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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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).

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, starring Patrick Cameron, Dan Greer, Amanda McCormick, Joe Spencer, Jeanne Vuich, Hugh Davis Jan 29-Feb 13, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

A LIGHT LUNCH, comedy by A.R. Gurney directed by Scott Behrend, starring David Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Jessica Wegrzyn, Matt Witten. Jan 29 - Feb 21, 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 about A Light Lunch in this week's issue.

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, adapted from the book by C.S. Lewis, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Kenneth Shaw, starring Danica Riddick, Justin Fiordaliso, Bethany Sparacio, Kevin Craig. Jan 29 at 7. Jan 30-Feb 14, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

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).


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).

INSIDE OUT: A DANSICAL, conceived by Veronica Irene and Victoria Pérez, presented by Theater Plus, directed by Victoria Pérez, starring JennaBeth Stockman, Allie Hartwick, Nick Cocchetto, Meghan Hinton. Through Feb 6, Thu-Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (852-2600).

THE RELAPSE (or Virtue Endangered), comedy by John Vanbrugh presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Vincent O’Neill, Chris Corporandy, Todd Benzin, Aaron Pitre, Robert Rutland, Doug Crane, Gary Darling, Jim Maloy, Peter Jaskowiak, Diane Curley, Leah Russo, Mary Beth Lacki, Beth Donahue. Through Feb 14, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC). Watch a clip from The Relapse on Artvoice TV.

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


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. Through Jan 31, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. The Manny Fried Playhouse, North Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. third floor (408-0499).

IN THE HEIGHTS, touring production of the Broadway presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Jan 31, 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 Anthony Chase's review of In The Heights in this week's issue.

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. Through Jan 30, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239). Watch a preview of True Love Lies on Artvoice TV.

Special Presentations

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


DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, one-man show presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Paul Perroni. Feb 4-14, 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).

MOMMY’S MARTINI HOUR!, cabaret performance starring Kerrykate Abel, Loraine O’Donnell, and Chuck Basil. Feb 6 at 8, Feb 7 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

SKIRMISHES, drama by Catherine Hayes presented by Red Thread Theatre, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Josephine Hogan, Eileen Dugan, Kathleen Betsko-Yale. Feb 4-27,Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Parkway (853-1334).

SWEET TOOTH, comedy by Mark Wild presented by Theatre Plus, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Andrea Andolina, Christopher S. Parada, Dayatra Hassan. Feb 4-20, Thu & Fri at 7:30. Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

WADING THROUGH THE LIGHT AND SHADOWS, written and conceived by David Butler, presented by the New Alt Performance Group, starring Kristin Bentley, David Butler, Michael Renna, Amy Taravella, Tim Newell. Feb 4 at 8. Feb 5-21, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd floor (868-6847).