Weekly Feature



2010-12-01 / Entertainment

Theater


thurs. 2
 Once Upon a Celtic Christmas
— The holidays have an Irish lilt filled
with stories, music, song and dance.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays
through Sunday, Dec. 19 at O’Connell &
Company, Erie Community College’s
Gleasner Auditorium, ECC North
Campus, Williamsville; $. 839-3949,
www.oconnellandcompany.com
 You Can’t Take It With You — A
delightfully eccentric family is depicted in
this comedy, the third collaboration by
playwrights George S. Kaufman and Moss
Hart and their most successful and
longest-running work. Performances: 7
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 4; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at the
Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott
Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 284-6358,
www.niagaratheatre.com
fri. 3
 The Butterfingers Angel, Mary
and Joseph, Herod the Nut & the
Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a
Pear Tree — William Gibson’s presented
by the Town Players in conjunction with
the Lisa Taylor Dancers under the
direction of Brian Dana and David
Nuijens. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays through
Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Sheridan-Parkside
Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside
Dr., Tonawanda; $. 693-9641,
www.towneplay ers.com

ongoing: now-December 4
 The Temperamentals — The Buffalo United Artists
production under the direction of Chris Kelly. Performances: 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Dec. 4 at BUA Theater,
119 Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org
now-December 5
 Present Laughter — Noel Coward’s comedy presented by
the Kavinoky Theatre. Performances: 8 p.m. Thurdays and Fridays; 4
and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 5 at
the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668,
www.kavinokytheatre.com
 Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
— Three actors perform every Christmas story ever told as well as

Christmas traditions from around the
world and every carol ever sung.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4 p.m.
Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through
Sunday, December 5 at the Lancaster
Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster;
$. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org
 Joyce’s The Dead: A Christmas
Play with Music — Tony
Award-winning musical where three
generations gather together in the
turn-of-the-century Dublin home of
Gabriel Conroy’s music-loving aunts.
Performances: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday; and 2
p.m. Sunday through Sunday, Dec. 5 at
Irish Classical Theatre Company, Andrews
Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $.
853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com
now-December 12
 Cabaret — MusicalFare production
of the award-winning Kander and Ebb
musical. Performances: 2 p.m. Sundays, 7
p.m. Wednesday,s, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8
p.m. Fridays, and 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays
through Sunday, Dec. 12 at MusiclFare’s
Time Warner Cable Stage, 4380 Main St.,
Amherst; $. 839-8540,
www.musicalfare.com
now-December 18
 Our Song — American premiere of
the West End hit. Performances: 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday through Saturday, Dec.
18 at the New Phoenix Theatre on the
park, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo; $.
853-1334, www.newphoenixtheatre.com
now-December 19

 A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince
Guaraldi — The concert features such instantly recognizable
Guaraldi originals as “Christmas Time is Here” and “Linus & Lucy,”
as well as traditional standards. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
through Friday; 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m.
Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 19 at The Road Less Traveled
Theater, 639 Main St., Buffalo; $. 629-3069
 Murder Squared — World premiere of Buffalo
award-winning playwright Gary Earl Ross’ collection of four short
stories presented by the Ujima Theatre Company under the direction
of Robert Ball and Ross,. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturdays; and 6 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 19 at
TheatreLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 883-0380,
www. ujimatheatre. org

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