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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Subversive Theatre's production of David Mamet's "Speed the Plow" opens this weekend and runs through May 13.


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. (629-3069). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

A DELICATE BALANCE, drama by Edward Albee presented by 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

420 THE MUSICAL, original musical comedy by John Kehoe and music by Laura Lonski presented by the Francis Bacon Experiment. Apr 20-May 5, Fri & Sat at 7 (no performance May 4). The Vault, 702 Main St.

GIRL TALK: THE MUSICAL, musical revue. Apr 19-29, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 & 6. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

GREASE, Broadway musical presented by UB Department of Theatre and 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).

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, jukebox musical by Roger Bean presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Mary Kate O’Connell, starring Kelley Jane Burns, Maria Droz, Sara Kovacsi, Victoria Perez. Apr 19-May 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

SPEED THE PLOW, play by David Mamet presented by Subversive Theatre in cooperation with Trajicom Productions, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Kevin Craig, Andrea Andolina. Apr 20-May 13, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


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).

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. Through May 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30 plus May 2 at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102).

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. Through Apr 28, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Apr 15 at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).


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).

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

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. Through Apr 22, Fri & Sat at7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. (683-1776).

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

BROADWAY MELODY HOUR MYSTERIES, interactive murder mystery presented by Actors AnonymousTheatre Company, starring MaryAnn Reisdorf, Bob Bozek, Josh Snyder, Kevin Barwell, Steve Petix, Hillary Jelowski. Apr 22 at 7:30. The Stage, 23 South Main St., Warsaw (585/786-36700).

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).

UNDERSTANDING THE OVERTAKEN, multimedia performance presented by the New Alt Performance Group, directed by David Butler. Apr 20-May 6, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7 (no performance Apr 22, May 5). The ALT Theatre at the Warehouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).


BLITHE SPIRIT, comedy by Noel Coward directed by David Lamb, starring Chris Kelly, Diane Curley, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Debbie Pappas, Greg Gjurich, Megan Callahan, Anne Gayley. Apr 27-May 20, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

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).

THE GOOD DOCTOR, comedy by Neil Simon presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Gary Gaffney. May 4-19, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

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).

SOUTH PACIFIC, touring production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. May 1-6, 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).

THREE SISTAHS, musical by Hubbard and Jones, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, starring Mary Craig, Annette Christian, Falisha Young. May 4-13, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).