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On The Boards Theater Listings

James Ivey plays Clarence Darrow at the Manny Fried Playhouse through March 30.

On the Boards is presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company. To be considered for On the Boards, submissions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday one week prior to publication. Send notice VIA e-mail to:


THE BORROWERS, by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Charles Way, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Arin Lee Dandes, Loraine O’Donnell, Marc-Jon Filippone, Lee Becker, Jacob Kahn, Annette Daniels Taylor. Mar 15-24, Fri at 7, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performance Mar 17). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).

CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL, musical by Trey Parker presented by Theater Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jacob Albarella, Nick Lama, Adam Yellen, Steven Brachman, Matt Kindley, Daniel Morris, Jenny Kulwicki, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Eric Mowery, Billy Horn, Lindsay Salamone, Jamie Nablo, Lisa N. Sember. Mar 14-29, Thu-Sat at 8, plus Mar 30 at 2. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (445-9432).

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LIVE!, one-man show conceived by and starring Albert McFadyen. Mar 19 at 7 & Mar 20 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

L’IMITATION OF LIFE, comedy by Ricky Graham presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Jimmy Janowski, Bebe Bvlgari, Maria Droz, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Luther Nelson, Michael Seitz, Christopher Standart. Mar 15-Apr 6, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 24 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).


CLARENCE DARROW, one-man docu-drama by David W. Rintels presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Tom Loughlin, starring James Ivey. Through Mar 30, Fri at 8, Sat at 3 & 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

DIAL M FOR MURDER, thriller by Frederick Knott, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Catherine Burkhart, starring Aurora Boneberg, Jason Gonser, Marc Ruffino, Geoff Pictor, Michael Starzynski, Brad Felton. Through Mar 24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).

GODSPELL, musical by Stephen Schwartz presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Michael Breen, starring John Panepinto, Dan Zerpa. Through Mar 23, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd Tonawanda (284-6358).

SEEDS, world premiere of the comedy/drama by Donna Hoke, directed by Kristin Tripp Kelley, starring Kelly Jakiel, Diane Curley, Todd Benzin, Diane DiBernardo, Pamela Rose Mangus. Through Mar 24, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road LessTraveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


BURIED CHILD, drama by Sam Shepard presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Mark Donahue, Sharon Strait, Patrick Moltane, Matt Witten, Jessica Wegrzyn, Kurt Erb, Tim Joyce. Through Mar 16, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 10 at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

FIRST LADY SUITE, musical by Michael John LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Katy Miner, Mary Ryan, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Leanne Troutman, Jackie Davis, Katie McMahon, John Calvin. Through Mar 16, Wed-Sat at 7:30. Bittner Hall, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

OKLAHOMA!, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by David Bondrow, starring Michael Niederer, Emily Yancey, Tim Lewis, Cassandra Angerosa, Katy Clancy, Jeffery Coyle, David Mitchell, Alley Griffin, Steve Vaughan,William Curr. Through Mar 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. (683-1776).

OVER THE TAVERN, comedy by Tom Dudzick presented by Western Door Playhouse directed by Hal Fava, starring Don Batalaris, Ethan Coniglio, Sami Granieri, Chris Mongielo, James Murphy, Daniel Senn, Linda Silvestri. Through Mar 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theater at NACC, 1201 Pine St at Portage, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

STOP THE WORLD—I WANT TO GET OFF, musical by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Tom Loughlin. Mar 8-16, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

Special Presentations

LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO, reading (in Spanish) of the play by Marco Antonio Rodriguez, directed by Rolando Martin Gómez, starring Mariana Cole-Rivera, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Victoria Pérez, Josué Rosario-Cáliz, Ingrid Cordova. Mar 16 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

ROOMIES, comedy by Jack Sharkey, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Sara Kow Falcone, Scott Mackmin, Justin Fiordaliso, Claudia Gioia, Rob Dziechciarz. Through Apr 21, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


THE LEARNED LADIES, comedy by Moliere presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by C. Henrik Borgstrom. Mar 21-26, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2, Mon & Tue at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

SISTER ACT, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Mar 19-24, 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).