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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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).

LETTICE & LOVAGE, comedy by Peter Shaffer, directed by Kathleen Gaffney, starring Anne Gayley, Rosalind Cramer, John Buscaglia, Debbie Pappas. Apr 30-May30, Thu-Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

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).


ENGAGED, comedy by by W.S. Gilbert presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Neal Moeller, Andrew Kenneth Moss, Jim Maloy, Diane Curley, Jacqueline Raymond, Megan Callahan, Kevin Craig, Christopher Standart, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Bethany Sparacio. Through May 23, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, drama by Edward Albee, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Maggie Zindle, Doug Crane, Nathan Winkelstein. Through May 22, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

JERSEY BOYS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through 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 in this week's Theater Week.

(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. Through May 8, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ALT Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave, (868-6847)

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

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. Through May 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

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. Through May 23, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


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).

THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by WARPD Productions, directed by Chris Turton, starring Teresa Bock, Tim Reinsel. Through May 1, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus May 1 at 2:30. The Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport (990-6347).

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).

Special Presentations

THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES, staged reading of the musical by Maxine Klein, presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Susan Forbes, starring Sharon Strait, Phil Knoerzer, Jack Agugliaro, Marshall Maxwell, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber. May 1 at 8 at the Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

GUACAMOLE CONVERSATIONS: Mother-Daughter Reflections, theatrical memoir by Helen Woods and Susan Woods, presented by Theatre for Change in association with Red Thread Theatre, directed by Darleen Pickering Hummert, starring Jeanne Cairns, Christina Rausa. May 4 at 7. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (883-7942).


APARTMENT #9, comedy written and directed by Linda Silvestri presented by the Western Door Playhouse, starring Sarah Waechter, Patrick “Gus” Posey, Dede Secic, Jaclyn Glose. May 7-23, Fri.& Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance May 9). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

IT AIN’T NOTHING BUT THE BLUES, musical revue directed by Mary Craig, starring Craig, Beverly Crowell, Chalma Warmley, Terry Wideman, Charles Everhart, Crystal Addison. May 7-30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

THE LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA, comedy by Preston Jones presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Darryl Hart, Paul Bene, G. Anton Moore, Joe Dicesare, Drew Piatek, Gary Darling, John F. Kennedy, Michael O’Hear, Jacob Abarella. Preview May 6 at 7:30. May 7-22, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. (884-4858)

MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY, one-man show by Steve Solomon presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. May 11-23, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).