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This is the last weekend to see the American Repertoty Theater of WNY's "Floyd Collins."


GUYS & DOLLS, classic Broadway musical presented by Footlight Productions, directed by Rachel Bowden and Michele Busenlehner. Oct 7-15, Fri at 7, Sat at 2 & 7. Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls (579-5752).

HALLOWEEN DREAMS, comic-thriller by L. Don Swartz, starring Debby Koszelak Swartz, Joann V. Mis, Daniel Torres, Paul McGinnis, Jesse Swartz. Oct 6 at 7. Oct 7-22, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 23 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

LADYKILLERS, performance piece developed by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Maria Nicole Held, Martha Rothkopf, Diane McNamara, Jenny Gembka, Amy Wrzos. Oct 6-22, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen and Elmwood (574-9139).

THE LION KING, touring production of the Broadway/Disney musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Oct 6-30, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1 & 6:30, plus Oct 27 at 1 (no evening performance on Oct 30). Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE MIRACLE WORKER, drama by William Gibson presented by the Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Caroline Parzy, starring Katie McMahon, Mackenzie Dudzik, Donna Manquen, Adam Misnik, Mary Eckstein, Matthew Gasquez. Oct 7-16, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


BENT, drama by Martin Sherman presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Marc Sacco, Chris LaBanca, Jonathan Shuey, James Wild, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Christopher S. Parada, Michael Seitz. Through Oct 15, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239). Read more in last week's Cover Story.

MARAT/SADE by Peter Weiss, presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Christopher Standart, Lisa Vitrano, Kevin Iuzzini, Becky Globus, Lawrence Rowswell, Michael Votta, Scot Kaitanowski, Leonard Ziolkowski, Elexa Kopty, Justin Krall, Candace Whitfield, Leo DiBello. Through Oct 15, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

OLIVER!, musical 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. Through Oct 16, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL, by Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann, and John Gregor, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Arin Lee Dandes, Loraine O’Donnell, Marc-Jon Filippone, Kevin Craig, Nancy Sam. Through Oct 16, Sat & Sun at 2. Alllendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).


COOL BLUES by Bill Harris, directed by Edward G. Smith, starring Kinzy Brown, Jerrold Brown, Kaitlyn Brzostowicz, Peter Johnson, Lisa Ludwig, Betty Stone. Through Oct 9, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, classic Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Marcolini Newton, starring Paul Bene, Dianna Kolek, Carolyn Quigley, Kathryn Ratka, Cassandra Grizanti, Emily Sinclair, Sophia Sorrentino, Dan Zerpa, Scott Mackmin, Colin Reboy, Diane Serra, Dan Morris. Through Oct 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Oct 2 at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

FLOYD COLLINS, musical by Adam Guettel and Tina Landau presented by American Rep Theater of WNY, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring Steve Copps, James R Finan, Courtney Weather, Pamela Rose Mangus, Adam Yellen, Gary Darling, Josh Synder, Victor Morales, Dudney E Joseph, Erin Brignone, Christopher Andreana, Richard Kraemer, Steven E Sitzan. Held over , Oct 6 & 7 at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102 ).

42nd STREET, Broadway musical directed by Norm Sham, starring Debbie Pappas, John Fredo, Kelly Jakiel, Patrick O’Herron, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Sara Ball, Kelly Cammarata, Charmagne Chi, Devan Marie Corcoran, Greg Gjurich. Daniel Hess, Steve Jakiel, Peter Palmisano. Through Oct 9, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Katie White, Christian Brandjes, Richard Lambert, Kelly Meg Brennan, Patrick Cameron, Wendy Hall, Danica Riddick. Through Oct 9 Thu-Sat at 8, plus Oct 2 & 9 at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). Read more in last week's Theater Week.

PROCESSION, site-specific performance written and directed by Dan Shanahan, presented by Torn Space Theater, starring John Toohill, John Giovanni Joy, Diane Gaidry, Tim McPeek, Danielle Herrmann, Renee Herrmann, Carmen Swans, Christopher Titus, K. Cornelius, Jim Abramson, Justin Rowland. Through Oct 9, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 9 at 8. The Theosophical Society of WNY, 70 Military Road (812-5733). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

Special Presentations

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, comedy by Bill Manhoff, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Katherine Ventresca, Todd Fuller. Through 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).


ENRON, drama by Lucy Prebble presented by Buffalo State Theatre Department, directed by Joseph Price. Oct 13-22, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall, college campus (878-3005).

A FOOTBALL MIRACLE, drama by Kevin Dwyer presented by the Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Jeremy Biniecki, Travis Emmons, Sam Fadel, Sam Granieri, Keith House, James Murphy, Andrea Perry, Adam Priest, Lauren Priest, Mark Priest, Linda Silvestri, Dawn Strassburg, Alfonzo Tyson. Oct 14-30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Oct 16). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. (297-5910).

MY FAIR LADY, musical by Lerner and Loewe, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Catherine Burkhart, starring Aurora Boneberg, Bob Mazierski, Michael Starzynski, Bob Bateman, Maria Ebersole, Rachelle Francis, Jason Gonser, Curtis Rose, Amanda Wilcox. Oct 21-Nov 12, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, South Grove St., East Aurora (687-6727).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Doug Bailey, starring Rick Manzone, Karn Sorensen, Mark Bofinger, Dave Danielson, Doris Biscup, Matt Boyle, Mike Randall. Oct 20-30, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St. (592-9038).

VIVIEN: The Triumph and Madness of Vivien Leigh, one-woman play by Rick Foster, presented by the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park and Red Thread Theatre, directed by Darleen Pickering Hummert, starring Josephine Hogan. Oct 20-Nov13, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).