Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Calendar Listings Artvoice TV Real Estate Classifieds Contact
Previous story: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Next story: Movie Times (Friday, February 17 - Thursday, February 23)

On The Boards Theater Listings

On the Boards is presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company. To be considered for On the Boards, submissions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday one week prior to publication. Send notice VIA e-mail to:

Ujima's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf" opens this weekend at Theaterloft.


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).

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. Feb 17-Mar 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, play by Robert Harling, presented by the Towne Players, directed by Joyce Siegel, starring Katie McMahon, Penny Striker, Michaelene LaNave, Joy Wrona, Melanie Merrell, Chris Mongielo. Feb 17-25, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Theatre, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Town of Tonawanda (693-9641).


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. Extended through Mar 11, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

EVERY TONGUE CONFESS, drama by Marcus Gardley, directed by Laverne Clay, starring Sandra Gilliam, Rodney Dockery, Chalma Warmley, Tilke Hill, Suzanne Fitzery, Guy Wagner Brandon Gaines, Annette Christian. Through Mar 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

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. Through 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. Through Feb 25, Fri& Sat at 8, plus Feb 26 at 2. Ghostight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

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. Through Feb 25, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

WONDER OF THE WORLD, comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty, starring Golde, Katie White, Dan Walker, David Bondrow, Pamela Rose Mangus, Larry Smith, Jim Sturm, Tara Kaczorowski. Through Feb 25, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College, Hamburg (202-9033).


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, murder mystery by Agatha Christie, presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Les Bailey, starring Allison Cossitt, Joe Cassidy, Marta Ruiz, Susie Marranca, Ed Kowalczewski, Jerry Kelly, Robert Wagner, Andy Goniag, Donna Manquen, Irma Lewis. Through Feb 19, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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

THE LARAMIE PROJECT, drama by Moises Kaufman, presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department, directed by Joseph Price. Through Feb18, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium at the Burchfield Penney Art Center (878-3005).

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. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

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. Through Feb 18, Fri & Sat at 10:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler. A special V-Day benefit performance for Crisis Services Advocate Program, directed by Kelly Beuth. Feb 17 & 18 at 8. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

THE VALIANT, dinner-theater presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joanne Kinney, starring Ron Ashker, Mark Gravel, Alexia Hartman, Doug Smith, Chris Russell, Peter-Mark Raphael, Feb 18, dinner at 5. Third Presbyterian Church, 110 Felton Ave., North Tonawanda (754-1245).

WENDY HALL…JUST ME, cabaret performance starring Wendy Hall, Chuck Basil, Steve Borowski. Feb 24-26, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).


CLEAN BREAK, world premiere of a play by Darryl Schneider, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Andrea Andolina. Mar 9-Apr 1, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

EMPEROR AND GALILEAN, drama by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Neil Wechsler from the Brian Johnston translation, presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Adriano Gatto, Daniel Hendersen, Lisa Vitrano, Brian Zybala, Kurt Guba, James Wild, Barry Williams, Mark Donahue, David Lundy, Patrick Caughill. March 1-25, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

FEN, drama by Caryl Churchill, presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Jerry Finnegan. Feb 29-Mar 4, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS).

HIGH PLAINS FANDANGO, premiere of the play by Red Shuttleworth, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Tom Loughlin. Feb 24-Mar 3, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

LES MISERABLES, touring production of the Broadway show, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Feb 28-Mar 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).

OUT OF ORDER, comedy written by Ray Cooney, presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring Michael W. Breen, Justyne Harris, Geoff Pictor, Penny Striker, Aurora Boneberg, Matt O’Shea, Tim Musial, Dan Morris, Katie McMahon, Monish Bhattacharyya. Mar 2-17, Fri & at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave. East Aurora (687-6727).

THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS, drama by Jonathan Tolins, presented by the Niagara University Players. Feb 24-26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).