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A PICASSO, drama by Jeffrey Hatcher directed by David Lamb, starring John Fredo, Lisa Ludwig. May 2-Jun 1, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

HATS!, The Musical, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Mary Kate O’Connell, starring Pamela Rose Mangus, Mary Craig, Mary Moebius, Victoria Perez, Teresa Bock, Pam Snyder, Kate Truslow. May 1-18, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413).

THE LOTTIE & BERNICE SHOW, world premiere comedy by L. Don Swartz, starring Joann V. Mis, Debby Koszelak Swartz. May 1 at 8. May 2-17, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 18 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

QUEEN OF BINGO, comedy by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy presented by the Western Door Playhouse, directed by Linda Silvestri, starring Gloria McNitt, Paul Gadawski, Silvestri. May 2-18, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 18 at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. and Portage Rd. (297-5910).

STEAL AWAY, comedy by Ramona King, directed by Paulette D. Harris, starring Renita Shadwick, June L. Saunders Duell, Cynthia Maxwell, Beverly Crowell, Catherine Horton,Valencia Chase-Hill, Candace Whitfield. May 2-25, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).


BEYOND THE RAINBOW: THE NEW JUDY GARLAND MUSICAL, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Loraine O’Donnell, Michele Marie Roberts, Todd Benzin, Marc Sacco, Kathy Weese. Through May 25, 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).

CHARLEY’S AUNT, comedy by Brandon Thomas presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Andrew Kenneth Moss, Neal Moeller, David Autovino, Richard Wesp, Peter Palmisano, David Oliver, Diane Gaidry, Dawn Woollacott, Megan Callahan, Eliza Maher. Through May 18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

Humpty Dumpty at Road Less Travelled Productions: The cast of the show celebrate the company's annual gala with author Eric Bogosian.

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Eric Bogosian, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Tim Klein, Lisa Vitrano, Tom LaChuisa, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Phil Knoerzer. Through May 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

MY FAIR LADY, musical by Lerner & Loewe presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Kim Petersdorf, Stephen Jakiel Through May 10, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 4 & 11 at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

NICKEL AND DIMED by Joan Holden, based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich, presented by Subversive Theater Collective, directed by Virginia Brannon, starring Moira Keenan, Kelly M. Beuth, Paul O’Hern, Jennifer Fitzery, Jennifer Linch, Jessica Stuber, Arianna Boykins, Afrim Gjonbalaj, Leon S. Copeland, Jr., Justin Fiordaliso, Stephanie Dale, Tom Izard. Through May 10, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance May 1). Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave. in Buffalo’s Great Arrow Building (408-0499).

THE ROSE TATTOO, drama by Tennessee Williams presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Joy Scime, Candace Lukasik, Marie Costa, Carol J Alaimo, Alaina Renee Miller, Diane M Cammarata, Kerrykate Abel, Peter Jaskowiak, Kelly Ferguson Moore, Jeanne Cairns, Mary Loftus, John Kaczorowski, Michael Votta, Diane Serra. Through May 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 7, plus May 10 at 3 (no performance May 3). Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (884-4858).

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, musical revue presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Roger Paolini, starring Nicole Marrale Cimato, Robert J. Cooke, Jeffrey Coyle, Wendy Hall, Michael Tosha. Through May 11, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4475 Main St., Snyder (839-3949).


Celebrating the opening of irreverent Avenue Q to a very full house at Shea's, theater president Tony Conte with Carla Renata, who plays Gary Coleman, and Mary Oishei.

AVENUE Q, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through May 4, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (847-0850).

CABARET, musical by Kander & Ebb presented by Niagara University Theater, directed by Brother Augustine Towey. Through May 4, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Leary Theater in Clet Hall on the NU campus (286-8622).

FACING EAST, drama by Carol Lynn Pearson presented by Buffalo United Aritsts, directed by Kelli Bocock Natale, starring Eileen Dugan, Kevin Keleher, Dan Walker. Through May 3, Fri & Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

STIVALE, original work written and directed by Dan Shanahan, presented by Torn Space, starring Ivan Rodriguez , Dechen Dolkar, Kelly Meg Brennan. Through May 4, Fri-Sun at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

VICTOR/VICTORIA, musical by Blake Edwards, Henry Mancini, and Leslie Bricusse, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Jessica Hillman-McCord. Through May 3, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (866-441-4928).


DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company, open-ended run, Wed at 7:30. The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4475 Main St., Snyder (839-3949).

LAFFERTY’S WAKE, interactive Irish musical comedy/dinner theatre, presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Mike Ficorilli, MaryAnn Reisdorf, John Cronyn, Steve Petix, Corey Jelowski, Mary Barrett, John Pirrone. May 2 at 7. Banchetti by Rizzo, 550 N.French Rd., Amherst (691-4045).

THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED, staged reading of the play by Barrie Stavis, presented by Subversive Theater Collective. May 1 at 7:30. Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave. in Buffalo’s Great Arrow Building (408-0499).

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER, staged reading of the play by Tennessee Williams, presented by American Repertory Theatre of WNY, starring Jeanne Cairnes, Christian Brandjes, Alaina Miller, Robert Tucker, Kathleen Betsko-Yale, Anne Roaldi. May 2 at 8. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (884-4858).


IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PARTY, musical by Nancy Schaeffer & B. Wolf presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Sarielys Matos, Lisa DelVecchio, Mary Ann Moselle, Matthew Mooney, Kevin Kennedy, Kurt Guba. May 9 at 7. May 10-Jun 1, Sat & Sun at 2, plus May 30 at 7 (no performances May 24 & 25). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

VAMPING, original multi-media play by and starring Kali Quinn, presented by GUTWorks, directed by Jonathan Maloney. Previews May 13 & 14 at 8. May 15-18, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (800-838-3006).

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