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5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, comedy by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood presented by The Fearless Players, directed by Todd Fuller, starring Brianna Battista, Courtney Hoerner, Lisa Leone, Laura Lonski, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok. Jan 15-31, Thu-Sat at 8. Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave. (479-9907).

HARVEY, comedy by Mary Chase presented by Curtain Up Productions, directed by Steve Copps, starring Eric Glynn, Jennifer Ossont, Amanda McNulty, William J. Watson, Stephen Smith, Jake Hayes, Leanne Troutman, Dan Urtz, Peg Merrill, Danielle White, William Curr. Jan 16-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).

THE LION IN WINTER, play by James Goldman presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Brian Cavanagh, starring Vincent O’Neill, Josephine Hogan, Matt Witten, Todd Benzin, Nathan Miller, Renee Landrigan, Adam Rath. Jan 16-Feb 8, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

MOTOWN, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jan 20-25, 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).


FAMILY FURNITURE, comedy by A.R. Gurney directed by Peter Palmisano, starring Lisa Ludwig, Tom Zindle, PJ Tighe, Kathleen Denecke, Genevieve Lerner. Through Feb 1, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

SNAKE IN THE GRASS, play by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Red Thread Theatre, starring Eileen Dugan, Pamela Rose Mangus, Adria Ryan. Through Feb 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Marie Maday Theatre in Lyon’s Hall, Canisius College (445-4653).


THE BENEFIT, reading of a play by Anna Kay France, sponsored by Talk Back Theatre, starring Verneice Turner, Marsha McWilson, Pat Armstrong, Sandra Gilliam, Joy Scime, Candace Whitfield. Jan 18 at 4, 1412 Main St. Jan 19 at 7, Unity Church, 1243 Delaware (812-8292).

A CAROLE KING TRIBUTE, featuring Cathy Carfagna, Leah Zicari, Theresa Quinn. Jan 24 at 4 & 8, Jan 25 at 2. Premier Center Cabaret at Musicalfare. 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

ELLIOT, A SOLDIER’S FUGUE, reading of the play by Quiara Alegría Hudes presented by Raices Theatre Company, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Anthony Alcocer, Mercedes Pérez, Victor Morales, Daniel Walker. Jan 25 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, 639 Main St. (238-1522).

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. Through Feb 1. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

A NIGHT WITH SOPHIE TUCKER, featuring Kelli Bocock-Natale, Philip Farugia. Jan 17 at 4 & 8, Jan 18 at 2. Premier Center Cabaret at Musicalfare. 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS..., dinner theater production featuring tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin, presented by Lancaster Opera House. Jan 16-18, Fri & Sat at 7, Sun at 2:30. Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


BEAU JEST, comedy by James Sherman presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Steve Vaughan, starring Saul Elkin, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Brian Mysliwy, Matt Snyder, Adam Yellen, Rebecca Elkin-Young. Feb 5-Mar 1, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, musical by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson, directed by Paschal Frisina III, starring LauRen Nicole Alaimo, Jacob Albarella, Michael Dentico, Philip Farugia, Tim Goehrig, Robert Insana, Michael Lillis, Emily Malkowski, Theresa Quinn, Cecilia Snow, Zak Ward. Feb 4-Mar 8, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

CRASH, play by Y York, based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Jesse Tiebor, Faith Walh, Bobby Cooke, Linda Stein, Ricky Marchese, Reed Bentley, Jessica Wegrzyn, Mike Randall. Jan 30 at 7. Jan 31-Feb 8, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. (884-4400 x 304).

THE GRADUATE, adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Constance Caldwell, Tyler Brown, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, David Haefner, David Mitchell, Jasmine Ramos, Joyce Stilson, Eliza Vann. Jan 22-Feb 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Linda Silvestri, starring Mike Lombardo, Dede Secic, Sami Grawe, Rhonda Pizzimenti. Jan 23-Feb 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave.(297-5910).

NUNSET BOULEVARD, The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show, musical by Dan Goggin presented by Rocking Horse Productions directed by Jane Navarro, starring Sara Jo Kukulka, Sydnie Perkins, Katherine Quattrini, Elizabeth Staley, Amy Teal. Jan 23-31, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Jan 25 & 31 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY, play by Lucan Hnath, directed by Katie Mallinson, starring Robert Rutland, Darryl Hart, Gerry Maher, Marisa Caruso. Jan 23-Feb 15, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, presented by Niagara University Theatre. Jan 23-31, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre in Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, musical revue by Jason Robert Brown presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Michael J. Walline, starring Arin Lee Dandes, Dudney Joseph, Nicholas Lama, Bob Mazierski, Loraine O’Donnell, Victoria Pérez, Josué Rosario-Calíz, Nancy Sam. Jan 22-Feb 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

WHITE BOY OTHELLO, adapted and directed by Kurt Schneiderman, presented by Subversive Theatre, starring Jeffrey Coyle, Dee Perry, Candace M. Whitfield, Verneice Turner, Greg Howze, Shabar Rouse, Leon Copeland, Marcus Thompson, Tashani Wiggins, Mary Kate Lodick. Feb 4-Mar 7, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).