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The touring production of "Billy Elliot" continues at Shea's through this Sunday, September 30.


MORE THAN BEFORE, new play by Kathryn M. Coughlin presented by SBU Theater, directed by Ed Simone. Sep 28-30, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. The Garret Theater at St. Bonaventure University, 3261 West State St., Allegany (375-2494).

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)

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).


AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, musical revue featuring the songs of Kander and Ebb, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joey Bucheker, 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).

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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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). Read more in this week's Theater Feature.

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, New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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. Through Oct 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Special fund raiser/dinner theater Oct 6 at 6. Niagara Arts and Culture Center. 1201 Pine at Portage, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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).

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. Through 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).

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).


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).

BILLY ELLIOT, touring production of the Broadway musical by Elton John presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Sep 30, 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

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).


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).

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, musical by Jason Robert Brown, presented by New Buffalo Productions, directed by Paul W. Mockovak, starring Chris Wietig, Leah Schneider. Oct 11-14, Thu-Sat at 8:00, Sun at 3. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (1-888-718-4253).

THE PAJAMA GAME, musical by Adler and Ross presented by Aurora Players, directed by Teresa Gallagher, starring Jeff Maris, Katie McMahon, John Gurtler, Melissa Cumming, Curtis Rose, Bob Bateman, Mary Eckstein, Michael Breen, Kaitlin Howard, Bob Aquila. Oct 12-Nov 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727)

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, thriller by F. Andrew Leslie, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Amanda Woomer, Julie Senko, Trey Wydysh, Katherine Quatrinni. Oct 11 at 7. Oct 12-27, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 28 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street, North Tonawanda (743-1614).

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 6-27, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 7 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa (886-9239).