Theater & Comedy Show
Fences by August Wilson
This classic American drama, set in the 1950s, is part of August Wilson’s Century Cycle, his series of ten plays that chart the African-American experience in each decade of the twentieth century. Troy Maxson was a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Fences won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. James Earl Jones won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010 Fences won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis both won Tony Awards for their performances. In 2016 Denzel Washington directed a film version, which earned Viola Davis a Best Supporting Actress Oscar win. Ted Lange returns to direct.
at Redhouse Arts Center, 400 S. Salina St., Syracuse
Show Dates and Times: Friday, 2/25 @ 7pm Saturday, 2/26 @ 2pm
Saturday, 2/26 @ 7pm Sunday, 2/27 @ 2pm
Blue Man Group
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites all audiences.
Please note: Blue Man Group is a family-friendly performance appropriate for kids, teens and adults, and there are many group packages specifically for youth groups. However, the performance is not recommended for children under three (3) years of age. Everyone, regardless of age, requires a ticket.
At Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse
2/24 @ 7:30pm 2/25 @ 7:30pm 2/26 @ 2pm and 7:30pm 2/27 @ 1pm
Somewhere Over the Border
by Brian Quijada Directed by Rebecca Martínez Tickets $20 – $55
Inspired by the real life journey of the author’s mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the US and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi Boleros, American Rock and Hip Hop, this new musical is both fable and family history—and a testament to the determination born of love.
Wednesday, Feb. 23 7:30pm Thursday, Feb. 24 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 25 7:30pm Saturday, Feb. 26 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 27 2pm and 7:30pm Shows continue through March 13th
M&T BANK PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL PERFORMANCE
February 23 at 7:30pm
There will be 76 tickets available for whatever price patrons wish to pay. Pay-what-you-will tickets must be claimed in person at the Box Office or by phone (315.443.3275) on the day of the performance only, subject to availability. The Box Office opens at 10am and will remain open until the start of the show. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
The ACME Mystery Company presents THE SOUND OF MURDER
INTERACTIVE MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: High on a hill died a lonely goatherd and some people around the Abbey are starting to get the idea that sweet little Maria just might be a budding serial killer. Is she now at sixteen going on seventeen? What exactly are her “favorite things”? Mother Abbess and her new assistant, Sister Adolph, are calling in all nuns and townsfolk to decide what to do. Even the pompous Captain Von Trampp and his bratty children will be there. Don’t be late. You don’t want Sister Adolph shaking her carrot at you.
Thursdays, Feb. 17 & 24 7pm – 9:45pm $39.99 Plus tax & gratuity for Dinner & Show
The Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse 315-475-1807
Thursday, Feb. 17 Show Time:7:30 PM 21 & over Cost: $45 – $90
Funny Bone Comedy Club, 10301 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse