An Important Message From Your Friends at Starry Night Theatre




Because our patrons are valued and loved members of the Starry Night Theatre family, your health and wellbeing continue to be our number one priority. To that end, we are postponing the rest of the 2019-2020 season. It is our intention to reschedule REGRETS ONLY! and WEST SIDE STORY at a TBA date. Subscribers and ticket holders—-hold on to your tickets and stay tuned for updates!


This will be the first time in 49 years that the Ghostlight stage will be dark in August. We can be sad about this but not despondent. That is not our way. We can feel uncertain about the future, but never hopeless. And always we must lift one another up. That is how we get through this together.




Losing revenue from our most popular franchise the LOTTIE & BERNICE shows and our 49th annual summer musical is devastating. There is no way to sugarcoat that fact. Even when we cannot sell tickets we still have many expenses to keep our 131 year old home running. Here’s how you can help:


_____Keep Starry Night Theatre in your Thoughts and Prayers. Please know that you are in ours.


_____Purchase Subscriptions for the 2020-2021 season. Renewal forms for current subscribers will be mailed out May 18. Forms for new subscribers will be online June 1.


_____Buy an ad for the 2020-2021 season. Even if you don’t have a business, consider taking out an ad to share what the Ghostlight Theatre has meant to you over the years. Forms available online www.starrynighttheatre.com 

or by calling the Office 743-1614.


_____Make a donation to Starry Night Theatre to keep the Ghostlight burning bright. Starry Night Theatre, Inc., 170 Schenck Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 or online at our secure web store link below. 

(Make checks payable to "Starrynight Theatre")




The dedicated members of Starry Night Theatre have pledged to keep the Ghostlight burning bright—-no matter what it takes. We say it all the time: we can not do what we do without you. As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support. Together we will get through these difficult times.



If you'd like to make an online donation please click on the link below which will take you to our secure web store

Click on the link below to download your Patron/Ad Form

Ghostlight Theatre 





Shirley Jackson’s

The Haunting of Hill House

Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, directed by L. Don Swartz. A group of ghost hunters spend a summer in the legendary Hill House. Spooky, poignant and often humorous, this play reminds us why Shirley Jackson is one of America’s favorite authors. “The greatest haunted-house story ever written.”—The Wall Street Journal. October 8-18, 2020.




From the creator of 

All Through The Night

The Christmas Rose

By L. Don Swartz. A world premiere production. A plane crashes in a remote section of the Smoky Mountains, three days before Christmas. The survivors, stumbling blindly through a blizzard, happen upon an abandoned church. As the storm rages and hope fades, the survivors come to realize that only a miracle can save them. December 10-20, 2020.



Victor Hugo’s

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Adapted by Amanda R. Woomer. Directed by L. Don Swartz. A world premiere production. From the author of Les Miserables, the timeless love story that could never be— between Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer at the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. A captivating story your heart will never forget. February 18-28, 2021.



Joseph Kesselring’s

Arsenic & Old Lace

Directed by DJ Swartz. One of the funniest plays ever written. Two adorable serial killers are sending the souls of lonely old men to their heavenly reward and burying their bodies in the basement! Never has mass murder been so delightful! Do not miss! May 13-23, 2021.




Mark Twain’s

BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Book by William Hauptman. Music & lyrics by Roger Miller. Directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz. Classic story about two runaway friends; a fostered white boy and an escaped black slave who sail on a raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom and adventure. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. August 5-15, 2021.

Also returning this fall will be our Fall Fundraiser, Night of the Living Dead on stage!
And in the Spring the Radio show we didn't get to present last year we will do this year!

Season Tickets are now open to the general public.  Get your choice of the best seats NOW.  Simply select the show and seat you want to for each show and we will do our best to get you the seat you want if it's available or if its already taken we will get you the next best seat(s) going by your selection.  Click on the link below to download your form, fill it out and mail it to the theatre.  Please make all checks out to Starrynight Theatre.  We have included the seating chart as well for reference only, please write the seat selection in on your form.

This does not include Night of the Living Dead or the Radio Show.  Those are separate fundraising events.

This is for season ticket purchases only, individual show tickets for the fall show will go on sale September 1st.  All other single show purchases will go on sale the day after the previous show closes.

Did you miss our 

Virtual Ghosthunt?

We hope everyone had an opportunity to attend the first ever virtual ghost hunt at the Ghostlight Theatre on May 2nd.  It was a fantastic event!  Than you to Joe Pieri for hosting this amazing event.  Joe started off by a live on camera interview with our own Amanda Woomer-Limpert discussing the theatre's history and shared her own ghostly experiences at the Ghostlight. After that Joe took us on a 3 hour journey through the theatre with all the lights out with his ultraviolet camera.  Joe hit every aspect of the theatre including the hot spots being the serial staircase and the basement.  There  was at one time during the hunt that there were over 220 viewers watching and interacting from around the world.  Our home was literally on the international stage.  Many EVP's were caught and many people saying they saw shadows, orbs and images moving across lighted areas.  After the 3 hour investigation wrapped up there was another segment where there was discussion about what people saw and a review of several EVP recordings.  This was truly and exciting evening.  If you did happen to miss it or couldn't stay awake for the whole thing you can visit their website and watch the videos for your self.  The pre-show with Amanda, the actual investigation and the reveal.  Check it out!


Thank you Joe Pieri for doing this!  We all had a fantastic time and we hope you did!!!

The Box Office

Due to the Covid-19 situation we are suspending our current office hours on Saturdays.  As we monitor this situation we will keep you posted on changes to any show dates and times.  Please check back for any changes.  

Please stay safe and continue social distancing.  We will get through this together and soon we will be back on stage entertaining once again and we can't wait!!!

Thank you for your continued support of the Ghostlight Theatre!

Every Saturday from 9am-Noon you can come in to purchase season subscriptions or individual tickets for the current production.  Come in and pick your seats.  Sit in the seats to see what works for you!  If they are available, they're yours for the picking!  Come select your seats for the season!  Subscriptions and tickets must be paid for at the time of selection.  
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Amex accepted.
Also please note that Online Ticket sales close for each performance 12 Hours Prior to that performance.  Example: if its an 8pm show then Online Orders for that performance close at 8AM of that day.  You can still call the box office and leave a message if you require tickets for that days performance if after the cut-off time online 

If you have any questions please contact us 


Thank you for your continued support of the Ghostlight Theatre.

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We need your


Our home needs your help!  We're in need of repairs to keep our home in good shape.  The ticket sales and snack bar contributions help us with our day to day operations and purchasing set pieces and set supplies.  But our home is getting older and is in need of repairs.  We are asking you to please consider a contribution to our Restoration Fund to keep our theatre looking as good as she did when she was built a 129 years ago.  Currently besides the Go Fund Me page our 50/50 take is all we are receiving to help with our restoration.  Please consider donating anything you can, every dollar helps.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Ghostlight Theatre!


Coming Spring of 2020

2020-2021 SEASON

The Fall Thriller - 
The Christmas Show - 
The Winter Classic - 
The Spring Comedy - 
The Summer Musical - 

Find out what's happening on social media!


We are haunted!

A ghost page for the website is in the works! It will you keep up to date on past experiences, recent experiences, pictures and more! Check back soon and visit the new page!

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available through the Box Office. They may be purchased for single tickets for any Ghostlight performance, or may be used to purchase a gift subscription.

For more information, call the Box Office at 716-743-1614.

Support the Arts

During the show, make sure you get your tickets for the 50/50 split club. Someone will walk out with a mitful of cash...
it might as well be you!

All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the historic Ghostlight Theatre.

You can also visit our GoFundMe page, shown above, to make a donation to help with the restoration of the Ghostlight Theatre.

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