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On The Boards Theater Listings

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EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, presented by the New Alt Performance Group, directed by Bret Runyon, starring Chris Andreanna, Jacque Austin, Casey Denton, Maria Droz, Zachary Haumesser, Jenny Kuliwicki, Adam Kruetinger, Sara Marioles. Mar 10-Apr 3, Wed & Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8. The Alt Theatre located at 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd Floor (868-6847).

RED CLAY, original play by Matthew LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Drew McCabe, starring John Kaczorowski, Peter Jaskowiak, Tara Kaczorowski, Chris Standart, Andrea Andolina, Patrick Cameron, Michael Reena. Mar 11-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Cabaret Theatre, 672 Main St. (884-4858).


BELLE, drama by Florence Gibson presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Shanntina Moore, Kasey Shea, Terrence Prince, Kevin Kelleher, Catherine Horton. Through Mar 28, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380). Read more in the March 4th Theater Week.

BLACK PEARL SINGS!, play with music by Frank Higgins, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Kathleen Gaffney, starring Mary Craig, Mary Kate O’Connell. Through Mar 28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800). Read more in the March 4th Theater Week.

BUFFALO QUICKIES, 19th annual festival of one-act plays, directed by Neal Radice, starring Christopher S. Parada, Tammy Reger, Michael Seitz, Roger VanDette, Rebecca Ward. Through Mar 20, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

FALSETTOS, musical by William Finn and James Lapine directed by Randall Kramer, starring Louis Colaiacovo, John Fredo, Pamela Rose Mangus, Debbie Pappas, Michele Marie Roberts, Marc Sacco, Ben Schafer. Through Apr 3, 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).

HARVEST, historical drama by Langston Hughes, presented by The Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Rob Dziechciarz, Hasheen DeBerry, Leon S. Copeland, Jr.,Cynthia Maxwell, Lawrence Rowswell, Lisa Dee, David Butterfield, Martha Rothkopf, Gary Darling, Tom Izard, Kevin Dennis, Eric Mowery. Through Mar 20, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499). Read more in the March 4th Theater Week.

THE LONESOME WEST, black comedy by Martin McDonagh, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Joe Wiens, Steve Copps, Candice Kogut, Bryan Patrick Stoyle .Through Mar 28, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC). Read more in the March 4th Theater Week.

SECRET ORDER, drama by Bob Clyman directed by Doug Zschiegner, starring Saul Elkin, Peter Palmisano, Ian Lithgow, Adrienne Lewis. Through Apr 3, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

SOME EXPLICIT POLAROIDS, drama by Mark Ravenhill presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Phil Knoerzer, Kristen Tripp-Kelly, Richard Lambert, Kelly Meg Brennan, Kurt Guba, Nathan Winkelstein. Through Mar 20, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 21 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


THE BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, comedy by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman, based on the books by Ann Bannon, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Nicole Cimato, Nick Cocchetto, Jamie Doktor, Kate Elliott, Katie White, Doug Weyand. Through Mar 13, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

CHILDREN OF EDEN, musical by Stephen Schwartz presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Todd Fuller, Scott Mackmin, Bethany Burrows, Dan Zerpa, Brittany Ziarnowski. Through Mar 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

Special Presentations

THE FOREIGNER, comedy by Larry Shue directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Gerry Maher, Sharon Strait, Tilke Hill, Derek Donogher, Scott Thomas, Bill Baldwin, Eric Bartram. Through Apr 11, Wed, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


AMERICAN PIONEERS: THE AMELIA EARHART STORY by Jean McCann, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Christina Rausa, Guy Balotine, Tim Newell. Mar 26 at 7. Mar 27-Apr 11, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performances Apr 3 & 4). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, comedy by Christopher Durang presented by Niagara Univesity Theatre, directed by Gregory Fletcher. Mar 18-27, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, plus Mar 27 at 2. Niagara University Theatre at the Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).

CHUCKIE AND THE RACK, cabaret performance starring Chuck Basil, Kerrykate Abel, Loraine O’Donnell, Sheila Connors. Mar 19-27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

GREASE, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Mar 23-28, 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).

MACBETH, tragedy by Shakespeare directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Brian Riggs, Kate LoConti, Eric Rawski, John Kreuzer, Caitlin Coleman, Darryl Hart, Adam Rath, Marie Costa. Mar 18-Apr 10, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE ODD COUPLE: The Female Version, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Lancaster Regional Players. Mar 19-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).