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Buffalo Theater Calendar -- because there's just so much going on!


a man and a woman
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Zak Ward and Renee Landrigan

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, comedy by Neil Simon, presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Brain 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).


two disheveled women
DISASTER with (left to right) Arin Lee Dandes, Kelly Copps, and Arin Lee Dandes

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).

FURSONA NON GRATA: Clara Tan, Susan King, And Madison Sedlo

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).

a group of people

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. Through 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).

a woman reading a newspaper while a man looks on
NETWORK, Michele Roberts and Jacob Albarella

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. Through May 14, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

rock and roller playing an electric guitar

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

the cast of the musical SIX singing
SIX, Terica Marie as Anna of Cleves

SIX, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Gerianne Perez, Zan Berube, Amina Faye, Terica Marie, Aline Mayagoitia, Sydney Parra. Through May 7. 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).

three women laughing
THE STICK WIFE, Priscilla Young Anker, Kelly Meg Brennan, and Christine Turturro (photo: Anthony Grande))

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. Through May 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Flexible Theater, Donald Savage Building, Buffalo State Campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (213- 7253).

three people arguing in a bar
SWEAT, Alejandro Gabriel Gómez, David Mitchell, and Lisa Vitrano

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. Through May 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, 456 Main St. (629-3069).

two people kissing at a piano
THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG - Tara and John Kaczorowski

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


KINKY BOOTS, musical by Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper, presented by MusicalFare Theatre at Shea’s 710 Theatre, directed & choreographed by Michael Oliver-Walline, starring Brandon Barry, Kris Bartolomeo, Bethany Burrows, Taylor Carlson, Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Anna Fernandez, John Fredo, Jake Grear, Lily Jones, Johnny Kiener, Timiyah Love, Collin McKee, Vincenzo L. McNeill, John Panepinto, Lorenzo Shawn Parnell, Oliver Parzy-Sanders, Daniel Pieffer, Daniel Pitirri, Marc Sacco, Dave Spychalski, Dan Urtz & Doug Weyand. May 4-21, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 8, Sun at 2.Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main St., Buffalo (847-0850).

SUNSET BOULEVARD, musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black & Christopher Hampton, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Mary Kate O’Connell, Kevin Deese, Michael Galante, Heather Casseri, Michael Starzinski. May 5-21, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3, plus May 13 at 3. O’Connell & Company Theater, 4110 Bailey Ave., Amherst (848-0800).


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