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On The Boards Theater Listings

"'Swonderful" continues at MusicalFare through May 19.

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:


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

HORACE, new play by Jon Zelasko presented by Post-Industrial Productions, directed by Bob Van Valin, starring Mark Mumm, Maura Nolan, Arlynn Knauff, Steven Brachmann. Apr 18-May 4, Thu-Sat at 8. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd floor (998-4271).

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. Apr 27, Theatre Gala, show at 4. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).


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. Through Apr 27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival or one-act plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Stilson, Darryl Hart, 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).

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. Through Apr 28, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).


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

Special Presentations

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).

STENCILBOY AND OTHER PORTRAITS, reading of the play bySusanna Fournier presented by the Unit Dramaturgy Collective, starring Candice Kogut, Alan Trinca, Matt Witten. Apr 22 at 7. The Vault, 702 Main St.


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).

COSER Y CANTAR, staged reading of the play by Dolores Prida presented by RAICES, directed by Sheila M. Lopez, starring Rosa Fernández, Sarielys Matos, with narration by Rebecca Ward. Apr 28 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

THE GOD OF ISAAC, play by James Sherman presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Kristin Bentley, David Butler, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Lisa Ludwig, Tom Loughlin, Adam Yellen. May 9-Jun 2, 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 (688-4114, ext. 391).

THE MUSICAL AVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY, musical based on the book by Jeff Brown, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Beth Donohue, Robert Insana, Kerrykate Abel, Christopher Quinn, Michael Zito. May 10 at 7. May 11-Jun 2, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performance May 26 & 27). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400 x 304).

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).

WALK IN OUR SHOES 2013, stage play highlighting the accomplishments of women in Western New York, presented by Acting in Faith Theatre Company. Apr 27 & 28 at 7. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (573-2704).