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THE BFG (BIG FRIENDLY GIANT), play adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba, Kathleen Betsko, Arin Dandes, Eve Everette, Kurt Erb, Shabar Rouse, Larry Smith. Mar 20 at 7. Mar 21-29, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, drama by Tom Griffin, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Hall, starring Jason Gosner, Steve Bench, Chris Rimes, Ron Mangum, Joe Cassidy, Lauren Zaborowski, Sean Farrell, Kathleen Brown, Dan Greer. Mar 20-29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Thur & Sun at 2:30 Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776)

THE ODD COUPLE, female version, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Aurora Players, directed by Mark Eckstein, starring Brooke Bartell Goergen, David Canfield, Suzie Hibbard, Katie McMahon, Pamela Morley, Jessica Piwowaeczyk, Renee Ronan, Curtis Rose. Mar 20-29, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30, Roycroft Pavilion, Hamlin Park East Aurora (687-6727).


AFTER AMERICA: WASTELAND 2015, world premiere of a play by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Lisa Vitrano, Peter Palmisano, Steve Brachmann, Monish Bhattacharyya, Danica Riddick, Kelsey Mogensen. Through Apr 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

ANGELS FALL, play by Lanford Wilson directed by Gail Golden, starring Mike Randall, Richard Lambert, Pam Rose Mangus, Candice Kogut, Justin Fiordaliso, Lucas Lloyd. Through Apr 4, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853 1334).

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, play by Alan Ayckbourn directed by David Lamb, starring Guy Balotine, Christian Brandjes, Kathleen Denecke, Eileen Dugan, Genevieve Lerner, Joe Liolos, Lisa Ludwig, Gerry Maher, Aleks Malejs, Ben Michael Moran, Dan Urtz, Ella & Karliegh Zack. Through Mar 29, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

THE HAIRY APE, drama by Eugene O’Neill presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Patrick Moltane, Christopher Guilmet, Eliza Vann, Jessica Wegrzyn, Jon Joy. Through Mar 28, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 29 at 7:30. Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

MY FAVORITE YEAR, musical presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dan Zerpa, starring Nate Miller, Cassandra Grizanti, Dan Morris. Through Mar 29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek, Tonawanda (260-2319).

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, touring production of the Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Mar 29, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7, plus Mar 19 at 1. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

PICASSSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, play by Steve Martin presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Sean Marciniak, Matthew Chavez, David Mitchell, Diane DiBenardo Blenk, Keith Wharton, Stefan Brundage, Eric Mowery Leacel Hillenbrand, Michael Leszczynski. Through Mar 28, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART InThe Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634 1102).


AFTER MISS JULIE, drama by Patrick Marber presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Kate Loconti, Christopher Evans, Anne Roaldi Boucher. Through Mar 22, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, play by Tom Griffin presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Sami Carol, Paul Everett, Sr., Sam Fadel, Sam Granieri, Drew Krause, Leon Levinsky, John Macomber, Sharon Priest, Tom Slaiman, Samika Sullivan. Through Mar 22, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

CABARET, musical by Kander & Ebb presented by NCCC Theatre Department, directed by Roger Keicher. Through Mar 22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Arts & Media Theatre, NCCC campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn (614-5960).

HOPELESS CASES, new works presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets directed by Kelly M. Beuth, written by and starring Jennifer Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Elizabeth Oddy, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Jane Cudmore, Mike Beiter. Through Mar 21, Thu-Sat at 8. Empire State College, Apple Tree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga (574-9139).

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, comedy by Oscar Wilde presented by Casting Hall-Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Donn Youngstrom. Through Mar 20, Thu & Fri at 8. Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall, Buffalo State campus (878-3005).

OF MICE AND MEN, theatrical adaptation of the classic by John Steinbeck presented by Springville Players, directed by Ed Heary, starring Rick Manzone, DJ Livingston, Tom Durham, Rick Sweet, Keith Cordaro, Mike Sharrer, Franklyn Jones, Cassie Klahn, Christian Pfarner, Timothy Musial. Through Mar 22, Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Springville Center for the Arts’ Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 N Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).


MASS APPEAL, comedy/drama by Bill C. Davis, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Matt Snyder. Through Apr 19. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

TONY n’ TINA’s WEDDING, interactive dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, directed by Kevin Barwell, starring Bill Kennedy, Karah Osland Krajewski, John Pirrone, Callie Bush, Margo Davis, Scot Kaitanowski. Through Mar 21, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway Lancaster (633-4355).


BUA TAKES 10, collection of LGBT short plays presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Caitlin Baeumler Coleman, Kevin Craig, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Jimi Konidis, Jessica K. Rasp, Marc Sacco, Alisse Sikes. Mar 27-Apr 11, Fri & Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret at Alleyway Theatre Complex, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival or one-act plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Stephanie Bax, Tyler Brown, Jacquie Cherry, Bethany Sparacio, Michael Starzynski. Mar 26-Apr 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

CYRANA, based on Edmond Rostand’s classic comedy, adapted and directed by Doug Zschiegner, presented by Niagara University Theatre. Mar 26-31, Thu a 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2, Mon & Tue at 7. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

LOVE, SEX, AND THE IRS, comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, directed by Matthew Mooney, starring Melissa Leventhal, Ryan Kaminski, Ricky Needham, Rhiannon Sherlock, Mark Bursztyn, Timothy Bookhagen, Leigh Hinkle, Thomas Wilger. Apr 10-26, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Grange Theatre, 22 Main St. , third floor, Hamburg (903-9288).