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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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).

TOO ABSURD!, double bill of absurdist one-act plays: The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco and On the Sea by Slawomir Mrozek presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective. May 21-Jun 7, Thu-Sat at 8. Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).


The Farnsworth Invention is ongoing at The Kavinoky Theatre

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 Jun 4, 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).


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

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. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center in the Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

Special Presentations

ECLECTIC BOOGALOO, improvisational comedy presented by Eclectic Improv Company. May 30 at 8. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (847-1410).

I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, comedy by Neil Simon starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Mary Ann Moselle, Sarah Young. Through Jun 28, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


BROADWAY IN THE MIST II, musical revue fundraiser for Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Sara Kovacsi, Nick Lama, Christina Bochiechio, Adrienne Lewis, Leanne Troutman, Susan Laxton, Jason Bek, Sara Jo Kukulka. May 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Stella Niagara Theater, Lower River and Pletcher Roads, Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

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).

THE RITZ, staged reading of the play by Terrence McNally presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Eric Rawski, Nicole Cimato, Kevin Kennedy, Jimmy Janowski, Chris Kelly, Caitlin Coleman, Joe Demerly, Ray Ganoe. May 28 at 7:30. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239).

MURDERERS by Jeffrey Hatcher presented by WARPD Productions, starring Christine Yoder-Reinsel, Marie Hirner-Chapman, Jeffrey Welton. Jun 5-7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Taylor Theater at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport (534-6347).