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On The Boards Theater Listings

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JERSEY BOYS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 21-May 9. 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). Read more about Jersey Boys in this week's Theater Week.

NOISES OFF, farce by Michael Frayn presented by Rocking Horse Productions. Apr 16-25, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

SLIPPING, drama by Daniel Talbott presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Beth Donohue, J.R. Finan, Adam Rath, Gordon Tashjian. Apr 16-May 8, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

PROOF, drama by David Auburn presented by Niagara University Players. Apr 16-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. The Church in Lewiston, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).

ZOOMA ZOOMA musical revue conceived by Jim Runfola and Michael J. Walline, directed by Walline, starring Wendy Hall, Michele Marie Roberts, Marc Sacco, Angela Sauers, Norman Sham, Doug Weyand. Apr 21-May 23, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. Half-price preview Apr 20 at 7. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


NECESSARY TARGETS, drama by Eve Ensler, presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Susan Forbes, starring Jane Cudmore, Lara Haberberger, Kelly Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Theresa Di-Muro Wilbur, Brittany Kucala, Martha Rothkopf. Through Apr 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. Through May 1, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600). Read more about Tooley and Mary in last week's Theater Week.


INDOOR/OUTDOOR, comedy by Kenny Finkle, presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Kathleen Golde, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor, Patrick Cameron, Justin Fiordaliso, Cassie Gorniewicz. Through April 17, Thu-Sat at 8. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (949-4082).

JUNE GROOM, comedy by Rick Abbot presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Sára Kovácsi and Joanne Kinney, starring Alessandro Renzi, Amy Wrobel, Jack Agugliaro, LaNora Hayden, Sara Jo Kukulka, Susan Laxton, Tracey Kent, Primo Thomas. Through April 18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara, corner of Pletcher and Lower River Rd. Lewiston (1-877-856–0694).

PRIVATE WARS by James McLure, presented by Creative Works Productions, directed by Megan Townsend. Through Apr 17, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.

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).


ANYTHING GOES, musical by Cole Porter presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Brother Augustine Towey. Apr 29-May 9, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre at the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre (Clet Hall) on the NU campus. (286-8685).

THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?, drama by Edward Albee, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Maggie Zindle, Doug Crane, Nathan Winkelstein. Apr 23-May 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

LOTTIE & BERNICE IN GET OFF MY CABBAGE, world premiere comedy written and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Joann V. Mis, Debby Koszelak Swartz. Apr 29 at 8. Apr 30-May 15, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 16 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street in North Tonawanda (743-1614).

ME AND MY GIRL, Broadway musical presented by MTC Productions. Apr 30-May 9, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus May 8 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

MORNING’S AT SEVEN by Paul Osborn, chamber theater production presented by the Playhouse of American Classics, directed by Roger Paolini, starring Jeanne Cairns, Guy Tomassi, Robert Wagner, Paul O’Hern, Suzanne L. Zbrzezny, Mary Moebius, Diane M. Cammaratta, Jon Summers, Tess Spangler. Apr 23-26 , Fri at 8, Sat at 2, Sun at 2 & 6. Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Ave. (873-9644 ext. 301).

(NOT), world premiere play presented by the New Alt Performance Group, written by Drew McCabe, directed by McCabe and Kristin Bentley,starring Lisa Dee, Jeff Coyle, James Wild, Andrea Andolina, Michael Renna, Bekki Sliwa, Jenny Kulwicki, Anthony Orlowski. Apr 22-May 8, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave, (868-6847)

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Mary Kate O’Connell, starring David Bondrow, Susana Breese, Erin L. Brignone, Joey Bucheker, Jennifer Caruana, Christopher Stephen Parada, Victoria Perez, Roger Van Dette, Todd Warfield. Apr 22 at 7:30. Apr 23-May 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).