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Jessica McKay and Eric Rawski in "Peter Pan", opening this weekend at New Phoenix Theatre in the Park.


A CHRISTMAS STORY by Jean Shepherd, based on the popular movie, presented by Rocking Horse Productions, starring Andrew Clabo, Steven Fusani,Greg Hennessey, Justin McMullen, Kallie Olear, Jill Rachiele, Timmy Richardson, Nicole Rudnicki, Melissa Seifert-Leventhal, Joe Spencer, Tyler Vogt. Nov 25-Dec 11, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30 (no evening performance oNov 26). Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

OCCUPY ANIMAL FARM, adapted by Justin Karcher from the George Orwell classic, presented by Subversive Theatre and Theatre Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jeffrey Coyle, Jonathan Shuey, Brian Zybala, Kristin Bentley, Maria Droz, Matt Kindley, Erin Brignone, Christopher Standart. Nov 25-Dec 18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 6, The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

ONCE UPON A CELTIC CHRISTMAS, holiday show presented by O’Connell & Company, created and directed by Mary Kate O’Connell. Nov 25-Dec 18, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College North Campus, Gleasner Hall, 6205 Main St. Williamsville (848-0800).

PETER PAN, classic by J. M. Barrie, adapted by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring R. J. Voltz, Christina Golab, Jessica McKay, Marie Hasselback-Costa, John Kreuzer, James R. Steiner, Christopher Parada, Jose Rivera, Kurt Erb, Brittany Kucala, Eric Rawski. Nov 26-Dec 23, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).


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. Through 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).

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 Rasp, Michael Seitz. Through Dec 3, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

FRED’S REQUIEM, comedy written and directed by Matthew LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theatre of WNY, starring Joy Scime, Todd Fuller, Scot Kaitanowski, Alexa Kopty, Adam Yellen, David Nuijens, Patrick Caughill, Bob Bozek, Leo DiBello, Kate Germain, Jocelyn Hanson, Michael E. Nowicki. Through Dec 3, Wed-Sat at 7:30 (no performance Nov 24). Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

GOD OF CARNAGE, comedy by Yasmina Reza, directed by David Lamb, starring Eileen Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Patrick Moltane, Norman Sham. Through Dec 4, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 24). Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

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. Through Dec 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 24). Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

TWAIN’S TALES, adapted by David Taylor London presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Todd Gouchie, Sam Granieri, Dave Karb, Gloria McNitt, Robert Priest, Tom Turici. Through Dec 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd., Niagara Falls (297-5910).

Special Presentations

THE OUTLAW SHOW, original performance piece by the Real Dream Cabaret presented in collaboration with Torn Space Theater, starring John Carocci, Ron Ehmke, Holly Johnson, Liz Knipe, Brian Milbrand. Through Dec 10, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Dec 11 at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave.


THE ADDAMS FAMILY, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Dec 6-11, 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).

CHRISTMAS BELLES, comedy presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Jack Agugliaro, Dec 2-11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (877-856-0694).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring John Smeathers. Dec 8-18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

DEATHTRAP, comedy/thriller by Ira Levin presented by the Canisius College Little Theatre, directed by Kailey Balconi. Dec 1-3, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2. Marie Maday Theatre on the campus of Canisius College (888-5267).

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, adapted by James Rodgers from the Frank Capra film, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Mark Woomer, Katherine Quattrini, Nathan Schuh, Paul McGinnis. Dec 1 at 7, Dec 2-17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Dec 18 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre stage, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

JUNIE B. JONES IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS by Allison Gregory, adapted from the series by Barbara Parks, presented by Theater of Youth, starring Julie Schillaci, Arin Lee Dandes, Scott Malkovsky, Danica Riddick, Bryan Figueroa, Kevin Craig, Tim Newell. Dec 2 at 7, Dec 3-18, Sat at 2 & 5:30, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).

MURDER BY CHANCE, murder mystery comedy by Mary Furlong, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, Dec 1-3, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358.