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BLOOD TYPE: RAGU, one-man show written and performed by Frank Ingrassciota, presented by Shea’s & Albert Nocciolino. Oct 16-19, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE WRESTLING SEASON, drama by Laurie Brooks presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Oct 16-20, Thu & Mon at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).


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. Through Oct 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. Through Oct 25, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave. East Aurora (687-6727).


THE LAST MASS AT ST. CASIMIR’S, comedy by Tom Dudzick presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Dylan Brozyna, starring Brozyna, Georjean Labuzzetta, Erin Sheehan, Max Gucinski, Brenden Guidie. Through Oct 19, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Cafe and Performing Arts Center, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

ROMEO AND JULIET, tragedy by Shakespeare presented by Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Jennifer Toohey. Through Oct 18, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Building, Buffalo State campus (878-3005).

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

THE UNINVITED, thriller by Tim Kelly adapted from the Dorothy Macardle novel, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Christopher Fire, Gabielle Gagliardo-Wittcop, Katie Buckler, Braden Czerwinski, Linda Casterline-Liberti. Through Oct 19, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street, North Tonawanda (743-1614).

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, comedy by Kaufman and Hart presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Jane Navarro, starring Bill Steffan, Alyssa Walsh, Bekki Sliwa. Through Oct 19, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. (683-1776).


A CAROLE KING TRIBUTE, featuring Cathy Carfagna, Leah Zicari, Theresa Quinn. Oct 18 at 4 & 8. Premier Center Cabaret at Musicalfare. 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, featuring Bobby Jones, Mary McMahon. Oct 17 at 8. Premier Center Cabaret at Musicalfare. 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

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. Through Nov 9. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

OUR DEARLY DEPETTED, development reading of a new play by Winifred M. Storms presented by The Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Rosa Fernandez, starring Kurt Erb, Rolando Gomez, Kyle LoConti, Mary Kate O’Connell, Victoria Perez, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Katie White, Adam Yellen, Priscilla Young. Oct 20 at 7:30 Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN, staged reading presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, as a benefit for the company’s 2014-15 season, directed by Jenny Gembka, starring Jennifer Arroyo, Kelly M. Beuth, Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Amy Gore, Lara D. Haberberger, Brittany Kucala, Diane McNamara, Elizabeth Oddy, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, Lisa Sember, Barbara Valachos. Oct 20 at 8. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga (574-9139).


AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, the Fats Waller musical revue directed by Michael Walline, starring Cecelia Barron, Dudney Joseph, Jr., Jetaun Louie, Raphael Santos, Cecilia Snow. Nov 5-Dec 7, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, drama by Lillian Hellman presented by Buffalo Public Theatre, directed by Loraine O’Donnell, starring Jenn Stafford, Andrea Natale Profeta, Robert Cooke, Arin Lee Dandes, Jamie Nablo Lama, Tammy Hayes McGovern, Pamela Rose Mangus, Maria Droz, Margo Davis, Ava Kane, Emma Barret, Declan Gray. Oct 23-Nov 9, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 North Johnson Parkway (853-1334).

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, drama by Tennessee Williams directed by Kevin Leary, starring Barbara Link LaRou, Adriano Gatto, Christopher Hatch, Brianna Battista. Nov 7-16, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. (683-1776).

HE SAID. SHE SAID, staged reading of Shakespeare’s monologues and scenes with a gender bending twist, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Saul Elkin. Oct 26, hors d’oeuvres at 6, show at 7. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (856-4533).

THE HOMOSEXUALS, comedy by Philip Dawkins, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Tyler Brown, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Becky Globus, Dave Haefner, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Rich Kraemer, Michael Seitz. Oct 24-Nov 15, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, comedy by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin and Tom Loughlin, starring Todd Benzin, Josie DiVincenzo, Saul Elkin, Tina Rausa, Robert Rutland. Oct 23-Nov 16, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, musical by Stephen Sondheim presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Nov 6-16, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).