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Opening Shots

The Pipes Are Calling:
An Elegy to Dan Higgins, Sr. at BUA

Congressman Brian Higgins, who is uncle of the star and author, Matthew Crehan Higins, and Matt's father, Mark Higgins.
The fabulous Myette Ferguson (inspiration for a major character) with the show's director, Javier Bustillos.
Jeffrey Rockwell, Griffin Kramer, and Randall Kramer (star, son of star, and star) at the opening night.

2 Pianos 4 Hands at MusicalFare

Kelly Meg Brennan, Jeff Coyle, and Emma Schimminger at the opening.
Kelly Meg Brennan, Jeff Coyle, and Emma Schimminger at the opening.

Euripides' Electra at Alt Theatre Company

Hanna Lipkind who plays Orestes, with Diane Cammarata, who plays the old man, and Joy Scime, who plays Clytemnestra.
Sarah Brown, who plays the messenger, with Candace Kogut, who stars as Electra, and ALT producer Amy Taravella.

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).

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).


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

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. Through Oct 11, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. 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. Through 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. Through Sep 26, Thu-Sat 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. Through 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. Through 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. Through 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. Through Sep 26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

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).

TWILIGHT, docu-drama by 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. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). See a clip from 2 Pianos 4 Hands on Artvoice TV.


THE MACHINE STOPS, world premiere romantic fantasy by Taylor Doherty presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, starring Ray Boucher, Lisa Dee, Chris LaBanca, Carolyn Quigley. Through Sep 19, Thu-Sat at 8.. 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. Through Sep 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. Through Sep 19, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

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. Through Sep 19, Thu-Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (852-2600).


BEAUTIFUL THING by Jonathan Harvey, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Adam Rath, Gordon Trashjian, Darryl Hart, Amy Jakiel, Lisa Ludwig. Sep 25-Oct 17, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I’M SAYING by Mean Terry, presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill. Oct 2-25, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Mark Woomer, Jaime Faulhaber, Daniel Arrasjid, Debby Koszelak Swartz, Don Swartz. Oct 1 at 8. Oct 2-17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 18 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

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).