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On The Boards Theater Listings

Genevieve Lerner and Joe Liolos in "A Life," opening this weekend at the Irish Classical. (photo by Gene Witkowski)

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BECKETT DANCES WITH PINTER, evening of short works and dance presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, starring Britany Hagen, Geoff Pictor, Keith Wharton. June 7-22, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus June 13 at 7:30 (no performance June 14). Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

THE BOOK OF MORMON, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. June 11-16, 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).

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL, musical parody presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Though June 9, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

INTO THE WOODS, musical by Stephen Sondheim presented by Second Generation Theatre Company, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Ben Puglisi, Loraine O’Donnell, Robert Cooke, Jenn Stafford, Kelly Jakiel Copps, Steve Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Frankie Campofelice, Mary McMahon, Mary Ryan, Jacob Albarella, Tammy Hayes McGovern, Gail Golden, Angie Shriner, Matthew Iwanski, Matthew Nerber, Erik Rawski, Kristen Tripp Kelley. June 6-23, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (206-4964).

A LIFE, play by Hugh Leonard presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Vincent O’Neill, Colleen Gaughan, Josephine Hogan, Gerry Maher. June 6-30, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

SEX’D, play written and directed by TaNisha Fordham, starring Tiana Loman, Kayla Hanigen, Angelo Threats, Hugh Davis, Malik Springs, Chalra Warmley, Linda Barr, Joshua Bryant, Erica Dennis. June 7-16, Fri & Sat at 7, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).


NUNSENSE II: The Second Coming, musical by Dan Goggin presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Mary Kate O’Connell, starring Joey Bucheker, Dudney Joseph, Nick Lama, Josh Snyder, Guy Tomassi. Through June 13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30 (no performance June 2). Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).


BROADWAY IN CONCERT XVI, musical revue presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton. Through June 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

THE NORMAL HEART, drama by Larry Kramer presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Brant Adamczyk, Caitlin Coleman, Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Dave Hayes, Matthew Crehan Higgins, James Mikula, Michael Seitz. Through June 9, Fri at 8, Sun at 7 (no performance June 8). BUA Theater 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

Special Presentations

THE ODD COUPLE, comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc Jon Filippone, David Bondrow, Rob Dziechciarz, Monish Bhattacharyya, Bill Baldwin, Scott Thomas, Justyn Harris, Claudia Gioia. May 23-July 21, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2013, annual showcase of short new American political plays presented by Subversive Theatre. June 13-July 7, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 4 (no performance July 4). The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).