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On the Boards

the Buffalo Theater Calendar

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Tick, Tick ... Boom!


COME BLOW YOUR HORN, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Joseph Marciniak, Jacob Applegate, Buddy Baker, Molly McGrath Alyssa Grace Adams, Marc Ruffino, Cindy Schmitt. Through Jul 9, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 7:30; Sun dinner at 1, show at 2:30. Bobby J’s Italian American Grille, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga (395-3207).

TICK, TICK BOOM, musical by Jonathan Larson presented by Second Generation Theatre, directed by Louis Colaiacovo, starring Sean Ryan, Joe Russi, Leah Berst. Through Jun 4, Thu at 7:30, Fri & 8 Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (508-7480).


CULLUD WATTAH, drama by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, directed by Curtis Lovell. Set against the crisis of lead in the water of Flint, Michigan, “Cullud Wattah,” dives deep into how we make the best choices for our families’ future when there are no real and present options. Through May 27. Thu 5/25 at 7:30 p.m. (Pay What You Can), Fri & Sat at 7:30. Lorna C. Hill Theater, 429 Plymouth Ave. (281-0092).


GRAND HORIZONS comedy by Bess Wohl, directed by Frank Kuhn, starring Eileen Dugan, Steven Jakiel, Pamela Rose Mangus, Jason Francey, Merrick Allen, Lisa Sember, Shawn Adiletta. Jun 9-25, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

HELLO, DOLLY!, staged concert of the classic musical by Jerry Hermann, presented by Starring Buffalo, starring Michele Ragusa. Jun 2 at 7:30, Jun 2 at 2 & 7:30. Shea’s 710 Main St.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, comedy by Oscar Wilde presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Kristen Tripp Kelley, starring Josh Wilde, Ben Michael Moran, Chris Kelly, Melinda Capeles, Renee Landrigan, Vincenzo McNeill, Jenn Stafford, Charmagne Chi. Jun 2-25, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Virginia Monte, starring Daniel Lendzian, Gretchen Didio, Luke Brewer, Lisa Ludwig. Jun 22-Jul 16, Tue-Sun at 7:15. Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park (856-4533).

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, musical revue by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine presented by MusicalFare, directed by Michael Wachowiak, starring Brittany Bassett-Baran, Kelly Copps, Philip Farugia, Alex Anthony Garcia, Ricky Needham, Michele Marie Roberts. Jun 2-18, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The Premier Cabaret at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amehrst. (839-8540).

THE SOUND INSIDE, drama by Adam Rapp, directed by Kyle LoConti. Jun 9- 25, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).



Monday, June 5, 2023

Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Admission is a $20 donation. Late arrival is an additional $10.

Sponsored by Buffalo Toronto Public Media, with addition support from the Shaw Festival.

Proceeds benefit the Immunodeficiency Clinic at ECMC.

Hosted by Anthony Chase with Charmagne Chi, Amy Jakiel, and Curtis Lovell. Music Direction by Philip Farugia. Career Achievement Honorees are Loraine O'Donnell and Michele Ragusa.

Michelel Ragusa and Loraine O'Donnell


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