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On The Boards Theater Listings

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CAPTAIN JETT BETTINGTON AND THE ADVENTURES ON PLANET EARTH, comedy by Jason Kaiser and Jacob Albarella, presented by Theater Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jacob Albarella, D. P. Morris, Jamie Nablo, Eric Mowery, Lindsay Salamone, Dudney Joseph, Chris Scherr, Matt Fleck. Apr 24-May 10, Thu-Sat at 8. ALT Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (445-9432).

CURTAINS, musical by Kander and Ebb and R. Holmes presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Apr 24-May 4, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. May 3, Theatre Gala, show at 4. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 29-May 4, Tue-Fri at 7, Sat at 1 & 7, Sun at 1 & 6:30. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

GODSPELL, musical by Steven Schwartz presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Kim Cote, Kristin Gelia, Timothy Goehrig, Jerry Mosey, Steve Sitzman, Gary Andrews Stieglitz, Amy Teal, Chris Teal, Madalyn Teal, Leanne Troutman. Apr 26-May 25, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, by Heather Hach, presented by Canisius College Little Theatre, directed by Nicolette Navarro and Matthew Lunghino. Apr 24-26, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 12 noon & 6. Marie Maday Theatre in Lyons Hall, 2001 Main St. (888-7824).

LES MISERABLES, musical presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Nathan R. Matthews. Apr 24-May 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, play by Sean O’Casey presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Vincent O’Neill, Josephine Hogan, Anthony Alcocer, Andrea Andolina, Beth Donohue, Gerry Maher, Chris Kelly. Apr 25-May 18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

RACE, drama by David Mamet directed by Scott Behrend, starring Doug Zschiegner, Pete Johnson, Danica Riddick, Dave Hayes. Apr 25-May 18, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

SHINE, world premiere of a play by Matthew LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Mark C LLoyd, starring David C. Mitchell, Michael Leszczynski, Michael Wachowiak, Carolyn Lansom, Billy Horn, Gabriel Robere. Apr 24-May 17, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE, comedy by Charles Busch presented by RSDP Productions, starring Pamela Mangus, Dolores Mendolia, Peter Palmisano, Andrew Starr, Susan Toomey. Apr 24-May 4, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


ADRIFT IN MACAO, musical by Christopher Durang and Peter Melnick, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Bethany Burrows, Kelly Copps, Steve Copps, Kay Kerimian, Nicholas Lama, Ben Puglisi, Marc Sacco. Through May 25, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, drama by Arthur Miller presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Lisa Vitrano, Andrea Gollhardt, Jeffrey Coyle, James Heffron, Jack Agugliaro. Through May 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


BLANCHE SURVIVES KATRINA IN A FEMA TRAILER NAMED DESIRE, one-man show by Mark Sam Rosenthal, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Jimmy Janowski. Through Apr 27, Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: The Mystery of the Silver Chalice (The Beta Test!), staged reading presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, starring John Kaczorowski, Ray Boucher. Through Apr 26, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Swan Theatre, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (1-800-838-3006).

420: THE MUSICAL, new musical by John Kehoe and Laura Lonski presented by Francis Bacon Experiment, directed by Kehoe. Through Apr 26, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 6th Floor Theater, 700 Main St. (432-2054).

Special Presentations:

16671, reading of the play by Frank Canino, presented by Albert Invincible Theatre, starring Johnny Fredo, April Jones, Chris Standart, Travis Ballard, Alexander Utz, Kyle Baran. Apr 27 at 4, Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave.; Apr 28 at 7, 1412 Main St., formerly Buffalo East (432-0238).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Doug Smith, Bob Lohr, Alley Griffin, Jay Wollin, Bob Putnam, Rob Zahm. Through Jun 1, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees, lunch at 1 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

WELCOME TO ARROYO’S, reading of the play by Kristoffer Diaz, presented by RAICES Theatre Company, directed by Rosa Fernández, starring, Alphonso Walker Jr., Sean Marciniak, Jessica Rodriguez, Jose Rivera, Nicholas Nieves, Yocasta Mencia, with narration by Kelsea Farinholt. Apr 27 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (238-1522).


THE ANASTASIA TRIALS IN THE COURT OF WOMEN, play by Carolyn Gage presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger and Jenny Gembka, starring Heather Fangsrud, Kelly M. Beuth, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Diane McNamara, Marisa Caruso, Sophie Howes, Kerry Alsheimer, Virginia Brannon, Jane Cudmore. May 1-17, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus May 11 at 2 (no performance May 9). Rust Belt Books, Allen and Elmwood.

BUFFALO GAL, play by A. R. Gurney, directed by Richard Lambert, starring Barbara Link LaRou, Steve Borowski, Britney Kucala, Gary Earl Ross,Willy Judson, Mary Moebius. May 1-24, Thu-Sat 8, New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park, (853-1334).

GEE’S BEND, play with music by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, starring Annette Christian, Leon Copeland, Mary Craig, Denise Smith. May 9-Jun 1, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. May 11, Mother’s Day Dinner Theatre. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

GOLDA’S BALCONY, one-woman show by William Gibson presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, supervised by Scott Schwartz, starring Tovah Feldshuh. May 8-11, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

OF MICE AND MEN, drama by John Steinbeck, presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sami Grawe, starring Tim Kordela, Chris Best, Bob Priest, Savanna Easton, Paul Everett, Sam Fadel, Sam Granieri, Drew Krause, John Macomber, Peter-Mark Raphael. May 2-18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun. at 2:30 (no show 5/11). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

PETE ’N’ KEELY, musical directed by Joseph Demerly, starring Norm Sham, Loraine O’Donnell. May 2-25, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL, by Elizabeth Kann,Victoria Kann, and John Gregor, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Arin Lee Dandes, Kerrykate Abel, Marc-Jon Filippone, Kevin Craig, Nancy Sam. May 9 at 7. May 10-Jun 1, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performances May 24 & 25). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).