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A CLASS ACT, musical by Edward Kleban, Linda Kline, and Lonny Price, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Louis Colaiacovo, Bobby Cooke, Doug Crane, Mary Coppola Gjurich, Adrienne Lewis, Marc Sacco, Nancy Sam, Lisa Vitrano. Nov 2-Dec 11, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 24). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

BUFFALO ZINGS!: A Rogues Gallery, political cabaret presented by O’Connell & Company, starring Pat Armstrong, Joey Bucheker, Maria Droz, Damien Duderwick, Sara Jo Kukulka, Lisa Maria Leone, Katy Miner, Mary Moebius, Scott Nykiel, Mary Kate O’Connell, Diane Serra. Oct 27-Nov 6, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

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).


IMAGINING MADOFF, drama by Deb Margolin presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Robert Rutland, Ellen Horst, Saul Elkin. Through 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).

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. Through Nov 12, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, South Grove St., East Aurora (687-6727).

RUINED, drama by Lynn Nottage presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Annette Daniels-Taylor, Hugh Davis, Zoe Viola Scruggs, Shanntina Moore, Chantal Dubose, Donald Capers, Willie Judson, Brandon Williamson, Carlton Franklin, Sean Lora Hetzner, Raynardo Shedrick Jr., Ig’daly Orta. Through Nov 6, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

THE TURN OF THE SCREW, thriller by Jeffrey Hatcher adapted from the story by Henry James, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Carolyn Bauemler, Vincent O’Neill. Through Nov 13, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

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. Through Nov13, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).


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. Through Oct 30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. (297-5910).

HEDDA GABLER, drama by Ibsen presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Kevin Leary. Through Oct 30, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).

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, Thu at 1 & 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, comedy by Shakespeare presented by Canisius College Little Theatre, directed by Eileen Dugan. Through Oct 29, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2. Marie Maday Theatre, Lyons Hall, college campus (888-5267).

OF MICE AND MEN, drama by John Steinbeck, presented by the Towne Players, directed by Andy Sachs, starring Mike Lesczynski, Andy Michalski, Doug Smith, Bikki Sliva, Tom Turici, Rlon Magnum, Tom Malzan, Aaron Swenson, Joseph Westfall. Through Oct 30, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2. Sheridan Parkside Theatre, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda (693-9641).

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. Through Oct 30, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St. (592-9038).

Special Presentations

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. Through Oct 29, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance Oct 20). Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).


THE CRUCIBLE, drama by Arthur Miller presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Les Bailey. Nov11-Nov 20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

DAMN YANKEES, classic musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Nov 10-20, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 2 & 7:30. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

THE DIVINE SISTER, comedy by Charles Busch presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Jimmy Janowski, Kerrykate Abel, Caitlin Coleman, Beth Donohue, Jessica K. Rasp, Michael Seitz. Nov 11-Dec 3, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

GOD OF CARNAGE, comedy by Yasmina Reza, directed by David Lamb, starring Eileen Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Patrick Moltane, Norman Sham. Nov 4-Dec 4, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

KING JOHN, staged reading of the historical drama by Shakespeare to benefit Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Anthony Chase, starring Saul Elkin, Barabara Link LaRou, Todd Benzin, Dan Walker, Eileen Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Tim Newell. Nov 6 beginning at 6, curtain at 7. Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway (856-4533).

MACBETH, tragedy by Shakespeare presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Paul Mockovak. Nov 4-12, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre, SUNY Fredonia campus (673-3501).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Nov 8-13, 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).

THE SECOND TIME AROUND, comedy by Henry Denker presented by RSDP Productions, directed by Peter Palmisano, starring David Lundy, Pamela Rose Mangus, Dolores Mendolia, Peter Palmisano, Andrew Starr, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Ron Swick, Susan Toomey. Nov 4-13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays, staged reading of one-act plays presented by Buffalo United Artists. Nov 7 at 7:30. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239)

SUPERIOR DONUTS, comedic drama by Tracy Letts directed by Scott Behrend, starring Steve Jakiel, Barry Williams, Gerry Maher, Victoria Perez, Carlton Franklin, Jermain Cooper, Stan Klimecko, Aaron Krygier. Nov 11-Dec 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).