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ANNIE, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Dec 8-13, 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).

CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by and starring Mike Randall, presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. Dec 6 at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek, Tonawanda (260-2319).

FACE IT, two one-act plays by Engelic Everett and Nick Cacciotti presented by Unique Productions (Up!) in collaboration with Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Beth Geyer. Dec 3-13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (243-8889).

LATE WITH LANCE, show biz spoof written by and starring Peter Michael Marino. Dec 4 at 8, Donald Savage Theater Arts Building, Buffalo State campus. Dec 6 at 7, Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen St. Pay-what-you-can. No reservations.

LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS, by James DeVita, based on the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn. Dec 4 at 7. Dec 5-20, Sat & Sun at 2, plus Dec 12 & 19 at 10 a.m. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe and Terri Filips Vaughan. Dec 3-13, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

THE SANTALAND DIARIES, one-man show by David Sedaris & Joe Mantello, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Kevin Kennedy. Dec 4-19, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 (no show Dec 17). Road Less Traveled Theater, 500 Pearl St. (629-3069).

TWO CHRISTMAS TALES: The Gift Of The Magi & A Charlie Brown Christmas, presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society. Dec 5 & 11 at 7:30, Dec 12 at 2:30 & 7:30, Dec 6 & 13 at 2:30. ACTS, 470 Church St, Alden (937-7770).


HARVEY, comedy by Mary Chase, directed by Tom Makar, starring Richard Lambert, Caitlin Coleman, Dave Lundy, Betsy Bittar, Tammy Hayes McGovern, Sharon Straight, Jamie Nablo, Nicholas Lama, Todd Fuller, Rich Kramer, Franklin LaVoie. Through Dec 20, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

UH OH! HERE COMES CHRISTMAS, variety performance by Fulghum, Zulia & Caldwell, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Corey Beiber, Tim Goehrig, Edith Grossman, Mary Moebius, Michael Starzynski. Through Dec 20, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Dec 17). The Park School, 4625 Harlem Rd., Snyder (848-0800).

MY FAIR LADY, musical by Lerner & Loewe directed by David Bondrow, starring Kevin Leary, Chrissy Vogric, Scot Kaitanowski, David Marciniak, Alex Hunnell, Katy Clancy. Through Dec 13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


BOTH YOUR HOUSES, play by Maxwell Anderson, directed by David Lamb, starring Christian Brandjes, Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Chris Evans, Anne Gayley, Greg Gjurich, Kurt Guba, Robert Insana, Steve Jakiel, Tim Joyce, Gerry Maher, Aleks Malejs, Russ Papia, Peter Palmisano, Norm Sham, Jessica Wegrzyn. Through Dec 6, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

THE CRUCIBLE, drama by Arthur Miller presented by The Springville Players, directed by Ed Heary. Through Dec. 6, Thu-Sat at 7, Sun at 2, plus Nov 28 at 2. Springville Center for the Arts. 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).

LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL, presented by UB Theatre & Dance Department, directed by Keith Andrews. Through Dec 6, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS).

NORA, drama adapted by Ingmar Bergman from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, presented by Torn Space, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor, Kristen Bentley, David Hayes, PJ Tighe, Geoff Pictor. Through Dec 6, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7:30. Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

PAGEANT: THE MUSICAL, by Albert Evans, Frank Kelly & Bill Russell, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Bobby Cooke, Matthew Iwanski, Chris Kelly, Ben Michael Moran, Tom Owen, Marc Sacco, Michael Wachowiak, Michael Walline. Through Dec 6, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 7, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY, musical by Ron Stacker Thompson, directed by Mary Craig, starring Craig, Chalma Warmley, Sandra Gilliam, Johnny Rowe, Melinda Rowe, Robin Barker, Perris K. Fortson, Ayana Williams. Through Dec 6, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).


FORGET ME NOT, free reading of a new play by Diane Almeter Jones presented by the Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Lisa Ludwig, starring Steve Copps, Tracy Snyder, Michael Seitz, David Lundy. Dec 7 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, 500 Pearl St.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE, written by Joseph Demerly, directed by Loraine O’Donnell, starring John Fredo, Dudney Joseph, Jenn Stafford, Kelly Copps, Doug Crane, Timothy Finnegan, Mary Craig, Annette Christian. Through Dec 27, Sat & Sun at 2. Forest Lawn Chapel, 1411 Delaware Ave. (885-1600).


ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, play written and directed L. Don Swartz, starring Kirsten Ferree, D.J. Swartz, Isabella Kutzbach, Ben Torres, Ryan Walters, Mikey Swartz, Bailey Blanchard. Dec 10-20, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring David C. Mitchell, Melissa Leventhal, Stephanie Bax, Roger VanDette, David G. Poole, Jerry Hudson, Joyce Stilson, Radice. Dec 10- 20, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS! by Paul L Jacobson and Glenville Mareth, adapted for the stage and directed by Billy Horn, presented by Patchwork Theatre of Niagara, starring Elliot Fox, Meagan Kurilovitch, Steve Brachmann, Rick Vogt, Trevor Dugan, Daniel Baker, Jamie Moore, Rosie Lorenti. Dec 17-20, Thu & Fri at 7, Sat & Sun at 3 & 7. Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (628-5347).

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