Featured Events & Opera House News

An American in Paris

September 27, at 7:00pm

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the "City of Light."  Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs and show-stopping choreography, and with a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris was captured live in performance during its West End run for exclusive screenings in cinemas throughout the US. 

 

 

 

Horse Feathers

October 4, at 7:30pm

The State University of New York at Fredonia's annual Freedonia Marxonia festival presents the 1932 comedy Horse Feathers. Ranked No. 65 on the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 funniest movies in American cinema, "100 Years ... 100 Laughs," Horse Feathers is the Marx Brothers' fourth feature motion picture.  Admission is FREE!  

 

An Evening with Groucho

Starring Frank Ferrante

October 5, at 7:30pm

The State University of New York at Fredonia's annual Freedonia Marxonia festival presents actor/writer/director Frank Ferrante in his acclaimed show An Evening with Groucho.  Described by The New York Times as "the greatest living interpreter of Groucho Marx's material,"  Ferrante also has been called "the only actor aside from Groucho who delivered my lines as they were intended," by Animal Crackers and A Night at the Opera co-author Morris Ryskind.  Admission is Pay What You Will!  (Call the Box Office for information.)

Cinema Series: Far From the Tree

September 22, at 7:30pm
September 25, at 7:30pm

Far From the Tree follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding.  Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity,” this life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been.  A recorded Q&A with Fredonia native Amy Shuster Allnutt, whose family is featured in the film, follows each screening.

  

 

Live at the Met: Aida

October 6, at 1:00pm

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Aida at the Met in this kick-off to the Live at the Met seasonThis grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists: the princess Aida, her formidable rival Amneris and her love, the warrior Radames. 

 

 

Dan Berggren Folk Concert to Benefit EAR Scholarship

October 20, at 7:30pm

Opera House Rental Event ... Dan Berggren returns to his folk music and radio roots, singing fresh acoustic folk music based in mountain tradition and enviro-awareness. The concert benefits the State University of New York at Fredonia's Communication Department EAR Scholarship (Excellence in Audio & Radio).  Admission is by Donation