Weekly Feature



2015-02-26 / Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 27

Godspell — By John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz, presented by the Alden Christian Theatre Society, and features Dylan Brozyna, Christian Sutter, Chris Best, Pat Best, Michael Bienko, Danielle Burning, Teresa Colosanti, Vicki Elliot, Joe Hoiden, Georjean Labuzzetta, Erin Sheehan and Angela Sutter, under the direction of Kathleen Sutter. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. March 1; 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7; and 2 p.m. March 8, at ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden; $. 937-7770

The Mousetrap — By Agatha Christie, presented by the Towne Players, and features Kris Bookhagen, Tim Bookhagen, Tom Turici, Jeff Jumper, Tia Suto, Mike Walsh, Cynthia Bell and Mark DiPasquale, under the direction of Sandy Boczar. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. March 1; 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7; and 2 p.m. March 8, at the Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Tonawanda; $. 693-9641 www.towneplayers.com

California Suite — By Neil Simon, presented by Rocking Horse Productions, and features Catherine Burkhart, Russ Burton, Marc Ruffino, and Joy Wrona, under the direction of Leigha Eichhorn. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2:30 p.m. March 1 and 5; 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7; and 2:30 p.m. March 8, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

fri. 27-sun. 1

Love Song — The NU Players will present an all student-designed and directed production of the play by John Kolvenbach. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 (with a post-show discussion), and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Niagara University’s Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston; $. 286-8622, www.niagara.edu/theatre

wed. 4-sun. 8

Savage in Limbo — John Patrick Shanley’s 1984 play about a group of losers who frequent a bar in the Bronx, directed by Maria Horne. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at UB’s Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org

thurs. 5

Hopeless Cases — Presented by the Brazen-Faced Varlets, this fictional work by the Varlets is based on the history of women who were committed to insane asylums, both voluntarily and involuntarily, for reasons both viable and fictionalized. Featuring the writing and acting of Jennifer Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Elizabeth Oddy, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Jane Cudmore and Mike Beiter, and under the direction of Kelly M. Beuth. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through Saturday, March 21 (no performance Saturday, March 7); and 2 p.m. March 8, at Empire State College, Apple Tree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga; $. varlets.org

Picasso at Lapin Agile — Steve Martin’s play is presented by the American Repertory Theater of Western New York, and featuring Sean Marciniak, Matthew Chavez, Diane DiBernardo Blenk, David Mitchell, Keith Wharton, Stefan Brundage, Eric Mowery, Leacel Hillenbrand, and Michael Leszczynski, under the direction of Tom Dooney and Matthew LaChiusa. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Saturday, March 28, 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

The Hairy Ape — Torn Space Theater opens its 12th season with a new take on Eugene O’Neill’s classic work. O’Neill’s expressionistic play features brutish, unthinking Yank, searching for certainties in an uncertain and ever-evolving world, directed by Dan Shanahan. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, and continues at 8 p.m. March 6 and 7; 7:30 p.m. March 12; 8 p.m. March 13 and 14, 20 and 21, 27 and 28; and 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Torn Space Theater, Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle & Library, 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo; $. 812-5733, www.tornspacetheater.com

now-March 1

Beau Jest — The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York presents James Sherman’s three-act farce under the direction of Steve Vaughan. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 1, at the Jewish Community Center’s Benderson Family Building’s Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville; $. 688-4114, ext. 391, www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com

Orphans — Presented by New Phoenix Theatre on the Park and Second Generation Theatre, Lyle Kessler’s “Orphans” tells the story of two brothers living in an abandoned Philadelphia row house, and how an unexpected visitor turns their world upside down, under the direction of David Oliver. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 1, at New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo; $. 853-1334, www.newphoenixtheatre.org

Little Women — Adapted from the Louisa May Alcott classic by L. Don Swartz, and presented by Starry Night Theatre. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, March 1, at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com

now-March 7

White Boy Othello — Presented by Subversive Theatre as the fifth installment of their Black Power Play series, the Shakespeare classic is adapted and directed by Kurt Schneiderman. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays, through Saturday, March 7, at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor, Buffalo; $. 408-0499, www.subversivetheatre.org

now-March 8

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story — The return of Alan Janes’ musical about the legendary rock ‘n’ roller who shot to stardom in 1957, under the direction of Paschal Frisina III. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 8, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

now-March 14

Mothers and Sons — Buffalo United Artists presents Terrance McNally’s play under the direction of Jessica K. Rasp. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, March 14, with an additional performance added at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org

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