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THE BROTHERS SIZE, poetic drama by Tarell Alvin McCraney, presented by Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Aaron Moss. Through Feb 14, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Theater and Communication Building, Buffalo State campus (878-3005).

CHICAGO, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Bianca Marroquin, Terra C.MacLeod, Roz Ryan, John O’Hurley. Feb 17-22, 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).

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 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).

ORPHANS, drama by Lyle Kessler presented by Second Generation Theatre, directed by David Oliver, starring Greg Natale, Anthony Alcocer, PJ Tighe. Feb 12- Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (508-SGT0).

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).


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. Through 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. Through Mar 8, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

BURYING THE BONES, play by M.E.H. Lewis, directed by Laverne Clay. Through Mar 1, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

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. Through Feb 22, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

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).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Joe Fratello, starring Paul Bene, Steve Jakiel. Through Feb 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. Through Mar 7, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


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).

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. Through Feb 15, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun & Thu 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. 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).


THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler. A special V-Day benefit performance for Crisis Services Advocate Program, directed by Kelly M. Beuth. Feb 20 & 21 at 8. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. (574-9139).


EURYDICE, readers’ theater production of the play by Sarah Ruhl presented by Niagara University Theatre in collaboration with the Castellani Art Museum, directed by Adriano Gatto. Feb 19-22, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Castellani Art Museum on the NU campus (286-8685).

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL, touring production of the off-Broadway musical. Feb 20 at 8. Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

LOVE SONG, play by John Kolvenbach presented by Niagara University Players. Feb 27-Mar 1, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

MOTHERS AND SONS, play by Terrence McNally presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Jessica K. Rasp, starring Anne Hartley Pfohl, Brian Riggs, Michael Seitz, Stefanos Psorakis. Feb 20-Mar 14, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, drama by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Ujima Company, directed by Roosevelt Tidwell III, starring Preach Freedom, Amilcar Hill. Feb 20-Mar 15, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).