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On The Boards Theater Listings

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues through Sunday at MusicalFare Theatre.

On the Boards is presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company. To be considered for On the Boards, submissions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday one week prior to publication. Send notice VIA e-mail to:


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. Through Apr 23, Thu- Sat at 8 (no performance Apr 15). Rust Belt Books, Allen and Elmwood.

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).


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

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).

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).

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).