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On The Boards Theater Listings

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BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, by Farley, Flemming, and O’Keefe, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Oct 31-Nov 10, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall on NU campus (286-8685).

LITTLE ROBERT, new play by Mark Humprey presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Gail Golden, starring Robert Ernie Insana, Hugh Davis. Oct 31-Nov 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

THE SHAPE OF THINGS, play by Neil LaBute presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Annise Celano, starring Candice Kogut, Sean Marciniak, Shabar Rouse, Sophia Howes. Nov 1-23, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

SERENATA CELESTE, world premiere comedy written and directed by Linda Silvestri, presented by Western Door Playhouse, starring Don Batalaris, Sam Fadel, Mike Lombardo, Gloria McNitt, Elaine Meranto, Chris Mongielo, Bob Priest, Sharon Priest, Dede Secic, Felicity Tiberi, Kathlyn Torres, Tom Turici. Nov 1-17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no show 11/3). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Road (297-5910).

SET UP, comedy by Dan Noonan, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Joyce Stilson, Guy Tomassi, Joey Bucheker, Stephanie Bax. Oct 31-Nov 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).


THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS, drama by Paul Zindel directed by Loraine O’Donnell, starring Betsy Bittar, Arin Lee Dandes, Anne Roaldi Boucher, Diane M. Cammerata, Zoe Diana. Through Nov 9, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE LITTLE FOXES, drama by Lillian Hellman presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Josephine Hogan, Annette Daniels Taylor, Dudney Joseph, Adria Ryan, Eric Rawski, Joe Liolos, John Gurtler, Robert Rutland, Andrea Gollhardt, Gary Darling. Through Nov 17, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

MASTER CLASS, play by Terrence McNally, directed by Susan Drozd, starring Christina Rausa, Jessica L. Hall, Randall Kramer, Renee Landrigan, Raphael Santos, Michael Wachowiak. Through Dec 1, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no show Nov 28). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


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. Through Nov 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 N. Buffalo St. Springville (592-9038).

Special Presentations

HAIL TO THE HENRYS: A PREVIEW OF HENRY V, staged reading adapted and directed by Saul Elkin to benefit Shakespeare in Delaware Park, starring Adriano Gatto, Peter Palmisano, Patrick Moltane, Susan Drozd, Tom Loughlin, Gerry Maher, Geoff Pictor, Adam Rath, David Lundy, Lisa Ludwig. Nov 3 beginning at 6, curtain at 7. Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway (856-4533).

H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan, presented by Opera-Lytes, directed by Gayle Nason-Churchill. Nov 1-3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413).

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).


CLYBOURNE PARK, play by Bruce Norris presented by Road Less Traveled Productions, directed by Scott Behrend. Nov 8-Dec 1, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCK HEAD, dark comedy by Bert V. Royal presented by Theater Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jacob Albarella, Kevin Craig, Andrea Andolina, Jessica Wegrzyn, Kristin Bentley, Eric Mowery, Maura Nolan, James Wild. Nov 7-23, Thu-Sat at 8. ALT Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd floor (445-9432).

FROM AWAY, reading of the play by Frank Canino, presented by Albert Invincible Theatre and Talk Back Theatre, starring Virginia Brannon, Joy Scime, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Paul O’Hern, Keith Elkins, Chris Standart, Frank Canino. Nov 10 at 4, Nov 11 at 7. Rust Belt Book Store, 202 Allen St. (883-0995). Free

LITTLE WOMEN, musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dan Zerpa, starring Amberly Panepinto, Amy Sturmer, Ashley Fratello, Cassandra Grizanti, Scott Mackmin, M. Joseph Fratello, Sarah Mullin, Jessica Dows, Paul Bene.Nov 8-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (260-2319).

PROMISES, PROMISES, musical by Neil Simon & Burt Bacharach, directed by David Bondrow, starring John Kaczorowski, Lizzy Boyke, Tom Zindle, Chris Turton and Marissa Caruso. Nov 8-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE SUNSET LIMITED, play by Cormac McCarthy, directed by Willie W. Judson, starring Kinzy Brown, Dennis Clary. Nov 8-Dec 1, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

WAR HORSE, touring production of the play adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Nov 12-17, 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)