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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is ongoing at the MusicalFare Theatre

OKLAHOMA, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein presented by Curtain Up Productions, starring John Kownacki, Kelly Jakiel, Steve Copps, Jennifer Neroni, Amy Jakiel, Matthew Iwanski, Matt Mayne, Melissa Bowman, Bill Curr. July 9-19, Thu & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 & 7:30. Palace Theatre, Two East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).


BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, musical by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson, directed by Lisa Ludwig, starring Joe Wiens, Todd Benzin, Philip Farugia, Paschal Frisina III, Billy Horn, Robert “Ernie” Insana, Ronald J. Leonardi, Adrienne Lewis, Debbie Pappas, Lia Sumerano. Through July 25, 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).


ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Davis McCallum, starring Vivienne Benesch, Andrew Borba, Zach Appelman. July 4-12. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250).

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Saul Elkin, Neil Garvey, Steve Petersen, Doug Crane, Jim Mohr, Drew Derek, Tafik Muhammed, Elexa Kopty, Aaron Petrie, Gerry Maher, Tom Loughlin. Through July 12, Tue-Sun at 7:30, Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

WATERBOARDING BLUES, written and directed by Kurt Schneiderman, presented by the SubversiveTheatre Collective, starring Gordon Tashjian, Dennis Keefe, James Wild, Robert “Hodie” Hodas, Jessica Stuber, John Vines, Travis Hedland. Through July 10, Thu & Fri at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

Special Presentations

FREE STAGED PLAY READINGS, presented by WARPD Productions, featuring original one-act plays by Mark C. Lloyd, Jeffrey Welton and Kate Fitzsimmons, starring Jasmine Ramos, Darryl Hart. July 11 at 7. Taylor Theater at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport (534-6347).


THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Ethan McSweeny, starring Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Ryan Garbayo, Amelia Pedlow. July 25-Aug 2. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250).

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Steve Vaughan, starring Dan Walker, Adriano Gatto, Doug Zschiegner, Tim Newell, Diane DiBernardo, Cassie Gorniewicz, Larry Smith, Chris LaBanca, Katie White, Kurt Erb, David Bondrow, Ross Hewitt. July 23-Aug 16, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

THE WOMEN, staged reading of the play by Clare Booth Luce presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Kerrykate Abel, Kathleen Betsko-Yale, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Jeanne Cairns, Nicole Cimato, Caitlin Coleman, Wendy Hall, Lisa Ludwig, Michele Roberts, Zoe Diana. July 22 at 7:30. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239).