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On The Boards Theater Listings

Torn Space's production of Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange" continues at the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle through October 13. (photo by Lukia Costello)

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Marcolini Newton, starring Dan Zerpa, Bob Mazierski, Joe Fratello, Cassandra Grizanti, Amberly Panepinto, John Panepinto. Sep 27-Oct 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319).

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS, musical presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sharon Priest and Linda Silvestri, starring Betty Blazovich, Sam Fadel, Paul Gadawski, Silvestri. Sep 27-Oct13, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Oct 5). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).


THE BIG BAND THEORY: WHEN SWING WAS KING, musical revue conceived by Jim Runfola, starring John Fredo, Loraine O’Donnell, Debbie Pappas, Norman Sham, Kelly Cammarata, Nicole Marrale Cimato, Timmy Goodman. Through Oct 6, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, punk-rock musical by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring Steve Copps, Steve Sitzman, Priscilla Young Anker, Renee Landrigan, Maura Nolan, Hannah Sharp, Steve Brachmann, Matthew Mooney, Matthew Kindley, Leanne Troutman, Carolyn Lansom, Ian Rowlins, Chris Parada, Michael Wachowiak, Rich Kraemer, Sara Kow Falcone, Chris Andreana. Through Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

Photos: Curtain Up! 2013

At last Friday’s Curtain Up! post-show street party, Artvoice revived its tradition of crowning a Curtain Up! King and Queen, with a novel twist: Their majesties earned their crowns in a beer pong tournament officiated by Artvoice theater editor Anthony Chase. Congratulations to all the brave contestants, and to our King and Queen: Matthew Iwanski and Connie Caldwell!

BOEING, BOEING, farce by Marc Camoletti presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Lona Geiser LaChiusa, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Keith A. Wharton, Rebecca Ward, Justyne Harris, Claudia Casciani Gioia, Genevieve Lerner. Sep 20 at 8. Through Oct 5, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

BUFFALO RISES, world premiere of eight 10-minute plays about Buffalo, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor, Willie Judson, Jonathan Shuey, Greg Howse, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Candace Whitfield, David Mitchell, Malik Springs. Through Oct 6, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, drama by Anthony Burgess presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver starring James Wild, Eric Mowery, Matt Crane, Larry Smith, Kurt Guba, Anthony Alcocer, Adam Yellen, Matt Whitten, Peter Palmisano, Linda Stein, Andrea Andolina, Alan Trinca. Through Oct12, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 13 at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, drama by Sarah Ruhl presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty, starring Katie White, David Hayes, Diane DiBernardo-Blenk, Hilary Walker, Anne Kurtis. Sep 20-Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Sep 22 at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, musical by Lee Breuer presented by Ujima, directed by Lorna C. Hill, featuring members of God’s Purchase Gospel choir. Through Oct 13, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, adapted for the stage with new material by Kim Flagg and Rick Sparks, directed by Rick Sparks, starring Sirena Irwin, Bill Mendieta, Kevin Remington, Joanna Daniels. Through Oct 13, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). Read more in this week's & .

THE KATHY & MO SHOW: PARALLEL LIVES/THE DARK SIDE, comedy by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Pamela Rose Mangus, Mary Kate O’Connell. Through Oct 20, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Sarah Blewett, Charmagne Chi, Kevin Donohue, Gregory Gjurich, Matthew Iwanski, Steve Jakiel, Dudney Joseph, Nicholas Lama, Katy Miner, Geoff Pictor, Marc Sacco, Raphael Santos, Ben Puglisi. Through Oct13, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, play by David Mamet presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Saul Elkin, Adam Rath. Through Oct 13, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2, plus Sep 29 at 7:30 (no performance Sep 26). Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (1-888-718-4253).

THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, drama by Carson Kreitzer presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Richard Lambert, Maria Nicole Held, Wendy Hall, Mark John Donahoe, Patrick Tighe, Peter Calieri, John Kennedy, Jamie Lynn Nablo-Lama. Through Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

NIGHT WORK, world premiere of a play written and directed by Neal Radice, starring Eliza Blake, Bethany Sparacio, Joyce Stilson, Terry Braunstein, Jacquie Cherry, George Collins, Roger VanDette, Darryl Hart,Tyler Brown. Through Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0).

SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS, comedy by Moliere translated by Richard Wilbur, presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Christian Brandjes, Gerry Maher, Kay Kerimian, Angie Shriner, Jessica Stuber, Matthew Nerber, Kevin Craig. Through Oct 6, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THREE SISTAHS, musical written and directed by Thomas W. Jones II. Through Oct 13, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

VENUS IN FUR, erotic comedy by David Ives, directed by Robert Waterhourse, starring Adriano Gatto, Candice Kogut. Through Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). Read more in this week's & .

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD, storybook musical by Willie Reale & Robert Reale, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Jacob Albarella, Bobby Cooke, Kelly Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Michael Zito. Through Oct 13, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo (884.4400).


LOVE, SEX & THE IRS, comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Eileen Stevic, starring Scott Mackmin, Curtis Rose, Amy Reusch, Sue Gullo, Gary Luszak, Jacob Sauer, Eilish Mitchell, Louis Carey. Through Sep 29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

Special Presentations

THE APOLOGY, free development reading of a new play by Darryl Schneider, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions New Play Workshop, directed by Lisa Vitrano, starring Dan Walker, Christina Rausa, Jon Elston. Sep 30 at 7:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, comedy by Ray Cooney directed by Jay Desiderio, starring David and Jacob Marciniak, Lisa Hinca, Mary Moebius, Rob Dziechciarz, Dan Greer, Scott Thomas, Katherine Ventresca, Henry Garcia, Bekki Sliwa, Jim Kaney, Linda Volansky. Through Nov 10, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS, play by Linda Daugherty presented Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Oct 3-7, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2, Mon at 7. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall on NU campus (286-8685).

TOWARDS ZERO, detective mystery by Agatha Christie, presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring Catherine Burkhart, David Canfield, Joe Cassidy, Brendan Cunningham, Mary Eckstein, Brooke Bartell Goergen, Mary Ann Reisdorf, Christopher Rimes, Curtis Rose, Marc Ruffino, Michael Starzynski. Oct 11-27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).