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

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).


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, starring Courtney Turner, Fisher, Guy Wagner, Sandra Gilliam.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 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. Through 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. Through Feb 28, 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. Through Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (508-SGT0).

SHE GOT KIDS, comedy stage play presented by Alemaedae Theater Productions, starring Candi Davis, Alphonso Walker Jr., Damond Rainey, Tajunai Debose, Gabrielle Lewis. Through Mar 3, Sun at 4, Mon & Tue at 7:30. 1412 Main St. (602.6253).

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. Through Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Medaille Lecture Hall Theatre, 18 Agassiz Circle (903-9288).

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).


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. Through Feb 22, 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 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).


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).

MOMMY’S MARTINI HOUR 2: THE HANGOVER, cabaret performance presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Kerrykate Abel, Loraine O’Donnell, Chuck Basil. Feb 27 & 28 at 8, Mara 1 at 7. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239)

TONY n’ TINA’s WEDDING, interactive dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, directed by Kevin Barwell, starring Bill Kennedy, Karah Osland Krajewski, John Pirrone, Callie Bush, Margo Davis, Scot Kaitanowski. Feb 27-Mar 21, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway Lancaster (633-4355).

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).


AFTER MISS JULIE, drama by Patrick Marber presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Kate Loconti, Christopher Evans, Anne Roaldi Boucher. Feb 27-Mar 22, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

CALIFORNIA SUITE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Rocking Horse Productions, directed by Leigha Eichhorn, starring Catherine Burkhart, Russ Burton, Marc Ruffino, Joy Wrona. Feb 27-Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Mar 5 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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).

THE MOUSETRAP, murder mystery by Agatha Christie presented by Towne Players, directed by Sandy Boczar, starring Kris Bookhagen, Tim Bookhagen, Tom Turici, Jeff Jumper, Tia Suto, Mike Walsh, Cynthia Bell, Mark DiPasquale. Feb 27-Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Town of Tonawanda (693-9641).