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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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).


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. Through Apr 3, Wed & Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8. The Alt Theatre located at 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd Floor (868-6847).

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).

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. Through Apr 10, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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). Read more about Secret Order in this week's Theater Week.


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

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).

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).

THE COARSE ACTING SHOW, four one-act plays by Michael Green, directed by Justine Swartz and Trey Wydysh. Through Mar 27, Fri & Sat at 8. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street in North Tonawanda (743-1614).

GREASE, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Taylor Hicks. Through Mar 28, 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 LION IN WINTER, drama by James Goldman presented by the Aurora Players, directed by Monish Bhatttacharyya, starring Michael Breen, Josh Dee, Katie Felton, Ronald J. Leonardi, Joel Murphy, Susan Musial. Through Mar 27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, Hamlin Park, off South Grove St., East Aurora (687 6727).

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).

THE ODD COUPLE: The Female Version, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Hall, starring Sara Schumacher, Eileen Stevic, Kathie Ann Prospero, Donna Manquen, Stacy Kowal, Caroline Parzy, Eric Cornavaca, Adam Misnik. Through Mar 28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).

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. Through Mar 27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Cabaret Theatre, 672 Main St. (884-4858). Read more about Red Clay in this week's Theater Week.

Special Presentations

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

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).

RECOVERY MODE, reading of a new one-man play written and performed by Matthew Crehan Higgins. Mar 26 at 7. 464 Gallery, 464 Amherst St.


NECESSARY TARGETS, drama by Langston Hughes, presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Susan Forbes, starring Jane Cudmore, Lara Haberberger, Kelly Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Theresa DiMuro Wilbur, Brittany Kucala, Martha Rothkopf. Apr 8-30, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance Apr 23). Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

TOOLEY AND MARY, world premiere of rock opera/ballet written and directed by Neal Radice, starring Stephen McDonald, Katy Miner, Kim Piazza, Allie Hartwick, Demarkis Bonner. Apr 8-May 1, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).