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Road Less Traveled's "A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi" closes on Sunday, December 19.


CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by, and starring Mike Randall. Dec 16-19, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: The Music Of Vince Guaraldi, concert presentation directed by Doug Weyand, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor. Through 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. Through Dec 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. Through Dec 19, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

DREAMGIRLS, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Dec 19, 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).

A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS, based on the book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, adapted for the stage by James DeVita, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Guy Balotine, Beth Donohue, Andrea Rodriguez, Kaila Rose Proulx, Roger Keicher, Tim Newell, Christina Rausa, Morgan Parnitzke, Kareem Haq. Through Dec 19 Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

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. Through 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. Through Dec 18, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE PIPES ARE CALLING: An Elegy to Dan Higgins, Sr., written and performed by Matthew Crehan Higgins, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos. Through Dec 18, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

A TOTALITARIAN CHRISTMAS, holiday farce by Clinton Hours presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Lawrence Rowswell, Kent Bostock, Tom Izard, John Kehoe, Sara Ball,Brittany Kucala,Emilie Pryor, Hillary Rose, Gabriel Mirizio, Joy Scime. Through Dec 18, Thu-Sat at 8 plus Dec 22 at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

Special Presentations

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, directed by Doug Zschiegner, starring Ian Lithgow,Eileen Dugan, Phil Knoerzer, Gerry Maher, Debbie Pappas, Michael Hake. Dec 16-19, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

MY THREE ANGELS, comedy by Sam and Bella Spewack, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Rob Dziechciarz, Chris Turton, Tim Reinsel, Kevin Craig, Ben Sheedy, Ariel Mombrea, Valerie Lohr, Bill Baldwin, Katherine Ventressca, Michael Volansky. Through Jan 30, weekdays & Sat, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sun dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).