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On The Boards Theater Listings

Me II opens at the Nigara Arts and Cultural Center on August 1.

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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).

ME II, world premiere musical comedy by DonnaMarie Vaughan and Grant Golden, presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sharon Priest, starring Steven Brachmann, Michael Harris, Matt Kindley, Nick Lama, Rachel Olszewski, Linda Silvestri. August 2-18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Aug 4). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Avenue at Portage Road (297-5910).


BACK TO THE ’80s, musical by Neil Gooding presented by In Good Company Productions, directed by Melissa Tober. Through Aug 8, Mon, Tue & Thu at 7. David L. Miller Bandshell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda (216-4114).

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. Through Aug 10, Thu-Sat at 8, plus 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. Through Aug 18, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

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).

Special Presentations

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).


CAR PLAYS 2013, world premiere short plays by Jon Elston, Donna Hoke, Steve Roylance, and Darryl Schneider, starring Gerry Maher, Tracy Snyder, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Sabrina Kahwaty, Jonathan Young, Lee Becker, Dan Greer. Through Aug 3, Thu-Sat at 6, 6:55 & 7:50. Parking lot at Elmwood & Great Arrow (

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. Through Aug 4 at 7:30. Dnipro Ukrainian Center, 562 Genesee St. (812-5733). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


THE BIRDS ATTACK!, comedy by Jimmy Janowski presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Janowski, Michael Blasdell, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Eric Rawski, Luis A. Rodriguez, Michael Seitz, Christopher Standart. Aug 10-Sep 1, Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).