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On The Boards Theater Listings

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The Alleyway Theatre production of A Christmas Carol runs through Sunday, December 20.

A CHRISTMAS TWIST!, holiday parody by Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper, and Maureen Morley, directed by Peter Michael Marino, presented by the New Alt Performance Group, starring Tim Newell, David Lundy, Afrim Gjonbalaj, David Butler, Contance McEwen, Shaun McLaughlin, Bethany Sparacio. Through Dec 30, Wed-Sat at 8 (no performances Dec 24 & 25), plus Dec 29 at 8 & Dec 31 at 7. Matinees at 3, Dec 19, 26 & 27. Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd floor (868-6847).


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. Through Dec 20, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street in North Tonawanda (743-1614).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring John Smeathers, Syndi Starr, Katy Clancy, Roger Van Dette, Christopher S. Parada, David C. Mitchell, Pamela Rose Mangus. Through Dec 20, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS, a holiday spectacular presented by O’Connell & Company, starring Stephanie Bax, Daniel Doctor, Gregory Gjurich, Mary Gjurich, Guy Tomassi, the Matthew Clark Academy Dancers. Through Dec 20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Mystery Company. Through Dec 20, Thu at 2:30 & 7:30, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).

PYRETOWN, drama by John Belluso presented by Ujima Theatre Company, directed by Willie Judson, starring Michele Ninacs, Hugh Davis, Tammy Reger. Through Dec 20, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

THE SNOW QUEEN, based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Mary McMahon, Danica Riddick, Justin Fiordaliso, Kathleen Gaffney, Kurt Erb, Laura Bevilacqua. Through Dec 20, Sat at 2 & 5:30, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

Special Presentations

DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company. Dec 23 at 7:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, directed by Doug Zschiegner, starring Joseph Demerly, Eileen Dugan, Michael Hake, Phil Knoerzer, Ian Lithgow, Gerry Maher, Debbie Pappas. Through Dec 20, Thu at 3 & 7:30, Fri at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 3 & 7:30. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

MOMMY’S MARTINI HOUR!, cabaret performance starring Kerrykate Abel, Loraine O’Donnell, and Chuck Basil. Through Dec 19, Fri & Sat at 8, BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).