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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Last chance: Theater Jugend's Last of the Sensitive Bastards, at Buffalo East, closes this Sunday, November 20.


MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE, comedy by Christopher Durang, presented by the Western Door Playhouse directed by Linda Silvestri, starring Sam Fadel, Patrick “Gus” Posey, Dede Secic, Samika Sullivan, Troy Burkett, Jordyn Giambra, Dave Karb, Lynda LaGreca, Brandon Minicucci, Bob Priest, Andrea Tomala, Tom Turici. Nov 19-Dec 5, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Nov. 20). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center,1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Road (297-5910).

WONDER OF THE WORLD, comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Nov 18-21, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. William P. and Marie Leary Theatre, NU campus. (286-8685).


CABARET, musical by Kander and Ebb, directed by Randall Kramer, starring John Fredo, Kelly Jakiel, Steve Copps, Nicole Benoit, Sheila Connors, Philip Farugia, Robert Insana, Tara Kaczorowski, Adrienne Lewis, Jessica Stuber, Jonathan Young. Through Dec 12, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD, play with music by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, starring Brian Riggs, Cassie Gorniewicz, Sharon Strait, Emily Elkin, John Kaczorowski, Sheila McCarthy, Matt Witten, Ellen Horst, Debbie Pappas, Doug Crane, Valerie Yawien, Wendy Hall, Lou Colaiacovo, Emily Tworek-Helenbrook, Jason Bravo, Mary Ramsey. Through Dec 5, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

PRESENT LAUGHTER, comedy by Noel coward directed by Anne Gayley, starring David Lamb, Eileen Dugan, Josephine Hogan, Robert Rutland, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Lisa Vitrano, Michele Marie Roberts, Joseph Demerly, Gerry Maher, David Lundy, Tess Spangler. Through Dec 5, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

THE TEMPERAMENTALS, play by Jon Marans presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Ryan F Cupello, Christopher LaBanca, Adam Rath, Marc Sacco, Michael Seitz. Through Nov Dec 4, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).


THE BOOK OF JO B. JOBEY, written and directed by Richard Wesp, presented by Niagara County Community College Theater Department. Through Nov 20, Wed-Sat at 8, plus Nov 18 at 12:30 (no performance Nov 11). Black Box Theatre, college campus, 111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn.

CABARET, musical by Kander and Ebb presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Gary John LaRosa. Through Nov 21, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. UB Center for the Arts, Drama Theatre (645-ARTS).

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, drama by Lillian Hellman presented by Buffalo State College Casting Hall, directed by Donn Youngstrom. Through Nov 20, Wed-Fri at 8. Sat at 2 & 8. Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Building, college campus (878-3005).

CINDERELLA WALTZ, comedy by Don Nigro, presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Ray Boucher, starring Andrea Andolina, Justin Fiordaliso, Alan Baumgardner, Anne Kurtis, Elizabeth Oddy, Maria Pendolino, Jose Rivera, Jonathan Shuey, Katie White. Through Nov 20 Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

LAST OF THE SENSITIVE BASTARDS by Justin Karcher, presented by Theater Jugend directed by Drew McCabe, starring Michael Renna, James Wild, Courtney Weather, Joy Scime. Through Nov 20, Thu-Sat at 8. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (445-9432).

12 ANGRY MEN, courtroom drama by Sherman Sergel presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Les Bailey, starring Jerry Kelly, Haile Gault, Chris Best,Rob Schwartz, George White, Tom Slaiman, John Hageny, Jeff Stone, John Quackenbush, Steve Olszewski, Rich LaBend, Don Bracikowski, Jeffery Termini. Nov 21, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (284-6358).

Special Presentations

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).


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: The Music Of Vince Guaraldi, concert presentation directed by Doug Weyand, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor. Nov 26-Dec 19, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 4:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, starring L. Don Swartz, Mark Woomer, Joann Mis, Camryn Porter, Carl Tamburlin, DJ Swartz,Dan Zerpa. Dec 2 at 7. Dec 3-18, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Dec 19 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, starring John Smeathers, Syndi Starr, Katy Clancy, Roger Van Dette, Christopher S. Parada, David C. Mitchell, Joyce Stilson. Dec 9-19, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (and them some), comedy by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez presented by Creative Allusions Productions, starring Peter D’Angelo, Peter Maier, Scot Kaitanowski. Nov 26-Dec 5, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30 (Nov 27 one show at 4 only). Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).

MURDER SQUARED, world premiere of a play by Gary Earl Ross presented by Ujima Theatre Company, directed by Gary Earl Ross & Robert Ball, starring Darryl Hart, Tilke Hill, Hugh Davis, Alexis Koetting, Arron Krygier, Samantha Sherwood, Rich Kraemer, Mary Moebius, Donald Capers. Nov 26-Dec 19, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

OUR SONG, American premiere of a play by Keith Waterhouse, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Richard Lambert, Kelly Meg Brennan, Christian Brandjes, Jeffrey Coyle, Guy De Federicis, Pamela Rose Mangus, Bethany Sparacio. Nov 26-Dec 18, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).