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On The Boards Theater Listings

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ALPHA GEEK, , world premiere comedy by Alex Livingston presented by Niagara County Community College, directed by Roger Keicher. Oct 29-Nov 8, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Arts & Media Theatre, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn (614-5970).

AMERICAN DEAL, world premiere musical by Jon Elston and Tom Naples, directed by Kyle LoConti, starring Phil Knoerzer, Diane Curley, Mary McMahon, Gordon Tashjian. Oct 30-Nov 28, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (852-5000).

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL, Oct 29-Nov 8, Tue-Thu at 7:30, 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 & 6. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME, drama by Frank McGuinness presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale; starring Vincent O’Neill, Lou Colaiacovo, Dan Walker. Oct 30-Nov 23, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

SWEET STREET: A musical intersection of Leonard Cohen and Milton Rogovin, new work conceived and directed by Richard Lambert, starring Margo Davis, Joey Bucheker, Frank Giambra, India Moss, Jess Abel, Robb Nesbitt, Linda Stein, Jennifer Fitzery, Natalie Mack, Greta Bowers, Kate Sourice, Marshall Maxwell, Sharon Strait, Julie Kitsley. Oct 29-Nov 21, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

TATTOO GIRL, surrealist serio-comedy by Naomi Iizuka, presented by UB’s Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Sarah Bay-Cheng. Oct 29-Nov 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Black Box Theater, UB Center for the Arst (654-ARTS).

TICK…TICK…BOOM!, musical by Jonathan Larson presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Gregory Fletcher. Oct 29-Nov 8, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. NU Theatre at the Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).


MAN OF LAMANCHA, Broadway musical directed by Randall Kramer, starring John Fredo, Lisa Ludwig, Todd Benzin, Sheila Connors, Casey Denton, Paschal Frisina III, Robert Insana, Amy Jakiel, John Kaczorowski, Theresa Quinn. Through Nov 29, 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).

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. Through Nov 7, Thu-Sat at 8. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).


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. Through Nov 1, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Oct 31 at 2:30 (no 7:30 show on 10/31). 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. Through Oct 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. Through Nov 1, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

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

Special Presentations

MARC WITH A C, cabaret performance starring Marc Sacco and Chuck Basil. Through Oct 31, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

A MEMOIR OF 34 YEARS OF SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK WITH SAUL ELKIN, fourth annual fundraiser for the summer festival. Nov 8 at 6. The Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway (856-4533).

QUARTET, reading of a play by Cindy Darling, presented by Road Less Traveled Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Lisa Vitrano, starring Diane Curley, Marie Hasselback-Costa. Nov 2 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

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. Through 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 DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, drama by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Chris Best, Mandee DiMarco, Lisa Fletcher, Kim Petersdorf, Larry Roswell. Nov 13-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Nov 22 at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Topol. Nov 17-22, 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).

GREATER TUNA, comedy Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Tom Dooney, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Chris Standart. Nov 19-Dec 5, Wed-Sat at 7:30 (no performance Nov 26). Alleyway’s Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (884-4858).

I REMEMBER MAMA, drama by John Van Druten, chamber theater production presented by the Playhouse of American Classics, directed by Terence McDonald, starring Pamela Rose Mangus, Jon Summers, Suzanne Fitzery, Ryan Berkun, Keith Elkins, Elaine Fantini, Katy Clancy, Ellen Gallagher. Nov 13-15, Fri at 8, Sat at 2, Sun at 2 & 6. Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Ave. (873-9644 ext. 301).

LEFT HOLDING THE MOP, world premiere comedy by Bradford Willis and Anne Dunkin, directed by Neal Radice, starring Laura Bevilacqua, Jeffrey Coyle, Kate Olena, Jasmine Ramos, Carlton Franklin, Michael Seitz. Nov 5-21, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

TEXAS HOMOS, comedy by Jan Buttram presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Caitlin Coleman, Kurt Erb, Darryl Hart, Chris Kelly, Eric Rawski. Nov 13-Dec 5, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by Jon Buchan, directed by David Lamb, starring Robert Rutland, David Lundy, Chris Corporandy, Jenn Stafford. Nov 6-Dec 6, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).