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This is the last weekend for O'Connell & Company's "Once Upon a Celtic Christmas"


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).


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).


A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring John Smeathers, Syndi Starr, Katy Clancy, Roger Van Dette, David C. Mitchell, Joyce Stilson. Through Dec 18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

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 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 18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun 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 & Sun at 2 & 5:30. 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 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. 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).

ONE MORE FOR MY BABY, conceived by David Grapes II, John Fredo, and Randall Kramer, directed by Kramer, starring John Fredo, Don Gervasi. Through Dec 18, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

Special Presentations

THE HOLIDAY GUYS, evening of holiday flavored, comedy-song-and-dance, starring Jeffry Denman, Mark Kudisch. Dec 21 & 22 at 7. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

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).

SPONTANEOUS SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!, conceived by David Granville, a concert to benefit BUA, starring Chuck Basil, Kerrykate Abel, Matthew Crehan Higgins. Dec 22 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

TELLIN’ TALES, reading of cultural folktales by April A. Jones, presented by Company A. Dec 18 at 6. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (604-3677).