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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 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).


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).

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).

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. Through Dec 7, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


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).

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

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

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. Through Nov 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Theaterloft, 345 Elmwood Ave. (573-9106).

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).


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).

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).


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 GUNS OF CHRISTMAS, world premiere of a play by Gary Earl Ross, presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Ross, starring Lawrence Rowswell, J. Tim Raymond, John Kennedy, Lucas Lloyd, Justin Fiordaliso, Thorin Vallentin, Jacob Sauer, Rick Vogt, Murry Galloway, Michael Mottern, Ryan Filer.Dec 4-20, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

JERRY’S GIRLS, musical revue by Jerry Herman presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Michael Walline, starring Mary Coppola Gjurich, Pamela Rose Mangus, Mary Kate O’Connell, Shelby Bosse, Celine Keefe, Nancy Sam. Nov 28-Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, presented by Theatre of Youth. Dec 5 at 7. Dec 6-21, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2 (no 10 a.m. performance Dec 6). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. (884-4400 x 304).

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).

SCROOGE THE MUSICAL, by David Smith, directed by Christopher Parada, starring Dennis Donovan, Jack Landrigan, Kathy Dewey, Ethan Koplas, Emily Prucha. Dec 5-7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).

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