Sunday, October 7, 2012


press release - For further information, contact Doug Weyand at 716-839-8539.

MusicalFare Theatre’s
T3 SERIES presents:
DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 27, 2012
TIME: Following the performance of THE MUSIC MAN at approximately 9:30pm
As part of MusicalFare Theatre’s T3 Series (see information page below) and in connection with MusicalFare’s current production of THE MUSIC MAN, MusicalFare presents “Oh, We Got Trouble!” The event is an informative and spirited Talk About the homespun American roots of THE MUSIC MAN, scam artists and traveling salesmen, feminism and original career women, and love, sweet love that conquers all.
The evening’s panelists include:
Dr. Peter Siedlecki – Professor of English, Daemen College
Becca Bley – Reference and Instruction Librarian, Daemen College
Chris Kelly – Director of THE MUSIC MAN
Randall Kramer – Artistic/Executive Director, MusicalFare Theatre
The panel discussion is FREE; tickets to the performance of THE MUSIC MAN that evening can be purchased by calling the Theatre box office at 716-839-8540 or by ordering online at
MusicalFare Theatre’s Talk About series is funded in part by the New York Council for the Humanities.
MusicalFare Theatre is a professional musical theatre company in residence at, but independently operated from, Daemen College. MusicalFare Theatre is located at 4380 Main Street in Amherst, NY (between Harlem and Getzville Roads). Parking is FREE, and the theatre is handicapped accessible, complete with a hearing-impaired system.

Panelist Bios:
Dr. Peter Siedlecki – Dr. Peter Siedlecki has been at Daemen College for more than thirty years. From 1982 through 1984, he was named Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature in Krakow, Poland, and again in 1988-89. He was the first Fulbright lecturer to serve in the former German Democratic Republic (since the GDR terminated in 1989). Areas of specialization are World literature, American literature, and contemporary poetry. He also teaches a liberal arts colloquium for first year students, titled "The Romantic Impulse." He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the Directory of Poets and Writers. His poetry has been published in numerous journals. During the fall of 1997, he was awarded a sabbatical to complete work on a book dealing with the function of storytelling in the determination of the self. He and English major Beth Seilberger recently presented a collaborative paper, "The Nature of Jack Kerouac's Journey: Two Perspectives," at the fall conference of the New York College English Association. In addition, he is an avid racquetball player, a grammar-school baseball coach, and a semi-competent folksinger.
Chris Kelly is thrilled to return to MusicalFare with partner in crime Bobby Cooke to work on THE MUSIC MAN after directing last season’s HAIR and OLIVER! A BUA company member, Chris has directed a number of shows with the company including THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Artie Award), BAD SEED (Artie Award), THE TEMPERAMENTALS, TRUE LOVE LIES, ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS, THE BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, I AM MY OWN WIFE and many others. He also directed O’Connell & Company’s production of LUCKY STIFF and The Kavinoky’s BLACK TIE. As an actor he has performed with BUA, Kavinoky, TOY, and ICTC where he will be seen in this coming season’s A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS and DANCING AT LUGHNASA. In his spare time, Chris manages local rock band The Albrights ( who recently won Best Original Music Act in The Artvoice Best Of Buffalo contest as well as an award from Buffalo Spree.
Becca Bley, M.L.S. - Becca is the Reference and Instruction Librarian at Daemen College. After receiving a B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia in 2008, she went on to complete a Masters in Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo. She then took over as the Reference and Instruction Librarian at Daemen College as of September, 2012. She is an animal lover, a yoga enthusiast, and an avid homebrewer.


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