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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Chase

On the Boards

A Buffalo Theater Calendar -- back by request because the theater scene is so crazy busy!

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KRAGTAR! THE AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL, musical by Sam French & Kyle Wilson, directed by Chris J Handley, starring Anthony Lazzaro, Justin Gaskill, Amy Jakiel, Amanda Funicello, Emily Bassett, Sarah Blewett, Jeremy Kreuzer, Nicholas Lama, Jetaun Louie, Matthew Rittler. Pay-What-You-Can previews: Apr 22, 23 & 25 at 7:30. Opening night, Apr 26 at 7:30. Apr 27-May 13, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus May 1 at 7:30 & May 6 at 3:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

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NETWORK, drama adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Loraine O’Donnell, starring Peter Palmisano, Jack Hunter, John Kreuzer, Michele Roberts, Peter Horn, Matt Witten, Christopher Guilmet, Jacob Albarella, Don Gervasi, Anne DeFazio, Camille Jessica, Shannell Dixon, Brenden Didio, Kodi James with a special appearance from Mike Randall. April 21-May 14, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

RUST & REDEMPTION, a classic Rock n Roll tale by j Snodgrass, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY. Apr 20-May 13, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 5. Compass Performing Arts Factory 545 Elmwood Ave. (697-0837).


SIX, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Apr 25-30, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE STICK WIFE, drama by Darrah Cloud presented by Revelation Theatre Productions, directed by David Oliver, starring Priscilla Young Anker, Kelly Meg Brennan, Christine Turturro, David Marciniak, Steve Jakiel, Andrew Salamone Apr 21-May 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Flexible Theater, Donald Savage Building, Buffalo State Campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (213- 7253).

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SWEAT, drama by Lynn Nottage, directed by Victoria Pérez, starring Lisa Vitrano, Peter Johnson, David Mitchell, Jake Hayes, Diane DiBernardo, Davida Tolbert, Johnny Barden, Alejandro Gabriel Gómez, John Vine. Apr 20-May 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, 456 Main St. (629-3069).

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THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, musical by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch & Carole Bayer Singer, directed by Fran Landis, starring John and Tara Kaczorowski, Rebecca Kroetsch, Alexandra Montesano, Lauren Teller, Merrick Allen, Joseph Greenan, Nathan Andrew Miller. Apr 21-May 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


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DISASTER! disaster-movie musical spoof by Seth Rudetsk & Jack Plotnick directed by Randall Kramer, starring Kyle Bassett-Baran, Kelly Copps, Kevin Craig, Arin Lee Dandes, Alex Anthony Garcia, Michael Gilbert-Wachowiak, Stevie Jackson, Kristen-Marie Lopez, Jon May, Bob Mazierski, Jenny McCabe, Gabriella Jean McKinley, Jennifer Mysliwy, Ricky Needham, Maria Pedro, Emily Yancey. Through May 14, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

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FURSONA NON GRATA, world premiere of the comedy by Jeff Goode presented by First Look Buffalo, directed by Drew Fornarola, starring Kaylie Horowitz, Dan Torres, John Patrick Patti, Sarah Waetcher, Susan King, Andrew J. Brown, Madison Sedlor, Clara Tan, Lucas Colon. Through May 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The Park School of Buffalo Theatre, 4625 Harlem Rd., Amherst (771-6358).


ROMANCE/ROMANCE, musical by Barry Harman & Keith Herrmann presented by O'Connell & Company, directed by Lisa Ludwig, starring Bobby Cooke, Jenn Stafford, Thomas Evans, Gretchen Didio Through Apr 23, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 3. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 654 Main St. (847-1410).


JULES KITSLEY & KEVIN DOYLE, cabaret performance Apr 21 at 8. Bittersweet Piano Lounge, Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington St/


BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, comedy by Neil Simon, presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Brian Cavanagh, starring Renee Landrigan, Zak Ward, Tina Rausa, David Lundy, Ray Boucher. Apr 27-May 21, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, Jewish Community of Greater Buffalo, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (650-7626).


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