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On The Boards Theater Listings

Bethany Sparacio and Joyce Stilson in "Buffalo Quickies."

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ALMOST, MAINE, play by John Cariani presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Katie White, starring Jacob Kahn, John Kaczarowski, Tara Kaczarowski, Kelsey Mogenson, Mary Ryan, Shawn William Smith. Apr 12-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30 plus Apr 14 at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber presented by Curtain Up Productions, directed by Christopher D. Parada, starring Drew Burke, Hannah Sharp. Apr 12-21, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).

LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: Sister Rolls the Dice!, comedy presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Nonie Newton-Breen. Apr 11-21, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

PLAZA SUITE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Hall, starring Catherine Burkhart, Henry Garcia, Ann Grimaldi, Scot Kaitanowski, Ron Leonardi, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Morris, Tara Potzler, Jacob Sauer. Apr 12-21, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

ROCK OF AGES, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 12-13, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, musical presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Guy Tomassi, starring Nicholas Lama, Anne Roaldi, Steven E. Sitzman, Josh Snyder, Arin Lee Dandes, Joey Bucheker. Apr 11-28, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).


BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival of one-act plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Darryl Hart, Rebecca Pitcher, Bethany Sparacio, Roger Van Dette. Through Apr 27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

’SWONDERFUL: THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL, conceived and written by Ray Roderick, co-directed by Michael Walline and Doug Weyand, starring Charmagne Chi, Nicole Marrale Cimato, John Fredo, Kelly Jakiel, Marc Sacco. Through May 19, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


BEING BEHAN, play by Jim Sheridan presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Peter Sheridan, starring Vincent O’Neill, Joe Liolos, Adriano Gatto. Through Apr 14, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

L’IMITATION OF LIFE, comedy by Ricky Graham presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Jimmy Janowski, Bebe Bvlgari, Maria Droz, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Luther Nelson, Michael Seitz, Christopher Standart. Held over through Apr 13, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

Special Presentations

16671, reading of the play by Frank Canino, presented by Albert Invincible Theatre and Talk Back Theatre, starring Kathleen Betsko Yale, Hugh Davis, Adam Rath, David Hayes, Jon Elston. Apr 14 at 4 & Apr 15 at 7. Buffalo East, 1410-12 Main St. (883-0995). Free

ROOMIES, comedy by Jack Sharkey, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Sara Kow Falcone, Scott Mackmin, Justin Fiordaliso, Claudia Gioia, Rob Dziechciarz. Through Apr 21, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


BLOOD ON THE CAT’S NECK by R. W. Fassbinder, presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Jessica Wegrzyn, Angie Shriner, Diane Gaidry, Becky Globus, Christopher Standart, Johnny Toohill, Andy Kottler, James Wilde, Ivan Rodriguez, Bonnie Jean Taylor. Apr 25-May 18, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 19 at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

THE CLEAN HOUSE, comic tragedy by Sarah Ruhl directed by Derek Campbell, starring Victoria Perez, Peter Palmisano, Mary McMahon, Christina Rausa, Margaret Massman. Apr 19-May 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

INTO THE WOODS, musical by Lapine and Sondheim presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Apr 18-28, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

OEDIPUS REX: A FABULOUS TRAVESTY IN ONE ACT!, comic adaptation by Michael O’Donohoe, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Brittany Kucala, Mike Beiter, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Diane McNamara, Jenny Gembka. May 2-18, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance May 3). Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood (574-9139).

ON THE WATERFRONT, play by Budd Schulberg, presented by New Phoenix Theatre in collaboration with Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Matthew Nerber, Richard Lambert, Andrea Andolina, Victor Morales, Jack Agugliaro, Carlton Franklin, Gary Darling, Hasheen DeBerry, Leon S. Copeland Jr., Murry Galloway, Justin Fiordaliso, Jonathan Lee, Tom Scahill, John Kennedy, Stephen Harris. Apr 26-May 25, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by DJ Salisbury. Apr 24-28, Wed-Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).