Weekly Feature



2015-05-06 / Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 7

The Boys Next Door — Presented by Starry Night Theatre, the play tells the story of four mentally handicapped men who live in a group home supervised by an earnest but burned-out social worker who must leave them. Featuring L. Don Swartz, Carl Tamburlin, Chris Fire, Jesse Swartz, Paul McGinnis, Julie Senko and Debby Koszelak Swartz, under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and continues at 8 p.m. May 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23; and 2 p.m. May 24 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com

Late Nite Catechism — By Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, this production takes audience members back — sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully — to the children they once were, 5-10 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga; $100 per person, $175 per couple, which includes one hour open bar, gourmet dinner and performance. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the Sisters of Mercy. 821-1648, eruff@mercynyppaw.org

thurs. 7-sun. 17

Baby Boom Baby — National Lampoon and Comedy Central’s Tommy Koenig brings this one-man spoof featuring the music of the Beatles, Santana, Madonna, Lady Gaga and more. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 8 and 9, and 15 and 16; at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 10 and 17; and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St., Buffalo; $. 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

fri. 8

Noises Off — The Michael Frayn comedy is presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild and features Carolyn Quigley, Chris Turton, M. Joseph Fratello, Cassandra Grizanti, Chris Best, Dawn Marcolini Newton, Eric Bloom, Adrienne Richiazzi and Scot Mackmin. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 17, through Sunday, May 17, at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 260-2319, www.niagaratheatre.com

A Musical Journey with Sydnie — Directed by Matthew Mooney and featuring Sydnie Perkins, 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Co., at the Grange Theatre, 22 Main St., Hamburg, third floor (walk-up only); $. 903-9288

Witness for the Prosecution — Presented by The Mystery Company, Leonard Vole stands in the dock, accused of murder. His wife can prove his innocence, but when she takes the stand, she denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangman’s noose? The production features Norm Argulsky, Bill Brown, Ernest Churchwell, Mitchell Colton, Melissa Cumming, Jerry Kelly, Jamie Moore, Paul Nogaro, Tara Potzler, Frank Relosky Jr., Richard Vogt and Robert Wagner, under the direction of Susie Marranca. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays; and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Sunday, May 17, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

Winnie the Pooh — The House at Pooh Corner — Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest. Probably, they’ll go to the North Pole or to the South Pole, for there is a dark, mysterious threat that he’s to be sent away to Education. Features Renee Landrigan, Ricky Marchese, Kevin Craig, Nancy Smith, Daniel Greer, Ashley Evans, Reed Bentley and Jacob Albarella, under the direction of Michael Walline. Opens at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, and continues at 2 p.m. May 9 and 10, 16 and 17; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 30; and 2 p.m. May 31, June 6 and 7 at the Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo; $, 884-4400, www.theatreofyouth.org

now-May 9

Harbor — By Chad Beguelin, directed by Todd Fuller, and presented by Buffalo United Artists. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Saturday, May 9, at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

now-May 10

Suite Surrender — By Michael McKeever, this is the WNY premiere presented by the Towne Players. In 1942 two Hollywood divas clash when they are assigned the same suite in a luxurious Palm Beach Hotel. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at the Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Tonawanda; $. 693-9641 www.towneplayers.com

now-May 17

Carousel — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical presented by MusicalFare Theatre, under the direction of Randall Kramer. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 17, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com. Meet-the-cast talkbacks take place after all Wednesday performances.

The Odd Couple — Neil Simon’s play is presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre and under the direction of Saul Elkin. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 17, in the Benderson Family Building’s Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville; $. 688-4114, ext. 391, www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com

The Beauty Queen of Leenane — Martin McDonagh’s black comedy about a 40-something Irish spinster whose last chance at love is foiled by her meddling mother. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 17, at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

now-May 23

Rust Belt Grotesque — Presented by American Repertory Theater of Western New York, and featuring works by Justin Karcher, Matthew LaChiusa, Mark C. Lloyd, and James A. Marzo, under the direction of Gail Golden, Mark C. Lloyd, Matthew LaChiusa, and Carly Weiser. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Saturday, May 23, at ART in the Box, located downstairs in the Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave., Buffalo (enter on Linwood Avenue); $. 634-1102, www.artofwny.org

now-May 24

Water by the Spoonful — Quiaria Alegria Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama under the direction of Scott Behrend and presented by Road Less Traveled Theater. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 24, at Road Less Traveled Theatre, 639 Main St., Buffalo; $. 629-3069, /www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org

She Loves Me — The musical is the final show in the Kavinoky Theatre’s 35th season, by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnock, and directed by Joseph Demerly. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays; and continues through Sunday, May 24, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.org

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