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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. Through 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. Through Feb 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave.(297-5910).

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. Through Feb 8, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

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. Through Feb 15, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

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. Through Feb 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).


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).

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. Through Jan 31, Thu-Sat at 8. Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave. (479-9907).

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. Through Jan 31, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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

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 RABBIT ON THE WALL, staged reading of a play Bulgarian playwright Vera Nasstrom, presented and directed by Jennifer Gold, starring Kathleen Betsko Yale, Frank Canino, Ron Cohen, Joy Scime, Alisse Sikes. Feb 11 at 7. Starlight Studio and Art Gallery 340 Delaware Ave. (800-7104).

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).


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).

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, play by Tim Kelly based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by Susie Marranca and starring Bill Brown, Andy Gonlag, Jerry Kelly, Stacy Kowal, Paul Nogaro, Tara Potzler, Betsy Ross, Caroline Schettler, Jack Stapleton, Penny Striker, Robert Wagner. Feb 6-15, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun & Thu at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, comedy by Oscar Wilde presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company directed by Melissa Leventhal, starring Phil Weiss, A. Peter Snodgrass, David Poole, Thomas Wilger, Jennifer Fitzery, Lauren McGowan, Leanne Troutman, Elizabeth Oddy. Feb 13-Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Grange Theatre, 22 Main St, third floor, Hamburg (903-9288).

LITTLE WOMEN, Louisa May Alcott classic adapted by and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Megan Blarr, Katie Buckler, Carla Kwasniak, Emily M. Spina, Joann V. Mis, Chris Fire, Ron Vossler. Feb 12 at 7. Feb 13-29, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 1 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Feb 6 at 8, Feb 7 at 4 & 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 650 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE, written and Directed by Taylor Doherty, presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre in conjunction with Shea’s Performing Arts Center, starring John Kaczorowski, Ray Boucher. Feb 5-22, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

SPRING AWAKENING, musical by Sater & Sheik based on a play by Frank Wedeking, presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, directed by Matthew Mooney, starring Clarisse Birkby, Andrew Adolf, Carolyn Lansom, Emily Yancey, Sara Kow-Falcone, Michael Wachowiak, Renee Birkby, Jon May, Jamie Nablo Lama, Corey Bieber, Ryan Kaminski, Ricky Needham. Feb13-Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Medaille Lecture Hall Theatre, 18 Agassiz Circle (903-9288).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Joe Fratello, starring Paul Bene, Steve Jakiel. Feb 6-22, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda. (260-2319).

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).