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Strengthened by our unique urban setting and diverse cultural community, Buffalo State Theater provides intensive individual artistic training supported by a robust liberal arts education. 


Through the vehicles of engagement, excellence and social responsibility we strive to develop the next generation of globally impactful artists and citizens.




Audition Information

Online auditions for Fall 2020 mainstage productions:

Little Shop of Horrors and A Streetcar Named Desire

April 27, 2020, 4-9 p.m.

Sign up for an audition time slot here:

Use this link to join the online audition on April 27th:

Please prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue written between 1900 and 1965 AND 32 bars of a musical theater style song. Auditionees should send a resume and headshot to

You should be familiar with both shows before the audition. Perusal scripts are available here:  


Little Shop

Callbacks are TBD.

Performance dates: 

Little Shop: September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10. Matinee on Oct 9.

Streetcar: November 12, 13, 14 (2 shows), 19, 20. Matinee on Nov 20.


2019-20 Production Season

Intimate Apparel

Written by Lynn Nottage

Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Building
October 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 p.m.; October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

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Staged reading of Intimate Apparel
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Buffalo
787 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209


The Drowsy Chaperone

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall
November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 at 8:00 p.m.; November 23 at 2:00 p.m.

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Written by William Shakespeare

Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Building
March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.; March 14 at 2:00 p.m.

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The World Grooves: dance traditions and explorations

Choreographed by Buffalo State Dance Faculty and Guest Artists

Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall
Performance dates cancelled. 

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