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Theater Talk: Mid-season 'look back' reveals a demise in social interaction

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The same economic, cultural and social forces that affect society affect the theater scene, including more use of social media and less face-to-face social interaction in the theater community.

ONGOING

THE LION KING, touring production of the Broadway musical by Elton John & Tim Rice, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Jan 7, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1, plus Dec 21, 27 & 29 at 1.  Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org

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THE LION KING, touring production continues at Shea's over the New Year, until January 7, 2018.

UPCOMING

MAMMA MIA!, musical based on the songs of ABBA, directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato (who directed last Fall's THE PRODUCERS) Jan 5- 28, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668). www.kavinokytheatre.com

Listings adapted from "On the Boards" appearing in Artvoice.
 

 

Even though "semi-retired," Peter Hall continues to wear many hats. He is the Sunday afternoon host on WBFO’s “sister station,” Classical 94.5 / WNED where he has produced over 1,000 radio interviews with musical artists. If you see him at a theater with a pen in his hand, he’s probably getting ready to co-host “Theater Talk” with Anthony Chase (heard Friday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on WBFO) or to write a review for www.buffalorising.com. He is also a member of the "Artie Awards" committee (think “Tony Awards for Buffalo theaters”).
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