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On The Boards Theater Listings

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THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugene Ionesco, world premiere adaptation by Drew McCabe and Jon Elston, presented by Theater Jugend, directed by McCabe, starring Shaun McLaughlin, Elizabeth Oddy, Sara Marioles, Matt Kindley, Dan Morris, Jenny Kulwicki. Mar 24-Apr 9, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (445-9432).

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, musical by Ashman and Menken, presented by New Alt Performance Group, directed by Bret Runyon, starring Matt Mooney, Susana Breese, Chris Andreana, John Kruezer, Dudney Joseph, Zachary James Haumesser, Maria Droz, Christina Elise Hamilton, Lisa Dee. Mar 24-Apr 16, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Apr 3 at 7, Apr 9 & 16 at 4. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).

THE LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS ONE-ACT SHOWCASE, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, featuring Mark Humphrey’s Leaving Boyletown, Matthew LaChiusa’s The Wheelbarrow, and Mark C. LLoyd’s See the Screams. Mar 24-Apr 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (884-4858).

TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING, adapted from Judy Blume’s Fudge, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Loraine O’Donnell, James Robert Steiner, Kurt Guba, Jaclynn Carpenter, Justin Fiordaliso, Lawrence Smith. Mar 25 at 7. Mar 26-Apr 3, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400 x304).


AUNT DAN AND LEMON, drama by Wallace Shawn, presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Kristen Tripp Kelly, Kristin Bentley, Kelly Meg Brennan, David Lundy, Adrienne Lewis, Andrew Kottler, Greg Howze. Through Apr 9, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Apr 10 at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave (812-5733).

INHERIT THE WIND, drama by Lawrence and Lee presented by the New Phoenix Theatre and Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Gary Darling, Greg Natale, Richard Lambert. Through Apr 16, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE JOB MUSICAL, written and directed by Sam Fadel, presented by the Western Door Playhouse, starring Sam Fadel, Jeremy Biniecki, David Busenlehner, Michele Busenlehner, Paul Gadawski, Stefanie Goodwin, Sami Granieri, David Illig, Kaylynn Kovaleski, Chris Mongielo, James Murphy, Patrick ‘Gus’ Posey, Sharon Priest, George White, Bob Prestola. Through Apr 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

THE MANDRAKE, comedy by Machiavelli translated by Peter Constantine, presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring David Autovino, Gerry Maher, Brian Riggs, Peter Palmisano, Lisa Vitrano, Morgan Chard, Tim Newell. Through Apr 3, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

OVER THE PUB, comedy by Tom Dudzick, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Sheila McCarthy, starring Gregory Gjurich, Mary Coppola Gjurich, Tess Spangler, Alex Race, Erin L. Brignone, Sean Patrick Ryan, Tomas Leonardo Wasz. Through Apr 10, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

NEXT FALL, drama by Geoffrey Nauffts presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Stephanie Bax, Danny Beason, Darryl Hart, Kevin Keleher, Mary Moebius, Dan Walker. Through Apr 2, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

ROCK ’N’ ROLL, drama by Tom Stoppard directed by Doug Zschiegner, starring David Lamb, Ian Lithgow, Stephanie Dale, Josie DiVincenzo, Beth Donohue, Kurt Erb, Peter Jaskowiak, Chris Kelly, Hanna Lipkind, Steve Petersen, Leah Russo, Nathan Winkelstein. Through Apr 3, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


CLUE: THE MUSICAL, musical based on the board game presented by Creative Allusions Productions, starring Teresa Bock, Dan Couladis, Lucy Dadd, Rick Doetterl, Brandon Machajewski, Marc-Jon Filippone, Todd Fuller, Emily Styn. Through Mar 27, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL!, musical by Cuden, Wildhorn, and Bricusse presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Kim Petersdorf, starring Scott Mackmin, Jessica Dows, Ashley Alaimo, Joe Fratello. Through Mar 26, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (284-6358).

OVER THE TAVERN, comedy/drama by Tom Dudzick, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Edwin F. Heary, starring Sean Farrell, Christine Burke, Cameron Farrell, Kristen Smigielski, Kristoffer J. Kielich, Cory Franklin Grzechowiak, Rosemary Barney, Rebecca Popiel. Through Mar 26, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave. East Aurora (687-6727)

SCREEN PLAY, comedy by A. R. Gurney directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Jay Pichardo, Natalie Mack, Carlton Franklin, Jermain Cooper, Jonathan Shuey, David Hayes. Through Mar 27, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

STANDING ON MY KNEES, drama by John Olive, presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty, starring Katie White, Michael Seitz, Linda Stein, Marie Costa. Through Mar 26, Thu-Sat at 8. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (716-202-9033).

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, touring production of the Broadway musical by Mel Brooks, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Mar 27, 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, drama by Charles Fuller presented by Alemaedae Theater & Xavier Films, directed by Willie Judson. Through Mar 27, Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

Special Presentations

DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company, open-ended run, Wed at 7:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

RETURN ENGAGEMENTS, comedy by Bernard Slade, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Tilke Hill, Margo Davis, Marc John Donahue, Aaron Krygier, Joe Cassidy, Lisa Hinca, Justyne Harris. Through May 15, Thu & Sat, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sun dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, drama by Paula Vogel presented by Niagara University Players, directed by Justin Mitchell Krall. Apr 1-3, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. The Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, musical by William Finn, directed by Greg Stuhr, starring Todd Benzin, Nicole Marrale Cimato, John N. Kaczorowski, Nicholas Lama, Debbie Pappas, Michele Marie Roberts, Marc Sacco, Norman Sham, Sara Elizabeth States. Apr 6-May 15, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

WORLD’S FINEST, world premiere of the play by Larry Gray, directed by Neal Radice, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor, David C. Mitchell, Dinash Lal, Jacquie Thomas. Mar 31-Apr 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).