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Stories from the road drive MusicalFare’s ‘The Bus Stops Here’

Since founding MusicalFare Theatre in the early 1990s, Randall Kramer has gathered more than a few stories from the road. Same goes for Buffalo musician Theresa Quinn, a former Nashville songwriter and recent Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee who toured the South with a rhythm and blues band. Ditto for trombonist Phil Sims and drummer Tommy Kasparek, local musicians who have toured with the likes of the Tommy Dorsey Band and Mel Tormé.

These veteran performers are coming together for a casual, homegrown show they’re calling “The Bus Stops Here,” a collection of stories from the road interspersed with Broadway and pop classics playing at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the MusicalFare Theatre’s cabaret space (4380 Main St., Amherst).

“One of the great things about the Premier Cabaret is that it allows us performers to dream,” Kramer said of the performance. “We can come up with an idea that people might be interested in and we now have a potential place where it can be performed. So, what would it be like to have an evening where we tell stories about our experiences in the business while playing the great music that was being performed when these memories were being made? That, in a nutshell, is ‘The Bus Stops Here.’ ”

Tickets to the show are $20. Call 839-8540 or visit

– Colin Dabkowski

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