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MusicalFare’s 24-hour musical festival culminates on 710 Main stage

Last summer, MusicalFare Theatre had the honor of producing the first show in the 710 Main Theatre (formerly Studio Arena) with its inaugural 24-hour musical festival. The event, in which four teams of writers, composers and actors dashed off mini-musicals based on photographs of scenes from across Western New York, was a marked success.

The second version of the event, called MF24H, gets going Friday night in the 710 Main lobby, when the teams receive their assignments and get to work on producing their shows. The quartet of new musicals will premiere at 8 p.m. Saturday. Participants include local theater personalities Scott Behrend and Jon Elston of Road Less Traveled Productions, Doug Weyand and Randall Kramer of MusicalFare Theatre, choreographer Michael Walline and playwright Donna Hoke.

Tickets to Saturday’s performance are $15 to $20, with more information at 839-8540 or

– Colin Dabkowski