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On The Boards Theater Listings

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84: A TRIBUTE TO ORWELL’S DYSTOPIA, original multimedia experimental theatrical piece conceived and directed by Brian Zybala, presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective, starring Andrew Kottler, Rebecca Ward, Natalie Mack, Thomas Scahill, David Butterfield, Jenna Winnett, Tamara Hopersberger, Hanna Lipkind, Mary Boatman, Michael O’Hear. Jan 7-30, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Jan 31 at 6. The Manny Fried Playhouse, North Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. third floor (408-0499).

TRUE LOVE LIES, comedy by Brad Fraser presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Cassie Gorniewicz, Kurt Guba, Wendy Hall, Richard Lambert, R.J. Voltz. Jan 8-30, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239). Read more about True Love Lies in this week's Theaterweek.

YANKEE TAVERN, dramatic thriller by Steven Dietz, directed by Norman Sham, starring Stan Klimecko, Kate LoConti, Stewart Roth, Joseph Wiens Jan 8-Feb 7, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


CROSSROAD BLUES, world premiere of a musical conceived by Jim Runfola and Randall Kramer, written by Randall Kramer, directed by Richard Satterwhite, starring Billy McEwen, Sharon Bailey, Terrie George, George Brown, Don Hunley. Through Feb 7, 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). Watch a preview of Crossroad Blues on Artvoice TV.

Special Presentations

AT HOME AT THE ZOO, staged reading of the play by Edward Albee, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions’ (RLTP) Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, directed by Kyle LoConti, starring Gerry Maher, Brian Mysliwy, Lisa Vitrano. Jan 8 & 9 at 7:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


AN INSPECTOR CALLS, drama by J.B Priestley presented by Theatre In the Mist. Jan 28 at 7:30. Jan 30-Feb 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Stella NiagaraTheater, Pletcher & Lower River Roads, Lewiston (1-877-856-0694) .

BROADWAY IN CONCERT IX—TRAVEL, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. Jan 22-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

IN THE HEIGHTS, touring production of the Broadway presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jan 26-31, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE RELAPSE, comedy by John Vanbrugh presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell. Jan 15-Feb 14, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive comedy presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Patty Hannel, Kevin Barwell, music by Sudden Urge. Jan 22-30, Fri & Sat at 7:15. Magruders Restaurant & Banquet, 4995 Broadway, Depew (633-4355).

THE WIZ, Broadway musical by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Mary Kate O’Connell, starring Daniel Doctor, Sandra Gilliam, Lauren McGowan, Deon Oliverio, Victoria Perez, Shamelia Rogers, Mike Star, Lyndsey Leigh Thuerck,Todd Warfield. Jan 28 at 7:30. Jan 29-Feb 14, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).