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MusicalFare presents "Avenue Q" through March 4.


ST. NICHOLAS, one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Vincent O’Neill. Jan 28-Feb 19, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, plus Feb 12 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

TRUE WEST, drama by Sam Shepard, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, directed by Beth Gerardi-Wharton, starring Christian Riso, Keith Wharton, Marc-Jon Filippone, Anne Hartley Pfhol. Jan 27-Feb 11, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).


AVENUE Q, musical by Lopez, Marx, and Whitty, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Jacob Albarella, Charmagne Chi, Jeffrey Coyle, Maria Droz, Amy Jakiel, Adrienne Lewis, Marc Sacco. Through Mar 4, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

AVOW, play by Bill C. Davis, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Kelli Bocock Natale starring Danny Beason, Diane Curley, Kevin Keleher, Joseph Natale, Michael Seitz, Tess Spangler, Kathleen Betsko Yale. Through Feb 11, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Jan 29 at 7 (no performance Jan 27). BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

A CHORUS LINE, musical conceived by Michael Bennett, presented by Red Carpet Theater Productions, directed by Dawn Smith-Deluca, starring Laura Bevilacqua, Bethany Burrows, Rene Giglia, Jaime Goldfuss, Meghan Hinton, Matthew Iwanski, Sara Mariolas, Sean Murphy, Brandon Michael O’Brien, Patrick Pettys, Danielle Seabury-Pitirri, Steven Sitzman, Michael Zito. Through Feb 3, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, plus Feb 4 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE GIN GAME, comedy by D. L. Coburn, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Joy Scime, Mark Donahue. Through Feb 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St.(634-1102 ).

THE HOSTAGE, drama by Brendan Behan, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Tom Zindle, Maureen Anne Porter, Tom Loughlin, Joshua Radford, Bethany Sparacio. Through Feb 5, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

NUNSENSE A-MEN!, musical by Dan Goggin, presented by O’Connell & Company, starring Guy Tomassi, Dudney Joseph, Josh Snyder, Nick Lama, Joey Bucheker. Through Feb 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).


BLACK TIE, comedy by A. R. Gurney, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Morgan Chard, Saul Elkin, Josephine Hogan, Patrick Moltane, Peter Palmisano. Through Jan 29, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, rock musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Walline, starring Loraine O’Donnell, Kerrykate Abel, Billy Draws Two. Through Jan 28, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 8 & 10:30. ALT Theatre at the Warehouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (868-6847).

Special Presentations

BROADWAY IN CONCERT 13—LUCKY OR NOT, musical revue presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton. Through Jan 28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

FINNEGAN’S FAREWELL, interactive dinner theater comedy presented by the Lancaster Players. Jan 29 at 1 & 5:30. The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville (626-2670).

JEFFREY, staged reading of the comedy by Paul Rudnick to benefit BUA, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Chris Kelly, Franklin Aquilina, John Buscaglia, Anthony Chase, Sam D’Amato, Timothy Finnegan, Ray Ganoe, Paul LaDuca, Anne Hartley Pfhol. Jan 31 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa (886-9239).

THE RETURN OF ALEC BALDWIN, staged reading of The Big Knife by Clifford Odets, to benefit Road Less Traveled Productions. Jan 27 at 8, UB Center for the Arts (800-745-3000).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive dinner theater, presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Margo Davis, Tony Ioviero, SteveUrge, Kevin Barwell, music by Sudden Urge. Jan 27, 28, Feb 10 & 11 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).


A RAISIN IN THE SUN, drama by Lorraine Hansberry, presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Pete Johnson, Beverly Crowell, Lydia Douglas, Candace Whitfield, Rashard Reynolds. Feb 1-25, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

ART, play by Yazmina Reza, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Paschal Frisina III. Feb 16-19, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Castellani Art Museum on the NU campus (286-8685).

BEN FRANKLIN’S APPRENTICE, by Laurie Brooks, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Robert J. Cook, Beth Donohue, Cassie Gorniewicz, Patrick Cameron, Adam Rath, Roger Keicher, Gerry Maher. Feb 3 at 7. Feb 4-12, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

BURTONESQUE, based on the works of Tim Burton with the music of Danny Elfman and Stephen Sondheim, presented by RLTP: Blacklight, directed by Drew McCabe, starring J. R. Finan, Jenny Kulwicki, Chris Parada. Feb 3-Feb 18, Fri & Sat at 10:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

THE JEWISH WIFE by Bertolt Brecht and DUCK VARIATIONS by David Mamet, two one-act plays presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin and Peter Palmisano, starring Elkin, Megan Callahan, Tim Newell. Feb 9-Mar 4, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

FRANKENSTEIN, adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Daniel Arrasjid, Christopher Fire. Feb 9 at 7. Feb 10-25, Fri& Sat at 8, plus Feb 26 at 2. Ghostight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

THE VALIANT, play by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass presented by Theatre in the Mist. Feb 3-12, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Stage, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP, comedy by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Antoinette LaVeccia, Scott Richard Foster. Previews Jan 31 & Feb 1 at 7:30. Feb 2-12, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 & 6 (no evening performance Feb 12). Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).