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On The Boards Theater Listings

Buffalo Laboratory Theatre's "Machine Stops" open this weekend at Hilbert College.

On the Boards is presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company. To be considered for On the Boards, submissions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday one week prior to publication. Send notice VIA e-mail to:


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).

KILLER JOE, drama by Tracy Letts presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Patrick Cameron, David C. Mitchell, Stephanie Bax, Jessica Wegryzn, Scot Kaitanowski. Apr 13-May 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30 plus May 2 at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

MACHINE STOPS, epic romantic fantasy written and directed by Taylor Doherty, presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, starring Christopher LaBanca, Katie White, Ray Boucher, Lisa Dee, Marie Costa, Kay Kerimian. Apr 13-28, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Apr 15 at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

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).

12 ANGRY MEN, drama by Sherman Sergel presented by Rocking Horse Productions, starring Greg Blarr, Russ Burton, Dave Farinacci, Greg Hennessey, Nicholas Lama, Vince Martino, Paul McGinnis, Rob Schwartz, Joe Spencer, Gary Stevenson, Matthew J. Walter, Adam Yellen. Apr 13-22, Fri & Sat at7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. (683-1776).


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. Through Apr 21, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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. Through May 20, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

VOICE LESSONS, comedy by Justin Tanner directed by Neal Radice, starring Joyce Stilson, Darryl Hart, Kim Piazza. Through Apr 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

Special Presentations

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).

STOMP, the international percussion sensation presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 13-15, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE VALIANT, play by Hall and Middlemass presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joanne Kinsey. Apr 14, dinner at 6:30 followed by show. Ashker’s Juice Bar & Café, 1002 Elmwood Ave. (886-2233).


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 DELICATE BALANCE, drama by Edward Albee presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Josephine Hogan, Vincent O’Neill, Maureen Ann Porter, Peter Palmisano, Colleen Gaughan, Morgan Chard. Apr 19-May 13, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

DRIVING MISS DAISY, play by Alfred Uhry presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Sheila McCarthy, Laverne Clay, Stan Klimecko. May 3-27, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Rd., Getzville (688-4114 x334).

GREASE, Broadway musical presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Greg Natale. Apr 19-29, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North campus (645-ARTS).

I HATE HAMLET, comedy by Paul Rudnick presented by Canisius College Little Theatre, directed by Eileen Dugan. April 19-27, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Apr 28 at 2. Marie Maday Theatre, Lyons Hall, Canisius Campus (888-3795).

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).

LITTLE WOMEN—THE MUSICAL, Broadway musical based on the classic novel presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Apr 19-29, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, plus Apr 21 at 2. Gala performance on Apr 28 at 8. Leary Theatre in Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

REGRETS ONLY, world premiere comedy by L. Don Swartz, starring Joann V. Mis, Debby Koszelak Swartz. May 3 at 7. May 4-19, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 20 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

SO FAR, SO GOOD, cabaret performance starring Kerrykate Abel, Chuck Basil. Apr 27-29, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).