OFF ROAD with Peter Palmisano - An RLTP Podcast
OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 5: 1978-1983

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 5: 1978-1983

August 2, 2021

In this episode, we learn about the Buffalo Entertainment/Ensemble Theatre from Bob Waterhouse, plus more from Messrs. Elkin, Radice, and Chase, along with a discussion of the growth of community theater by Peter and Tony. Plus, the saga of the birth of the Kavinoky Theatre concludes with final thoughts from David Lamb, and much much more!

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 4: 1973-1978

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 4: 1973-1978

July 19, 2021

As we continue through our timeline, the “Modern Age” gets so busy we could only cover five years of events! This time we hear about the roots of The Kavinoky, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and Ujima…along with other surprises during this very active time.

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 3: 1962-1973

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 3: 1962-1973

July 4, 2021

Peter’s on his own starting with this episode. But he is joined via audio clips by some of the most important people in Buffalo theatre history from 1962-1973, as the Studio Arena, African American Cultural Center, and Theatre of Youth begin producing!

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 2: 1908-1959

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 2: 1908-1959

June 21, 2021

Covering a fifty-year period in which there was almost too much to talk about, this amazing podcast includes Al Jolson’s appearance at the Teck Theater, the Studio Arena precursor known as the Buffalo Players, The African American Cultural Center’s birth, The Town Casino, and the grand opening of "The Wonder Theatre”: Shea’s Buffalo! Plus, Anthony Chase makes the first of many welcome appearances.

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 1: 1814-1906

OFF ROAD: A History of Buffalo Theatre: Episode 1: 1814-1906

June 7, 2021

In this first chapter, Peter is joined by Steve Cichon and Ron Ehmke, both fans of Buffalo and its rich history. Included in the discussion are the very first mentions of “theatre”  after the War of 1812, Michael Shea’s first ventures into the entertainment world, and the birth of the “First Lady of The Theatre” Katharine Cornell.

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest John Murphy

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest John Murphy

May 24, 2021

John Murphy is well known as the premier local broadcaster who is the voice of the Buffalo Bills. But in this episode of OFF ROAD, he uses that voice to talk about his life, his upbringing, and his future with the Bills and other ventures. 

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest Tom Makar

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest Tom Makar

May 10, 2021

Musician Tom Makar is one of many working behind the scenes to give you a more engrossing audio experience at the theater. What does he do and how did he arrive on the scene? Find out in this edition of Off Road!

OFF ROAD with Peter and special guests Jennifer O’Neill & George Pittas

OFF ROAD with Peter and special guests Jennifer O’Neill & George Pittas

April 26, 2021

Jennifer O’Neill and George Pittas join Peter to explain how they turned Buffalo into one of the most desirable film destinations in the world. It didn’t happen by intent, but it did happen practically over night, with a lot of hard work!

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest David Marciniak

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest David Marciniak

April 12, 2021

How do you go from a multitude of children and grandchildren, to work as a nurse administrator, to volunteer activities at a mission, to the stage? Dave Marciniak does it well…and that includes talking to Peter about all of it!

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest George Caldwell

OFF ROAD with Peter & special guest George Caldwell

March 29, 2021

George Caldwell is a multi-talented jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who has played with some of the greatest musicians in the world. Living here in Buffalo, he spent time talking to Peter about his life at home and on the road.

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