NRTG Current Season

2016/2017 Season

My Fair Lady

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

Our 2016-2017 Season starts with one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, and a favorite of our patrons.  Can the famous linguist Henry Higgins really transform a lowly flower girl into a proper English lady with the power of proper speech?  Filled with some of Lerner and Loewe's finest songs including "I Could Have Danced All Night", "On The Street Where You Live", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and many more!

Directed by Dawn Marcolini Newton
Musical Direction by Donald M. Jenczka

Opening Night Reception:  Join us for refreshments and meet the cast and crew immediately following the opening night performance in the theater lobby.

Friday, September 16th at 7:30
Saturday, September 17th at 7:30
Sunday, September 18th at 3:00    *SOLD OUT*
Friday September 23rd at 7:30      *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, September 24th at 7:30
Sunday, September 25th at 3:00    *SOLD OUT*
Friday September 30th at 7:30   *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, October 1st at 7:30
Sunday, October 2nd at 3:00    *SOLD OUT*

Cast:

Eliza Doolittle:  Emily K. Plotkin
Henry Higgins:  Fran Newton
Colonel Pickering:  Charles Slisz
Alfred Doolittle:  Eric Bloom
Freddy Eynsford-Hill:  Chris Cummings
Mrs. Pearce:  Amy Sturmer
Jamie:  M. Joseph Fratello
Harry:  Adam English
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill:  Joanne Pera
Mrs. Higgins: Amy Jorrisch
Lord Boxington:  Bob Brady
Lady Boxington:  Sheila Brady
Prof. Zoltan Karpathy:  Peter Mark Raphael
Ensemble:
Andrea Perry *
Sarah Potozniak *
Dianna Kolek *
Cassandra Grizanti *
Lauren Brechtel *
Paige Nuwer
Samantha Eberl
Lucas Smith
* Maids Ensemble

The Music Man

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

Another of Broadway's timeless and classic musicals returns to the NRTG stage.  Follow the exploits of salesman/con man Professor Harold Hill as he works his magic on unsuspecting rural Iowa, and gets more than he bargained for as he romances the fair Marion the librarian.  You'll hear plenty of classic songs including "Trouble", "Till There Was You", "76 Trombones", and many more!

Directed by Fran Newton

Opening Night Reception:  Join us for refreshments and meet the cast and crew immediately following the opening night performance in the theater lobby.

Friday, November 4th at 7:30     *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, November 5th at 7:30     *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, November 6th at 3:00   *SOLD OUT*
Friday, November 11th at 7:30   *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, November 12th at 7:30   *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, November 13th at 3:00   *SOLD OUT*
Friday, November 18th at 7:30   *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, November 19th at 3:00  *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, November 19th at 7:30   *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, November 20th at 3:00   *SOLD OUT*

Cast:
Harold Hill: Chris Turton
Marion Paroo: Michelle Holden
Marcellus: Chris Andreana
Mayor Shinn: Paul Bene
Mrs. Shinn: Dawn Marcolini Newton
Mrs. Paroo: Amy Sturmer
Winthrop Paroo: Matt Mysliwy
Amaryllis: Bethany Kulikowski
Charlie Cowell: Les Bailey
Alma Hix: Carolyn Quigley
Maud Dunlop: Alaina Kulikowski
Mrs. Squires: Sarah Mullin
Tommy: Andrew Tontalo
Zaneeta: Emma Gerard
Constable Locke: Jim Kendall
Conductor: Bob Brady
Ensemble:
Andrea Perry
Lucas Smith
Kim Roaldi
Dan Zerpa
Sheila Brady
Chris Cummings
Samantha Eberl
Cassandra Grizanti
Adrienne Ricchiazzi
Lauren Brechtel
John Panepinto
Kids Ensemble TBA

*A SPECIAL EVENT (not included in Season Tickets)* Mike Randall is

A Xmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Back by popular demand -- see the portrayal of Charles Dickens that makes Mike Randall the most popular performer of the Holiday season.  Go back in time to hear the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge as it was meant to be told, and be filled with the spirit of the Season.  Catch this special event for only $15...get your tickets before this performance is sold out!

Sunday, December 4th 2016 at 3:00   *SOLD OUT!*

Dickens Xmas Carol

 


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Written by Tennessee Williams

Our 2016-2017 Drama is one of the classics of American literature, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1955.  Feel the crisis of the family of "Big Daddy" Pollitt unfold before you, as sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives face down their demons and bring long-simmering issues to the surface.

Directed by Fran Newton

Opening Night Reception:  Join us for refreshments and meet the cast and crew immediately following the opening night performance in the theater lobby.

Friday, January 27th at 7:30
Saturday, January 28th at 7:30
Sunday, January 29th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***
Friday February 3rd at 7:30   ***SOLD OUT***
Saturday, February 4th at 7:30   ***SOLD OUT***
Sunday, February 5th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***
Friday February 10th at 7:30
Saturday, February 11th at 7:30
Sunday, February 12th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***

Cast:

Brick: M. Joseph Fratello
Maggie: Sarah Potozniak
Big Daddy: Paul Bene
Big Momma: Amy Jorrisch
Gooper: Ryan J. Morgan
Mae: Amy Feder
Reverand Tooker: Chuck Slisz
Dr. Baugh: Rob Schwartz
Sookey: Lauren McGowan

Rumors

Written by Neil Simon

Our 2016-2017 Comedy is a classic Neil Simon farce, his first and possibly best.  Don't let the fancy evening dress fool you -- this 10th anniversary party is unraveling into chaos from the start.  From silly situations and consequences to no holds barred slapstick, you'll be laughing your way out of the theatre!

Directed by M. Joseph Fratello

Opening Night Reception:  Join us for refreshments and meet the cast and crew immediately following the opening night performance in the theater lobby.

Friday, March 3rd at 7:30
Saturday, March 4th at 7:30
Sunday, March 5th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***
Friday March 10th at 7:30
Saturday, March 11th at 7:30   ***SOLD OUT***
Sunday, March 12th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***
Friday, March 17th at 7:30
Saturday, March 18th at 7:30
Sunday, March 19th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***

Cast:

Ken Gorman: Brian Tabak
Chris Gorman: Dianna Kolek
Lenny Ganz: M. Joseph Fratello
Claire Ganz: Amy Feder
Ernie Cusack: Fran Newton
Cookie Cusack: Dawn Marcolini Newton
Glenn Cooper: Chris Cummings
Cassie Cooper: Lauren Brechtel
Officer Welch: Adam English
Officer Pudney: Sheila Brady

*A SPECIAL EVENT (not included in Season Tickets)*

Broadway In Concert

BROADWAY IN CONCERT 20 - All in a Day's Work

Another in our annual classic series of Broadway songs in a concert setting. Your favorite members of the NRTG company new and old will bring an all-new lineup of songs to life. Spring will be in the air, and we'll put a spring in your step as we tour the Broadway songbook with style.  This year's theme is "All in a Day's Work"....you'll hear Broadway's take on the work we all do to get through the lives we lead.  One weekend only -- get your tickets today!

Directed by John Panepinto

Friday, March 31st at 7:30
Saturday, April 1st at 3:00
Saturday, April 1st at 7:30
Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00


Our Annual Fundraiser!

Cheers to NRTG

Cheers to NRTG!

Niagara Regional Theatre Guild proudly presents our annual fundraising gala!

What: "Cheers to NRTG!" celebrates NRTG's long history of continuous operation and our commitment to the entertainment of Western New York!

  • For the cost of $25, please join us for a variety of appetizers, delicious wine tasting, and the opportunity to participate in our famous basket raffle!
  • All wine, appetizers, fresh vegetables and cheeses are included in the ticket price (Cash bar will be available).
  • Your admission ticket includes your chance to win a door prize valued at over $100.
    A sheet of 25 tickets for our extensive basket raffle will be available for $10, or 3 sheets for $25.
  • A higher prize value silent auction will also be part of the excitement, with items available to include signed professional sports paraphernalia, local car dealership discounts, several community theater season tickets, etc.

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 - 5pm
(Basket Raffle from 2 - 3:30; 3:45 - 4pm Special presentation about the upcoming NRTG season; 4 - 5pm Basket winners revealed. Appetizers and wine available from 2 - 5pm)

Where: Classics V Banquet Hall
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, NY 14228

Call today for tickets at (716) 260-2319 (All major credit cards accepted)


The Drowsy Chaperone

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

This "Musical Within a Comedy" makes its NRTG stage debut after winning 5 Tony awards and 8 Drama Desk awards in 2006 .  You'll have a hard time deciding on which memorable character is your favorite as they all shine in song and humor - an eager groom, a reluctant bride, a forgetful hostess, a tipsy chaperone, a European Lothario, gangsters as pastry chefs, and many more -- all presented by a lover of musicals who welcomes you into the apartment where it all comes to life!  You'll leave the theatre humming the award-winning songs including "Fancy Dress", "As We Stumble Along", "Toledo Surprise", and many more!

Directed by Carolyn Quigley
Musical Direction by Donald M. Jenzcka

Opening Night Reception:  Join us for refreshments and meet the cast and crew immediately following the opening night performance in the theater lobby.

Friday, May 5th at 7:30
Saturday, May 6th at 7:30
Sunday, May 7th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***
Friday, May 12th at 7:30   ***SOLD OUT***
Saturday, May 13th at 7:30
Friday, May 19th at 7:30   ***SOLD OUT***
Saturday, May 20th at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***
Saturday, May 20th at 7:30
Sunday, May 21st at 3:00   ***SOLD OUT***

Cast:
Man in Chair: Chuck Slisz
Robert Martin: Ben Caldwell
Janet Van de Graaf: Lauren McGowen
Chaperone: Dianna Kolek
Aldolpho: Bob Mazierski
George: M. Joseph Fratello
Underling: John Panepinto
Feldzieg: Chris Turton
Gangsters/Pastry Chefs: Dan Zerpa & Chris Andreana
Kitty: Cassandra Grizanti
Trix: Adrienne Ricchiazzi
Select Chorus:
Michael Breen
Chris Cummings
Sarah Mullin
Kate Parker
Emily Plotkin
Peter Mark Raphael
Lucas Smith
Andrew Tantalo
Meghan Tokash

*A SPECIAL EVENT (not included in Season Tickets)*

ComedySportz

ComedySportz!  One Night Only!

NRTG is happy to co-produce a special night of comedy competition at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse!

ComedySportz isn't comedy about sports, it's comedy that is a sport!
Two teams of improv comedians square off in a battle of wits while a referee keeps close watch, times the games, and calls fouls. The fans (that's you!) offer up suggestions for each round, award points and, ultimately, decide which team heads home a winner.  ComedySportz matches are All Ages events and, with more than 100 different games in the playbook and every scene improvised on the spot, you can be sure that every match you see will be different from any other.
ComedySportz can be found in 26 cities across the US and Europe, and local players have competed in more than 2,000 matches since it first arrived in Buffalo in 1993.
Saturday, June 3rd 7:30 PM
Tickets are only $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door

If you have a pulse, it's highly likely that you'll laugh until it hurts. If you don't have a pulse, seek medical attention immediately.

Find out more at cszbuffalo.com.