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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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).

SELF HELP, comedy by Norm Foster presented by the Lancaster Regional Players, starring Scot Kaitanowski, Elaine Heckler, Kathleen Brown, Matthew Gasquez, Caroline Parzy, Greg Reggie. Apr 1-10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Jessica Hillman. Apr 1-9, Thu-Sat at 8. Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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).


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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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. Through Apr 9, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (445-9432).

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).

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 Kreuzer, Dudney Joseph, Zachary James Haumesser, Maria Droz, Christina Elise Hamilton, Lisa Dee. Through 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. Through Apr 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (884-4858).

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).

SISTER’S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN? Through Apr 10, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).


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).

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).

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. Through Apr 3, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400 x304).

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, Nickalaus Koziura. 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).


THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, play by Stephen Adly Guirgis directed by Scott Behrend, starring Lisa Vitrano, Brian Riggs, Jay Pichardo, David Oliver, Jim Maloy, Rolando Gomez, Philip Davis, David Hayes, Adrienne Lewis, Victoria Perez, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Verneice Turner, Barry Williams. Apr 22-May 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).