Once Upon a Time’s Dan Torres Talks Zoom, Magic, and More!


Cast member Daniel Torres (Prince Felix the Fierce) talks about his role in SGT’s collaboration with Theatre of Youth, the interactive digital musical, ONCE UPON A TIME! 

View Daniel’s whole interview with AM Buffalo host Melanie Camp HERE. ONCE UPON A TIME has been extended until February 28th and tickets are available for purchase Here.

For 48 years, Theatre of Youth (TOY) has created productions to stimulate the imagination, nurture the creative spirit and enhance the education of young people by engaging them in relevant, children-centered live theatre programs. More than ever, we believe children and families need a safe space to explore the worries and wonders of childhood. Today and every day, as an organization and theater practitioners who believe in inclusiveness, we have a responsibility to the future generations to stand in solidarity. TOY will remain intentional with the stories we share; stories which maintain diverse voices in programming, promote empathy and empower children to find their own voice. We strive to engage with our community to continue these conversations. Children are watching. Children deserve better. They deserve to be heard and represented. EVERY child deserves to have access to theater programming, to gain confidence, discover their personal values, and grow their creative spirit.
United we stand.


For Immediate Release: March 18, 2020

Press Contact:  Tracy Snyder, managing director, 716-390-5874


Buffalo, NY — March 18, 2020, 9:00 AM — Due to the rising community impact of the Coronavirus and the increased urgent mandates by the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Theatre of Youth (TOY) has canceled all performances of its final production in the 2019-20 season: Go, Dog, Gog, from May 9 through June 6, 2020, in addition to the previously announced cancellation of performances of The Outsiders. Our administrative staff will be in contact with all ticket purchasers in JuneAs we navigate these difficult times, we thank all of our patrons, donors, volunteers, cast and staff for their support and understanding. Any and all further updates will be communicated via social media and on the homepage at our website www.theatreofyouth.org.

News and Reviews

“You may know by now that everything Theatre of Youth puts on stage is first-rate.”

Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising and WBFO’s “Theatre Talk”

“Any smart children’s theatre, such as TOY, knows when and how to speak to them (children) in a way that meets them where they are at, and nudges them along toward maturity.”

Ben Siegel, The Buffalo news

“Educational, funny and…. insightful, 3 1/2 out of 4 stars!”

Ben Siegel, The Buffalo news, for Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. Read complete review here.