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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).

GODSPELL, musical by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Kathleen Sutter, starring Dylan Brozyna, Christian Sutter, Chris Best, Pat Best, Michael Bienko, Danielle Burning, Teresa Colosanti, Vicki Elliot, Joe Hoiden, Georjean Labuzzetta, Erin Sheehan, Angela Sutter. Feb 27-Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

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).


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).

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. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (883-0380).

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).


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).

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).


MASS APPEAL, comedy/drama by Bill C. Davis, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Matt Snyder. Mar 7-Apr 19. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

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, Mar 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).


AFTER AMERICA: WASTELAND 2015, world premiere of a play Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Lisa Vitrano, Peter Palmisano, Steve Brachmann, Monish Bhattacharyya, Danica Riddick, Kelsey Mogensen. Mar 13-Apr 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

ANGELS FALL, play by Lanford Wilson directed by Gail Golden, starring Mike Randall, Richard Lambert, Pam Rose Mangus, Candice Kogut, Justin Fiordaliso, Lucas Lloyd. Mar 12-Apr 4, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853 1334).

THE HAIRY APE, drama by Eugene O’Neill presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Patrick Moltane, Christopher Guilmet, Eliza Vann, Jessica Wegrzyn, Jon Joy. Mar 5-28, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 29 at 7:30. Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

HOPELESS CASES, new works presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets directed by Kelly M. Beuth, written by and starring Jennifer Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Elizabeth Oddy, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Jane Cudmore, Mike Beiter Mar 5-21, Thu-Sat at 8 plus Mar 8 at 2 (no performance Mar 7). Empire State College, Apple Tree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga (574-9139).

PICASSSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, play by Steve Martin presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Tom Dooney, starring Sean Marciniak, Matthew Chavez, David Mitchell, Diane DiBenardo Blenk, Keith Wharton, Stefan Brundage, Eric Mowery Leacel Hillenbrand, Michael Leszczynski. Mar 5-28, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART InThe Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634 1102).

SISTER ACT, touring production of the Broadway musical by Alan Menken. Mar 9 at 7:30. UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre (645-ARTS).

THE TANGO LADIES DANCE ON, reading of the play by Beatriz Pizano and Yanira Contreras presented by Albert Invincible Theatre in conjunction with Raices Theatre Company, starring Victoria Pérez, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Rolando M.Gomez, Tom LaChiusa with Moshe Shulman on bandoneon. Mar 8 at 4 & Mar 9 at 7. Rust Belt Book Store, 415 Grant St. (883-0995).