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The Theater Jugend production of Trey Parker's "Orgazmo" opens Thursday, February 13, at ALT Theater.


BRANCHES FROM THE SAME TREE, play by Marjorie Eliot, directed by Paulette D. Harris, starring Alphonso Walker, Jr., Ayana Williams, Leon Copeland, Debbi Davis, Charles Everhart, Annette Christian, Andy Finley, Sandra Gilliam, Shawn Robinson. Feb 14-Mar 9, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

CHARLOTTE’S WEB, adapted from the classic novel by E. B. White, presented by Coop’s Spotlight Productions. Feb 19 at 11 a.m. & 6:30; Feb 20 at 6:30. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413).

ORGAZMO, comedy by Trey Parker presented by Theater Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Matthew Crehan Higgins, Marc Sacco, Jeffrey Coyle, Jenny Marie McCabe, Nick Lama, Eric Mowery, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Sara Marioles-Mitch, Jamie Nablo , D.P. Morris, Lindsay Salamone, Aaron Krygier, John Lattanzio. Feb 13-Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8. ALT Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd floor (445-9432).

THE WHO’S TOMMY, rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, directed by Chris Cavanagh, starring Joe Donohue III, Jake Albarella, Brandon Barry, Bethany Burrows, Louis Colaiacovo, Kelly Copps, Steve Copps, Matthew Iwanski, Loraine O’Donnell, Ben Puglisi, Michele Marie Roberts, Michael Wachowiak. Feb 19-Mar 30, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


CYRANO, new adaptation of the Edmund Rostand’s classic presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by and starring Taylor Doherty, also starring Ray Boucher, Morgan Chard, Katie White. Through Feb 23, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

DAI, one-woman show by Iris Bahr, presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Josie DiVincenzo. Through Mar 2, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114, x391). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, one-woman show by David Rambo presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Anne Gayley, starring Mary Kate O’Connell. Through Feb 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder (848-0800).

THE MOUNTAINTOP, docudrama by Katori Hall presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Gary Earl Ross, starring Jonathan Lee, Candace Whitfield. Through Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, play by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sam Fadel, starring Alain Alvarez, Dawn Ansel, Rich LaBend, Aaron Sawyer, Don Batalaris, Kaitlyn Bishara, Teodora Cristea, Brian Dana, Corey Frank, Sam Granieri, Sami Grawe, Drew Krause, Mike Lombardo, Pat LoPatriello. Through Feb 23, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

TO THE TOP, world premiere of the comic-drama by Ron Radice, directed by Neal Radice, starring Tim Joyce, Tom Owen, David C. Mitchell. Through Mar 1,Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0).


ART, play by Yasmina Reza presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Melissa Leventhal, starring Chris Andreana, Matt Mooney Galantowicz, Tim Stuff. Through Feb 20, Thu & Sun at 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS, thriller by Douglas Post presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Stephanie Bax, Tim Finnegan, Becky Globus, Michael Seitz. Through Feb 15, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

NANCY DREW & THE MYSTERY AT LILAC INN, based on the book by Carolyn Keene, adapted for the stage by Kenneth Shaw, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kerisa Yvonne Bonville, Arin Lee Dandes, Maria Droz, Danica Riddick, Kerrykate Abel, Joyce Carolyn, Darryl Hart, Kurt Guba, Guy Balotine. Through Feb 16, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo (884-4400). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

SOME GIRL(S), play by Neil LaBute presented by Second Generation Theatre, directed by Steve Copps, starring Adriano Gatto, Meghan McAdam Gomez, Sophie Howes, Diane Di Bernardo Blenk, Kristin Bentley. Through Feb 16, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (864-0938).

VERY FINE USE OF A GRENADE, world premiere of the play by Mark Witteveen, starring Kristin Tripp Kelley, John Fredo, Greg Howze, Renee Landrigan. Through Feb 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

Special Presentations:

JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER, reading of the play by Carmen Rivera celebrating Burgos’s 100th birthday, presented by Raíces Theatre Company, directed by Sheila M. López, starring Sarielys Matos, Victoria Pérez, Rolando Martin Gómez, Nicholas Nieves, Mariana Cole-Rivera, Alejandro Gabriel Gómez, Richard Morrisroe, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Dewel Pérez, Ingrid Córdova. Feb 17 at 7. Pucho’s Social Club, 261 Swan St. (free).

PRESCRIPTION: MURDER, mystery/thriller by William Link and Richard L. Levinson directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Guy Wagner, David Marciniak, Alley Griffin, Hillary Jebuski, Katherine Ventresca, Jay Wollin. Through Mar 30, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees (Feb 23, Mar 9, 23, 30), lunch at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive musical comedy/dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company. Feb15 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St. Lancaster (633-4355).


AMERICAN IDIOT, touring production of the rock musical by Green Day. Feb 28 at 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

FOOBS AND FIPPLES: THE BREAST MONOLOGUES by Robin Rice Lichtig, presented by the Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Kelly M. Beuth, starring Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber, Martha Rothkpf, Elizabeth Oddy, Brittany Kucala, Jenny Gembka, Amy Wrzos, Jessica Rasp, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, Kate Olena, Virginia Brannon. Feb 28 at 7 & 9. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. (574-9139).

A HATFUL OF RAIN, drama by Michael V. Gazzo presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Hugh Davis, Maura Nolan, Raphael Santos, Victor Morales, Leo Dibello, Monish Bhattacharyya, Steve Brachman, Brianna Lanoye. Mar 6-29, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Swartz, Chris Fire, Trey Wydysh, Daniel Arrasjid, Carl Tamburlin, Joann V. Mis, Mark Woomer, Katie Buckler. Feb 20 at 7. Feb 21-Mar 8 Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 9 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

LEND ME A TENOR, comedy by Ken Ludwig presented by Springville. Feb 20-Mar 2, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Feb 27). Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).

THE LION IN WINTER, historical drama by James Goldman, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Les Bailey, starring Michael Breen, Priscilla Young-Anker, Sarah Stroka, Joe Fratello, Scott Mackmin, Andrew Polino, Holden Bath. Feb 21-Mar 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3.The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (260-2319).

THE SHAPE OF THINGS, play by Neil LaBute presented by Niagara University Players. Feb 21-23, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler. A special V-Day benefit performance for Crisis Services Advocate Program, directed by Kelly M. Beuth. Feb 21 & 22 at 7:30. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. (574-9139).