Original One Acts!!
Our annual Evening of One Act plays will be on stage for one weekend only, Aug. 10-12. This year has 7 original plays by area authors.
From the "One Acts"
Here's the video!
The Oscars and the sci-fi classic Dr. Who blended together Saturday, Jan. 20 at Arlene’s Broadway on Buffalo in Conneaut for the theater’s second annual awards night. Nicknamed “The BOBbies,” the awards night honors outstanding performances from the previous year’s slate of shows.
Emcee David Bucci arrived onstage for the event in a recreated Dr. Who-esque tardis - the British police box which doubles as a time machine in the cult BBC show. Bucci kicked off the evening, which featured awards in 20 catagories.
The program was run Oscar-style, with brief videos of the nominees’ performance, followed by the announcement of the winner. Voting was done by members of the ABOB Advisory Board and directors/music directors.
The first awards of the evening were given out to youth performers. Alex Shevchik was honored as Best Youth Lead for her role as “Annie” in “Annie.” Emerson Ross won the Best Supporting Youth award.
The awards night also saw the introduction of the “Nik Of Time” award, which is dedicated to the memory of Nik Tressler, a longtime area actor who passed away shortly after his final performance, ABOB’s production of “1776.” The award is presented to the person who steps in to save a production.
The year also saw the introduction a live video stream from the event to Facebook and the opportunity for audience members to decide the final three awards through realtime online voting - the Best Techie, Best Stage Mom and “Boobie” awards. The “Boobie” was given out for the best/funniest screwup on stage. For full list of winners, see "Next Up" page.
"The BOBbies" winners announced!
Members of the "Annie" crew who won BOBbies include, l-r, Alex Shevchik, Maureen Tanner, Stephanie Bucci, Kirsten Emerson, Michael Riffe and Austin Blair
The remaining lineup includes:
•"One Acts" Aug. 10-12
•"Proof" Sept. 21-23, 28-30
•"Little Shop of Horrors" Oct. 19-21, 26-28
•"You Can't Take it With You" Nov. 9-11, 16-18
•"Scrooge" Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14, 15
Further auditions will be announced as they're scheduled on Facebook and our website, www.broadwayonbuffalo.com.
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We're located at 236 Buffalo Street in Conneaut's historic downtown. Please enjoy dinner before the show at one of the local dining establishments, many of which are within walking distance or a short drive.
Arlene's Broadway on Buffalo is committed to making live theater affordable for everyone! All of our tickets are priced at just $10 for adults and $8 for students, regardless of the production cost of the show being performed!
Tickets are generally available for purchase at the door and, for more popular shows, may be reserved in advance by calling (440)-599-PLAY.
Location + Hours
• Auditions for the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 3-6 p.m. at the theater, 236 Buffalo Street, Conneaut. The musical, telling the story of mild-mannered shop clerk Seymour and his otherworldly plant, will be on the ABOB stage Oct. 19-21 and 26-28. Auditioners should come prepared to sing a Broadway-style song and wear comfortable clothes in case a movement evaluation is required. Director is Michael Riffe.
It’s worth noting again that roles at ABOB are NEVER precast…it’s one of our prime directives. ALL roles in ALL shows are available and are awarded after careful consideration by the directors.
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Fern (Brooklyn White) and Wilbur (Talia Hillen) celebrate a moment in the spotlight while Charlotte (Tatum Bordeaux) looks on from her web during a performance of "Charlotte's Web The Musical" at ABOB.