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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, THE MUSICAL, by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, presented by The Olean Theatre Workshop, directed by Mckenzie Forrest, starring Julia Rakus, Aidan Heany, Teresa Heany, Javyn Welka, Maria Welka, Rodney Stebbins, Marcia McAndrews. Oct 23-26, Thu- Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Washington Street Theater, Sixth and Washington streets, Olean (373-7469)

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).

END DAYS, comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Wendy Hall, Philip Farugia, Eliza Vann, Michael Wachowiak, John Kennedy, Joshua Robinson. Oct 23-Nov 15, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

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).


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).


DISSONANCE, development reading of a new play by Joy Scime presented by The Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Annette Daniels-Taylor. Oct 27 at 7:30 Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

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).

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. Held over through Nov 23. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


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).

BLITHE SPIRIT, comedy by Noel Coward presented by Towne Players, directed by Kathleen Weber, starring Mike Beiter, Teri Jo Ritz, Tracey Snyder, Karen Cash, Christine Melchiorre, Kevin Dennis, Tia V. Suto Nov 1-16, Fri-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Theatre, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Tonawanda (693-9641).

CHRISTMAS CAROL, drama by Charles Dickens, presented by Raiders of Niagara, directed by Christine Coniglio and Randy Rumley, starring Bob Lonski, Tom Turici, Mike Leszczynski, Tom Fratterrigo, Ron Mangum, Nora Kiel, Tom Malzan, Ethan Coniglio, Mark Fulk, Margret Lynch, Rebekah Lucia, Doug Smith. Nov. 7-23, Fri & Sat. at 7:30, Sun at 2. Episcopal Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Rd., Kenmore (876-6504 /833-1461).

THE CRUCIBLE, drama by Arthur Miller presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Lisa Vitrano, Christopher Standart, Sara Marioles-Mitch, Jenny Marie McCabe, Leanne Troutman, Erica Lorenzetti, Leacel Hillenbrand, Danica Riddick, Steve Brachmann, David C Mitchell, Michael Breen. Oct 30-Nov 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Broadway musical presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Jeffrey Coyle. Nov 1-15, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30. Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls (877-856-0694).

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).

MAMMA MIA, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Nov 7-9, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

MY LIFE ON A DIET, one-woman show starring Renée Taylor, written by Taylor and Joe Bologna, presented by Shea’s. Nov 6-16, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-735-3000).

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, adapted for the stage by Billy Horn from George Romero’s screenplay, presented by Patchwork Theatre of Niagara, starring Shabar Rouse, Samantha Stack, Elliot Fox, Lisa Sember, Nathan McCandless. Oct 30-Nov 8, Thu-Sat at 8. Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls. (628-5347)

THE PROCESS, play by Aimee Levesque, Keller Vogelsang, Robert Bach, Wanda Wilson, and Maria Laurendi, presented by Unique Productions in collaboration with Ujima Theatre, directed by Beth Geyer. Nov 13-23, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Theaterloft, 345 Elmwood Ave. (573-9106).

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).

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