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It's the last weekend for Niagara University's production of the musical adaptation of Little Women.


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).

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).


ANCESTRAL VOICES, play by A. R. Gurney directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Lisa Vitrano, David Hayes, Joe Natale, Kathleen Betsko-Yale. Through 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 Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Josephine Hogan, Vincent O’Neill, Maureen Ann Porter, Peter Palmisano, Colleen Gaughan, Morgan Chard. Through May 13, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

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

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).

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. Through 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. Through May 13, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


GIRL TALK: THE MUSICAL, musical revue. Through Apr 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 & Dance, directed by Greg Natale. Through Apr 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. Through Apr 28, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2. Marie Maday Theatre, Lyons Hall, Canisius Campus (888-3795).

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, musical presented by Theatre in the Mist. Through Apr 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. Through Apr 29, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Gala performance on Apr 28 at 8. Leary Theatre in Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

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. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

Special Presentations

BROADWAY MELODY HOUR MYSTERIES, interactive murder mystery presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, Ssarring MaryAnn Reisdorf, Bob Bozek, Josh Snyder, Kevin Barwell, Steve Petix, Hillary Jelowski. Apr 28 at 7:30. Echo Club, 341 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls (282-3246).

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).

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).

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


CHARLOTTE’S WEB, by Joseph Robinette adapted from the classic story by E. B. White, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba, Danica Riddick, Adam Rath, Arin Lee Dandes, Kurt Erb, Chris LaBanca. May 11 at 7. May 12-Jun 3, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theater, 203 Allen St. (716.884.4400 x 304).

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).

MEOW!, world premiere comedy written and directed by Linda Silvestri, presented by the Western Door Playhouse, starring Paul Gadawski, Sam Granieri, Gloria McNitt, Elaine Meranto, Chris Mongielo, Bob Priest, Sharon Priest, Barry Schaub, Dede Secic, Felicity Tiberi, Amanda Weingartner. May 4-20, Fri. & Sat at 8, Sun. at 2:30. (no performance May 13). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Avenue at Portage Road (297-5910).

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).

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).