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Theatre of Youth alums to showcase new work at Alleyway Theatre

At the holidays, Buffalo’s theater and music scenes briefly swell with new members, as many of the city’s creative diaspora blow back home for at least a few days to visit. Many of those visitors are kind enough to get up on stage.

This year, among the Buffalo-bred performers passing through town are Theatre of Youth alumni Jay Dref and Harry Lipsitz. They’ll give audiences a brief show-and-tell about their young careers in the arts in the Alleyway Theatre (1 Curtain Up Alley) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Dref, a gifted baritone and graduate of the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and The Juilliard School, will perform songs from across his large and growing repertoire of operatic and popular songs. Lipsitz, a filmmaker and Park School grad studying film at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, will talk about his forthcoming short film “Buffalo Chicken Wigs,” which he plans to shoot in Buffalo. The duo met on the Theatre of Youth stage, where they both performed as children, and have remained friends since.

Tickets are $10, with more info at 882-5333.

Colin Dabkowski

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