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EVITA, touring production of the musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. April 11 & 12 at 8. Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

FACING EAST, drama by Carol Lynn Pearson presented by Buffalo United Aritsts, directed by Kelli Bocock Natale, starring Eileen Dugan, Kevin Keleher, Dan Walker. April 11-May 3, Fri & Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

HAIRSPRAY, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. April 11-13, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (847-0850).

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Eric Bogosian, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Tim Klein, Lisa Vitrano, Tom LaChuisa, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Phil Knoerzer. April 11-May 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

LOVE LETTERS by A.R.Gurney, presented by the Amherst Players, directed by Steven Queeno. April 10-19, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 1:30 & 7:30. Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.

LUCKY CHARMS, original comedy by Kevin Dwyer presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest. April 11-26, Fri & Sat at 8, plus April 20 at 2:30. Woodbox Theater in the NACC, 1201 Pine at Portage, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

NICKEL AND DIMED by Joan Holden, based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich, presented by Subversive Theater Collective, directed by Virginia Brannon, starring Moira Keenan, Kelly M. Beuth, Paul O’Hern, Jennifer Fitzery, Jennifer Linch, Jessica Stuber, Arianna Boykins, Afrim Gjonbalaj, Leon S. Copeland, Jr., Justin Fiordaliso, Stephanie Dale, Tom Izard. Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave. in Buffalo’s Great Arrow Building (408-0499).


BORN YESTERDAY, comedy by Garson Kanin presented by Aurora Players, directed By Teresa Gallagher, starring Sean Farrell, Carla Frio, Ken Smyntek, Rob Schwartz, Bob Aquila, Jeff Maris, Kate Huthmaker. Through April 19 Fri. & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The Roycroft Pavilion, Hamlin Park, S. Grove Street, East Aurora (687-6727).


AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by H. Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller, presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Frank Scelsa. Through April 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Theater, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Rocking Horse Productions. Through April 13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

BUFFALO QUICKIES, 17th annual festival of new one-act plays, directed by Joyce Stilson. Through April 12, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

ONE ACT PLAYS featuring “The Simple Truth” by Carl Allensworth and “Art” by Yasmina Reza. Through April 12, Fri & Sat at 8. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

SYLVIA, comedy by A.R. Gurney presented by the Towne Players, directed by Kathleen Weber, starring Josh Snyder, Terri Jo Ritz, Mark DiPasquale, Lindsey Visser, Constance Lightman, Katherine Ventresca. Through April 12, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside, Town of Tonawanda (693-9641).



DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company, open-ended run, Wed at 7:30. The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4475 Main St., Snyder (839-3949).

LAFFERTY’S WAKE, interactive musical comedy/dinner theatre presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Mike Ficorilli, MaryAnn Reisdorf, John Cronyn, Steve Petix, Corey Jelowski. April 11 at 7:30. Magruders Banquet Facility, 4995 Broadway, Depew (633-4355).


CABARET, musical by Kander & Ebb presented by Niagara University Theater, directed by Brother Augustine Towey. Preview April 24 at 8. April 25-May 4, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 (no regular performances April 26). Leary Theater in Clet Hall on the NU campus (286-8622).

MAGGIE’S GETTING MARRIED, comedy by Norm Foster, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Russ Wendel, starring Christine Nendza, Jenevieve Goss, John Lynch, Kim Stahl, Jeff Stahl, John Pirrone. April 18-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Helen Jerome’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Vincent O’Neill. April 16-20, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

THE ROSE TATTOO, drama by Tennessee Williams presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Joy Scime, Candace Lukasik, Marrie Costa, Carol J Alaimo, Alaina Renee Miller, Diane M Cammarata, Kerry Kate Able, Peter Jaskowiak, Kelly Ferguson Moore, Jeanne Cairns, Mary Loftus, John Kaczorowski, Michael Votta, Diane Serra. April 18-May 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 7, plus April 26 & May 10 at 3 (no performance May 3). Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (884-4858).

SPRING AWAKENING, drama by Frank Wedekind presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Kate LoConti. April 18-20, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

STIVALE, original work written and directed by Dan Shanahan, presented by Torn Space, starring Ivan Rodriguez, Dechen Dolkar, Kelly Meg Brennan. April 18-May 3, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 4 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

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