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EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, presented by 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. Oct 7-Nov 6, Thu-Sat at 8. The Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd floor (464-7806).

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, musical by Shevelove, Gelbart, and Sondheim, presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring Ken Smyntek, Christopher Conti, Jessica Goodison, Chris Best, Ann Grimaldi, Jeff Maris, Rebecca Runge, Christopher Rimes, Jim Mosner, Jeff Wichtowski. Oct 8-24, Thu & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, South Grove St., East Aurora (687-6727).


OLIVER!, classic Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Adam Kluge, Kim Petersdorf, Paul Bene, Lisa Fletcher, Andrea Letcher, Scott Mackmin. Through Oct 16, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

THE PRIDE, play by Alexi Kaye Campbell presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Wendy Hall, Chris Kelly, Michael Renna, Doug Weyand. Through Oct 16, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, musical created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein, directed by Lisa Ludwig, starring Amy Jakiel, Michele Marie Roberts, Nancy Sam, Hannah L. Sharp, Lyndsey Leigh Thuerck. Through Oct 17, 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). Read Anthony Chase's review of Shout! The Mod Musical in the September 16th edition of Theaterweek.


ALMOST MAINE, comedy by John Cariani presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Gregory Fletcher. Through Oct 9, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

THE CANT, world premiere of the play by Shay Linehan, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti in association with Vincent O’Neill, starring Patrick Moltane, Brian Mysliwy, Josephine Hogan, Mark Donahue, Katie White, Vincent O’Neill, Tom Zindle, Gerry Maher, Mary Ramsey. Held over through Oct 8, Thu & Fri at 7:30. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

FOREVER PLAID, musical by Stuart Ross, directed by Dale Sandish, starring Paschal Frisina III, Andy Herr, Nicholas Lama, Marc Sacco. Through Oct 10, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES, musical by Maxine Klein presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Megan Callahan, starring Sharon Strait, Leah Russo, Marshall Maxwell and the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Band. Through Oct 9, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499). Read Anthony Chase's review of The Furies of Mother Jones in the September 30th edition of Theaterweek.

IN A DARK DARK HOUSE, thriller by Neal LaBute directed by Joe Natale, starring Drew Kahn, Richard Lambert, Lisa Sperry. Through Oct 9, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). Read Anthony Chase's review of In a Dark House in the September 16th edition of Theaterweek.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL, by Lanie Robertson, directed by Mary Craig, starring Joyce Carolyn . Through Oct 10, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013). Read Anthony Chase's review of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill in the September 30th edition of Theaterweek.

RUINED, drama by Lynn Nottage presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Annette Daniels Taylor, Zoe Viola Scruggs, Shanntina Moore, Chantal Dubose, Hugh Davis, Donald Capers, Willie Judson, Peter Johnson, Monish Bhattacharyya . Carlton Franklin. Through Oct 10, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380). Read Anthony Chase's review of Ruined in the September 23rd edition of Theaterweek.

SOMETHING’S AFOOT!, mystery spoof musical by McDonald, Vos & Gerlach, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Bob Alonzo, starring Karen Eichler, John Lynch, Nikki Markey , Vince Martino, Katy Miner, Andrew Spragge, William Steffen, Gail Stengel, Gary Stevenson, Darren Wojcicki. Through Oct 10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776),

TRACE, an original performance presented by Torn Space, written and directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Diane Gaidry, Andrew Kottler, Giovanni Joy. Through Oct. 10, Fri-Sun at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733). Read Anthony Chase's review of Trace in the September 30th edition of Theaterweek.

Special Presentations

NEVERMORE: An exPOEration!, performance piece based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara Haberberger, starring Kelly Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Brittany Kucala, Amy Gore. Through Oct 9, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen and Elmwood (574-9139).

WALLEY’S CAFÉ, comedy by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Derek Donogher, Lisa Hinca, Michelle Bates-Buckle. Through Nov 21, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


ANTONY & CLEOPATRA by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Dan Walker, Kelly Meg Brennan, Nathan Winkelstein. Oct 22- Nov 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

CHARLEY’S AUNT, British farce by Brandon Thomas presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Paul Mockovak. Oct 15-23, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

ENGAGED, play by W. S. Gilbert, presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Dawn Strassburg, Tom Fraterrigo, Sharon Priest, Gus Posey, Kristin Gelia, Barry Schaub, Michael Lombardo, George White, Arielle Schaub, Sami Granieri. Oct 15-20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Oct 24 & 31 at 2:30. Woodbox Theater at the Niagara Arts and Culture Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls (297-5910).

FUDDY MEERS, comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire presented by Buffalo State Colege Theater Department, directed by Joseph Price. Oct 14-23, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Warren Enters Theatre, college campus (878-3005).

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, drama by Alfred Uhry presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Patrick Cameron, Ryan Cupello, Jennifer Leibowitz, Lisa Ludig, Peter Palmisano, Linda Stein, Bonnie Jean Taylor. Oct 14-Nov 7, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (688-4114 x 391).

MARY POPPINS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Previews Oct 14 at 2 & 7. Oct 15- 31, Tue-Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1 & 6:30. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, play by Eberle Thomas and Barbara Redmond based on the book by R.L. Stevenson, presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Jerry Kelly, starring David Mitchell. Alexis Guay, Brook Heatley, Katherine Ventresca, Les Bailey, Suzie Marranca, Penny Striker, Ed Kowalski, Robert Wagner, Donna Manquen . Oct 15-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Oct 21 at 7:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776),

TWILIGHT ZONE REDUX, adapted by Drew McCabe, presented by American Rep Theater of WNY, directed by McCabe, starring Jeffery Coyle, Jacob Albarella, Lisa Dee, Lindsay Salamone, Brian Patrick Stoyle, Lauren Cichon, Darryl Hart. Oct 14-30, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Oct 27 at 8. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (884-4858).