Weekly Feature

2017-09-13 / Lifestyles

Theatre Preview

Irish Classical Theatre Company presents ‘Design For Living’

“I love you. You love me. You love Otto. I love Otto. Otto loves you. Otto loves me,” says Gilda – and that’s the dilemma. Three slick and stylish young bohemians in the 1930s take us on a delicious romp only Noel Coward could conceive. Vivacious interior designer Gilda; successful playwright Leo; and starving artist Otto are all entangled in a tempestuous love triangle that flouts society’s conventions. Although this offbeat trio attempts to force their lifestyle’s triangular peg into the round hole of respectability, their shameless carryings-on make for an uproarious rollercoaster of a comedy you’ll love.

The production features Kate LoConti, Adriano Gatto, Ben Michael Moran, Eric Rawski, Jennifer Fitzery, Elliot Fox, Conor Graham, Melissa Levin and Ron Mangum. The production is directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti.

PERFORMANCES: Special 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 performance for Curtain Up! and continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, beginning Friday, Sept. 15, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 8, at Irish Classical Theatre Company’s (ICTC) Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

Kavinoky Theatre presents ‘The Producers’

Directed and choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato, this hilarious show revolutionized Broadway musical comedy. Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks/Thomas Meehan masterpiece has been hailed as one of, if not, the funniest Broadway musicals of all time. This new Broadway classic is filled with a riotous mix of eccentric characters and show-stopping production numbers.

The production features Norm Sham as Max Bialystock, Brian Mysliwy as Leo Bloom, Arianne Davidow as Ulla, Greg Gjurich as Roger DeBris, Marc Sacco as Carmen Ghia, Todd Benzin as Franz Liebkind, and an ensemble of 14 who play everything from little old ladies to showgirls.

PERFORMANCES: Special Curtain Up! performance is at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 and continues 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Began Friday, Sept. 8, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo. 829- 7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

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