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THE ADDAMS FAMILY, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Douglas Sills, Sara Gettelfinger, Martin Vidnovic, Crista Moore, Blake Hammond, Pippa Pearthree. 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.
CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by, and starring Mike Randall, presented by Aurora Players. Dec 3 at 8 & Dec 4 at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, East Aurora (687-6727).
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).
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).
JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD, play with music by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Brian Riggs, Cassie Gorniewicz, Pamela Rose Mangus, Renee Landrigan, John Kaczorowski, Sheila McCarthy, Matt Witten, Ellen Horst, Kelly Meg Brennan, Doug Weyand, Valerie Yawien, Wendy Hall, Chris Kelly, Jason Bravo. Dec 1-18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).
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).
SCROOGE THE MUSICAL, Dec 2-4, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Palace Theatre, Two East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).
Peter Pan at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
Top: Kurt Erb, who plays John, with R. J. Voltz, who stars as Peter Pan, and Christina Golab, who plays Wendy. Middle: Eric Rawski, who plays Captain Hook and Mr. Darling, with Kelli Bocock-Natale, director of the magical production, and petite Jessica McKay, who plays Tinkerbell. Bottom: Brittany Kucala, who plays Slightly, with narrator John Kreuzer, and costume designer Loraine O’Donnell.
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. Through Dec 11, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30 Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).
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. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).
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. Through Dec 18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 5, 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. Through 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 RJ Voltz, Christina Golab, Jessica McKay, Marie Hasselback-Costa, John Kreuzer, James R. Steiner, Christopher Parada, Jose Rivera, Kurt Erb, Brittany Kucala, Eric Rawski. Through Dec 23, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). Read more in this week's Theater Week.
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 last 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. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102). Read more in last 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. 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. 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
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.
SEEDS, reading of a play by Donna Hoke, presented by Road Less Traveled Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, starring Diane Curley, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Matt Witten, Josie DiVincenzo, Sheila McCarthy. Dec 5 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).
A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring John Smeathers, Syndi Starr, Katy Clancy, Roger Van Dette, David C. Mitchell, Joyce Stilson Dec 8-18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).
CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by, and starring Mike Randall, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. Dec 10 at 7:30 & Dec 11 at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd. Tonawanda (284-6358).
CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by, and starring Mike Randall, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY. Dec 16 & 17 at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102).
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY by Joe Landry. Dec 15-18, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).
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