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The Comedy of Errors (photo by Christopher Scinta)


MARY POPPINS, musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Emilie Renier. Jul 31-Aug 8, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat & Sun at 2, plus Aug 6 & 7 at 2. Artpark Main Stage, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston (1-888-223-6000).

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN!, musical based on the comic strips by Charles Schultz presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society. Aug 1-10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Theatre, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).


THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, comedy William Shakespeare, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Steve Vaughan, starring Adriano Gatto, Nathan Winkelstein, Steve Braddock, Greg Gjurich, Nick Lama, Norm Sham, Lisa Ludwig. Through Aug 17, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS & GODSPELL JR., musicals presented by In Good Company Productions. Through Aug 7, Mon-Tue & Thu at 7. David L. Miller Bandshell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda (408-7678). Free admission.

ONE-ACT WEDNESDAYS, one act plays by Christopher Durang presented by Buffalo Repertory Awards Theater, directed by Ronald J. Leonardi, starring Gina Drigant, Jeremy Kreuzer, Patricia Maxwell, Vincent Rondinelli, PriscillaYoung-Anker. Through Aug 27, Wed at 5:30. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor. Free admission.

POSEIDON! AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL by David Cera, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Jimmy Janowski, Jeffrey Coyle, Eric Rawski, Kerrykate Abel, Tyler Brown, Joey Bucheker, Bebe Bvlgari, Maria Droz, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Christopher Standart, Michael Seitz. Through Aug 17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Kelli Bocock-Natale, Bobby Cooke, John Kaczorowski, Jenn Stafford. Through Aug 9, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


THE LOCAL ONE-ACT SHOWCASE, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, featuring works by Maura Nolan, Mark C Lloyd, Matthew Bolye, Megan Kemple, Brianna Lanoye, Celine Keefe. Aug 1 & 2 at 9 & 11. ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

THE POLICE, farce by Slawomir Mrozek presented by Subversive Theatre WNY as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Michael Starzynski, Danica Riddick, Carlton Franklin, Xavier Harris, David C. Mitchell. Through Aug 2, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

Special Presentations:

CLINTON’S DITCH: The Story of the Building of the Erie Canal, historical outdoor play by Anne Porter Paris & Hugh Pratt, presented by Erie Canal Drama Theatre, directed by Drew McCabe, Richard Lambert, Elizabeth Oddy, Christopher Andreana, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Verneice Turner, Aaron Krygier, Jamie Nablo Lama. Aug 1-3 & 28-30, Fri-Sun at 7:30. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor (1-800-838-3006).

HECUBA AGAIN, staged reading of Frank Canino’s adaptation of the play by Euripides, presented by Albert Invincible Theatre as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, starring Kathleen Betsko Yale, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Jennifer Gold,Virgina Brannon, Victoria Perez, Joy Scime, Brianna LaNoye, Verneice Turner, Alexander Utz. Jul 31 at 7. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. (883-0995).

IT HAPPENED HERE, performance piece created by Mark Goldman, directed by Eve Everett, starring Rolando Gomez, Don Capers, Loraine O’Donnell, Lawrence Shine, Joe Giambra. Through Aug 11, Mon at 7. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor. Free admission.

THE MASTER BUILDER, staged reading of the Ibsen play, adapted by Neil Wechsler, presented by Against the Grain Theater Festival, directed by David Oliver. Aug 1-3 at 7:30. Silo City, 100 Childs St. (845-532-6244).

SAVING GRACE, comedy by Jack Sharkey, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Katherine Parker, Rob Dziechciarz, Rob Zahm, Alley Griffin, Jay Wollen. Through Aug 24, Thu & Sat dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; Sun, dinner at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).