Weekly Feature

2015-05-06 / Entertainment


Theatre of Youth presents ‘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. Nobody knows exactly what or where that is, and if he’s sent to such a distant place, what can his friends possibly do without him? So it’s generally agreed that they’ll run away. As the situation becomes clearer, Christopher Robin isn’t quite so sure that running away is the answer.

Directed by Michael Walline, the production features Renee Landrigan, Ricky Marchese, Kevin Craig, Nancy Smith, Daniel Greer, Ashley Evans, Reed Bentley and Jacob Albarella.

Theatre of Youth Company, Inc. (TOY) is a nonprofit professional theatre company dedicated to the enhancement of life in the community through the enrichment, education, and entertainment of young audiences. TOY aims to engage and challenge young audiences with theatre that is artistically exciting, innovative in form and style and relevant in content. In a society which values high-tech entertainment, TOY strives to instill and nurture in young people, from Pre-K through high school and college, an appreciation for the art of live theatre as a stimulating cultural experience, one which celebrates the worth and creativity of the individual.

PERFORMANCES: Opening night is 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 Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo; $24-$26. 884-4400, www.theatreofyouth.org

Kavinoky Theatre presents ‘She Loves Me’

The Kavinoky Theatre is pleased to announce the final show of their 35th anniversary season, “She Loves Me” by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnock. Directed by Kavinoky’s managing director Joseph Demerly with music direction by Michael Hake, this jewel box of a musical features a stellar cast including Debbie Pappas, Norman Sham, Loraine O’Donnell, Paul Maisano, Tom Owen, Steve Jakiel, Dan Urtz, Kevin Kennedy, Amy Jakiel, Leanne Troutman, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, David Bondrow and Ian Tweedie.

Set in a 1930’s European parfumerie, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way. Hear the breathtaking and iconic songs: “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “Dear Friend” and, of course, “She Loves Me.”

PERFORMANCES: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, now through Sunday, May 24, at Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $39 - discounts available. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

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