2015 – 2016 Season

2015-2016 National Touring Season

Much Ado About Nothing*

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

July 24 – August 9, 2015 • 7:00pm

Join us in Messina, a 1920’s Parisian Jazz club, for “Much Ado About Nothing.” As soldiers arrive from the Great War, the people of France are ready to celebrate, rebuild and redefine social norms. Prohibition, occurring in the United States, is just a blip of international news in Paris, where pre-war values are tossed aside. Jazz is fashionable, and luxurious parties are thrown by the elite at every opportunity. People come to dance, celebrate and drink. It is a “new age” and Messina welcomes all!! Cut to just 90 minutes of fast paced action, Shakespeare on Clark’s production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is filled with love, (some who love to hate, some who love for love’s sake), and compassion; after everyone comes to their senses; in one way or another: “Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

This performance will be held in the courtyard.  In the event of rain, the performace will continue as scheduled, however, it will be moved to the Black Box.  Food will be available for purchase, please no outside food or drink.


On the Fly – An Enchanted Evening

September 12, 2015 – 7:30pm

Enchanted Evening: A Cirque Love Story tells an epic love story spanning three generations, bringing together a spectacular blend of aerial and flying arts by renowned flying effects team On The Fly Productions (America’s Got Talent, True TV’s FakeOff), an original score by composer/music director Deborah Hurwitz (Jersey Boys, Cirque du Soleil) and breath-taking choreography by Nicki Prichard (Cedar Fair Amusement Parks), woven together with beloved songs from the 40’s through today. Follow our leading men and ladies through their iconic journeys of discovery, heartbreak and the magic of true love.

Click here to view On the Fly on America’s Got Talent!

Click here to view On the Fly on TruTV’s Fake Off!

Whose Live Anyway*

October 15, 2015 – 7:30pm

Whose Live Anyway is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.  Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray, (Yes, one of the Murray brothers), leave their audiences gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes.  Everyone is amazed at how quickly they make it up and crowds of all ages are astounded.

Audience participation is the key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage. Whose Live Anyway performs some of the games made famous from the Emmy Nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway plus some new ones. The show appeals to a wide demographic and appears at Performing Arts Centers, Colleges, Universities, Casinos, Corporate and Private Parties.

It’s a night of unforgettably funny interactive comedy that will leave you laughing days later!!

Curious George*

October 25, 2015 – 2:00pm

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.

All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big.

And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more.Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome.

With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome…and meatballs…and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

(Approximately 50 minutes in length, recommended for grades Pre K-3)

Jeff Tracta

November 14, 2015 – 7:30pm

Jeff Tracta has become the most sought-after impressionist in the world today. With an array of over 100 spot-on impressions, Jeff pays tribute to over fifty years of music, comedy, and pop culture.

From the most current music artists — the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, and Lady Gaga — to legendary icons such as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and Elton John — and comedy tributes including Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Chris Rock, Jeff Foxworthy, and the entire cast of Family Guy — Jeff’s show has something for everyone.

But Tracta takes impressionism to an entirely new level. Cutting-edge technology allows Jeff to transform himself into a galaxy of stars right in front of you. His multimedia experience is wowing audiences around the world. The Los Angeles Times calls him, “Hilarious! A comic genius, Tracta is superb.”

Click Here to watch him live.

A Well-Strung Christmas

December 4, 2015 – 7:30pm

Well-Strung, a string quartet features classical musicians who put their own spin on the music of Mozart, Rihanna, Adele, Vivaldi, and more!  Well-Strung performed in Batavia during our 2nd season, and is the most requested group to make a return appearance on the BFAC stage.  We have an exclusive with the gentleman from Well-Strung for 75 miles around Batavia for their newly formed Christmas show.  They are creating this show due to our initiative.  We went to them a year and a half ago regarding the creation of this type of show and again last October.  In December of 2014 they got back to us with an affirmation that they would be creating a Holiday show and Barbara Streisand’s director would be directing it.  They have granted us an exclusive for this performance, which means nobody else in our market will have this Holiday show.

Click Here to view Well-Strung’s music video.

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp LIVE

January 9, 2016 – 7:30pm

For the first time, original Broadway and Movie Rent co-stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp come together in a special concert evening.  These two Broadway veterans return to the concert stage in a pop/rock evening celebrating their individual musical careers as well as the Broadway cultural hit, “Rent.”  These two friends and co-stars will share stories about the hit show that brought them together 13 years ago and perform songs from the Pulitzer Prize winning show as well as their individual songs and original material audiences have come to know.  It’s sure to be a popular concert tour following on the heels of their two year National Tour of the hit Broadway show.  It’s the concert fans have been waiting for!

Red, Hot and Blue

February 6, 2016 – 7:30pm

Red, Hot…& Blue! is a spectacular show with Hilarious Wigs, Fabulous Costumes and Broadway-Caliber TALENT! A seasoned cast of professional entertainers take you ‘Dancin’ Thru the Decades,’ from the Big Band Swing Era to the music of today.  The cast features high-energy musical revue entertainment as you’ve never witnessed before.  The cast of Red, Hot…& Blue! has consistently appealed to ALL age groups from the Golden-Agers to the Baby Boomers and BEYOND! Hold on to your hats and stay focused because you might just miss one of their Award-Winning costume changes or be blown out of your seats by their quick-moving choreography and precise live vocal harmonies.

No strangers to World-Class, the cast of Red, Hot…& Blue! has performed for over 7 years as Guest Entertainers aboard the Holland America Cruise Lines sailing the globe. From Europe to Africa, they have also performed aboard Princess Cruise Lines and the Big Red Boat WORLDWIDE!

Chaplin: A Life in Concert

April 2, 2016 – 7:30pm

One actor, one piano, one unforgettable performance. This is “Chaplin – A Life. In Concert”, a unique evening of Musical Theater which dramatizes, in song, the life story of the brilliant artist, Charlie Chaplin.

The show stars multi-platinum award-winning Performer/Composer, David Pomeranz who portrays more than 40 of the colorful characters in Charlie’s life.

Part Concert; part Stage Musical, “Chaplin – A Life. In Concert” is an imaginative, emotional and inspiring journey that leaves the audience walking on air, humming its tunes, and in love with the artistry of the Chaplin.

Four By Four

June 24, 2016 – 7:30pm

From the creative team that brought you the hit show OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, comes a unique concept in tribute shows… Celebrating the music of THE BEATLES, THE BEACH BOYS, THE BEE GEES and MOTOWN all in one show!

FOUR BY FOUR features a stellar cast of FOUR exciting performers presenting the hits of FOUR of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history.

The dynamic stars of FOUR BY FOUR perform these instantly recognizable classic songs in fully choreographed production numbers. Informative, and often humorous, banter ties all of this extraordinary music together for an evening of feel good, raise-the-roof entertainment!

 *Shows Not On Season Ticket

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