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Theater Talk: WNY native Neil Haskell on his role as King George in HAMILTON at Shea's

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WNY native Neil Haskell sings the role of King George III in the national tour of HAMILTON currently at Shea's

WNY native Neil Haskell went to Clarence High School, attended David DeMarie Dance Studio in Clarence, and was in various Broadway roles as an ensemble dancer when he was asked to be a swing as HAMILTON moved from off-Broadway to the Richard Rodgers Theatre. As a swing he had to be able to "cover" the six individual male ensemble roles ("tracks") in HAMILTON. All the while he coveted the role he has now and kept taking voice lessons for that eventuality. It's quite a story, as you'll hear.

CONTINUING IN BUFFALO:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, play with caroling, based on the short story by Charles Dickens, 39th Annual Production, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, December 3-23, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 and 5:00 at The Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain up Alley (just north of Shea's), Buffalo, NY 14202

(716-852-2600) alleyway.com

HAMILTON, Dec 14, 2021-Jan 2, 2022 (a three week run!) Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 (performances on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day but NO PERFORMANCE CHRISTMAS EVE DECEMBER 24.) Shea's Performing Arts Center, 650 Main St. Buffalo (716-847-1410) Sheas.org.

OPENINGS: Nothing until January, 2022

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