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AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, musical revue featuring the songs of Kander and Ebb, presented by O’Connell & Company, starring Bobby Cooke, J.R. Finan, Pamela Rose Mangus, Katy Amy Miner, Victoria Perez. Sep 20-Oct 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

BILLY ELLIOT, touring production of the Broadway musical by Elton John presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Sep 25-30, 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).

THE MOUSETRAP, murder mystery by Agatha Christie presented by Westerndoor Playhouse directed by Gloria Mc Nitt, starring Paul Gadawski, Sam Granieri, Drew Krause, Michael Lombardo, Chris Mongielo, Rhonda Pizzimenti, Robert Priest, Andrea Tomalla. Sep 21-Oct 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Sep 23). Niagara Arts and Culture Center. 1201 Pine at Portage, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, based on the books of Dr. Seuss, presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by John Pirrone, starring Tim Stuff, Corey Bieber, Julie Patel, Jenny Kulwicki, Melissa Leventhal, Christa McClemont, Alfonzo Tyson, Jessica Hall, Anthony Ward, Callie Bush. Sep 21-Oct 6, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30 (no matinee Oct 6). Niagara Falls High Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Rd., Niagara Falls (1-877-856-0694).


THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, comedy by Dario Fo presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Todd Fuller, Scot Kaitanowski, Becky Globus, Jack Agugliaro, Leo DiBello, Jamie Lynn Nablo. Through Sep 29, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

CROWNS, gospel musical by Regina Taylor directed by Thomas W. Jones II, starring Mary Craig, Falisha Young, Terry Wideman, Beverly Crowell, Denise Smith, Vallana Harris. Through Oct 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, comedy by Ken Ludwig presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, directed by Keith Wharton, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Lona Geiser, Geoff Pictor, Kelsey George Mogenson, Monish Bhattacharyya, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok. Through Sep 29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Sep 22 at 3. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange, presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Shanntina Moore, Kunjane Lyons-Latimer, Fredrica Germany, Dayatra Hassan, Aitina Fareed, Zoë Scruggs, Saron Ephraim, India Moss. Through Oct 7, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, play by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland, co-directed by Verneice Turner and Tim Kennedy, starring Turner, June L. Saunders Duell, Danica Riddick . Through Oct 7, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

THE GUYS, drama by Anne Nelson, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Victor Morales, Andrea Andolina. Through Sep 29, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Sep 26 at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL, musical by Mo Willems and Michael Silversher presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Maria Droz, Sean T. Murphy, Mary Ryan, Sara Marioles, Jessica Stuber, Adam Rath. Through Oct 7, Sat & Sun at 2. Alllendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

MR AND MRS NOBODY, a Victorian entertainment by Keith Waterhouse, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Josephine Hogan, Richard Lambert. Through Oct 13, Thu-Sat at 8, The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE MUSIC MAN, musical by Meredith Willson directed by Chris Kelly, starring Kerrykate Abel, Brandon Barry, David Bondrow, Matthew Crane, Diane Curley, Beth Donohue, Joe Donohue III, Christina Golab, Maria Graham, Wendy Hall, Matthew Iwanski, Amy Jakiel, John Kaczorowski, Adam Kluge, Ben Puglisi, Eric Rawski. Through Oct 14, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, musical by Rupert Holmes directed by Norman Sham, starring Brian Mysliwy, Michele Marie Roberts, Debbie Pappas, Tom Owen, Charmagne Chi, Marc Sacco, Eliza Hayes Maher, Brian Riggs, Gerry Maher, Kevin Kennedy, Nicholas Lama, Kurt Erb. Through Oct 7, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

NEXT TO NORMAL, musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Jenn Stafford, Jason Watson, Renee Landrigan, Patrick Cameron, Jacob Albarella, David Autovino. Through Oct 7, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

ROADKILL, world premiere of the comedy by Karen JP Howes, directed by Neal Radice, starring Lisa Vitrano, Stephanie Bax, David C. Mitchell, Bonnie Jean Taylor. Through Oct 6, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Paula Westinghouse, starring Ray Boucher, Taylor Doherty, Katie White. Through Sep 29, Thu-Sat at 7:30. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, drama by Tennessee Williams, presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Tilke Hill, Stan Klimecko, Kristin Bentley, Christian Brandjes. Through Oct 6, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 7 at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).


SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, comedy by Bernard Slade presented by Rocking Horse Productions, directed by Leigha Eichhorn, starring Diane DiBernardo, Jacob Kahn. Through Sep 23, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

Special Presentations

FAUST, opera by Gounod presented by Buffalo Opera Unlimited, directed by Tim Kennedy, starring Jeffrey Thompson, Salvatore Atti, Laura Noack, Nicholas Kilkenny, James Wright, Ashley Hill Hibbard, Theresa Humes-Jordan, Kofi Hayford. Sep 21 at 8, Sep 23 at 2. Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College (878-3005).

STORIES BY HEART, conceived, written by and starring John Lithgow presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Sep 21 at 8, Sep 22 at 2 & 8. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).


1776, musical by Sherman Edwards presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Marcolini Newton. Sep 28-Oct 14, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3 (no performance on Sep 30). Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358)

IRVING BERLIN’S I LOVE A PIANO, musical revue conceived by Ray Broderick and Michael Berkeley presented by Cameo Productions of WNY, directed by John Reich, starring Katy Clancy, Lucy Dadd, Tim Goehrig, Bill Group, Jade Maines, Michael Starzynski. Oct 5-14, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

TRU, one-man show by Jay Presson Allen based on the writings of Truman Capote, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Christopher Standart. Oct 5-27, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa (886-9239).

WAY WICKED WOMEN!, performance piece developed by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Diane McNamara, Jenny Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Mike Beiter. Sep 27-Oct 13, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood (574-9139).