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On The Boards Theater Listings

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The Aurora Players production of "My Fair Lady" opens October 21.


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).

IMAGINING MADOFF, drama by Deb Margolin presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Robert Rutland, Ellen Horst, Saul Elkin. Oct 18 at 7:30. Oct 22-Nov 13, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Rd., Getzville (688-4114 x391).

RUINED, drama by Lynn Nottage presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill. Oct 14-Nov 6, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).


HALLOWEEN DREAMS, comic-thriller by L. Don Swartz, starring Debby Koszelak Swartz, Joann V. Mis, Daniel Torres, Paul McGinnis, Jesse Swartz. Through Oct 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. Through Oct 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. Through Oct 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).


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 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

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

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).

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. Through Oct 16, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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).

Special Presentations

CONFESSIONS, reading of the play by Matthew Crehan Higgins, starring Brant Adamczyk, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Paul Kenjarski, Gary Andrews, Matthew Mooney. A benefit for the Trevor Project. Oct 20 at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

RAVINGS, multimedia presentation of stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, co-created by David Kane and David Butler, presented by the New Alt Performance Group, directed by Tim Newell, starring Anthony Alcocer, Kay Kerimian, Nicholas Lama, Scott Malkovsky, Aaron Piepszny, Linda Stein. Oct 13-29, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance Oct 20). Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).


GRAND DAME: A Celebration of the Women of the Great American Songbook, cabaret performance starring Kerrykate Abel, Chuck Basil. Oct 28-30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

GREENSPAN AND THE TRILOBITES, comedy by Michael Fanelli, presented by Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Tilke Hill, starring Verniece Turner, Greg Howze, Darryl Hart, Dave Burger. Oct 27-Nov 19, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

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).

THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, drama by Deborah Brevoort presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Oct 20-24, Thu & Mon at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall on NU campus (286-8685).