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ENDWORDS, from the works of Samuel Beckett, adapted by Vincent and Chris O’Neill, presented by Torn Space Theater in association with the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Vincent O’Neill, starring David Oliver. Apr 23 at 8. Apr 24-May 16, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Apr 17 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

FROM THE VIRTUAL TO THE REAL, FROM THE GROUND TO THE AIR, an evening of short works from the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty. Apr 24-May, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium (on the campus of Hilbert College), 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (949-40820).

HELL HOLE HONEYS, world premiere musical by Ben Budick, Steve Mackes, and David Ogrin, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Kim Piazza, Stephanie Bax, Victoria Perez, Pamela Rose Mangus. Apr 23-May 9, Thu & Sat at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moises Kaufman, presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective in association with the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Daemen College and the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, directed by Robert Waterhouse. Apr 25 at 8, Apr 26 at 6. The Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

THE LEARNED LADIES, comedy by Moliere, adapted by Richard Wilbur, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Kate LoConti, Diane Curley, Tim Newell, Richard Wesp, Christopher Corporandy, Chris Standart, Robert Rutland, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Josephine Hogan, Kelly Ferguson, Doug Crane, Kevin Zak. Apr 24-May 24, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

ROMEO AND JULIET, tragedy by Shakespeare presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Tom Loughlin. Apr 24-May 2, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

THE THREEPENNY OPERA, musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Preview Apr 23 at 7. Apr 24, May 1 & 2 at 8; Apr 30 at 7; Apr 26 & May 3 at 2. The Leary Theatre, Clet Hall NU campus (286-8685).


BADA BING! BADA BOOM!, musical comedy conceived and written by Paul Maisano, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Louis Colaiacovo, Paschal Frisina III, Lisa Ludwig, Paul Maisano. Through May 24, 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).

THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, drama by Arthur Miller, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Gerry Maher, Matt Witten, Cassie Gorniewicz, Greg Natale, Peter Jaskowiak, Jim Maloy, Steve Jakiel, Steve Copps, Jeanne Cairns. Through May 17, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


BLACKBIRD, drama by David Harrower directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Richard Lambert, Candice Kogut. Through Apr 25, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

IN GABRIEL’S KITCHEN, drama by Salvatore Antonio presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Adam Rath, James Konidis, John Kaczorowski, Kerrykate Abel, Darryl Hart. Held over, Apr 25 at 8, Apr 26 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).

A MEMORY A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER, a V-day production to raise money for the Crisis Services Advocate Program, directed by Kelly Beuth, starring Beuth, Diane McNamara, Chanyl White, Corey Tarreto Bethany Sparacio. Apr 25 at 7:30. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harlilng, presented by Theatre in the Mist. Through Apr 25, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Stella Niagara Theater, Lower River and Pletcher Roads, Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

Special Presentations:

ALISON’S HOUSE, drama by Susan Glaspell, chamber theater production presented by the Playhouse of American Classics, directed by Terence McDonald, starring Keith Elkins, Katie White, Jon Sommers, Mary McMahon, Susan Leist, Pamela Snyder, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Andrew Starr, William Laurie. Karen Ray Bailey, Richard Carl. Apr 24-26, Fri at 8, Sat at 2, Sun at 2 & 6. Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Ave. (873-9644 ext. 301).

BLACK COMEDY, farce by Peter Shaffer, starring John Buscaglia, Kevin Craig, Margo Davis, Mary Ann Moselle, Alyssa Wentling, Randy Reese, Scott Thomas, Derek Donogher Through May 2, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

ECLECTIC BOOGALOO, improvisational comedy presented by Eclectic Improv Company, Apr 25 at 8. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (847-1410).

WHEELS TO COURT, the Write to Be Heard 2009 winning play by Christopher Shipman, directed by Darleen Pickering Hummert, starring Peter Johnson, Sandra Gilliam, Daniel Greer, Xavier Ascension Harris, Amy Mings, Ryan James Brennan, Harry Lipsitz. Apr 26 at 2. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park.


A CHORUS LINE, touring production of the Broadway musical conceived by Michael Bennett, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. May 5-10, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (852-5000).

THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION by Aaron Sorkin, directed by David Lamb, starring Christian Brandjes, Peter Palmisano, Michael Dentico, Eileen Dugan, Phil Knoerzer, David Lundy, Eliza Hayes Maher, Tom Owen, Lennon Sulzbach, Dan Walker, John Warren, Kathy Weese, Joseph Wiens, Doug Weyand, Tom Zindle. May 1-31, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

FUNNY MONEY, comedy by Ray Cooney presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Bob Alonzo, starring Daniel Greer, Gail Stengel, Scot Kaitanowski, Annette Falasa, David Nuijens, John Lynch, John Shear, Bob Wagner. May 1-10, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave.,Lancaster (683-1776).

GO, DOG. GO!, musical by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory, adapted for the stage from the book by P.D. Eastman, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Anne Roaldi, Elizabeth Popelka, Michael Peter Deeb, Jaclynn Carpenter Crawford, Kelly Cammarata, Kevin Kennedy. May 1 at 7. May 2-31, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performances May 10, 23, 24). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400).

THE MUSIC MAN, Broadway musical by Meredith Willson presented by Niagara Region Theatre Guild, directed by Gary Gaffney, starring Chris Turton, Katherine Quattrini, Jim Wright, Kim Petersdorf, Jon Morris, Francis Lagona, Jr., Christa Ponticelli. May 8-23, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center in the Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

SERENATA, comedy written and directed by Linda Silvestri presented by the Western Door Playhouse, starring Gloria McNitt, Tom Turici, Diane McNamara, Jaclyn Glose, Chris Mongielo, Sharon Priest, Aaron Sawyer, Dede Secic, Valerie Sullivan, Sarah Waechter. May 1-17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance May 10). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. and Portage Rd. (297-5910).

TIME OUT FOR GINGER, comedy by Ronald Alexander directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Marissa Kwasniak, Jesse Swartz, Joann Mis, Vanessa Stipkovits, Erica Schrimmel, Julie Senko, Gabe Neumann, Chris Wright, Paul McGinnis, Drew Krause. Apr 30 at 8. May 2-16, Fri & Sat at 8, plus May 17 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).