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On The Boards Theater Listings

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ICTC's Blood Brothers opens September 11.

AREA, new version written and directed by Dan Shanahan, presented by Torn Space, starring Kara Gabrielle McKenney, Rebecca Globus, Melissa Meola. Sep 10-12, 18 & 20, 25-27 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

BARTENDERS, one-man show written by and starring Louis Mustillo, presented by Theatre of Youth. Sep 11 & 12 at 8. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

BLOOD BROTHERS, musical by Willy Russell presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Loraine O’Donnell, David Autovino, Steven Copps, Brian Riggs, Cassie Gorniewicz., Jenn Stafford, Doug Crane, Nathan Winkelstein, David Bondrow, Adrienne Lewis, Christopher Standart, Jessica Stuber. Sep 11 at 8. Sep 12-Oct 11, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. (Sep 19 at 8). Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THE CAREFUL GLOVER, drama by Jim Baines directed by Neal Radice, starring Saul Elkin, Katie White, Pamela Rose Mangus, David Hayes, Joyce Stilson, David Mitchell, Michael Seitz, Richard Lambert. Sep 10-Oct 3, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

ELECTRA by Euripides, presented by the ALT Theatre, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Candice Kogut, Joy Scime, Diane Cammarata, Hanna Lipkind, Alaina Miller, Sarah Brown, Mary Beth Lacki, Emily McCormick, Kristin Bentley, Andrea Pasternak. Sep 10-26 at 8. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (868-6847).

A FEW GOOD MEN, drama by Aaron Sorkin directed by Peter Palmisano, starring Terrence Anderson, Patrick Cameron, Nicholas Cocchetto, Kevin Craig, Casey Denton, Kurt Erb, Paschal Frisina III, Steve Jakiel, Peter Johnson, Kate LoConti, Tim Newell, Robert Rutland, Andrew Starr, Dan Walker, Joe Wiens, Tom Zindle. Sep 11-Oct 11, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

FREUD AND THE SANDMAN, based on tale by Hoffmann and an original version by Freud with puppets by Michele Costa and original score by Paul Kozlowski, directed by Bob Waterhouse, starring Laura Bevilacqua, David Butterfield, Patrick Cain, Martha Rothkopf, Christian Brandjes. Sep 11-Oct 3, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

GRENADINE, world premiere comedy by Neil Wechsler, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Gerry Maher, avid Oliver, Jay Pichardo, Luke Wager, Peter Jaskowiak, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Lisa Vitrano, Chris Corporandy. Sep 11 at 8. Sep 12-Oct 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (852-5000).

I HATE HAMLET, comedy by Paul Rudnick presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, directed by Jeanne Cairns, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Keith Wharton. Sep 11-26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

THE MACHINE STOPS, world premiere romantic fantasy by Taylor Doherty presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, starring Ray Boucher, Lisa Dee, Chris LaBanca, Carolyn Quigley. Sep 11-19, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Hilbert College’s Swan Auditorium, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (949-4082).

NIGHT WATCH by Lucille Fletcher, presented by WARPD Productions, directed by Jeffrey Welton, starring Elaine Bergman, Brian Dana, Kate Fitzsimmons, Sal Indelicato, Michael Leszyznski, Billy Nemi, Samina Raza, Chris Yoder-Reinsel, Randy Rumley. Sep 11-19, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30. Taylor Theater at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport (534-6347).

OVER THE TAVERN, comedy by Tom Dudzick, special encore performance directed by David Hall, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Hall, starring Mary Ann Reisdorf, Adam Lukasik, Greg Reggie, Eileen Stevic, Lauren Messina, Nick Sitarski, Ben Alessi. Sep 11 at 8. Sep 12-20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).

THE PIPES ARE CALLING: An Elegy to Dan Higgins, Sr., a world premiere written and performed by Matthew Crehan Higgins, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos. Sep 11- 19, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

REVENGE OF A KING, conceived by Herb Newsome and music by Derrick Walker, directed by Paulette D. Harris. Sep 11-Oct 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

24 WITH MAGGIE, world premiere of one-act comedies by Beth Geyer presented by Theatre Plus, directed by Thomas Dooney, starring Stephanie Bax, Christopher S. Parada, Kelly Beuth, Bethany Sparacio, Mike Starzynski. Sep 10-19, Thu-Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (852-2600).


TWILIGHT, docudrama by Anna Deavere Smith presented by Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Virginia Brannon, starring Victoria Perez. Through Sep 26, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, written by Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra, directed by Tom Frey, starring Randall Kramer, Jeffrey Rockwell. Through Oct 11, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Half-price preview on Sep 8 at 7. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). See a clip from 2 Pianos 4 Hands on Artvoice TV.

Special Presentations

ECLECTIC BOOGALOO!, improvisational comedy presented by the Eclectic Improv Company, starring Todd Benzin, Peter Cumbo, Don Gervasi, John Kreuzer, Michael Hake. Sep 11 at 8. Shea’s Smith Theatre , 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE KING & QUEEN’S ROYAL FEAST, interactive comedy dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Co. Sep 12 at 7:15pm. Magruders Banquet & Pub, 4995 Broadway, Depew (633-4355).


CHICAGO, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Sep 22-27, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (852-5000).

MAN OF LAMANCHA, Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Newton. Sep 25-Oct 10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Oct 4 at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda (695-2600).

NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMING, musical by Dan Goggin presented byTheatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Sara Kovacsi, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Sara Jo Kukulka, Susan Laxton, Kathleen Recchione. Sep 18-27, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 (plus Sep 24 at 7:30, no performance Sep 25). Stella Niagara Theater, corner of Pletcher and Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).