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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).

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).

WE WON’T PAY! WE WON’T PAY!, political farce by Dario Fo, presented by Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Donn Youngstrom, starring Rolando Gomez, Megan Townsend, Chrissy Golab, Daniel Morris, Stephen Busch. Nov 20-Dec 12 Thu-Sat at 8, free preview performance Nov 19 at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499). Read more in this week's Theaterweek.


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. Added performances Dec 5 at 4, Dec 6 at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). Read more in November 12th's edition of Theaterweek.

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. Through 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. Through Dec 6, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668). Read more in November 12th's edition of Theaterweek


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 22, 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 preview on Artvoice TV.

ANYTHING GOES, musical by Cole Porter presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions, directed by Joseph Price. Through Nov 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. Through Nov 28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun 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. Through Nov 22, 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). Read more in this week's Theaterweek, or watch Anthony Chase's preview on Artvoice TV.

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). Read more in November 12th's edition of Theaterweek, or watch Anthony Chase's review on Artvoice TV.

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

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 22, 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).

Special Presentations

BEGINNER’S LUCK, reading of a play by Alex Livingston, presented by Road Less Traveled Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Roger Keicher, starring Todd Benzin, Steve Jakiel, Stephan Brundage, Codie Kremblas, Stephen Busch. Nov 23 at 7. Flexible Theatre, Don Savage Building at Buffalo State College (629-3069).


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).

NUNCRACKERS, musical by Dan Goggin presented by Rocking Horse Productions. Nov 27-Dec 6, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & Sun at 2:30, plus Dec 5 at 7:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).

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).

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).

For more in theater this week, see Javier's Stagefright, Anthony Chase's Theaterweek, and our special Theater Feature.