Weekly Feature



2017-03-01 / Entertainment

Theatre

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A View From the Bridge — Arthur Miller wrote the tragedy after hearing a longshoreman’s true tale of an honorable man ruined by an obsession to which he himself was blind. The production features John Fredo, Debbie Pappas Sham, Adriano Gato, Peter Palmisano, John Kreuzer, Adam Yellen, David Lundy and Renee Landrigan, under the direction of Robert Waterhouse. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 26, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

A Few Good Men — Rocking Horse Productions presents Aaron Sorkin’s fictional drama about the trial of two marines charged with killing a fellow marine at Guantanamo Bay Navel Base. The cast features Mike Benoit, Monish Bhattacharyya, Timothy Bookhagen, Russ Burton, Eric Chancey, Sadie Clark, Andrew Coder, Jim Coughlin, Jackson DiGiacomo, Nathan Lewisnki, George Liaros, Victor Morales, Frank Relosky, Derrik Reynolds, Nick Stevens, John Strong, John Szablewski, Phil Weiss and Shane Zimmerman, under the direction of Jane Navarro. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 12, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

Rumors — Neil Simon’s farce is presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. The production features Dan Zerpa, Amy Feder, Brian Tabak, Dianna Kolek, Chris Cummings, Lauren Brechtel and Dawn Marcolini Newton, under the direction of M. Joseph Fratello. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 19, at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 260-2319, www.niagaratheatre.com

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Diva By Diva: A Celebration of Women — O’Connell & Company’s award-winning cabaret-style performance of songs, readings, poetry, humor and quotes by, for and about women, pre-show reception at 5 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road - enter at the Helen Long building, Snyder; $. 848-0800, www.oconnellandcompany.com

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10 out of 12 — The University at Buffalo Theatre & Dance Department will present this production where you’ll have a seat next to the sound designer as he mixes cues. You’ll eavesdrop on backstage gossip as it happens over headset. You’ll watch the director struggle to contain the un-containable. “10 out of 12” is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 12, at UB’s Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org

ongoing: now-March 5

Sophisticated Ladies — The musical legacy of Duke Ellington is celebrated in a retrospective revue, including his classics “Take the A Train,” “Satin Doll,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” under the direction of John Fredo. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 5, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

After the Revolution — Sharp dialogue and historical paradox are in store for you as the Jewish Repertory Theatre presents Amy Herzog’s play, under the direction of Saul Elkin, concerning promising lawyer Emma Joseph, who proudly carries the torch for her family. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 5, at the Maxine

and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst; $. 688-4114, ext. 391, www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com

Ring of Fire — MusicalFare’s record-breaking production of Michael Maltby Jr’s musical under the direction of Michael Walline. From the opening chords of vintage country music and onward to rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, “Ring of Fire” packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 5, at Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main St., Buffalo; $. 847-0850, www.sheas.org, www.ticketmaster.com

The Edgar Allan Poe Show — Adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, the production will include adaptations of five short stories, including “The Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether.” The poems, “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee” and seven other Poe poems will also be included. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 5, at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com

now-March 11

Buffalo Quickies — The 26th annual celebration will feature seven one-act plays, three of which are world premiers, including the winner of the 2016 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Six local playwrights are represented and are under the direction of Joyce Stilson. Plays include: “Survival Strategy,” by Donna Hoke; “When Blizzard Babies Turn to Stone” by Justin Karcher; “A Fit of Pique,” by Mark Harvey Levine; “Absolutely Unbelievable,” by Bella Poynton; Guns and Roses,” by Mike Randall; “Clowntime Is Over,” by J. Snodgrass; and “Influence,” by Jennifer Tromble. Performances:

7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Saturday, March 11, at The Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. Pay-what-you-can performance on March 2 (rush-basis only). 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

now-March 12

The Collection — “The Collection” epitomizes the Harold Pinter style of ambiguity and suspense in confrontations between two couples regarding the either innocuous or licentious events of one evening in Leeds. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Torn Space Theater, Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle & Library, 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo; $. 812-5733, www.tornspacetheater.com

now-March 18

Stop Kiss — Diana Son’s Off-Broadway tale of protest theater skips non-linear-ly back and forth in time, showing both the lead up to and the aftermath of a brutal anti-gay hate crime that devastates the lives of the two women it happens to. Presented by The Subversive Theatre Collective and directed by Kelly Beuth. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, March 18, at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., Great Arrow Building - 3rd Floor, Buffalo; $. 408-0499, www.subversivetheatre.org

Announcement

Lancaster Regional Players — The Lancaster Regional Players will hold a six-week beginning actor’s workshop for adults, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, which began Feb. 23. Participants will be introduced to the basics of theater and participate in games and scenes. Sessions will be held at the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St. in Williamsville. Pre-registration is required, and the total cost is $60. To register, call 435-4919 or email lancasterplayers@gmail.com

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