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On The Boards Theater Listings

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The Brazen-Faced Varlets production of "Agnes of God" finishes its run at Rust Belt Books this Saturday.


AGNES OF GOD, drama by John Pielmeier presented by the Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Diane Di Bernardo-Blenk, starring Kelly Beuth, Lara D. Haberberger, Kate Olena. Through Dec 21, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Rustbelt Books, 202 Allen St. (909-5757).

BOUNTY: The Mutiny, company-developed version devised and directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Christian Brandjes, Chris Kelly, Richard Lambert, Adam Yellen, Geoff Pictor, J. F. Kennedy, Zoe Appler, Alphonso Walker, Geoffrey Devereux. Through Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring David C. Mitchell, Melissa Seifert Leventhal, Katy Miner, Roger VanDette, David Poole, Jerry Hudson, Joyce Stilson, Darryl Hart, Radice. Through Dec 22, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES by Jeffrey Goode, presented by the Fearless Players in association with American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Todd Fuller, starring Thorin Valentin, Michael Wachowiak, Jon Kehoe, Bekki Sliwa, Matt Kindley, Lisa Ludwig, Scot Kaitanowski, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Virginia Brannon, John Jacoby. Through Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (681-0311).

FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS, musical comedy by Steven Ross presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Michael Walline, starring Kurt Erb, Nicholas Lama, Matthew Mooney, Steven Sitzman. Through Dec 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Dec 22, 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).

THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum, dramatized by Elizabeth Fuller Chapman, presented by Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Cecelia Barone, Brian Riggs, Bobby Cooke, Eric Rawski, Loraine O’Donnell. Through Dec 22, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

YOU CAN’T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE, holiday farce by Matt Hanf presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Carlton Franklin, starring Paul McGuiness, Betsy Bittar, Sean Marciniak, Lawrence Rowswell, Carolyn Lansom. Through Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

Special Presentations:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL FOR TWO, audience interactive comedic twist on the Dickens’s classic, presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Kevin Barwell, Jennifer Caruana. Dec 22 at 2. Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd. Amherst (633-4355).

GREETINGS, comedy by Tom Dudzick, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Cynthia Schmitt, Marie Costa, Rich Kraemer, Jacob Marciniak. Through Jan 25, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees, dinner at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


WICKED, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jan 8-26. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).