Weekly Feature



2010-05-06 / Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 6  The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia — A cantankerous assembly of old-timers gathers for the last time in a Texas small town in Preston Jones’ play stars Darryl Hart, Drew Piatrek, Joe Dicesare, Gary Darling, G. Antone Moore, Jacob Abarella, Joghn F. Kennedy, Michael O’Hear and Paul Bene under the direction of Matthew LaChiusa. Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 and continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays through Saturday, May 22 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. Buffalo; $> 884-4858, www.artofwny.org  Come Blow Your Horn — Dinner Theatre performance directed by Jay Desiderio, dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Desiderio’s, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster; 683-7767

fri. 7  It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues: A Musical Revue — Tracing music from Africa to the Mississippi Delta the Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randall Myler, Ron Taylof and Dan Wheetman musical based on an original idea by Ron Taylor will be presented 8 p.m. Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 30 at the African American Cultural Center’s Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave., Buffalo; $. 884-2013, www.afr ic ancultural.org

sat. 8  Come Blow Your Horn — Dinner Theatre performance directed by Jay Desiderio, dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Desider io’s, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster; 683-7767  Sybils Women's Ensemble Group — Debut performance and a tribute to Mothers Day, "TEA for TWO" Two Vignettes: "The Good, the Sad, the Naughty Mother Figure" by Sandra Jardine & "Echoes of Generations" by Marisa Robinson at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at Buffalo East, 1410 Main St., Buffalo; 885-2791

thurs. 13  Come Blow Your Horn — Dinner Theatre performance directed by Jay Desiderio, dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Desiderio’s, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster; 683-7767

 

now-May 8  Slipping — Buffalo United Artists presents the WNY premiere of Daniel Talbott’s drama. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, May 8. Must be 18 years of age to attend performances at the BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St., Buffalo; $, 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org  (NOT) — Presented by ALT Performance Group. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays through Saturday, May 8 at Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Av e., Buffalo; $. 868-6847

now-May 9  Jersey Boys — The 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Rock Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. 847-0850, www.sheas.org  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee — William Finn’s musical presented by O’Connell & Company under the direction of Mary Kate O’Connel l. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays at rie Communit y Col lege’s Gleasner Auditorium, ECC - North Campus, Williamsville; $. 839-3949, www.oconnellandcompany.com

now-May 16  Lottie and Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage — Written and directed by L. Don Swartz. Performances: 8 p.m. May 7, 8, 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday May 16 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $, 743-1614, www.star r ynighttheatre.com.

now - May 22  The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia — The American Repertory Theater of WNY‘ the ’s final production of the 2009-10 season with the hilarious Americana classic comedy from May 7 to May 22 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 884-4858, www.artofwny.org  The Goat: or Who is Sylvia — Presented by A Road Less Traveled Theatre production of Edward Albee’s play under the direction of Derek Campbell. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St., Buffalo; $. 629-3069, www.roadlesstraveledproductions. org

now-May 23  Zooma Zooma — Starring Norm Sham and the entire original cast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays; and, 2 p.m. Sundays at Daemen College’s Time Warner Cable Stage at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com  Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy — At the Shea’s Smith Theatre for 658 Main Street; $. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, www.sheas.org.  Lettice and Lovage — Ending its 30th anniversary season with the comedy Lettice & Lovage by Peter Shaffer through May 30. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays at The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com  Engaged — W.S. Gilbert’s (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame) farcical satire presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company under the direction of Fortunato Pezzimenti. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday , Saturday and Sundays; and, 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

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