Dinner at the Asa Ransom House and Theater at the Lancaster Opera House, a winning combination. The Lancaster Opera House Theater is a reminder of an early American tradition, unusual to combine a music hall with a town’s main governmental building. Designed by George J. Metzger in 1897, renovated in 1981, the Lancaster Opera House is one of only a few such Town Halls still open.
The 2017-18 season at the Lancaster Opera House Theater features these great plays, musicals, family:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form September 9,10,11, 15,16,17,18, 22,23,24,25
Jekyll and Hyde October 14,15,16, 21,22,23, 28,29 30
Crimes of the Heart November 4,5,6, 10,11,12,13, 17,18,19,20
Nuncrackers: The Nunsence Christmas Musical November 25, 26,27 December 1,2,3,4, 8,9,10,11
The Night Before Christmas December 16 -7:30, Dec. 17 11:00, 2:30 & 7:30, Dec.18 11:00 & 2:30
Moon Over Buffalo February 17, 18, 19, 24,25,26
A Few Good Men March 3,4,5, 9,10,11,12
Miss Nelson is Missing March 31, April 1,2
Godspell April 21,22,23, 27,28,29,30 May 4,5,6,7,
Run for Your Wife May 12,13,14, 19,20,21
The Light in the Piazza June 2,3,4, 8,9,10,11 15,16,17,18
To review the performances, visit www.LancOpera.org The Lancaster Opera House is located 9 miles from Asa Ransom with convenient and free parking.
To receive good seating and avoid sell outs, we suggest reserving a few weeks ahead of your selected date.
Thursday, Friday, Sunday nights are $49 per person and include a four course dinner and Theater ticket. Saturdays include a five-course dinner, $59 per person. *Musicals and Concerts are an additional $5 or $10 for increased ticket price. Tax and Gratuity not included.
The Asa Ransom House Dinner Theater menu on Thursday Friday and Sunday includes Soup of the Day, Salad, Homemade Muffins & Rolls, with a Choice of Entrees. Entrees including Raspberry Chicken, Stuffed Sole, Roast Turkey, Jefferson Beef, Boneless Breast of Duck, Classic German Sauerbraten Roast, Prime Rib. Dinner is topped off with a Dessert Sampler and Beverage. Dinner and Theater, a great combination, hope to see you soon!
Directions: Right turn out of Asa Ransom for 1/4 mile to Right turn on Ransom Road, travel approximately 3 miles to Walden Ave. Right turn on to Walden for approximately 4 miles to Central Ave., left on Central Ave. 1 mile to Theater. Parking on left just before Theater. Travel time about 15 -20 minutes.
Buffalo, New York boasts a wide range of music and theater productions and venues: ‘Live Music in Buffalo’ features live music at Canalside, the Buffalo Philharmonic at Kleinhans, operas at Lancaster Opera House and Broadway productions at Shea’s Performing Art’s Center. Many of our music venues are also rich in history.
Built in 1926, Shea’s Performing Art’s Center has grown to be a favorite attraction in Buffalo, NY. Shea’s is beautifully designed with architecture from all around the world. It opened just years before the Great Depression and still manages to thrive, ninety years later. This National Historical Site just announced their 2016-2017 season; featuring Finding Neverland which is launching it’s National Tour right here in Buffalo! Be whisked away to France with the music of George and Ira Gershwin in An American in Paris. Join Ralphie in his quest to get a Red Ryder bb gun in A Christmas Story: The Musical. Enjoy the humorous musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Relive the classics The Sound of Music and Cabaret. Plus special engagements include Stomp, 42nd Street, Wicked, and The Little Mermaid.
Another local favorite is the Lancaster Opera House. It opened for the first time in 1897. Through the years it has not only served as a stage for productions, dances, and commencements, but also: a food and clothing distributor during the Great Depression, a sewing room for war supplies during World War II, the Civil Defense Headquarters in the 1950s, and town hall. They re-opened for productions 35 years ago. Their 2015-2016 season is well under-way. This April experience three time Tony award winning comedy Lend me a Tenor. Be transported to New York City with Bette and Barry: Ya Gotta Have Friends. Join the mystery behind a murder with Night Watch. In May, Get stuck in the middle of two families feuding during a wedding reception with Lovers and Other Strangers. Enjoy a multi-course dinner with Asa Ransom House before heading over to Lancaster with our special Dinner Theater package.
Every Thursday night in the summer hosts free ‘Live Music in Buffalo’ at Canalside. Concerts are rain or shine with the headliner beginning between 8pm and 9pm. Located downtown, you will be able to experience the historic canals as you listen to the music. If you have not visited Canalside in recent years, you are sure to be impressed by the many renovations that have taken place. Enjoy the historic Concert listings for Summer 2016 will be released in May.
Buffalo is proud to have the Buffalo Philharmonic which performs at the National Historic Landmark, Kleinhans Music Hall. The hall has outstanding acoustics and is beautifully designed. The Buffalo Philharmonic’s 2016-2017 season begins this May with Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and A Journey through the Alps in June. View an entire listing of their events on their website.
Asa Ransom House also hosts concerts on our front lawn throughout the months of June and July. These concerts are sponsored by the Clarence Hollow Association. Last summer featured: Shakespeare in the Hollow, Beatles play the Hollow, Kindred plus Irish Dancers, and Salute to Broadway. The 2016 concerts begin July 14 with Chris Maloney -Pop,Sole & Gospel. July 28 – ‘Magic of course – a unique brand of music and comedy for all ages. August 4 features Flipside – Voted top Classic & Pop Band in Buffalo.
Whichever style of musical arts you prefer, we encourage you to try a venue in Buffalo, NY. Of course, we would love for you to begin and/or end your evening with us, at Asa Ransom House. We are located 18 miles from Shea’s, 9 miles from Lancaster Opera House, and 19 miles from Kleinhans and from Canalside. We would be happy to host you for dinner and overnight in one of our ten beautiful rooms. Call our front desk at 716-759-2315 for details.