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Theater Preview: “The Betsy Carmichael Christmas Special” at Shea’s Smith Theatre

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O’Connell & Company presents the trailblazing musical, THE BETSY CARMICHAEL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a must see show at Shea’s Smith Theatre!

The Betsy Carmichael Christmas Special is an original interactive comedy conceived and written by Joey Bucheker and Mary Kate O’Connell. Bucheker plays the role of Betsy Carmichael, an extravagant and glitzy character who loves and proclaims the game of Bingo. From her humble beginnings, as the daughter of a Bingo caller in Buffalo, New York, Betsy has become an international Bingo icon bringing her own unique style to the game.

Betsy is back at the Smith for her adoring fans, this time hosting an unforgettable Christmas Special at The Bingo Palace. Betsy and her cast of characters bring you into the act with games, carols, prizes, Fa La La FUN, and-of course-BINGO! This Christmas special includes fun for the whole family. NY Theatre Guide calls it “a cross between the old Judy Garland Christmas special and the Peewee Herman Show.” Don’t miss a minute of the Ho-Ho-Hilarity!  So dust off your Lucky Bingo Charms, leave your worries at your door, and head over to The Bingo Palace at She’s Smith Theatre for a couple of hours of fun, laughs … and the unexpected … at THE BETSY CARMICHAEL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

THE BETSY CARMICHAEL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL stars Betsy Carmichael, and features Daniel St. Francis, Steve Brachmann, Marissa Biondolillo, Nick Lama.

Each performance will include a special guest, including: Marc Sacco, Ben Michael Moran and John Pirrone.

The Betsy Carmichael Christmas Special plays at the Shea’s Smith Theatre from December 14-23rd, 2018.

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM.
Tickets are available by clicking in the link : PURCHASE TICKETS

Ticket Box Office Phone Line:  716-847-1410
Tickets are $30.00


Betsy’s Website: Keep Tabs On Betsy–Click on Link
Betsy’s Facebook: Find Betsy on Facebook!
O’Connell & Company Facebook: Click for more Info!

John Paul Pirrone

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John Paul Pirrone

John Pirrone is ecstatic to be joining Totally Buffalo’s team as their Arts and Entertainment contributor. John is no stranger to Western New York’s night life as he is most recognized for playing in one of WNY’s longest running shows–Tony n Tina’s Wedding. For the past 17 Years, John has played the role of the Brides brother, Joey Vitale. With over 600 performances in the same role, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding remains his favorite role to date. John has appeared in close to 100 shows across Buffalo, Rochester and Long Island. He is also the Producer and Co-owner of Red Carpet Theater Productions. When John is not performing, his day-time position is as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for the Catholic Health System. There, he takes care of critically ill adult and neonatal patients who are in need of life support and various Respiratory Care in the acute care setting. Over the past few years, John has become an ordained Wedding Officiant performing weddings for couples throughout the United States. John is ordained in all fifty states and custom creates a unique ceremony that the couple will cherish for a lifetime. As part of John’s Arts and Entertainment segment, he will not only bring you information and reviews on local theater, he will also focus on Western New York’s array of diverse restaurants and eateries. He will encapsulate the dining experience and relay that experience to readers.