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Opening Shots: Savage Arts

at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park

Kurt Guba, Wendy Hall, Richard Lambert, and Betsy Bittar celebrate the reading Sharon Eberhardt’s solo piece, Savage Arts. The monologue, performed by Hall, recounts the story of the murder of Clothilde Marchand, wife of famed science museum artist Henri Marchand, by a native American woman in Buffalo in 1930. Bittar directed.


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

4 GUYS NAMED JOSE AND UNA MUJER NAMED MARIA, musical presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Carlos Renaldo Alvarez Jones, starring Rolando Gomez, Rafael Perez, Pedro Rodriguez, Josean Torres, Victoria Perez, Oct 9-Nov 1, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, musical by Richard O’Brien, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jeffrey Coyle, Candice Kogut, John Kreuzer, Michael Renna, David Butler, Sarah Brown, Kristin Bentley, Christopher Andreana. Oct 8-31, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Oct 31 at midnight. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (868-6847).

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).


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. Through Oct 17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 11 at 7 (no performance Oct 9). BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239). Read more about Beautiful Thing in last week's Theaterweek.

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. Through Oct 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).

DO YOU SEE 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 Williamson. Through Oct 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. Through Oct 17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 18 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).


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). Read more about Blood Brothers in last week's Theaterweek.

CLIT NOTES, one-woman show by Holly Hughes, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth. Through Oct 10, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood Ave.

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. Through Oct 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).

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).

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.

IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Park, presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions, directed by Dew Kahn. Through Oct 10, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Buffalo State College, Donald SavageTheater Building. (878-3005).

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

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.

Special Presentations

ANNA IN THE TROPICS, staged reading of the play by Nilo Cruz, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Sheila M. Lopez, starring Rolando Martin Gomez, Adrian Guadalupe, Andrew Kottler, Sarielys Matos, Victoria Perez, Julian Perez, Rebecca Ward, Natalie Zawada. Oct 14 at 7:30. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER by Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris, and Steven Belber, staged reading presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Kerrykate Abel, Caitlin Baeumler, Arlene Clement, Kate Elliott, Jimmy Janowski, Adam Rath, Eric Rawski, Doug Weyand. Oct 12 at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239). Read more about The Laramie Project in this week's Theaterweek.

SUITEHEARTS, comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Joe Cassidy, Rachel Knauff, Marc-Jon Filippone, Mary Ann Moselle, John Buscaglia. Oct 3-Nov 15, Wed & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).



THE KING & QUEEN’S ROYAL FEAST, interactive/medieval comedy dinner theatre presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Co. Oct 24 at 7:15. Magruders Banquet & Pub 4995 Broadway, Depew (633-4355).

MOST HAPPY FELLA, Broadway musical presented by Opera-Lytes. Oct 16-25, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Oct 22 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

ROSE, drama by Martin Sherman presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Christina Rausa. Oct 15-Nov 1, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (688-4114, ext. 391).

WIDOWS, drama by Ariel Dorfman presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Arlene Clement, Victor Morales, Diane Gaidry, Sandra Gilliam, Julian Perez, Jack Agugliaro, Joy Scime, Justin Fiordaliso, Bethany Sparacio, Marisol Torres, Joanna Farrell, Becky Globus. Oct15-Nov 7, Thu-Sat at 8. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).