Experience Broadway smash-hit productions, original local shows with up-close, intimate seating, and fun for the entire family – all as Buffalo’s theatre season begins to come to a close for the summer. Whether you’ve got your ticket for a dazzling night at historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center or catching a play at a small neighborhood company, you’re guaranteed to be entertained. Here is the full theatre schedule for May:

Wicked at Shea’s, 646 Main St, Buffalo
Long before Dorothy , there was another girl, born with emerald-green skin, smart, fiery, and misunderstood. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships.
Playing May 17 to June 4 — Tickets & showtimes at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

The Old Settler at Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo
In World War II Harlem, New York, a fifty-five-year-old spinster, or as they were called in those days – an Old Settler, Elizabeth Borny, takes in a young male roomer, Husband Witherspoon, to help her with the rent. But tensions in the house mount as the two grow closer.
Playing until May 28 – Tickets & showtimes at Paul Robeson Theatre

Wicked at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Million Dollar Quartet at MusicalFare, 4380 Main St, Amherst
This Tony Award-winning musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.  
Playing until May 28 – Tickets and showtimes at MusicalFare Theatre

A Behanding in Spokane at American Repertory Theatre of WNY, 330 Amherst St, Buffalo
This seedy dark-comedy of a seedy one-handed man’s odyssey to find his missing hand in a seedy hotel room with two equally seedy visitors. Then things really get weird – in a seedy way.
Playing until May 27 – Tickets and showtimes at American Repertory Theatre

Elephants & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play” at Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St, Buffalo
Elephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through questions like: what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? All set to the tune of song and dance.
Playing until June 3 – Tickets and showtimes at Theatre of Youth

Kalamazoo at New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo
When Peg, a 70-something, Irish Catholic bird lover meets Irving, a 70-something Jewish, metal detector-toting East Coaster on an online dating site, it feels like love at first click. But even at their age they find they still have a bit of growing up to do.
Playing until May 27 — Tickets & showtimes at New Phoenix Theatre

13 Magnificent Shows to See in May

The Country House – Photo courtesy of Road Less Traveled

The Cemetery Club at O’Connell & Company, 4625 Harlem Rd, Snyder
A romantic comedy involving three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit the final resting place of their late husbands.
Playing until May 21 – Tickets & showtimes at O’Connell & Company

The Country House at Road Less Traveled, 500 Pearl St, Buffalo
The unexpected drama that proves that life, for a group of stage actors, can be much more intriguing off-stage than on in Donald Margulies’ latest witty, compelling, not-to-be-missed work.
Playing until May 21 — Tickets & showtimes at Road Less Traveled

Run for Your Wife at Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave, Lancaster
This British farce concerns London cab driver John Smith, who is living two lives in two cities, carefully juggling them both. But trouble brews when his two lives collide and he becomes hopelessly entangled in explaining himself to his wives and two suspicious police officers.
Playing May 12 to 21 — Tickets & showtimes at Lancaster Opera House

The Great God Pan at Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Rd, Getzville
Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is unleashed into the world.
Playing until May 21 – Tickets and showtimes at Jewish Repertory Theatre

Last Chance:

I’m Fine at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo
A middle-aged widower finds a sense of humor as he travels a thorny universe of finances, family, regrets, career, cooking, loneliness, and the absurdities of online dating.
Playing until May 13 — Tickets & showtimes at Alleyway Theatre

The Father at Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave, Buffalo
A touching, amusing, poignant and troubling portrait of a man in his twilight years and a brilliant evocation of love and loss.
Playing until May 14 – Tickets and showtimes at Kavinoky Theatre

The Winslow Boy at Irish Classical Theatre, 625 Main St, Buffalo
A Broadway hit play, based on actual events, this compelling story of family honor and the pursuit of justice will ring true to all.
Playing until May 14 – Tickets and showtimes at Irish Classical Theatre

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