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On The Boards Theater Listings

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD, drama by Chekhov presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Kazimierz Braun. Feb 25-Mar 1, Wed-Fri at 8, sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

HELLO, MUDDAH! HELLO, FADDUH! THE ALLAN SHERMAN MUSICAL by Douglas Bernstein and Rob Krausz presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Thomas Dooney, starring David Butler, Don Gervasi, Wendy Hall, Tim Newell, Loraine O’Donnell, Theresa Quinn. Feb 26-Mar 22, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8 Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theatre, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (688-4114 x391).

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, musical by Sondheim and Lapine, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Nicole Marrale Cimato, Louis Colaiacovo, Robert J. Cooke, Steve Copps, Jeffrey Coyle, Doug Crane, Paschal Frisina III, Amy Jakiel, Kelly Jakiel, Kevin R. Kennedy, SheilaMcCarthy, Debbie Pappas, Anne Roaldi, Leah Russo, Jenn Stafford. Mar 4-Apr 5, 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 BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, drama by Martin McDonagh directed by Joseph Natale, starring Betsy Bittar, Mary Loftus, Eric Rawski, John Kreuzer. Through Mar 14, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, mystery drama based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle presented by The Mystery Company. Through Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Feb 26 at 7:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

GEM OF THE OCEAN, drama by August Wilson directed by Laverne Clay, starring Cynthia Maxwell, Alton Bowens, Roger Lamonte Killian, Ciandre Taylor, Leon Copeland, Kinzy Brown, Dee LaMonte Perry. Through Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

THE VISIT, drama by Friedrich Durrenmatt presented by Ujima Company, directed by Philip Knoerzer, starring Lorna C. Hill, Peter Palmisano. Through Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).


ANYTHING GOES, musical by Cole Porter presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Teresa Bock, David Bondrow, Jack Agugliaro, Ashley Alaimo, Joseph Fratello, Sara Kovaci. Through Mar 1, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Niagara Falls Performing Arts Center, Niagara Falls High School on Porter Road (1-877-856-0694).

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, drama by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Megan Blarr , Greg Blarr, Colleen Neumann, Mike Delaney, Mark Woomer , Carolyn Woomer Caitlin Neumann, Michael Leszczynski, Drew Krause, Erica Schrimmel. Through Mar 1, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

ROMEO AND JULIET, tragedy by Shakespeare presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Lawrence Gregory Smith. Through Feb 28, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The Church in Lewiston, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Jessica Hillman. Through Feb 28, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

Special Presentations

AN EVENING AT ROCKWELL HALL WITH ALEC BALDWIN, staged reading of David Mamet’s Speed the Plow, benefit for Road Less Traveled Productions, starring Alec Baldwin. Feb 28 at 8. Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center, Buffalo State College. Pre-show reception at 6, Burchfield Penney Art Center (878-3005).

ECLECTIC BOOGALOO, improvisational comedy presented by Eclectic Improv Company. February 28 at 8. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (847-1410).

THE WAKE, Irish Classical Theatre Company’s annual fundraiser. Feb 27 at 7. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Ave. (853-ICTC).


THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE by Philip Ridley, presented by Torn Space, directed by David Oliver. Mar 5 at 8, Mar 6-28, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 29 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Avenue

HONUS & ME, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the from the book by Dan Gutman, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Arlene Clement, Mary McMahon, Guy Balotine, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Aaron Krygier, Chris Corporandy, James Heffron, Kurt Guba. Mar 13 at 7. Mar 14-Apr 5, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400).

HOT ’N COLE: A COLE PORTER CELEBRATION, musical revue devised by David Armstrong, Mark Waldrop and Bruce W. Coyle, directed by Michael Walline. Mar 6-Apr 5, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

THE SMOKING GUN TRIO, local playwright showcase featuring three one-act plays by Mark Humphrey, Matthew LaChiusa, and Michael Votta, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, starring Michael Votta, Alaina Renee Miller, Andrew Michalski, Marie Hasselback Costa, Drew Derek, Hugh Davis, Brian Bernys, Jacob Albarella. Mar 19-Apr 11, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 6:30, plus Apr 8 at 7:30. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (884-4858).

WOYUBU, adapted from Büchner’s Woyzeck and Jarry’s Ubu Roi by Josephine Anstey and Sarah Bay-Cheng, presented by University at Buffalo’s Intermedia Performance Studio in collaboration with the Real Dream Cabaret, directed by Bay-Cheng, starring Joe Wiens, Kate LoConti. Mar 13-28, Fri & Sat at 8. Downtown IPSpace, 1716 Main St. (568-4855).