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Inherit the Wind continues at the New Phoenix at April 16.


THE FOREIGNER, comedy by Larry Shue presented by the Springville Players. Apr 7-17, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).

THE LIBATION BEARERS: ELECTRA: SCREW YOU MOM!, world premiere comedy by Michael O’Donohue presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Amy Wrzos. Apr 7-23, Thu- Sat at 8 (no performance Apr 15). Rust Belt Books, Allen and Elmwood.

NUNSENSATIONS!—The Nunsense Vegas Revue, musical by Dan Goggin, presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Sara Jo Kukulka, Kathleen Recchione, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Susan Laxton, Melissa Seifert Leventhal. Apr 7-9, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30. Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Rd., Niagara Falls (1-877-856-0694).


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 & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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).

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. Through 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. Through 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 10, Fri-Sun at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave (812-5733).

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).

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).

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. Through Apr 10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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

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).


FIT TO BE TIED, comedy by Nicky Silver presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Kurt Erb, Darryl Hart, Lisa Ludwig, Michael Seitz. Apr 29-May 21, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

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).

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Apr 28-May 8. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, on the NU campus (286-8685).