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Torn Space's "Uncle Vanya" opens July 25. (photo by Lukia Costello)


CLYBOURNE PARK, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner play by Bruce Norris presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Davis McCallum, starring Marin Hinkle, Andy Weems, Sean Dugan. Jul 19-28. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250).

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY, featuring works by Matthew Kindely, Kalani Kapahua, David J Moran , Emily Cutler. Jul 19 at 3, Jul 20 at 11 a.m., Jul 21 at 10 a.m. Buffalo Canalside (634-1102).


LES MISERABLES, Broadway musical presented by Curtain Up Productions, directed by Christopher D. Parada, starring Lisa Ludwig, Jon May, Michael Bauer, Sara Marioles, Nate Stern, Geoff Koplas. Through Jul 28, Thu & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).

TALK TO ME NOW, world premiere of a musical conceived and written by Randall Kramer and Theresa Quinn, directed by Kramer, starring Philip Farugia, Robert Insana, John Kaczorowski, Renee Landrigan, Quinn. Through Aug 17, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


BUA TAKES TEN 2013, collection of GLBT short plays presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Caitlin Coleman, Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Victoria Perez, Jessica K. Rasp, Marc Sacco, Alisse Sikes. Through Jul 21, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Emilie Renier, Paul Todaro, Debbie Pappas, Zane Phillips, David Autovino. Jul 18 at 2 & 8, Jul 19 at 8. Artpark Main Stage, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston (754-4375).

Special Presentations

THE ODD COUPLE, comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc Jon Filippone, David Bondrow, Rob Dziechciarz, Monish Bhattacharyya, Bill Baldwin, Scott Thomas, Justyn Harris, Claudia Gioia. Through July 21, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


CINDERELLA, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Kathy Sutter, starring Teresa Colosanti, Max Gucinski, Georjean Labuzzetta, Dylan Brozyna, Sarah Stroka, Danielle Burning, Victoria Elliott, Leah May. Aug 2-11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Cafe and Performing Arts Center 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

GODSPELL, musical by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz, presented by the Amherst Players, directed by Bethany Olczak, starring Matthew Mooney, Paul Olczak, Mark Bursztyn, Kyle Caranahan, Elena Feliz, Brooke Heatley-Palmer, John Imahori, Lauren Messina, Kyle Moore, Sydnie Perkins, Emily Sebian. Aug 1-10, Thu-Sat at 7. Cleve Hill High School Auditorium, 105 Mapleview Rd.,Cheektowaga (791-PLAY).

GODSPELL, musical by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz, presented by Starry Night Theatre, directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz starring Daniel Torres. Aug 1 at 7, Aug 2-17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Aug 11 & 18 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

A MAN’S A MAN, comedy by Bertolt Brecht presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Bob Van Valin, starring Leo DiBello, Jonathan Lee, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Eric Madia, Bryan Figueroa, London Lee, Bekki Sliwa, Livia Armstrong, Jessica Maria Stahr. Jul 25-Aug 10, Fri-Sat at 8, plus Jul 28 & Aug 4 at 2. The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

MEASURE FOR MEASURE, by William Shakespeare, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Brian Cavanagh, starring Matt Witten, Patrick Moltane, Susan Drozd, Sheila Connors. Jul 25-Aug 18, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

UNCLE VANYA, drama by Anton Chekhov presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Megan Callahan, starring James Luse, Diane Gaidry, Morgan Chard, James Heffron, Marshall Maxwell, Virginia Brannon, Joy Scime, Scott Slocum, Jacob Albarella. Jul 25-Aug 4 at 7:30 (no performance July 28 & 30). Dnipro Ukrainian Center, 562 Genesee St. (812-5733).

WHO WAS JOHNNY APPLESEED?, free development reading of a new play by Justin Karcher, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions New Play Workshop, directed by Katie Mallinson. Aug 5 at 7:30. PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. at Allen (852-5000).