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On The Boards Theater Listings


THIS IS OUR YOUTH, drama by Kenneth Lonergan presented by Post-Industrial Productions, directed by Bob Van Valin, starring Michael Renna, Jeffry Burke, Maura Nolan. Aug 18-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30.The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (359-5760).


THE BIRDS ATTACK!, comedy by Jimmy Janowski presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Janowski, Michael Blasdell, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Eric Rawski, Luis A. Rodriguez, Michael Seitz, Christopher Standart. Through Aug 28, Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).


FAME, THE MUSICAL, conceived and developed by David De Silva, directed by Randall Kramer. Aug 18 at 2 & 8. Artpark Main Stage, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston (754-4375).

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, comedy by William Shakespeare, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Ethan McSweeny. Through Aug 19. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250). Read more in this week's Theaterweek.

OKLAHOMA!, classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz, starring Katherine Quattrini, Dan Zerpa. Through Aug 21, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St, North Tonawanda (743-1614).

Special Presentations

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, comedy by Bill Manhoff, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Katherine Ventresca, Todd Fuller. Aug 18-Oct 9, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


BAD SEED, thriller by Maxwell Anderson presented by Hamburg Theatre Under the Stars, directed by Tony Baksa, starring Catherine Colmerauer, Tara Potzler, Jack Edson, Brenda Lamm, Marc Ruffino, Gene Jezewicz, PJ Tighe. Sep 1-4, Thu-Sat at 7, Sun at 3. Memorial Park, Hamburg (648-6963).

INTERNAL CONTINUITY, world premiere of the comedy by Shaun McLaughlin, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Matt Witten, Dave Hayes, Bob Grabowski, Sara Kow-Falcone, Aaron Krygier, Bethany Sparacio. Sep 9-Oct 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

LILLIAN by William Luce, presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Sharyn Duff-Kibbe, starring Tina Rausa. Aug 25, theatre dedication at 6:30, play at 8. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON?, one-man show starring Robert Dubac. Sep 13-18, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

OLIVER!, musical created by Lionel Bart, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Brandon Barry, Megan Callahan, Matt Crane, Joe Donohue III, Philip Farugia, Cassie Gorniewicz, Amy Jakiel, John N. Kaczorowski, Eric Michael Rawski, Jenn Stafford, Brian Riggs, Adam Kluge. Sep 7-Oct 16, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:00, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).