Featured Events & Opera House News

Animal Crackers

October 3, at 7:30pm

Part of Freedonia Marxonia ... The State University of New York at Fredonia's annual Freedonia Marxonia festival presents the 1930 comedy Animal CrackersAnimal Crackers is the Marx Brothers' second feature film, and is based on their 1928 Broadway musical of the same name.  Come see this classic comedy in the same venue as did local audiences 89 years ago!  In October 1930, Animal Crackers was screened during its original release at the Wintergarden Theatre, which is now the 1891 Fredonia Opera House!


The Marx Brothers and Vaudeville

An Illustrated Lecture by Trav S.D. 

October 4, at 7:30pm

The Marx Brothers began their careers in vaudeville, the predominant form of popular entertainment during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Before the Brothers went on to become comedy stars of Broadway, movies, radio, and television, they spent nearly 20 years performing in vaudeville theaters around the country. The story of vaudeville's influences on the Marx Brothers, the Marx Brothers' own experiences in vaudeville, and vaudeville history in western New York will be presented with photos and graphics by writer and performer Trav S.D. 





Folk in Fredonia Free-For- All

September 22, at 3:00pm

Fredonia folk music favorites Carmen & Dick Gilman invite their musician friends from throughout the state to join them on the Opera House stage for an afternoon of great music, dance and a humorous story or two.  There also are raffles, drawings for door prizes and loads of fun. 


Cinema Series: the Biggest little Farm

September 28, at 7:30pm
October 1, at 7:30pm

Presented in collaboration with Festivals Fredonia's Farm To Table Community Dinner ... the Biggest little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination, providing us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.