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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Road Less Traveled opens playwright Mark Witteveen's "Very Fine Use of a Grenade" this Friday, January 24.


VERY FINE USE OF A GRENADE, world premiere of the play by Mark Witteveen, starring Kristin Tripp Kelley, John Fredo, Greg Howze, Renee Landrigan. Jan 24-Feb 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


PROOF, drama by David Auburn, directed by Norman Sham, starring Peter Palmisano, Jessica Wegrzyn, Aleks Malejs, Jonathan Shuey. Through Feb 2, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, comedy by Oscar Wilde presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Josephine Hogan, starring Vincent O’Neill, Eileen Dugan, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Gerry Maher, Chris Kelly, Doug Weyand, Kelli Bocock Natale, Diane Curley, Jenn Stafford. Through Feb 9, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


TWO BY TWO, musical by Richard Rodgers and Martin Charnin, directed by Kevin Leary, starring David Bondrow, John Kaczorowski, Robert Ernie Insana, Marisa Caruso, Adelina Feldman-Shultz, Tim Goehrig, Denise Maffitt, Aubrey Warner. Through Jan 26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster (683-1776).

WICKED, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Jan 26, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1 & 6:30. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

Special Presentations:

GOOD SENTENCES AND WELL SPOKEN, scenes and monologues from the comedies of Shakespeare, presented by the Brazen Faced Varlets, directed by Toni Smith-Wilson, starring Lara Haberberger, Kelly Beuth, Kerry Alsheimer, Mike Beiter, Jane Cudmore, Brittany Kucala, Kate Olena, Robb Zahm. Jan 25 at 7:30. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.(574-9139).

GREETINGS, comedy by Tom Dudzick, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Cynthia Schmitt, Marie Costa, Rich Kraemer, Jacob Marciniak. Through Jan 25, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees, dinner at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA, reading of the play by Jose Rivera presented by Raices Theatre Company, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Perez, Rolando M. Gomez, Nicholas Nieves, Bryan Figueroa, Alejandro Gomez, Elizabeth Oddy, David Mitchell, Mariana Cole-Rivera. Jan 26 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, 639 Main St. (238-1522).

PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, staged reading of the play by Charles Busch, presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Caitlin Coleman, Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Jimmy Janowski, Chris Kelly, Lisa Ludwig, Jessica K. Rasp, Michael Seitz, Alan Trinca, and Matt Crane from The Albrights. Jan 26 at 7. The Evergreen Commons, 262 Georgia St. & Prospect (886-9239).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive musical comedy/dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company. Jan 24 & 25, Feb 7 & 15 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St. Lancaster (633-4355).


ART, play by Yasmina Reza presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Melissa Leventhal, starring Chris Andreana, Matt Mooney Galantowicz, Michael Votta. Feb 6-20, Thu & Sun at 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

CYRANO, new adaptation of the Edmund Rostand’s classic presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by and starring Taylor Doherty, also starring Ray Boucher, Morgan Chard, Katie White. Feb 6-23, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

DAI, one-woman show by Iris Bahr, presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Josie DiVincenzo. Feb 6-Mar 2, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114, x391).

THE MOUNTAINTOP, docudrama by Katori Hall presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Gary Earl Ross, starring Jonathan Lee, Candace Whitfield. Jan 30-Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS, thriller by Douglas Post presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Stephanie Bax, Tim Finnegan, Becky Globus, Michael Seitz. Jan 31-Feb 15, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Feb 8 at 3. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

NANCY DREW & THE MYSTERY AT LILAC INN, based on the book by Carolyn Keene, adapted for the stage by Kenneth Shaw, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kerisa Yvonne Bonville, Arin Lee Dandes, Maria Droz, Danica Riddick, Kerrykate Abel, Joyce Carolyn, Darryl Hart, Kurt Guba, Guy Balotine. Jan 31 at 7. Feb 1-16, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo (884-4400).

SOME GIRL(S), play by Neil LaBute presented by Second Generation Theatre, directed by Steve Copps, starring Adriano Gatto, Meghan McAdam Gomez, Sophie Howes, Diane Di Bernardo Blenk, Kristin Bentley. Jan 30-Feb 16, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (864-0938).

TO THE TOP, world premiere of the comic-drama by Ron Radice, directed by Neal Radice, starring Tim Joyce, Tom Owen, David C. Mitchell. Feb 6-Mar 1,Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0).