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On The Boards Theater Listings

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BRIGADOON, musical by Lerner and Loewe presented by Opera-Lytes. May 15-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus May 21 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley, presented by Buffalo United Artists and O’Connell & Company. directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Mary Kate O’Connell, Gregory Gjurich. May 14-16, Thu at 2 & 7:30, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413).


BADA BING! BADA BOOM!, musical comedy conceived and written by Paul Maisano, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Louis Colaiacovo, Paschal Frisina III, Lisa Ludwig, Maisano. Extended through May 31, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION by Aaron Sorkin, directed by David Lamb, starring Christian Brandjes, Peter Palmisano, Michael Dentico, Eileen Dugan, Phil Knoerzer, David Lundy, Eliza Hayes Maher, Tom Owen, Lennon Sulzbach, Dan Walker, John Warren, Kathy Weese, Joseph Wiens, Doug Weyand, Tom Zindle. Through May 31, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

GO, DOG. GO! musical by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory, adapted for the stage from the book by P. D. Eastman, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Anne Roaldi, Elizabeth Popelka, Michael Peter Deeb, Jaclynn Carpenter Crawford, Kelly Cammarata, Kevin Kennedy. Through May 31, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performances May 23, 24). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

THE GREEN PASTURES by Marc Connelly, presented by Ujima Theatre Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill. Through May 31, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

KINGFISH, AMOS ’N’ ANDY by Carl Clay, directed by Bette Howard. Through May 24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

THE LEARNED LADIES, comedy by Moliere, adapted by Richard Wilbur, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Kate LoConti, Diane Curley, Tim Newell, Richard Wesp, Christopher Corporandy, Chris Standart, Robert Rutland, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Josephine Hogan, Kelly Ferguson, Doug Crane, Kevin Zak. Through May 24, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THE MUSIC MAN, musical by Meredith Willson presented by Niagara Region Theatre Guild, directed by Gary Gaffney, starring Chris Turton, Katherine Quattrini, Jim Wright, Kim Petersdorf, Jon Morris, Francis Lagona, Jr., Christa Ponticelli. Through May 23, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center in the Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).


ENDWORDS from the works of Samuel Beckett, adapted by Vincent and Chris O’Neill, presented by Torn Space Theater in association with the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Vincent O’Neill, starring David Oliver. Through May 17, Fri-Sun at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, drama by Arthur Miller, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Gerry Maher, Matt Witten, Cassie Gorniewicz, Greg Natale, Peter Jaskowiak, Jim Maloy, Steve Jakiel, Steve Copps, Jeanne Cairns. Through May 17, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

THE MEN & WOMEN OF NEIL LABUTE, a selection of scenes from various works by LaBute, directed by Kevin Rodgers, starring Melissa Pedro, Jessica Wegrzyn, Matthew Nerber, Michael Renna, R.J. Voltz. Through May 16, Fri & Sat at 8. Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave.

SERENATA, comedy written and directed by Linda Silvestri presented by the Western Door Playhouse, starring Gloria McNitt, Tom Turici, Diane McNamara, Jaclyn Glose, Chris Mongielo, Sharon Priest, Aaron Sawyer, Dede Secic, Valerie Sullivan, Sarah Waechter. Through May 17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance May 10). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. and Portage Rd. (297-5910).

SUBVERSIVE SHORTS, showcase of new political plays presented by The Subversive Theatre Collective. Through May 17, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6, plus May 17 at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

TIME OUT FOR GINGER, comedy by Ronald Alexander directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Marissa Kwasniak, Jesse Swartz, Joann Mis, Vanessa Stipkovits, Erica Schrimmel, Julie Senko, Gabe Neumann, Chris Wright, Paul McGinnis, Drew Krause. Through May 16, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 17 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

Special Presentations:

FREE STAGED PLAY READINGS, original plays by Mark C. Lloyd and Tim Reinsel presented by WARPD Productions, Starring Kerry-Kate Abel, Darryl Hart, Heather DuBose, Michael Katherine Fitzsimmons. May 16 at 7:30. Taylor Theater at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport (534-6347).


COLLECTED STORIES, drama by Donald Margulies presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Rosalind Cramer, Kelly Jakiel. May 28- Jun 21, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theatre; 639 Main Street, Buffalo (688-4114 x391).

THE DINING ROOM by A. R. Gurney, presented by RSDP Productions, directed by Peter Palmisano, starring Dolores Mendolia, Ron Swick, Susan Toomey, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Andrew Starr, John Buscaglia. May 29-Jun 7, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, comedy by Shakespeare presented by Aurora Players, directed by Thos. Durham, starring Bob Aquila, Chris Best, Sara Best, Michael Breen, Margo Davis, Katie Ebersole, Mark Ebersole, Jason Gonser, Tracie Kemler, Jeff Maris, Kimberly McAtee, Mary Moebius, Tim Musial, Ron Obringer, Amy Lee Reusch, Christopher Rimes, Lawrence Rowswell, Michael D. Sharrer, Rebecca Sliwa, Renée Speers, Daniel Sterlace, CaraWalsh. May 22-Jun 6, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. The Roycroft Pavilion, Hamlin Park, S.Grove St., East Aurora (687- 6727).