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On The Boards Theater Listings

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SPIRIT, original musical by Michael and Paul Marszalkowski, directed by Tony Pastor, Jr., starring Anna Marszalkowski, Betsy Stone, Camellia Tatara, Frankie Campofelice, Keegan Burke-Falotico, Steve Brachmann, Shawn Smith, Brianna Panzica, Donald Weigel. Jul 18, 19, 24 & 25 at 7:30. St. Francis High School, 4129 Lakeshore Rd., Athol Springs (908-6088).


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. Extended Through Aug 1, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, plus Jul 28 at 7 (no matinee Aug 1). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


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. Through Iul 19, Thu & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 & 7:30. Palace Theatre, Two East Ave., Lockport (438-1130).

Special Presentations

BILOXI BLUES, comedy by Neil Simon directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Nicholas DelPrince, John Kreuzer, Dan Evans, Joey Bucheker, Eric Bartram, Derek Donogher, Jon Blankenship, Alyssa Wentling, Katherine Ventresca. Jul 22-Aug 30, Wed & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

RX, staged reading of a new play by Kate Fodor, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company New Play Workshop, directed by Vivienne Benesch, starring Mikel Sarah Lambert, Elizabeth Rich, Michael Gaston. Jul 16 at 8, Jul 17 at 4, Jul 18 at 2:15. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250).

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, Kelly Ferguson, Wendy Hall, Lisa Ludwig, Constace McEwen, Michele Roberts, Zoe Diana. Jul 22 at 7:30. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239).


BITCH BARES ALL, written and performed by Lisa Vitrano, presented by Just Feels Good Productions, as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, directed by Kristen Tripp Kelley. Jul 25 at 7:30, Jul 26 at 3:30, Jul 29 at 8:30, Jul 31 at 9:30, Aug 1 at 5, Aug 2 at 3. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor.

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

THE HAIRY APE by Eugene O’Neill, presented by Subversive Theatre, as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Candice Kogut, Patrick Cameron, Paul O’Hern, Sarah Brown, Betsy Bittar, John Vines, Anthony Orlowski, Brian Zybala, Drew McCabe. Jul 24 at 8, Jul 25 at 6, Jul 27 & 31 at 8, Aug 1 at 9, Aug 2 at 4. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Nikki Daniels, Gregg Goodbrod, Glenn Lawrence. Aug 13-23, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2, plus Aug 20 at 2. Artpark Mainstage Theater, Lewiston (754-4375).

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. Jul 23-Aug 16, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

PIPPIN, musical by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Debby Koszelak, starring Tim Stuff, Amanda Woomer, Brian Bogdan Jul 30 at 8, Jul 31- Aug 15, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Aug 16 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).