Imagine discovering London’s darkest secret! Directed by Chris J Handley. Suitable for adults and teens. World Premiere Play.


by Tatiana Gelfand and Paul Jensen

February 20 – March 14, 2020 

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM (Pay-What-You-Can Performance February 27)

Alleyway Main Stage, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew which consists of only Fred. But this Christmas, he’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine what it’s like to be alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche! Author Tatiana Gelfand directs. Suitable for adults and teens. World Premiere Play.


March 26-April 18, 2020

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM

29th Annual One-Act Play Celebration
directed by Joyce Stilson

Alleyway Cabaret, 672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Spring means Quickies! Our annual celebration of new one-act plays features world premieres of recent finalists and one-act winners of the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Imagine a smorgasbord of tasty theatrical tidbits flavored with the spice of life! Suitable for adult audiences. 28th Annual Celebration of One-Act Plays.


forty years of words and music by Neal Radice

April 23 – May 16

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Alleyway Main Stage, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY

After four decades of service, Alleyway Theatre’s Founder and Executive Director Neal Radice offers his thanks and bids farewell to the Alleyway audience with a revue of his nearly two dozen full-length musicals. The musical sendoff will star four of the area’s most outstanding vocalists and feature special guest narrators. Imagine … having a magical musical time in the theatre! Directed by Neal Radice, musical direction by Monica Stankowicz, choreography by Heather Reed. Suitable for adults and teens. World Premiere Musical Revue.