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"Doctor's Dilemma" at the Shaw Festival

It’s worth reminding ourselves that one of the great things about Buffalo is Canada. The sights and activities of Southern Ontario are within easy proximity to our city, and none is more worthwhile than the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, planetary center for the plays of George Bernard Shaw “and playwrights writing anywhere in the world during, or about, the era of his lifetime,” 1856-1950.

Chris Critelli Shakes It Up at Artpark

All Shook Up, which opens at Artpark this week, is a jukebox musical that uses the Elvis Presley songbook to tell a tale of a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing bad boy who wreaks havoc in a small Midwestern town by showing them how to have a good time. The publicity centers on Sally Struthers, who plays the uptight mayor, Matilda, whose own son falls under the corrupting spell of rock and roll—but Chad, the rocker in question, will be played by Buffalo’s own Chris Critelli.

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