On The Boards Theater Listings – 3.31.16

OPENING

CASH ON DELIVERY, farce by Michael Cooney presented by Towne Players, directed by Mark DiPasquale, starring Mike Beiter, Karen Cash, Bob Aquila. Apr 1-9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Apr 3 at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Theater.169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Town of Tonawanda (693-9641). www.towneplayers.com

COMPULSION OR THE HOUSE BEHIND, play by Rinnie Groff presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Ray Boucher, Peter Palmisano, Anne Roaldi. Mar 31-Apr 24, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2, plus Apr 13 & 20 at 7:30.  The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).  www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com

LEND ME A TENOR, comedy by Ken Ludwig, directed by Kevin Leary, starring David Bondrow, Marisa Caruso, Ricky Needham, Chrissy Vogric, Emily Yancey, Priscilla Young-Anker, Robert Zimmerman, Tom Zindle Apr 1-10, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776). www.lancopera.org

THE MARK OF CAIN, world premiere of a play by Gary Earl Ross presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Lawrence Rowswell, Gary Earl Ross, Greg Howze, Brendan Cunningham, Candace M. Whitfield, Rich Kraemer, J. Tim Raymond, Murry Galloway, Tamara S. Hopersberger, Aquiera Roberts. Mar 31-Apr 30, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).  www.subversivetheatre.org 

SCA’S SPRING SHORTS, program of 10-minute plays. Apr 1 & 2 at 8, Apr 3 at 2. Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N Buffalo Street, Springville (592-9038). www.SpringvilleArts.org 

THE WIZARD OF OZ, touring production of the classic musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 5-10, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org

Ongoing

BUFFALO QUICKIES, 25th annual celebration of new one-act plays, directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Stephanie Bax, Tyler Brown, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Edith Grossman, Bethany Sparacio, Michael Starzynski. Through Apr 9, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).  www.alleyway.com

OF MICE AND MEN, drama by John Steinbeck, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring John Fredo, Greg Natale, Jack Agugliaro, John F. Kennedy, Candice Kogut, Jamie O’Neill, Jonathan Foreman, John Profeta, Justin Fiordaliso. Through Apr 16, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park. (853-1334).   www.newphoenixtheatre.org

Closing

FULLY COMMITTED, comedy by Becky Mode presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Brian Mysliwy. Through Apr 3, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).  www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, play by John Guare presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Diane DiBernardo Blenk, Robert Ernie Insana, Scot A Kaitanowski, Maura Nolan, Mara Morris, Rick Lattimer, Virginia Brannon, Erica Lorenzetti, Lisa Semper. Through Apr 2, Thu-Sat at 8. 330 Amherst St. (697-0837)   www.artofwny.org

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, adapted from the novel by C.S. Lewis, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Adam Yellen, Jordan Levin, Renee Landrigan, Jessica Wegrzyn. Through Apr 3, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2.  Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.  (884-4400).  www.theatreofyouth.org 

SAFE, world premiere of the play by Donna Hoke, directed by Kyle LoConti, starring Christopher Evans, Michele Benzin, Matthew Gilbert, Lisa Ludwig, Jesse Tiebor.  Through Apr 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, 500 Pearl St. (629-3069).   www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org

UPCOMING

AVENUE Q, musical by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx presented by MusicalFare Theatre, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Jacob Albarella, Charmagne Chi, Jeffrey Coyle, Maria Droz, Amy Jakiel, Dominique Kempf, Marc Sacco. Apr 7-24, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).   www.sheas.org/710main.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUTH REALLY TRYING, classic musical by Frank Loesser directed by Chris Kelly, starring Taylor Carlson, Nicole Cimato, Kelly Copps, Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Wendy Hall, Matthew Iwanski, Ricky Marchese, Jon May, Katie Merrill, Katy Miner, Jamie Nablo, Tom Owen, Eric Rawski, PJ Tighe, Matt Witten. Apr 13-May 15, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 7, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). www.musicalfare.com

WOMEN ON FIRE, play by Irene O’Garden presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by James Paul Ivey, starring Sandra Gilliam, Sara Kow-Falcone, Mary Kate O’Connell, Elizabeth Oddy, Christina Rausa. Apr 7-May 1, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder (848-0800). www.oconnellandcompany.com