Saturday May 30, 2020

Buffalo Stories: The Life of Robert Gioia

Buffalo Stories 2020 will feature guest of honor, Robert Gioia, President of The John R. Oishei Foundation. Robert has been a strong community leader dedicated to the betterment of the Buffalo-Niagara region for decades. Currently, Robert also serves as Chair of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, and Chair of Great Lakes Health—a not-for-profit corporation that oversees some of the area’s largest health care and research partners. A Buffalo native, Robert has been named one of The Buffalo News’ Citizens of the Year three times.

The evening will include:

  • pre-show reception at 7:00 p.m. (cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)

  • 8:00 p.m. performance

  • post-show reception

Seating is limited. Advance purchase only.

Ticket prices for the event are $225 each

About Buffalo Stories: Buffalo Stories offers a glimpse into the lives of Buffalo’s most intriguing personalities while toasting our vibrant community and supporting Road Less Traveled Productions. The event celebrates the life of a local Buffalo icon by presenting a one-night only musical written about the guest of honor’s life. Past honorees include former Mayor Anthony Masiello, NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, Restauranteur Russell Salvatore and Vice-President of the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation, Shelley Drake.

Funds from the event will benefit Road Less Traveled Productions.



  • First Floor/Ground Level Entrance

  • Full Lobby Bar

  • 98-Seat Intimate Venue

  • Stadium Seating

  • Valet Parking at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

  • Dinner Discounts at Hilton Garden Inn

  • Located in Front of Lafayette Train Stop

  • Area Ramp & Street Parking

  • Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to performances


Past Buffalo Stories include:

The Life of Shelley Drake

The Life of Russell Salvatore

The Life of Thurman Thomas

The Life of Anthony Masiello (2016)




The Life of Shelley Drake is SOLD-OUT.