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On The Boards Theater Listings

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ANNIE, musical by Strouse and Charnin presented by MTC Productions, directed by Peter Maier, starring Emily Augustiniak, Kyle Beiter, Devan Golda, Corey Neil, Jennifer Odien. Jun 3-19, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Jun 18 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, drama by John Millington Synge, presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Patrick Moltane, Vincent O’Neill, Dan Walker, Cassie Gorniewicz, Josephine Hogan, Gerry Maher. Jun 2-26, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan presented by Opera-Lytes, directed by Gayle Nason-Churchill. Jun 3-5, Fri at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (837-3440).

WEST SIDE STORY, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jun 7-12, Tue-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).


LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, comedy by Neil Simon presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Thomas LaChiusa, starring Jacob Albarella, Andrea Andolina, David Bondrow, Jeffery Coyle, Gary Darling, Lisa Dee, Sean Kelly, Ronald J Leonardi, David C Mitchell. Through Jun 11, Thu-Fri at 8, plus Jun 8 at 8. Buffalo East, 1412 Main St. (884-4858).


A COMEDY OF QUEERERS!, world premiere of a play by Shawn Northrip presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Amy Wrzos. Through Jun 4, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood.

MAME, musical by Jerry Herman presented by O’Connell & Company and Playhouse of American Classics, directed by Terence McDonald, starring Mary Kate O’Connell, Pamela Rose Mangus, Mark Burgasser, Patrick Cooke, Jennifer Fitzery, Joey Bucheker, Matthew Mooney, Paul Bene, Jenn Stafford. Through Jun 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

Special Presentations

BROADWAY IN CONCERT XII, musical revue presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton. Jun 3-11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 550 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company, Jun 1 & 8 at 7:30. Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).


ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, play with music conceived and written by Ted Swindley, directed by Tom Makar, starring Kelly Ann Krupski, Lisa Ludwig. Jun 17-Jul 3, Wed at 7, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no matinees Jun 25 & 26). Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

BLACK COMEDY, comedy by Peter Shaffer presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, directed by Keith Wharton. Jun 10-25, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

INSIDIOUS, play by Ibn Shabazz, directed by Doug Zschiegner, starring Greg Howze, Xavier Harris, Adrienne Lewis, Carlton Franklin, John Vines. Jun 10-Jul 10, Thu-Sun at 7:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, tragedy by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed Brian Cavanagh, starring Saul Elkin, Sudan Drozd, Peter Palmisano, Adriano Gatto, Kay Kerimian, Leah Russo, David Autivino. Jun 16-Jul 10, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT ENOUGH OXYGEN, drama by Caryl Churchill, presented by Torn Space Theater in association with the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Kristen Tripp Kelley, Jim Maloy, Justine Brooke Rodriquez, Dechen Dolkar. Jun 12, 19, 26 at 7. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (812-5733).