31st Annual Curtain Up! Event in Buffalo

September 14, 2012 Updated Sep 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 14, 2012 Updated Sep 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -There's a big party to celebrate that tonight on Main Street downtown.

Who needs to travel to New York City or Toronto, when you have countless theatres all participating in the 31st Annual Curtain Up! Event in Buffalo!

The popular event officially opens Buffalo's live theater season, the event includes productions at 15 participating theaters in cooperation with the theatre alliance of Buffalo. There will also be a black-tie gala dinner on the Shea's Performing Arts Center stage.

Most of the tickets to the gala and many of the productions have been sold out but one of the best parts of the night is a free post-party featuring live entertainment on Main Street in the theater district that starts at 10 P.M.

Renovation work is also complete at the old studio arena, which is now the "710 Main Theater". It will celebrate its first performance today with "Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show".