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On The Boards Theater Listings

The Careful Glover runs through October 3 at Alleyway

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BEAUTIFUL THING by Jonathan Harvey, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Adam Rath, Gordon Tashjian, Darryl Hart, Amy Jakiel, Lisa Ludwig. Sep 25-Oct 17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 11 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

MAN OF LAMANCHA, Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Newton, starring Billy Horn, Jessica Dows. 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).


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).

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, David 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). Watch Anthony Chase's review of Grenadine on Artvoice TV.

REVENGE OF A KING, conceived by Herb Newsome and music by Derrick Walker, directed by Paulette D. Harris. Through Oct 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013). Watch Anthony Chase's review of Revenge of a King on Artvoice TV.

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.


AREA, new version written and directed by Dan Shanahan, presented by Torn Space, starring Kara Gabrielle McKenney, Rebecca Globus, Melissa Meola. Sep 25-27 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733). Watch Anthony Chase's review of Area on Artvoice TV.

CHICAGO, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Sep 27,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). Watch Anthony Chase's review of Chicago on Artvoice TV.

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). Watch Anthony Chase's review of Electra on Artvoice TV.

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). Watch Anthony Chase's review of I Hate Hamlet on Artvoice TV.

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. Through Sep 27, Thu & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Theater, corner of Pletcher and Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

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).

Special Presentations

UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS, readers’ theater production of the play by Wendy Wasserstein, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Kate LoConti. Sep 24-27, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Lower level Gallagher Center at NU’s student center (286-8685).


AVENUE Q, touring production of the Broadway musical. Oct 13 & 14 at 8. Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts. (645-6771).

THE CEMETERY CLUB, comedy by Ivan Menchell presented by the Western Door Playhouse directed by Sheri Posey, starring Diane McNamara, Ida Scott, Linda Silvestri, Sam Fadel, Joann Macri. Oct 2-18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Oct 4) Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. and Portage Rd. (297-5910).

THE DEAREST OF FRIENDS, Spring Dance and The Midnight Caller, three one-act plays by Horton Foote, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe and Maureen Anne Porter. Oct 1-10, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Oct 4 & 10 at 2. NU Theatre at the Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I’M SAYING by Megan Terry, presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Marta Corchado, Beverly Dove, June Duell, Adair Luhr, Dayatra Molson, Michele Ninacs, Shawnell Tillery, Faith Wardlaw, Brandon WilliamsonThrough Oct 2-25, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

JUNIE B. JONES & A LITTLE MONKEY BUSINESS, based on the books by Barbara Park, presented by TOY, directed by Michael Walline, starring Kelly Cammarata, Katima Gomillion, James Heffron, Kevin Kennedy, Leah Russo, Nicole Cimato. Oct 9 at 7. Oct 10-Nov 1, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

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).