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Remember Joey Heatherton, the platinum blond bombshell starlet of the 1960s who was a favorite guest on The Dean Martin Show? Even if you don't, you'll enjoy the antics of Heatherton's (fictional) niece Tawny Heatherton, a dizzy chanteuse created and portrayed by Obie winner David Drake, author of "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me." This Friday and Saturday (October 11 and 12) at 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts.


GHOST, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Oct 15-20, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

LES MISERABLES, musical presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker. Oct 11-26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30 (no matinee Oct 26). Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls (1-877-856-0694).

MOON OVER BUFFALO, comedy by Ken Ludwig presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Ted Sharon. Oct 11, 12, 24, 25 & 26 at 7:30; Oct. 13 at 2. BartlettTheatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, play by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey, presented by Rocking Horse Productions, directed by Leigha Eichhorn, starring Daniel Morris, Alyssa Majewski, Scot Kaitanowski, Monish Bhattacharyya, Justyne Harris.Oct 11-20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

SOME WICKED WOMEN THIS WAY COME! performance piece developed and presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Diane McNamara, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Mike Beiter. Oct 10-26, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood (574-9139).

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).


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).


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).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, drama by Orange 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 Oct13, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

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. Through Oct 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319).

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).

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. Through 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).

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. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (1-888-718-4253).

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).

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD, storybook musical by Willie Reale and 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).

Special Presentations

AN EVENING WITH TAWNY HEATHERTON, cabaret performance written by and starring David Drake. Oct 11 & 12 at 8. 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts, 1045 Elmwood Ave. (228-1855).

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).


ALWAYS OCTOBER, world premiere of a play by Mary McLaughlin, Wanda Wilson, and Beth Geyer, presented by Parent Network of WNY, directed by Victoria Pérez. Oct 17-20, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (332-4170).

BURYING THE BONES, reading of the play by M. E. H. Lewis, presented by Albert Invincible Theatre and Talk Back Theatre. Oct 20 at 4, Oct 21 at 7. Rust Belt Book Store, 202 Allen St. (883-0995). Free

THE DRAWER BOY, drama by Michael Healey presented by Springville Center for the Arts, directed by Don Wesley, starring Rick Manzone, Rich Sweet, Mitchell Brownell. Oct 24-27, Nov 1&2 at 8, plus Oct 28 & Nov 3 at 2. Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 N. Buffalo St. Springville (592-9038).

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, musical presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Josh Walden. Oct 18-27, Thu-Sun at 7, plus Oct 26 & 27 at 2, Oct 19 at 11 p.m. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).