NRTG About Us

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild (formerly Niagara Falls Little Theatre) is one of the oldest continuously-running local theatre companies in New York State! We officially changed our name from NFLT to NRTG in 2004, to reflect our regional nature–our talent, our audience, and our volunteers come to us from throughout Western New York. We are proud to serve the entire Niagara Frontier with top-notch entertainment.

An Exciting New Season

Our Current Season promises to follow in the tradition of quality performances for which NRTG is known. In addition to our normal programming of Musicals and Plays, our audience can always count on Special Events (not covered by Season Tickets) to add even more entertainment variety to our season.

Proud Partners

We’re very proud to say that NRTG has found a new dedicated home as the Resident Theatre Company of the NEW Ellicott Creek Playhouse.

Starting with the 2010-2011 season, we’ve begun the exciting process of converting the former St Edmund Parish (on Ellicott Creek Road in Tonawanda, NY) into an inviting and intimate 200-seat performing arts center. We’ve made significant investments in all areas (stage, seating, technical capabilities) and indeed created a brand new space to bring the highest level of entertainment to our audiences. We look forward to a long partnership with the parish of St. Christopher Parish in Tonawanda, the current owner of our new space.

Mission Statement

NRTG’s mission is to provide top-quality theatrical productions and artistic opportunities and to entertain, educate, and enrich the community we serve.


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Our Staff

The President of NRTG’s Board of Directors for the past decade has been Fran Newton. He brings over 20 years of theatre experience to this and to his other roles as the group’s Artistic Director and Technical Director.

Dawn Marcolini Newton is our Resident Choreographer, taking responsibility for choreographing all of our musicals and for directing at least one show each season.

To see a list of our Board of Directors, visit the Board page.


Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is a memberships organization. To find out about the benefits of membership and how to join NRTG, visit our Membership page.


Open auditions for NRTG productions are held in early Summer for our entire season the following year. Consult our Auditions page for details on tryouts and casting.

Curtain Times

Beginning in June 2009, all evening performances will begin at 7:30 pm. Matinees start at 3:00 pm.

Opening Night Receptions

The first performance of each production in our season is followed immediately by a reception right in our theatre, where all are invited to meet the cast and join us in some refreshments.

Contact Information

To contact us by mail, phone, or email, follow this link to Contact Us.