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Last chance this weekend to see Tim Newell as Jack Benny at the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York.

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. Mar 1-16, 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. Mar 1-17, 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. Mar 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theater at NACC, 1201 Pine St at Portage, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

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. Mar 1-24, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled 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).

DANCING AT LUGHNASA, play by Brian Friel presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Chris Kelly, Wendy Hall, Beth Donohue, Katie White, Elizabeth Oddy, Tom LaChiusa, Andrea Gollhardt, Gerry Maher. Through Mar 10, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY, comedy starring Dixie Longate. Through Mar 10, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

NOISES OFF, comedy by Michael Frayn, directed by David Lamb, starring Josie DiVincenzo, Lisa Ludwig, Peter Palmisano, Christian Brandjes, John Fredo, Michele Marie Roberts, Guy Balotine, Kevin Craig, Jessica Ferraday. Through Mar 10, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


FORGIVING JOHN LENNON, serious comedy by William Missouri Downs presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson. Through Mar 2, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS).

FUCKING MEN, play by Joe DiPietro presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Brant Adamczyk, Stephen Brachmann, Joey Bucheker, Richard Fanning, J. R. Finan, Jimi Konidis, Matthew Crehan Higgins, James Mikula, Michael Seitz, James Wild. Held over, Mar 2 at 8 & Mar 3 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W.Chippewa St (886-9239).

GLORIOUS!, comedy by Peter Quilter presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Mary Kate O’Connell, Darryl Hart, Anne Gayley, Roger VanDette, Victoria Perez, Kate Olena. Through Mar 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

MISTER BENNY, one-man play by Mark Humphrey presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Tim Newell. Through Mar 3, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114, ext. 391).

RENT, musical by Jonathan Larson directed by Randall Kramer, starring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Joe Donohue, Maria Droz, Paschal Frisina III, Matthew Iwanski, Amy Jakiel, Dudney Joseph, Jr., John Kaczorowski, Kay Kerimian, Renee Landrigan, Ben Puglisi, Marc Sacco, Jonathan Young. Through Mar 3, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

STICK FLY, play by Lydia Diamond, directed by Willie W. Judson Jr., starring Ashley Dolson, Candace Whitfield, Marcus Thompson Jr., Brandon Williamson, Elexa Kopty, Hugh Davis. Through Mar 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

Special Presentations

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).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive musical comedy/dinner Theatre Presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company. Through Mar 2, Fri & Sat at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).

YSBADDADEN, reading of a play by Neil Wechsler, starring Bruce Dow, David Oliver, Adriano Gatto, Renee Landrigan. Mar 4 at 7. Silo City, grain elevators, 590 Ohio St.


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).

CLARENCE DARROW, one-man docu-drama by David W. Rintels presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Tom Loughlin, starring James Ivey. Mar 8-30, 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. Mar 8-24, 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. Mar 8-23, Fru & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd Tonawanda (284-6358).

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).

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).