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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Jasmine Ramos, Jacquie Thomas and David C. Mitchell in "Cut-Ups"


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).

CUT-UPS, world premiere of a play by Kerry Muir, directed by Kim Piazza,starring Jasmine Ramos, Jacquie Thomas, David C. Mitchell, Sheila Connors. Feb 2-18, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

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).

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. 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).


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. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

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 ).

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).

ST. NICHOLAS, one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Vincent O’Neill. Through 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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


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 4, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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).

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. Held over, Feb 3 & 4 at 8. ALT Theatre at the Warehouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (868-6847).

Special Presentations

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).

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. Feb 10 & 11 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).


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).

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).

WONDER OF THE WORLD, comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty, starring Golde, Katie White, Dan Walker. Feb 10-25, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Feb 12 at 2. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College, Hamburg (202-9033).