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On The Boards Theater Listings

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DEATHTRAP, thriller by Ira Levin, directed by Scott Behrend, starring David Oliver, Mike Seitz, Lisa Vitrano, Mary Jakiel, Gerry Maher. Sep 12-Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Broadway musical by Bock & Harnick, directed by David Bondrow, starring Jeff Strauss, Nancy Sam, Scott Mackmin, Eliza Vann, Alex Hunnell, Emily Yancey, Tim Goehrig, Ally Gray. Sep12-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

HELLO AGAIN, musical by Michael John LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring Steven Brachmann, Katy Miner, Thomas LaChiusa, Candice Kogut, Ernie Insana, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Marc Sacco, Carolyn Lansom, Michael Wachowiak, Matthew Mooney-Galantowicz. Sep 11-Oct 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART in the Box 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

OVER THE TAVERN, written and directed by Tom Dudzick, starring Ellen Horst, Steve Jakiel, Brigitt Markusfeld, Connor Graham, Jackson Mysliwy, Caroline Schettler, Samuel Fesmire. Sep 12-Oct 5, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

TROPICAL HEAT, world premiere of a comedy by Rich Orloff, directed by Neal Radice, starring David C. Mitchell, Roger Van Dette, Darryl Hart, Michael Blasdell, Christopher Standart. Sep 11-Oct 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0).


BALLOONACY, one-man play by Barry Kornhauser, presented by TOY’s Theatre for the Very Young, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba. Through Sep 21, Sat at 11, 1 & 3; Sun at 11 & 1. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Rd., Getzville (884-4400 x 304).

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, musical by Lambert, Morris, Martin & McKellar, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Anthony Alcocer, Diane Di Bernardo Blenk, Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Lyndsey Leigh Hibbard, John Kaczorowski, Renee Landrigan, Debbie Pappas, Alan Trinca, Doug Weyand, Matt Witten, Adam Yellen, Eric Rawski. Through Oct12, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, adapted for the stage by Frank Galati from John Steinbeck’s novel, presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Gary Darling, starring Eric Mowery, Joy Scime, Jack Agugliaro, Tim Joyce. Through Oct 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

Special Presentations:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA MARIE, a reading of the play by Craig Thornton, presented by the Dramatists Guild of America, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Charmagne Chi, Wendy Hall, Chris Kelly, Marc Sacco, Tyler Brown, Kelli Bocock-Natale. Sep 15 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater @ MAFAC. Free


ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, adapted and directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Geoff Pictor, Guy Wagner, Nick Lama, Jimi Konidis, Cameron Garrity. Sep 19-Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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. Sep 19 at 8, Sep 21 at 7, Sep 26 & 27 at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

BOURBON AT THE BORDER, play by Pearl Cleage presented by Ujima Company, directed by Willie Judson, starring Roosevelt Tidwell, Shanntina Moore, Dayatra Hassan, Paulo Silva. Sep 19-Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

GIDION’S KNOT, drama by Johnna Adams, presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty, starring Josie DiVincenzo, Katie White. Sep 19 at 8:30. Sep 20-Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Sep 21 at 2. Swan Auditorium, 5200 South Park Ave. (202-9033).

THE LIAR, comedy by Pierre Corneille, adapted by David Ives, presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Adriano Gatto, Tom Zindle, Kevin Craig, Diane Curley, Andrea Gollhardt, Joe Liolos, David Brown, Bethany Sparacio. Sep 19 at 8. Sep 20-Oct 12, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2 (Sep 20 at 8). Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

LULU, monster tragedy by Frank Wedekind presented by Torn Space, directed by Megan Callahan, starring Sophia Howes, Larry Smith, Christopher Evans, Jamie Doktor, PJ Tighe, Jon Joy, Stefan Brundage. Sep 18-Oct 12, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 12 at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

THE MIRACLE WORKER, drama by William Gibson presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Brian Dana, starring Casey Langendorfer, Kathlynn Torres, Dawn Ansel, Paul Everett Sr., Mike Leszczynski, Leon Levinsky, Nick Marino, Chris Mongielo, Latif Saffat, Felicity Tiberi. Sep19-Oct 5, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. (297-5910).

NUTS, courtroom drama by Tom Topor, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Lisa Ludwig, Peter Palmisano, Dave Marciniak, Marc-Jon Filippone, Lisa Hinca, Brendan Cunningham, Dan Walker, Jay Wollin, Jacob Marciniak. Sep18- mid Nov. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

SEUSSICAL, musical by Flaherty & Ahrens presented by TOY, directed by Michael Walline, starring Ben Puglisi, Bobby Cooke, Arin Lee Dandes, Maria Droz, Victoria Perez, CeCe Barron, Celine Keefe, Jacob Albarella, Raphael Santos, Dudney Joseph, Loraine O’Donnell, Zach Snyder. Sep 19 at 8. Sep 20-Oct 12, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2 (no 10 a.m. performance Sep 20). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. (884-4400 x 304).

SHAKE EM ON DOWN, world premiere of the blues opera by R. Skye Kamiyo, directed by Mary Craig. Sep 19 - Oct 12, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4, (Sep 19 at 8:30). Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, comedy by Richard Alfieri, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Anne Gayley, Gregory Gjurich. Sep 18-Oct 19. Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).