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COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA, drama by William Inge, directed by Joe Natale, starring Richard Lambert, Jen Leibowitz, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Michael Seitz, Murry Galloway, Margo Davis, James Wild, Nickalaus Koziura, James Robert Steiner, Keith Elkins, Jess Abel. Mar 29-Apr 21, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre On The Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Mar 30 at 8, Mar 31 at 2 & 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).


ELEGY FOR STANLEY GORSKI, drama by Emanuel Fried presented by Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Victor Morales, Christina Rausa, Richard Hummert, Jane Cudmore, Todd Fuller, John Jacoby, Eric Mowery, Guy DeFedericis, Joseph Laspro, Stephen Harris, Melissa Wright, Rodney Dockery. Through Apr 7, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

SECRETS OF THE TRADE, comedy by Jonathan Tolins presented by Buffalo United Artitsts, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jimmy Janowksi, Lisa Ludwig, Jonathan Young, Matthew Crehan Higgins, David Granville. Through Apr 7, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Sun Apr 1 at 7 (no performance Mar 31). BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).


CLEAN BREAK, world premiere of a play by Darryl Schneider, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Andrea Andolina. Through Apr 1, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, comedy by Shakespeare presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Through Apr 1, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, drama by Edward Albee, presented by the Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sam Fadel, starring Fadel, Dede Secic, Barry Schaub, Jaclyn Glose Tronolone. Through Mar 31, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. Portage Road (297-5910).

A WRINKLE IN TIME, based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by John Glore, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Cassie Gorniewicz, Simon Blu Randle, Linda Stein, Joyce Carolyn, RJ Voltz, Robert J. Cooke. Through Apr 1, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

Special Presentations

DEPENDENT, UNDISCIPLINED, AND SLEEPING LATE, written by Steve Roylance, presented by RLTP:Blacklight, directed by Kristin Bentley, starring Jonathan Shuey, Shaun McLaughlin, Jessica Wegzryn. Through Mar 31, Fri & Sat at 10:30. Road Less Traveled Theater 639 Main St. (629-3069).

DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT, reading of the one-man show written by and starring Peter Michael Marino, directed by John Clancy. Apr 1 at 7 (pay-what-you-can). ALT, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).

GENTLEMEN’S GENTLEMEN, cabaret style revue presented by O’Connell & Company. Through Apr 1, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

LET’S MURDER MARSHA, comedy by Monk Ferris directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Alyssa Wentling, Bill Baldwin, Lisa Hinca, Scott Thomas, Katherine Ventrecca, Tim Reinsel, Ariel Mombrea. Through May 20, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


ANCESTRAL VOICES, play by A. R. Gurney directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Lisa Vitrano, David Hayes, Joe Natale, Kathleen Betsko-Yale. Apr 20-May 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).

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, musical revue by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Michael Walline, starring Charmagne Chi, Maria Graham, John N. Kaczorowski, Katy Miner, Tom Owen. Apr 11-May 20, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

HELLO, DOLLY!, musical by Jerry Herman presented by Curtain Up Productions, directed by Amy Jakiel, starring Wendy Hall. Apr 13-22, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, musical presented by Theatre in the Mist. Apr 20-29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Stage, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston (856-0694).

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, national tour of the theatrical adaptation of the C. S. Lewis novel. Apr 14 at 4 & 8. UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).