Weekly Feature

2014-09-10 / Entertainment


thurs. 11

Hello Again — Presented by the American Repertory Theater of Western New York, this musical is by Tony-nominated and Grammy Award-winning writer Michael John LaChiusa. This saucy roundabout musical based on Arthur Schnitzler’s “La Ronde” weaves the lives of 10 individuals meeting one another in a circular story of chance encounters throughout a 20th Century American landscape. The production features Steve Brachmann, Katy Miner, Carolyn Lansom, Marc Sacco, Candice Kogut, Thomas LaChiusa, Michael Wachowiak, Matthew Mooney, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, and Robert Ernie Insana, under the direction of Jeffrey Coyle. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Oct. 4, 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

fri. 12

Fiddler on the Roof — Presented by the Lancaster Opera House and featuring Kenmore native Jeff Strauss in the role of Tevye, under the direction of David Bondrow. The cast of 30 also includes Jim Scheiffle, Dan Mink, Syndi Starr-Battaglia, Nancy Sam, Scott Mackmin, Eliza Vann, Alex Hunnell, Emily Yancey, Tim Goehrig, and Ally Gray. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

thurs. 18

Lulu — Adapted from “The First Lulu” by Frank Wedekind, the production brings to the stage one of modern drama’s most stimulating masterpieces — in an entirely new light. With an adaptation created for Torn Space, this “Lulu” breaks apart the original “monster tragedy” to expose the dark obsessions driving the sexual circus that is Lulu’s world, directed by Megan Callahan. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, and continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25; 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27; 6 p.m. Oct. 2; 8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9; 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11; and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Torn Space Theater, Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle & Library, 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo; $. 812-5733, www.tornspacetheater.com

The Life of Gautama Buddha — Triveni presents Theatre World’s internationally acclaimed production that engages a fusion of music, dance and theatre documenting the journey of Prince Siddhartha’s path to enlightenment, scripted and directed by Lushin Dubey and Bubbles Sabharwal, with choreography by Santosh Naire, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Drama Theatre of the UB Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org

Nuts — A riveting courtroom drama by Tom Topor, with Lisa Ludwig, Peter Palmisano, Dave Marciniak, Marc-Jon Filippone, Lisa Hinca, Brendan Cunningham, Dan Walker, Jay Wollin and Jacob Marciniak, under the direction of Jay Desiderio and presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. performance Thursdays and Saturdays; and lunch at 1 p.m. and performance at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through mid-November, located within the Lancaster Ale House, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster; $. 683-7767

now-Oct. 12

The Drowsy Chaperone — As a die-hard musical theatre fan plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the show bursts to life onstage in front of him. The production stars Anthony Alcocer, Diane Di Bernardo Blenk, Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Lyndsey Leigh Hibbard, John Kaczorowski, Renee Landrigan, Debbie Pappas, Alan Trinca, Doug Weyand, Matt Witten, Adam Yellen and Eric Rawski as “The Man in the Chair,” under the direction of Chris Kelly in this premiere regional production. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 12 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 except opening night, Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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