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On The Boards Theater Listings

The Paul Robeson Theatre production of "Crowns" has been held over an extra weekend. It closes this Sunday, October 7.

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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 6-27, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 7 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa (886-9239). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


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. Through Oct 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

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. Held over through Oct 14, Sat & Sun at 2. Alllendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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 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).

1776, musical by Sherman Edwards presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Marcolini Newton. Through Oct 14, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. 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. Through Oct 13, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood (574-9139).


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 last 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 last week's Theater Week.

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 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 last 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 7:30. 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 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

Special Presentations

GOD ROCKS, reading of a new play by Thomas Scrivani, part of the Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop Readings, directed by Jennifer Fitzery, starring Gerry Maher, Tracy Snyder, Caitlin Baeumler Coleman, Tom Loughlin, Don Gervasi. Oct 8 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


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).

OVER THE TAVERN, comedy by Tom Dudzick presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society, Oct 12-21, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Theater, 1470 Church St. Alden (937-7770).

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 RIMERS OF ELDRITCH, drama by Lanford Wilson presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Oct 18-22, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2, Mon at 7. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, on NU campus (286-8685).

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).