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

WICKED, touring production of the Broadway show presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 27-May 22, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1 & 6:30, plus Apr 28 at 2. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


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).


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. 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).

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).


DEARLY DEPARTED, comedy, by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Chris Fire, Mark Woomer, Michelle Fox, Debby Koszelak Swartz, Carolyn Woomer, Lynn Metzger, Sarah Averill. May 5 at 7, May 6-21, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 22 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

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 30-May 21, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 1 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

JAR THE FLOOR, comedy-drama by Cheryl L. West, directed by Paulette Harris, starring Betty Stone, Debbi Davis, Daigi-Ann Thompson, Kaitlynd Brzostowicz, June L. Saunders Duell. Apr 29- May 22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

PERFECT TIMING, comedy by Kristi Kane presented by RSDP Productions,directed by Peter Palmisano, starring Palmisano, Susan Toomey, Dolores Mendolia, Jon Summers,Ron Swick, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Andrew Starr. May 6-15, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776),

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).

SERENATA D’AMORE, written and directed by Linda Silvestri, presented by the Western Door Playhouse, starring Dede Secic, Gloria McNitt, Tom Turici, Lynda LaGreca, Diane McNamara, Sharon Priest, Chris Mongielo, Sarah Waechter, Lisa Mazurek, Sami Granieri, Stefanie Goodwin, Cassandra Grizanti. May 6-22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun. at 2:30 (no performance May 8). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Road (297-5910).

SHINING CITY, thriller by Conor McPherson presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Gordon McCall starring Vincent O’Neill, Chris Kelly, Kelly Meg Brennan, Michael Renna. Apr 28-May 22, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).