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THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, play by Martin McDonagh presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Vincent O’Neill, starring Kristen Tripp Kelley, Josephine Hogan, Chris Kelly, Adam Yellen. Apr 24-May 17, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

GUYS AND DOLLS, Broadway musical presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steve Braddock. Apr 23-May 3, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Annual Gala on May 2, show at 4. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

HARVEY, comedy by Mary Chase , presented by The Springville Players, starring Jeff Maris, Patricia Maxwell, Pamela Morley, Thomas Durham, Justin Chortie, Ted Winkle, Judy Clark, Jessica Piwowarczyk, Mike Kowal, Kim Simmons, Francis Schichtel. Apr 23 at 8. Apr 24-May 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).

THE ODD COUPLE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Ray Boucher, Tim Newell, Tom Loughlin, Lisa Ludwig, Don Gervasi, Mike Randall, Michele Marie Roberts, Doug Weyand. Apr 23-May 17, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (Apr 26 at 4 instead of 2). The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

SPRING AWAKENING, musical by Sheik & Sater presented by UB Theatre & Dance Department, directed by Nathan R. Matthews. Apr 23-May 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama

Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).


BETSY CARMICHAEL’S LATE NITE BINGO, original comedy conceived & written by Mary Kate O’Connell & Joey Bucheker, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by O’Connell, starring Bucheker, Jerry Mosey, Adam Matthew Wall, Corey Bieber. Through Apr 26, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder (848-0800).

CAROUSEL, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Paschal Frisina III, Gregory Gjurich, Edith Grossman, Wendy Hall, Robert Insana, Matthew Iwanski, Dudney Joseph, Jr., Celine Keefe, Cecilia Snow, Michael Wachowiak. Through May 17, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Musicalfare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

HARBOR, comedy by Chad Beguelin, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Fuller, starring Kerrykate Abel, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Rick Lattimer, Sabrina Kahwaty. Through May 9, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).


F.B.E. (Family Before Everything), play b by Phil Davis Sr. & Taura “Chyna” Stephens presented by Alemaedae Theater, directed by Willie Judson, starring Judson, John Stover Jr,

Alphonso Walker Jr, Mary Coleman, Ebony Pace, Sherri Singletary, Ayana Williams, Terence “T-Brown” Brown. Through Apr 28, Sun at 4, Mon & Tue at 7:30. 1412 Main St. (602-6253).

KINKY BOOTS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Apr 26, 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).

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. Through Apr 26, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Grange Theatre, 22 Main St. , third floor, Hamburg (903-9288).

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, stage musical based on the classic MGM film, directed by David Bondrow, starring Kevin Leary, John Kaczorowski, Tara Kaczorowski, Valerie Stevens, Scot

Kaitanowski, David Silverthorn, Marisa Caruso. Through Apr 26, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


THE HUMBLE & THE BRAVE: FINDING THE UNIVERSAL MYTH, final installment of the Story Series presented by Against the Grain Theater Festival starring Michele Costa, Carl Dennis, Anthony Alcocer, Peter Palmisano. May 2 at 2, 3, & 4 pm. Buffalo Maritime Center, 90 Arthur St. (

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler. A V-Day at UB benefit performance for SBI Safety Services. Apr 23-25 at 7:30. Student Union Theater, UB North Campus (829-2584).


THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, play by Tom Griffin, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Carl Tamburlin, Chris Fire, Jesse Swartz , Paul McGinnis, Julie Senko, Debby Koszelak Swartz. May 7 at 8. May 9-23, Fri & Sat at 8 plus May 24 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, play by Tarell Alvin McCraney presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna Hill. May 1-24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (281-0092).

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, comedy by Shakespeare, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starrin Bobby Cooke, Maria Droz, Jamie Lama, Eliza Vann, Megan Callahan, Maria Droz, Kurt Erb, Nicholas Lama, Caitlin Coleman, Billy Horn, Eric Rawski. May 1-23, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

RUST BELT GROTESQUE, an evening of one act plays written by Mark C Lloyd, Matthew LaChiusa, Justin Karcher, and James Marzo, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY. Apr 30-May 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART InThe Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634 1102).

SHE LOVES ME, musical by Masteroff, Bock and Harnock, directed by Joseph Demerly, starring Debbie Pappas, Norman Sham, Loraine O’Donnell, Paul Maisano, Tom Owen, Steve Jakiel, Dan Urtz, Kevin Kennedy, Amy Jakiel, Leanne Troutman, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, David Bondrow, Ian Tweedie. May 1-24, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

SUITE SURRENDER, comedy by Michael McKeever, presented by Towne Players, directed by Christine Coniglio, starring Tom Fraterrigo, Teri Jo Ritz, Deborah A. Krygier, Nathan Schuh, Katie McMahon, Karen Cash, Nicole Miller, Tom Campofelice, Michael Ziblut. May 1-10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Tonawanda (693-9641).

THE UN-AMERICAN, world premiere of a play by Anna Kay France adapted from the book by Emanuel Fried presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Richard Lambert, Lisa Vitrano, Guy Wagner, Tim Joyce, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Victor Morales, Lawrence Rowswell, Jack Agugliaro, J. Tim Raymond, John Kennedy. May 7-31, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, drama by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Anthony Alcocer, Monish Bhattacharyya, Rosa Fernandez, Jonathan Foreman, David Hayes, Sara Kow-Falcone, Victoria Pérez. May 1-24, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

WINNIE THE POOH-The House at Pooh Corner, play presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Kevin Craig, Ricky Marchese, Lawrence Smith, Dan Greer, Jacob Albarella, Nancy Sam, Renee Landrigan, Zachary Snyder, Ashley Evans. May 8 at 7. May 9-Jun 7, Sat & Sun at 2, plus May 30 at 10 a.m. (no performance May 23 & 24). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).