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On The Boards Theater Listings

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ANGEL STREET, mystery play by Patrick Hamilton presented by The Playhouse of American Classics, directed by Terence McDonald, starring Diane Gaidry, Jon Summers, Keith Elkins, Bethany Scarlet Sparacio, Karen Ray Bailey, William Laurie. Feb 4-13, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Ave. (873-9644 x301).

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY, drama by Lynn Nottage directed by Ibn Shabazz, starring John Ceasar, Germaine Robinson, Aitina Fareed Cooke, Debbi Davis, Jane E. Cudmore. Feb 4-27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

DEATH ON THE NILE, murder mystery based on the novel by Agatha Christie, presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Jerry Kelly, starring Emily Augustyniak, Les Bailey, Melissa Cumming, Elaine Heckler, Jerry Kelly, Nancy Kelley, Wallace Kubler, Ed Kowalczewski, Donna Manquen, Suzie Marranca, David Mitchell, Paul Nogaro, Marta Roiz, Penny Striker, Bob Wagner. Feb 4-13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Feb 6 at 1, and Feb 10 & 13 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

NUMBER THE STARS, adapted from the book by Lois Lowry, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Leah Russo, Arin Lee Dandes, Guy Balotine, Roger Keicher, Kurt Erb, Mary McMahon, Larry Smith, Linda Stein, Andy Herr, Candace Morrison, Justin Fiordaliso, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Corrine McLoughlin, Barbara Priore. Feb 4 at 7. Feb 5-13, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).

PIRANDELLO’S WIFE, world premiere of a play by Lynn Elliot, presented by Theatre Plus, directed by Neal Radice, starring Pamela Rose Mangus, Stephanie Bax, Andrea Andolina, Allie Hartwick, Roger Van Dette, Joseph Laspro, Michael Seitz, Jeffrey Coyle, Joy Scime. Feb 3-19, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).


ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS, comedy by Brian Christopher Williams presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Caitlin Coleman, Marie Costa, J. R. Finan, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Wendy Hall, John N. Kaczorowski, Matthew Nerber, Justin Ryan. Through Feb 12, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

BITCH BARES ALL, world premiere of a play by and starring Lisa Vitrano, directed by Kristen Tripp Kelley. Through Feb 13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). Read more from Anthony Chase on "Bitch Bares All" in this week's Theater Week.

COWBOY MOUTH, drama by Sam Shepard (plus “Cowboy #2” and “Savage Love”) presented by American Rep Theater of WNY, directed by Larry Smith, starring Aaron Krygier, Tilke Hill, Jacob Albarella. Through Feb 12, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Feb 9 at 8. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (884-4858).

NUNSET BOULEVARD: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show, musical by Dan Goggin presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Susana Breese, Erin Brignone, Mary Craig, Mary Moebius, Mary Kate O’Connell. Through Feb 13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

THREE VIEWINGS, drama by Jeffrey Hatcher presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions directed by Matthew F. Slazak and Paul Wittmeyer, starring Slazak, Erin Sabia, Jeanne Vuich. Through Feb 12, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

[TITLE OF SHOW], musical by Bell & Bowen, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Steve Copps, Lisa Ludwig, Michele Marie Roberts, Marc Sacco. Through Mar 6, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, drama by Tennessee Williams, directed by Greg Natale, starring Diane Curley, Neal Moeller, Dan Walker, Sheila McCarthy. Through Feb 6, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!, musical by Brown and King presented by New Alt Performance Group, directed by Loraine O’ Donnell, starring David Butler, Tim Newell. Through Feb 6, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 7. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).

I AM A MAN, docudrama by Oyamo presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Annette Daniels-Taylor, starring Pete Johnson, Ernest “Buzzy” Griffin, Harold Luther White, Lawrence Rowswell, Jack Agugliaro, Leon S. Copeland, Jr., Brandon Williamson, Shanntina Moore, Tom Izard, India Moss, Chantal Sade Dubose. Through Feb 5, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

THIRD, drama by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Peter Palmisano, starring Eileen Dugan, Saul Elkin, Patrick Cameron, Anne Roaldi, Colleen Gaughan. Through Feb 6, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

Special Presentations

DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company, open-ended run, Wed at 7:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler. A special V-Day benefit performance for Crisis Services Advocate Program and The Priscilla Project, directed by Kelly M. Beuth. Feb 10 & 11 at 7:30. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.


FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, drama by Steven Berkhoff based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe, presented by Torn Space Theater in association with the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Vincent O’Neill, starring David Oliver, Cassie Gorniewicz, Andrew Kottler. Feb10 at 8. Feb 11-Mar 5, Fri-Sat at 8, plus Mar 6 at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave (812-5733).

OUR TOWN, drama by Thornton Wilder, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Michael Breen, Sarah Averill McFadden, Daniel F. Torres. Feb 10 at 7. Feb 11-26, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Feb 27 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

SHREK: THE MUSICAL, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Feb 22-27, 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).

SONGBIRD, cabaret performance starring Katy Miner and Chuck Basil. Feb 17-20, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, musical by Clark Gesner presented by Coop’s Spotlight Productions, starring Ryan Bauer, Courtney Hoerner, Lisa Krueger, Patrick Moyer, Tim Stuff, Darren Wojcicki. Feb 18-27, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Feb 23 at 10. Feb 19 at 2:30, no 7:30 performance. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).