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FOOTLOOSE, Broadway musical presented by Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Carlos Jones. Nov 13-22, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall, Buffalo State campus (878-3005)

JOURNEY’S END, drama by R.C. Sherriff, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Christian Brandjes, Louis Colaiacovo, Christopher Evans, Tim Joyce, Stan Klimecko, Chance MacDowell, Geoff Pictor, Norman Sham, PJ Tighe, Guy Wagner, Joseph Wright. Nov 14- Dec 7, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

LOMBARDI, play by Eric Simonson presented by MusicalFare Theatre, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Matt Witten, Steve Copps. Nov 13-23, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-735-3000).

THE MUSIC MAN, musical by Meredith Willson presented by Opera-Lytes, directed by Gayle Nason-Churchill, starring Chris Turton, Nick Czaplicki, Jill Masters Neuhaus. Nov 14-16, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda (692-2413).

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


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

BITCH, play by Datra Martindale and Kim Williams, directed by Mary Craig, starring Carmen L. Swans, Yoleici Araujo, Falisha Young, Juan Green, Linda D. Barr, Jasmine Ramos, Gabriel Woodson, Liyah Blazer, Ayana N. Williams, Xavier Harris. Through Nov 30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

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. Through Nov 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. Through Nov 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, drama by Arthur Miller presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring John Fredo, Ellen Horst, Paschal Frisina, Adam Rath, Joe Liolos, Bethany Sparacio, Gerry Maher, Mark Donahue, Doug Weyand, Jen Fitzery. Through Nov 30, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

SECRET GARDEN, musical by Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman, presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Marcolini. Through Nov 23, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhose, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (260-2319).


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. Through Nov 16, Fri-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Theatre, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Tonawanda (693-9641).

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. Through Nov 15, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Broadway musical presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring Paul Bene, Kathy Recchione, Haley Keeley, Erin Coyle, Jill Anderson, Jerry Mosey, Rex Stewart, Chris Teal, Corey Beiber, Elaine Schuh, Amy Teal, Sara Jo Kukulka. Through Nov 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. Through Nov 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. (683-1776).

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. Through Nov 15, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

MY LIFE ON A DIET, one-woman show starring Renée Taylor, written by Taylor and Joe Bologna, presented by Shea’s. Through Nov 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).

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. Through 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. Through Nov 16, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).


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 29. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

UNDARK, one-act play by Rachael Katz: presented by Undark Productions in a collaborative multimedia setting, directed by Eric Coombs. Nov 14-16, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 5. Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St. (413) 652-0779.


THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, by Laura Eason adapted from the novel by Mark Twain, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Brandon Barry, Joseph Donohue III, Renee Landrigan, John Kaczorowski, Kevin Craig, Jose Rivera, Wendy Hall, Betsy Bittar, Anthony Alcocer, Eric Rawski. Preview Nov 20 at 8. Nov 21-Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 23 & 30). New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring David C. Mitchell, Melissa Seifert Leventhal, Stephanie Bax, Roger VanDette, David Poole, Jerry Hudson, Joyce Stilson, Darryl Hart, Radice. Dec 11- 22, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL by Matthew R. Wilson, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Robin Patterson and Terry Judd. Dec 4-14, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

THE ROAD TAKEN, workshop production of the new musical by Stephen Shanley, directed by Alexei Carstensen, starring John Clayton. Nov 21 & 22 at 8. Starfields Studio Café, 463 Amherst St. (512-8256).

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s & Albert Nocciolino. Dec 2-7, 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).

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT, one-man show by Jeffrey Solomon presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Timothy Patrick Finnegan. Dec 5-20, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Dec 14 at 7. Main Street Cabaret, 687 Main St. (886-9239).

THE SANTALAND DIARIES, one-man show by David Sedaris & Joe Mantello, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Marc Sacco. Dec 4-14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

A VERY MEOWLY CHRISTMAS!, written and directed by Linda Silvestri, presented by Western Door Playhouse, starring Paul Gadawski, Tom Slaiman, Gloria McNitt, Sam Granieri, Sami Grawe, Drew Krause, NickMarino, Elaine Meranto, Bob Priest, Sharon Priest, Dede Secic, Andrea Tomala. Nov 21-Dec 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Su at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).