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On The Boards Theater Listings

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FROZEN, drama by Bryony Lavery presented by Red Thread Theatre, directed by Eileen Dugan and Josephine Hogan, starring Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Eric Rawski. May18-Jun 2, Thu-Sat at 8. Marie Maday Theatre, located at Lyon’s Hall, Canisius College on Main St. (867-3102).

LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS ONE-ACT SHOWCASE, presented by American Repertory Theatre of WNY, featuring works of John F Kennedy, DonnaMarie Vaughan, Justin Karcher. May 17-Jun 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102).

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 17-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, starring Adah Hagen, Catherine Burkhart, Brooke Goergen, Joella Sweet, Ann Grimaldi, Carla Frio, Aurora Boneberg, Rosemary Barney. May 18-Jun 2, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).


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. Through Jun 3, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theater, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).

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. Through Jun 2, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 20 at 7 (no performance Jun 1). BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

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 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).


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).

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).

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. Through May 20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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

Special Presentations

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).

IOLANTHE, opera by Gilbert and Sullivan presented by Opera-Lytes, directed by Lisa Berglund, starring Andy Gonlag, Pam Szalay, Emily Yancey, John Vogt. Through May 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 BLUE ROSE, by Gerda Weissmann Klein, adapted for the stage and directed by Darleen Pickering Hummert, presented by Theatre for Change, starring Paul Maisano, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Kelsie Skinner, Abbeni C. Dixon, Alejandro Gabriel Gomez, Bryan Jones, Jonathan Young. May 30 at 7. Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart auditorium, 3860 Main St., Amherst (883-7942).

DAMN YANKEES, musical by Adler and Ross, directed by David Bondrow, starring Christopher Standart, Kaylee Jakubowski, Peter Hargrave, Marc-Jon Filippone, Katy Amy Miner, Tom Doyle, Michele Sprada, Jay Desiderio. Jun 1-16, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30pm (no 2:30 show on Jun 2), Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

MEMPHIS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jun 5-10, 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).