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CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by and starring Mike Randall, presented by Towne Players. Dec 12 at 7:30. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Theatre, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Tonawanda (693-9641).

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- 21, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, comedy by Tom Dudzick presented by Aurora Players, directed by Ken Smyntek, starring Joe Cassidy, Brooke Goergen, Erin Pataye, MaryAnn Reisdorf. Dec 11-14, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, East Aurora (687-6727).

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, comedy by Paul L Jacobson and Glenville Mareth, adapted for the stage and directed by Drew McCabe, presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, starring Christopher Andreana, Alfonso Tyson, Leanne Troutman, Eric Mowery, Jenny Marie McCabe, Dan Greer, Dan Grabowski, John Renna, Paige Ronan, Thomas Wilger, Monica Morrisey. Dec 11-27, Thu & Fri at 7, Sat at 3 & 7, Sun at 2. Grange Theatre, 22 Main St., third floor. Hamburg (903.9288).


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. Through Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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. Through Dec 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. Through Dec 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

OPHELIA THINKS HARDER, comedy by Joan Betts and W. Shakespeare presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Toni Smith-Wilson, starring Rosa Fernandez, Anna Luce, Jennifer Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kelly M. Beuth, Kate Olena, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, Kerry Alsheimer, Bekki Sliwa, Ashley Evans. Through Dec 20, Thu-Sat at 8. ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (574-9139).

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Gian Carlo Gioia, Marisa Caruso, Adam Yellen, Tammy Hayes McGovern, Tim Newell, Priscilla Young Anker. Through Dec 21, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. (884-4400 x 304).

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT, one-man show by Jeffrey Solomon presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Chuck Basil. Through Dec 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. Through Dec 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Held over Dec 19 & 20 at 7:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


A BIG BAND HOLIDAY!, presented by Musicalfare, starring Katy Miner. Dec 13 at 4 & 8, Dec 14 at 2. Premier Center Cabaret, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE, written and directed by Joseph Demerly, starring Kevin Kennedy, Loraine O’Donnell, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Christopher Standart, Michael Hake, Demerly. Through Dec 28, Sat & Sun at 2, plus Dec 13 at 11. Forest Lawn Chapel, 1411 Delaware Ave. (885-1600).

THERE GOES THE BRIDE, comedy by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring John Profeta, Lisa Hinca, Justyne Harris, Mike Breen, Monish Bhattacharyya, Mary Moebius, Michelle Meer. Dec 11-Feb 1. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Romulus Linney, presented by the Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Dylan Brozyna, starring Christopher Best, Hali Wagner, Michael Bienko, Christian Sutter, Kathy Sutter, Emma Retzlaff, Teresa Colosanti, Ryan Morgan, Michael Sheehan, Brozyna. Through Dec 14, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Cafe, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL by Matthew R. Wilson, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Robin Patterson and Terry Judd. Through Dec 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).

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, adapted from the Frank Capra film by James W. Rodgers, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Brandon A. Czerwinski, Carla Kwasniak, Carl Tamburlin, Nathan Schuh. Through Dec 14, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).