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Buffalo’s ‘Scarface’ musical returns to MusicalFare Cabaret

In May, MusicalFare Theatre’s newly built cabaret space was sold out for two days in a row. The reason? Three cocaine-fueled, pastiche-filled and thoroughly inappropriate performances of the original musical “Say Hello! A Musical Parody of Scarface.”

If you missed out last time, don’t worry. Everyone’s favorite megalomaniacal, vindictive drug kingpin Tony Montana (Alan Trinca) will be back in the MusicalFare Cabaret in all his glory this weekend for three more performances.

The show, a collaboration among Chris Kelly, Brandon Barry and Phil Farugia, emerged from MusicalFare’s 24-hour musical competition in 2013. Since then, the group has refined the piece – though “refined” is maybe the wrong term – into a completely absurd spectacle with theatrical coke binges, cross-dressing and bit after hilarious bit of shameless slapstick.

Joining Trinca, Barry and Farugia at the piano will be Maria Droz, Kerrykate Abel, Joseph Donahue III and Kelly in a cameo worth waiting for. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15, with more information at 839-8540 or

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