MAY 21, 2023 / CHERIEMESSORE We’ve all been there. We’re facing a landmark birthday and our BFF is on a new path and our significant other has expectations and we’re staring down a crossroads riddled with self-doubt, anticipation, enthusi…

Behind the Scenes of EVERY BRILLIANT THING

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Buffalo Rising takes you behind the scenes of EVERY BRILLIANT THING starring Kevin Craig. Director Charmagne Chi sits down with Kevin and they talk about… well, brilliant things! EVERY BRILLIANT THING runs March …
Man in a hat with a staff and young girl in a purple dress on stage at the SHEA'S smith

4 stars for THE SECRET GARDEN: Spring Version

Second Generation’s ‘Secret Garden: Spring Version’ is artfully staged, superbly acted The Secret Garden: Spring Version” is full of mysteries, locked away: a garden, a boy, a heart. The 1991 musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon is based on Fran…

3 WNY Theatres Team Up To Produce THE COLOR PURPLE

The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. With a book by Marsha Norman, and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple is a portrait of B…

4/4 Stars for CABARET

Anthony Chase Second Generation Theatre has taken on one of the greats of the American musical theater and nailed it. Under the masterful direction of Kristin Bentley, this production of “Cabaret,” the 1966 musical adaptation of Christopher…

SGT’s 2022/2023 Season Announcement!


Matthew Nerber When composer Jason Robert Brown debuted “Songs for a New World” in 1995, that title must have rung out like a battle cry for the courageously optimistic. This collection of 19 compositions is thematically linked not by story, but by …
Michele Marie Roberts in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at the Shea's Smith Theatre. Second Generation Theatre, October 2021

Michele Marie Roberts on revisiting “SONGS”

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD returns to the LIVE stage! We took a few minutes to check in with the cast to hear their thoughts on revisiting this beautiful song cycle and finally returning to LIVE performances! Michele Marie Roberts returns as WOMAN 2 on …

Second Generation Theatre: Building a new season on pandemic lessons learned

Melinda Miller, The Buffalo News: When theater people find a good idea, they don’t let it go to waste. It could be big, like turning a fairy tale that was made into a hit movie into a splashy Broadway musical, or it could be personal, like taking thos…

Michele Marie Roberts on SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is streaming now! Hear from one of Buffalo’s leading ladies, Michele Marie Roberts and then grab your ticket today! What’s your favorite song from this show to sing? MMR: I’ve been singing Just One Step since college and …

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