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A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL by Kathy Feininger, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring David Butler, Mary Kate O’Connell, Michael Starzynski. Nov 23-Dec 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES by Jeff Goode, presented by the Francis Bacon Experiment. Nov 23-Dec 9, Fri & Sat at 8. The Wasteland Theater, 700 Main St. (348-2005).

OTHER DESERT CITIES, play by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Peter Palmisano, starring David Lamb, Barbara Link LaRou, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Lisa Ludwig, Matt Witten. Nov 23-Dec 16, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


THE IRISH CURSE, comedy by Martin Casella presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Kevin Craig, Dave Hayes, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Michael Seitz, Jonathan Shuey. Through Dec 8, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Nov 25 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

33 VARIATIONS, play by Moises Kaufman directed by David Oliver, starring Morgan Chard, Beth Donohue, John Fredo, Adriano Gatto, Ellen Horst, Tim Newell, Brian Riggs, and Randall Kramer at the piano. Through Dec 2, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. (no performance Nov 22). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

2012: END OF THE ROAD, world premiere of the play by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Barry Williams, Sara Kow-Falcone, Christina Rausa, Kay Kerimian, Xavier Harris, David C. Mitchell, Monish Bhattacharya. Through Dec 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

Special Presentations

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, comedy by Leonard Gershe, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Sean Marciniak, Justyne Harris, Margo Davis, Justin Fiordaliso. Through Dec 16, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

THE BLUE ROSE, by Gerda Weissmann Klein, adapted for the stage and directed by Darleen Pickering Hummert,presented by Theatre for Change, starring Guy Balotine, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Kelsie Skinner, Abbeni C. Dixon, Bryan Jones, Adam Kluge, Duncan Lattanzio Jr. Nov 27 at 7. Mount St. Mary Academy auditorium, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore (883-7942).

CHARLES DICKENS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, solo performance conceived, written, directed by, and starring Mike Randall, presented by the Friends of Niagara University Theatre. Nov 25 at 2. Niagara University’s Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall (286-8685).


ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Christmas play by L. Don Swartz, starring Karla Weidenboerner, Jed Woomer, Rosemary Swartz, Jessica Kuhn, Ben Torres, Camryn Porter, Donald Swartz. Nov 29 at 7. Nov 30-Dec 16, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Dec 2). Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, comedy by Barbara Robinson, presented by The Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Nuijens. Nov 30-Dec 16, Fri at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, comedy by Barbara Robinson, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Mary McMahon, Robert Insana, Joyce Carolyn, Annette Daniels Taylor, Jennifer Fitzery, Bill Schmidt, Adam Rath. Dec 7-16, Fri at 7, Sat at 2 & 5:30, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400 x 304).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted from the play by Charles Dickens, presented by Theatre in the Mist. Nov 30-Dec 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Theatre, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Neal Radice, now in its 30th year, starring John Smeathers, Syndi Starr, Katy Clancy, Roger Van Dette, David C. Mitchell, J. K. Hudson, Joyce Stilson, Lily Hart, Charlie Hearn, Matthew Luraschi, Radice. Dec 6-16, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

CHRISTMAS IS COMIN’ UPTOWN, musical by Garry Sherman, Philip Rose, and Peter Udel, directed by Paulette D. Harris. Dec 7-16, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

CLOUD 9, play by Caryl Churchill, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Richard Lambert, Chris Kelly, Diane Curley, Kelly Ferguson Moore, Pamela Rose Mangus, Eric Rawski, Steve Copps. Nov 29-Dec 22, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

GYPSY, Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton, starring Kim Ehrenburg, Michael Breen, Cassandra Grizanti, Laura Jakiel. Nov 30-Dec 15, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (284-6358).

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, adapted from the Frank Capra film, directed by Kathy Sutter. Dec 1-9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Dec 8 at 2:30. The Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

THE HOLIDAY GUYS IN HAPPY MERRY HANU-MAS!, musical revue starring Jeffry Denman, Marc Kudisch. Dec 6-9, Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

RADIO TBS (Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals), comedy by Mark L. Smith presented by Subversive Theatre Collective and Brazen-Faced Varlets directed by Kelly M. Beuth, starring Brittany Kucala, Jenny Gembka, Lara D. Haberberger, Jane Cudmore, Diane DiBernardo, Amelia Scinta, Diane McNamara, Kerry Alsheimer, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber, Kate Olena. Nov 29-Dec 15, Thu-Sat at 8. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

WHITE CHRISTMAS, touring production of the musical by Irving Berlin presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Dec 4-9, Tue-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).