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ANYTHING GOES, musical by Cole Porter presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions, directed by Joseph Price. Nov 12-21, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Buffalo State College, Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall (878-3005).

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).

RENT, musical by Jonathan Larson presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Nathan Matthews. Nov 18-22, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

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).


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

KATHERINE HEPBURN‘S BROWNIES, murder mystery by Joan Albarella, presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest. Through November 22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theater in the NACC, 1201 Pine at Portage, Niagara Falls, (297 5910

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. Though Nov 21, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

MAN OF LA MANCHA, 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).

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. Through 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. Through Nov 21, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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. Through Dec 6, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


FUDDY MEERS, comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Jessica Hillman. Through Nov 14, Thu-Sat at 8. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

Special Presentations

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).

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR reading of a play by Donna Hoke Kahwaty, presented by Road Less Traveled Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Jon Elston, starring Kelly Meg Brennan, Christopher Corporandy, Lisa Vitrano, Matt Witten. Nov 16 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).


ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Christmas play written and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Debby Koszelak Swartz, Joann V. Mis, Jesse Swartz, Trey Wydysh, Vanessa Stipkovits, Julie Senko, Daniel Arrasjid. Dec 3 at 8; Dec 4-19, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Dec 20 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street in North Tonawanda (743-1614).

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).

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, original musical by Edward G. Smith, directed by June L. Saunders Duell, starring Roger Lamont Killian, Annette Christian, Nicolas Cofield, Evanette Viera, Charles Everhart, Claude Hill, Cynthia Maxwell. Nov 20-Dec 15, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, comedy by Oliver Goldsmith presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Dec 3-13, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. NU Theatre at the Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, drama adapted from the novel by Harper Lee, presented by Montana Repertory Theatre. Nov 21 at 8. Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

UH-OH, HERE COMES CHRISTMAS, musical by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell, based on the books by Robert Fulghum, presented by Theatre in the Mist. Dec 3 at 7:30. Dec 5-13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara, corner of Pletcher and Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).