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On The Boards Theater Listings

The Irish Classical production of "A Delicate Balance" closes this Sunday, May 13.

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:


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. (884-4400 x304).

FDR: THE PRESIDENTIAL YEARS, one-man show written by and starring Albert McFayden, presented by New Deal Productions. May 11-13, Fri at 7, Sat & Sun at 3. The Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville, (465-9927).

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Jessica K. Rasp, starring Kerrykate Abel, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Caitlin Coleman, Loraine O’Donnell, Joy Scime. May 11-Jun 2, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 20 at 7 (no performance Jun 1). BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).


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. Through 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. Through May 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. Through May 19, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

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).

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. Through May 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. Through May 19, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 20 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

THE SCAVENGER’S DAUGHTER, murder mystery play written and directed by Gary Earl Ross, presented by Ujima Company. Through May 27, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

THREE SISTAHS, musical by Hubbard and Jones, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, starring Mary Craig, Annette Christian, Falisha Young. Through May 27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).


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. (629-3069).

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).

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).

Special Presentations

IOLANTHE, opera by Gilbert and Sullivan presented by Opera-Lytes, directed by Lisa Berglund, starring Andy Gonlag, Pam Szalay, Emily Yancey, John Vogt. May 11-19, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus May 20 at 2:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (837-3440).

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).


THE DEVIL’S CASTLE, series of exploratory soundpainting performances presented by the New Phoenix Theatre and the Buffalo Soundpainting Ensemble, directed by Christian Brandjes, starring Jennifer Fitzery, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Toni Smith Wilson, Susan Drozd, Todd Benzin, Kate Olena. May 17-26 Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

I REMEMBER MAMA, play by John Van Druten adapted from the book by Kathryn Forbes, presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Jerry Kelly, starring Pamela Rose Mangus, Katy Clancy, Mary Moebius, Michael Starzynski. May 11-20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

RAMONA AND JULIET, parody of the Shakespeare classic written by Shawn Northrip, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, co-directed by Kelly M. Beuth and Lara D. Haberberger, starring Jenny Gembka, Maria Nicole Held, Beuth, Haberberger. May 16-Jun 2, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance Jun 1). Rust Belt Books, Allen St. & Elmwood Ave. (574-9139).

THE WOMEN, play by Clare Boothe Luce, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Monish Bhattacharyya and Justyne Harris. May 18-Jun 2, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).