Great seats are still available for O'Connell & Co.'s production of THE ANDREWS BROTHERS.
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS is set on an island in the South Pacific in 1945. Three soldiers & a pinup-girl find themselves giving the USO performance of a lifetime when a certain singing trio of siblings fail to arrive at their USO gig. Featured is the great music of the 1940s including, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat To China,” "Shoo Shoo Baby", "Stuff Like That There" and “Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree”. This sweet & hilarious show is a tuneful 1940's Valentine to the heroes of World War II.
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS stars STEPHANIE BAX, MICHAEL BLASDELL, MICHAEL A. TOSHA &
MICHAEL J. WAH. The production is directed by MARY KATE O'CONNELL and choreography by MATTHEW CLARK, music direction by CINDY CONNOR, with Costumes by PAM SNYDER, Sound by LARRY SCHEUR and Lights/Technical Direction by JIM PRITCHARD
Saturday Nov 8th @ 11am and 1:30pm the YWCA Film Series continues with "WALL-E" Rated G the price of admission is only $2.00
Sunday night at 7:30pm We are proud to host a Veteran's Day Concert featuring the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas. Tickets are $10.00
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264, is an award-winning concert band based in Tonawanda, NY. Formed in 1929 by World War I veterans and Post 264 members, the band draws its membership from Western NYers with diverse occupations and backgrounds.
Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00pm join us for the
Buffalo movie premiere of "America the Beautiful."
In almost 40,000 media messages a year, youthful Americas are being told that, unless you look like supermodels and rock stars, you’re not good enough for anyone to love. This is a message that too many people are buying.
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts, in a unique partnership with the YWCA, goes on a two year journey to examine America’s new obsession; physical perfection. In America the Beautiful, secrets, confessions, and strikingly harsh realities are learned as Roberts unearths the origins and deadly risks of our nation’s quest for physical perfection
Tickets are $10.00 Proceeds will go to help fund our local YWCA's in WNY.
Don't miss these other great shows for the holidays! Tickets to the Riviera Theatre make GREAT holiday gifts!
"Diva By Diva" a Celebration of Women
Oct 29/08—Dec 10/08 Presented by O'Connell & Company Join us for Western New York's longest running show & Buffalo's favorite DIVA-licious cabaret style production. This award winning hit is filled with songs, readings, poetry, humor & quotes by, for and about women.
The Andrews Brothers
Nov 7/08—Nov 16/08 Presented by O'Connell & Company Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, and the greatest music of the 1940's fill this sweet and hilarious show. Three soldiers find themselves giving the performance of a lifetime when a certain singing trio of siblings fail to arrive at their USO gig. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Slow Boat To China, "Shoo Shoo Baby", "Stuff like That There" and "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" are some of the favorites in this valentine to the heroes of World War II.
An Evening of Cheer
Nov 20/08 Come and support the Historic Riviera Theatre by attending a benefit cocktail party at Crazy Jake's Restaurant, 26 Webster St. North Tonawanda from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Price includes a complimentary drink, h'ors doeurves, and VIP seating for the "Christmas With The Vogues" concert at 8:00pm.
Christmas With "The Vogues"
Nov 20/08 The Vogues remain one of the top vocal groups on the oldies scene today. Even though their first hit "You're the One" was released over 40 years ago, the Vogues continue to attract sellout audiences at concerts and club appearances around the country. Their outstanding talent, stylish delivery and excellent choice of material, makes this group one of the world’s top oldies acts. The return of original tenor Hugh Geyer and original lead singer Bill Burkette to the band only serves to enhance that authentic Vogues sound.
Dec 5/08—Dec 7/08 The Nutcracker Every December, the Lockport City Ballet presents the beloved Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. With music by the great Russian composer Peter Tchiakovsky and original choreography by William Gentes and Susannah Dwyer, the production is comprised of seventy- five to one hundred local children, teenagers, adults and guest artists. The Nutcracker is entertaining for the entire family, complete with beautiful sets and costumes and exciting choreography.
Dec 11/08—Dec 15/08 Presented by O'Connell & Company A seasonal musical journey saluting some of the most endearing classic and entertaining family Christmas movies and TV specials. From Grinch to Charlie Brown and from George Bailey to Andy Williams - this is a musical holiday gift that will bring back fond memories of childhood - for kids of all ages!
WINNIE THE POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL
Dec 18/08 WINNIE THE POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL – Produced by Coop’s Spotlight Productions (pre-K –3) Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Winnie the Pooh is based on the stories of A.A. Milne, with the book, music and lyrics by James W. Rogers. Spend an hour or so with Pooh and his friends as they help Eeyore have a Merry Christmas. Bring a camera for the meet and greet following the performance. All seats: $6
The Musical Box "Trick of the Tail"
Jan 10/09 AFTER INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR THEIR RE-ENACTMENT OF GENESIS’ FOXTROT, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND AND THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY, THE MUSICAL BOX WILL NOW PRESENT WORLDWIDE, WITH THE HELP OF GENESIS AND ARTISTS INVOLVED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW, A TRICK OF THE TAIL IN PAINSTAKING DETAIL INCLUDING ORIGINAL SLIDES, FILMS, LASER EFFECTS, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND ORIGINAL SONG LIST AS PRESENTED BY GENESIS IN 1976 TO CAPTURE THIS IMPORTANT MOMENT IN GENESIS HISTORY.
4 Guys Named Jose And Una Mujer Named Maria
Feb 5/09—Feb 15/09 Presented by O'Connell & Company A celebration of Latino song and dance...Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream; to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino sterotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, it features so....
The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)
Mar 26/09—Apr 5/09 Presented by O'Connell & Company An affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgement as the entire Bible is re-created right before your very eyes. Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion.
May 7/09—May 16/09 Presented by O'Connell & Company Tintypes is a patriotic salute to America, a high-spirited brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917, performed by five archetypes of the period: Anna Held, the beautiful music hall star; Emma Goldman, the notorious socialist; a black domestic worker; a Chaplin-esque Russian immigrant; and the outrageous Teddy Roosevelt, the youngest man ever to be elected President. The play features lovable old melodies of the 1900's.
Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Ctr - 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY, 14120, (716) 692-2413