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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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).

ONE MORE FOR MY BABY, conceived by David Grapes II, John Fredo, and Randall Kramer, directed by Kramer, starring John Fredo, Don Gervasi. Dec 14-18, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4, Sun at 2. 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. Held over, Dec 10 & 17 at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

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. Through Dec 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. Through Dec 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. Through Dec 18, Sat at 2 & 5:30, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).

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).


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. Through Dec 11, 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. Through Dec 11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (877-856-0694).

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).

Special Presentations

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, directed by Doug Zchiegner, starring Ian Lithgow, Eileen Dugan, Phil Knoerzer, Gerry Maher, Debbie Pappas, Michael Hake, Joe Demerly Dec 15-18, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

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 11, Fri-Sun at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave.


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).