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On The Boards Theater Listings

Lisa Vitrano and Mike Seitz in "Deathtrap" at Road Less Traveled Theater

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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).

LEGACY, musical by Billy Horn, presented by Fusebomb Records and Productions & Patchwork Theatre, starring Elliot Fox, Billy Horn, Rosie Lorenti, Lisa Sember, Jen Arroyo. Sep 18-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. (628-5347).

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. 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).

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).


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

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 Oct 12, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

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. Through Sep 28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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).

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. Through 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. Through 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. Through Oct 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600 x 0).


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).

Special Presentations:

THE LIFE OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA, written and directed by Lushin Dubey and Bubbles Sabharwal. Sep 18 at 7:30. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).

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).

YO SOY LATINA, reading of the play by Linda Nieves-Powell, presented by Raíces Theatre Company, directed by Victoria Pérez, starring Sarielys Matos, Mariana-Cole Rivera, Ingrid Córdova, Jesenia Gonzalez, Yesenia Pimentel, Alexsandra López. Sep 21 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (238-1522)


FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS, created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, directed by Melissa Leventhal, starring Kelley Jayne Burns, Sydnie Perkins, Kelly Ann Campbell, Alfonzo Tyson, David G. Poole. Oct 10-26, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Grange Theatre, 22 Main St., third floor, Hamburg (903-9288).

GREASE, musical by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey, presented by Aurora Players directed by David Hall, starring Matthew W. Bannister, Paige Ronan, Joel Murphy, Adam Kreutinger, Jason Gonser, Andrew Adolf, Amy Feder, Rebecca Runge, Renée Obringer, Lauren Zaborowski, Brad Loliger. Oct 3-25, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave. East Aurora (687-6727).

GUYS AND DOLLS, Broadway musical by Frank Loesser, presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Kim Ehrenburg, starring Chris Turton, Jenny McCabe, Sarah Blewett, John Panepinto. Sep 26-Oct 12, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 550 Ellicott Creek Rd.,Tonawanda (260-2319).

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s & Albert Nocciolino. Oct 7-12, Tue-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).

LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney, a Dessert Theatre production presented by Western New York Players. Sep 26 & 27 at 8, Sep 28 at 1. Immanuel Church, 107 Scott St., Tonawanda (692-6200).

THE WIZARD OF OZ: LIVE IN CONCERT!, presented by Curtain Up! Productions, directed by Christopher Parada, starring Geoff Koplas, Kelly Ersing, Robby Syruws, Marc Krzystek, William Curr, Katie Merrill, Kathy Dewey. Sep 27 at 7:30 & Sep 28 at 3. Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).