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

December 11, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani


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!


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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