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Priscilla Makes a Spectacle of Herself

Drag is the spectacular art, and when Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens at Shea’s on Tuesday, Buffalo will get the full wattage, with miles of fabric, beads, feathers, and bangles of every color and concoction devising over 500 costumes, 150 pairs of shoes, 60 wigs, and a couple of hundred hats and headdresses.

Angels in America: Parts One and Two

This is the final week to catch Subversive Theatre’s presentation of both parts of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. My favorite aspect of the undertaking has been to see some wonderful Buffalo actors assay the iconic roles.

Buffalo Favorites

This week is seeing some favorite Buffalo shows on the boards. Tim Newell continues his run as Jack Benny in Mark Humphrey’s one-man play, Mister Benny, at the Jewish Repertory Theatre. I saw the first outing of this show years ago and can attest to the fact that Newell’s expert portrayal is uncannily perfect and the comedy is entirely delightful.

Circle Mirror Transformation

Excellent acting is also the feature attraction in Circle Mirror Transformation, the Annie Baker comedy at 710 Main. Scott Behrend directs Lisa Vitrano, Dave Hayes, Morgan Chard, Robert Rutland, and Kelsey George Mogensen as actors in a creative acting class.

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