Tag Archives: theater

357. Baldwinsville Theater Guild

While we’re all aware that this place has some serious arts going on…from live music, to live productions, comedy, song and dance…there are a lot of VERY talented people here.

I have a soft spot in my heart for Baldwinsville, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that over the course of this year I featured a lot of cool things happening there. From the farmers markets, Beaver Lake, Paper Mill Island, The B’ville Diner…it’s just a quaint town perfect for people of all ages.

The Baldwinsville Theater Guild is putting on a live performance of everyone’s favorite Broadway show, Les Miserables.

bvilletheaterThe actual performances don’t start until January 24th but, considering this blog ends on December 31st, I thought it was important to promote it!

Tickets are $22 pre-sale, $25 at the door & $20 for students, call 315-887-8465 for tickets

Tip: Sera Bullis is performing in this production, she also sang at the US Open!

location: 64 Oswego Street

322. A Christmas Carol

Remember in February when I was talking about White Christmas?

This year, Syracuse Stage is putting on the production of A Christmas Carol and I want to be there!


This is one of my favorite stories. And while I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas, with it not even being Thanksgiving and all, but I have to post this before tickets sell out and you miss your chance! The show opens November 23rd and ends on December 29th.

Buy tickets in advance here

Tip: Check out dinner at Phoebe’s before the show!

location: Syracuse Stage

295. Snow White at the Spaghetti Warehouse

A few months back, I posted about a dinner mystery theater at the Spaghetti Warehouse.  While this was a huge success, I soon learned that there’s tons of other fun theatrical performances that go on at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Something to consider is the fact that Snow White might just be one of the greatest stories of all time, in my honest opinion.


This is one of those family friendly fun things, where children have the chance to interact with the characters to save Snow White.

Definitely geared towards the younger crowd, but cool at the same time. If i had young children I’d take them to this event without a doubt!

This show runs every Saturday at 12:30pm at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Tip: Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 449-3823 to reserve your table.

location: Spaghetti Warehouse 689 North Clinton Street

224. Red House Arts Center

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing a show at the Red House Arts Center. From the outside, it’s a fascinating building…it looks almost too modern to be a part of the city…which is what is so eye catching about it. They draw on the exterior walls with Chalk to display the upcoming events and there are statues adorning the top of the building (you’ve really got to look for them, but they’re SO cool!).

red houseI had no idea what to expect, but when I left I was completely in love with it.

I saw Shrek The Musical…which was 100% enjoyable and entertaining. I laughed out loud many times. The cast was creative with the space, and the music was great…everything about it was really fun! The stage is not elevated, it’s just right there in front of you which makes the entire experience that much more intimate. You feel like you’re a part of the show, like you’ve got something to offer the actors.

I even got to enjoy a local beer during intermission!

red house1The Red House was awesome. I love every opportunity to support the arts here in Syracuse. If you get a chance, check out a show or event at The Red House. Their next production is called Songs of a New World, you can buy tickets here!

I can’t wait to watch some other things at Red House, like their open mic night!

Tip: There’s more to the Red House than just theater…they also have delicious food! Stop in to the Cafe for lunch and try one of their famous paninis!

217. Shakespeare In The Park

There’s excitement everywhere in Syracuse these days. So many fun things to do, so little time!

How are you planning on spending the last few weeks of summer?

Another fun little gem I found while researching for 365 Things Syracuse is Shakespeare in the Park.

shakespeare in the park

Shakespeare in the Park is exactly what it sounds like…some really talented actors performing Shakespeare…in a park. Thornden park, to be specific.

This years production is of the comedy/romance, A Winter’s Tale. This is a free event in the park! Cool! The shows will be August 8-11 and August 15-18 starting at 5:30pm, Sunday shows starting at 2pm.

This sounds like a really cool way to incorporate the beautiful scenery of Thornden Park, the arts and the community. I will definitely be checking this out!

Tip: This event is held in the ampitheater section at Thornden Park, bring your own seats if you don’t want to sit on rocks or grass!

location: Thornden Park the park is located between Ostrom Avenue, Madison Street, and South Beech Street

79. Acme Mystery Company at the Spaghetti Warehouse

Happy first day of Spring, guys!

I recently learned about the Acme Mystery Company through my research for this blog and was immediately interested. I feel like I say that a lot…

I just get really excited when I find some new things to do here in Syracuse. It’s become a lot of fun uncovering events and restaurants and community things. Each day I am surprised by the things this city has, each day it’s a new adventure.


The Acme Mystery Company is holding an interactive comedy-mystery dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse every Thursday from March 7th-April 25th. The shows are really cool because they are not only hilariously funny but they’re also interactive with the audience. I suppose if you’re someone who doesn’t like to be bothered while eating you might want to forgo this type of event…but take it from someone who is relatively introverted in public situations…this is fun…this is really fun. It’s kind of like Clue, and everyone loves clue!

The shows start at 6:45 and are a calculated price of $32.50 which includes your ticket to the show & dinner. Currently they’re playing “Deadly Inheritance.” Call 315-475-1807 for reservations.

Tip:  Like them on facebook or follow them on twitter to get more information about upcoming shows & events!

location: Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

73. The District Festival

The arts in Syracuse are going through pretty amazing times recently; there’s no stopping or slowing down, either.

The District Logo

When I first heard about The District Festival I was immediately into it. I had seen Grey Gardens on HBO and was hooked on the weird dynamic between The Bouvier’s…not to mention, to learn a little more about Jackie O is always on my to-do list. It was incredibly insightful.

The District Festival is exactly that, a festival. It’s a celebration of arts and wonderful acting here in Syracuse with the production of 3 shows for 3 weekends. We’ve missed the opening weekend, but for a good reason. However, there’s still time to check out the remaining weekends.

It goes from March 7th-24th, and all shows are played at the Empire Theater at the State Fairgrounds. They’ll be showing performances of The Full Monty, Grey Gardens and I Remember Mama. Click here for more info.

This is a great chance to mix things up a little and check out some great talent here in Syracuse. Tickets are reasonably priced at $20 each or $50 for a 3 show package.

Tip: To purchase advance tickets call 315-362-2768 or visit their website.

Location: 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209

33. Syracuse Stage

Located right around the corner from Syracuse University sits a brilliant building with character bursting out of the seams, quite literally.  Syracuse Stage.

Outside of the theater, there are interactive musical bricks and neon LED lights, it does not make you think you’re in Syracuse, but rather planted the middle of a modern artist’s dream.  Inside, it’s small..in that cozy sense, and comfortable.  There’s a sense of community amongst the members on the stage, and the patrons in the crowd. Seeing a show at Syracuse Stage is a must.


I recently saw White Christmas with my Mother & her theater group around the holidays and pleasantly surprised by my experience. Inside the theater you’re close to the stage; you feel like you’re a part of the cast. During intermission you can head to the lobby and enjoy a drink, buy some souvenirs or just mingle with friends.

The professional cast and Syracuse University Theater students share the stage to put on theatrical productions that are worth your time and money. Tickets aren’t too expensive, varied in prices from show to show and seat to seat. There is literally not a bad seat in the house, unless you’re me and you get stuck (everywhere you go) sitting behind a woman with a large bouffant.

There are currently 4 scheduled upcoming shows, Two Trains Running (current), A Midsummer Nights Dream (March 6-31), Good People (April 24-May 12) and The Iliad (May 15-June 9).

Tip: If you’ve got enough time, to go Phoebe’s for dinner beforehand, located right across the street!