Weekly Feature

2015-04-17 / Entertainment


thurs. 16

Say Goodnight Gracie — Award-winning solo performance by Alan Safieras as comedian George Burns, who is in limbo between this world and the next, unable to join his beloved wife and partner Gracie until he gives the command performance of his lifetime for God. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16; 8 p.m. Friday, April 17; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at 710 Main Street, 710 Main St., Buffalo; $. 1-800-745-3000, www.sheas.org

Carousel — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical presented by MusicalFare Theatre, and featuring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Paschal Frisina III, Gregory Gjurich, Edith Grossman, Wendy Hall, Robert Insana, Matthew Iwanski, Dudney Joseph, Jr., Celine Keefe, Cecilia Snow and Michael Wachowiak, 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 except opening night.

Flashdance — The live, on-stage version of the pop hit movie of 1983 features the hits “Maniac,” “What a Feeling,” “Gloria” and “Manhunt.” Performances: 8:30 p.m. April 16; 9 p.m. April 17 and 18; and 3 p.m. April 18 at the Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; $. 888-325-5788, www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com or ticketmaster.ca

fri. 17

Harbor — By Chad Beguelin, directed by Todd Fuller, presented by Buffalo United Artists, and featuring Kerrykate Abel, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Rick Lattimer, and Sabrina Kahwaty. Opens at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 9 at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

420: The Musical — Jon Kehoe and Laura Lonski’s musical presented by Plum Stab, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, April 17-20, at Milkie’s, 532 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.

A Play On Words — The Homewood Theater Company will present its spring 2015 production that is a collection of poems, sketches and prose pieces with humorous word play, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville; $.

tues. 21-sun. 26

Kinky Boots — This Broadway musical is based on the 2005 movie of the same name, which tells of a son’s efforts to save a shoe factory that he has inherited from his father, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 21-23; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

thurs. 23

The Odd Couple — Neil Simon’s play is presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre and features Ray Boucher, Don Gervasi, Tom Loughlin, Lisa Ludwig, Tim Newell, Mike Randall, Michele Marie Roberts and Doug Weyand, under the direction of Saul Elkin. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, and continues at 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

Spring Awakening — Indie rock musical based on Frank Wedekind’s play and the winner of six Tony Awards. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Drama Theatre of the UB Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org

Guys and Dolls — Directed by Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre. Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 (with post-show discussion); 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Niagara University’s Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston; $. 286-8622, www.niagara.edu/theatre

ongoing: now-April 19

Mass Appeal — This two-character comedy/drama focuses on the conflict between a world-weary Roman Catholic priest and the idealistic deacon assigned to his affluent parish, through Sunday, April 19, at Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway (at Bowen Road), Lancaster; $. Call 683-7767 for performance times and reservations.

now-April 26

The Queen of Bingo — Two zany guys, playing two crazy gals, light up the stage in the hit Off-Broadway comedy about bingo, family bonds, widowhood, winning and losing and sibling rivalry, by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy, presented by O’Connell & Company. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, April 26, enter at the Helen Long building of The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder; $. 848-0800, www.oconnellandcompany.com

Love, Sex and the IRS — William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s comedy presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, under the direction of Matthew Mooney. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, April 26, at the Grange Theatre, 22 Main St., third floor, Hamburg; $. 903-9288, www.buffalochrysalistheatre.com

Singin’ In The Rain — Stage musical based on the classic MGM film. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, April 26, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

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