St. Bonaventure University

2023-2024 Young People's Performances

The Quick Center presents a number of weekday performances and programs for young audiences.

A Celtic Christmas

Tomáseen Foley's “A Celtic Christmas”
10 a.m. Monday, Dec.  11, 2023

Recommended grades: PK-12
Tickets: $2 per person

Now in its 28th season of touring nationally, Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas” recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in his native parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland in the 1950s.

It's a time when the neighboring families gathered around the fire to grace the wintry night with traditional Irish Christmas carols, to raise the rafters with the joy of their music, to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances — and, of course, stories. They filled the night with the laughter of their stories.

Theaterworks USA presents:

"The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System"
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024

Recommended grades: PK-5
Tickets: $2 per person

Magic School BusHop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip.

But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

Caña Dulce y Caña Brava 
10 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2024

Recommended grades: 5-12
Tickets: $2 per person

DulceyBravaCaña Dulce y Caña Brava offers a performance that exhibits the music, poetry, dance and traditional attire of Veracruz, Mexico, interpreted by artists who are beneficiaries of the jarocho culture and noteworthy performers with years of experience on both national and international stages.

The group stands out as an artistic project that highlights feminine poetry and voices.

Creating an experience that connects the spectator with distinct emotions, one is taken on a voyage through multiple rhythms, accompanied by traditional string instruments such as the harp and the jarana, percussion and zapateado, poetic improvisation in rhyme and the projection of visual effects.

Information & Tickets

For more information or to reserve your tickets, please contact Kelly Elmore, Quick Center for the Arts office manager, by phone at (716) 375-2493 or by e-mail: email Kelly.