Curtain Up! 2000 kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with "Act I: The Mayor's Prologue." The catered dinner will be held in the Theatre District's Market Arcade. "Act II" features productions at top local theaters (see full listing below); "Act III: Open Cast Party," a free event featuring live entertainment on outdoor stages in the Theatre District.
Curtain Up! On Stage - "Amy's View," 8:30 p.m., Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. "The Dresser," 8:30 p.m., Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and the UB Department of Theatre & Dance, Pfeifer Theatre, 681 Main St. "Enteratining Mr. Sloan," 8:30 p.m., New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 N. Johnson Park. "The Mineola Twins," 8:30 p.m., Buffalo United Artists' Upstairs Cabaret, 884 Main St. "More Shake, Rattle & Roll," 8:30 p.m., MusicalFare Theatre Company, Daemen Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst. "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber," 8:30 p.m., Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. "Nickel City Treasures," 8 p.m., O'Connell & Company, Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder. "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," 8:30 p.m., Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St. "Suburb," 8:30 p.m., Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley. "Swiss Family Robinson," 8:30 p.m., Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. "Waiting for Godot," 8:30 p.m., Irish Classical Theatre Company, Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. "Tony & Tina's Wedding," 8:30 p.m. (sold out), Lancaster Regional Players, Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.
Also on stage - "The Marble Orchard," 7 p.m., Lewiston Council on the Arts, First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, Cayuga and Fifth streets, Lewiston. "Hamlet," 8 p.m., National Shakespeare Company, Rigas Family Theater, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University.
The Lovin' Spoonful and The Association will join forces for a 7 p.m. concert in Rockwell Hall Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys will play in Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., at 11 p.m.
Global Dance Party, sponsored by the Council for International Visitors and the Buffalo Council on World Affairs, held in conjunction with the Curtain Up! celebration, is 5:30 to 10 p.m. in La Luna Nightclub, 48 W. Chippewa St.
Amherst Saxophone Quartet's Tribute to Marcel Mule will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave.