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On The Boards Theater Listings

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A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS, comedy with incidental music by Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Gordon McCall, starring Chris Kelly, Christian Brandjes. Oct 25-Nov 18, 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.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, presented by LOL Productions, directed by Michael Walline, starring Loraine O’Donnell, Kerrykate Abel, and the band Billy Draws 2. Oct 25-Nov 3, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

JEKYLL & HYDE, touring production of the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox. Oct 30-Nov 4, 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

SHORT BUT SWEET, a quartet of short plays presented by In Faith Theatre Company. Oct 26-28 at 7. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (573-2704).

SWEENEY TODD, musical by Stephen Sondheim, presented by the Lake Plains Players, directed by Lance Anderson. Oct 26-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Roy-Hart High School Auditorium, 54 State St. Middleport (434-3464).

33 VARIATIONS, play by Moises Kaufman directed by David Oliver, starring Morgan Chard, Beth Donohue, John Fredo, Adriano Gatto, Ellen Horst, Tim Newell, Brian Riggs, and Randall Kramer at the piano. Oct 31-Dec 2, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. (no performance Nov 22). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


THE DEAD ENGLISH, musical adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Justin Karcher and Steven Sitzman, presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY in association with Theatre Jugend and Steven Sitzman, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Anthony Alcocer, Jacob Albarella, Steve Copps, Jenny Kulwicki, Steven Brachmann, Nick Lama, Hannah Sharp, Sara Marioles, Jamie Lynn Nablo, Matt Kindely, Laura Bevilacqua. Through Nov 10, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Oct 31 at 8. The Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

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. Through Nov 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).

THE WHIPPING MAN, play by Matthew Lopez, presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Greg Howze, Dee LaMonte Perry, Stan Klimecko. Through Nov 11, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (1-888-718-4253).


CHICAGO, musical by Kander and Ebb, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Paul W. Mockovak. Through Oct 27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia (673-3501).

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, thriller by F. Andrew Leslie, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Amanda Woomer, Julie Senko, Trey Wydysh, Katherine Quatrinni. Through Oct 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. Through Oct 27, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa (886-9239).

Special Presentations

ABOVE AND BEYOND, reading of two one-act plays by Susan Fenster, presented by the Western Door Playhouse. Oct 26 at 7. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

THE SORCERER, operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, co-presented by Opera-Lytes and the Riviera Theatre, as part of WNY Opera Week. Oct 27 at 2:30 & 8, Oct 28 at 2:30, Oct 31 at 10:00 a.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda (692-2413).


GOD’S FAVORITE, comedy by Neil Simon, presented by RSDP Productions, directed by Susan Toomey, starring John Buscaglia, Dolores Mendolia, Andrew Starr, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Jon Summers, Adam Yellen. Nov 9-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

RUMORS, farce by Neil Simon presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Nov 8-18, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun a 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, on NU campus (286-8685).

TITUS ANDRONICUS, staged reading of the Shakespeare historical drama adapted and directed by Anthony Chase to benefit Shakespeare in Delaware Park, starring Saul Elkin, Adriano Gatto, Susan Drozd, Lisa Vitrano, Greg Howze, Jeffrey Coyle, Lisa Ludwig. Nov 4 beginning at 6, curtain at 7. Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway (856-4533).

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre, directed by John Quackenbush, starring Doug Smith. Joe Fratello. Nov 9-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

2012: END OF THE ROAD, world premiere of the play by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Barry Williams, Sara Kow-Falcone, Christina Rausa, Kay Kerimian, Xavier Harris, David C. Mitchell, Monish Bhattacharya. Nov 9-Dec 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).