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Theater Calendar -- November 1, 2019


"The Boys Upstairs," Jason Mitchell's hit off-Broadway play opens at BUA. The Village Voice called it "Sex in the City meets The Boys in the Band." The playwright will attend the opening night performance.

OPENING

THE BOYS UPSTAIRS, comedy by Jason Mitchell presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Fuller, starring Jonathan Beckner, Zachary Bellus, Jeremy Catania, Ricky Needham, Daniel Torres. Nov 1-23, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239) www.buffalounitedartists.org
ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END, one-woman show by Allison and Margaret Engel, directed by Mark Cuddy, starring Pam Sherman. Nov 5-10, Tue & Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org
INTERROGATION ROOM, play by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Matt Witten, John Vines, Nick Stevens, Dave Tyrik. Nov 1-24, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, 456 Main St. (629-3069). www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org

ONGOING

BRIGHT STAR, musical by Edie Brickell & Steve Martin presented by Aurora Players, directed by Tom Durham. Through Nov 9, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. The Roycroft Pavilion, in Hamlin Park. South Grove St., East Aurora (687-6727). www.auroraplayers.org
The Kindness of Strangers, play by Mark Humphrey presented by Navigation Theatre Company, starring Victor Morales, Suzie Hibbard, Monish Bhattacharyya, Jonathan K Foreman, Timothy Costaglia. Through Nov 16, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 5. Compass Performing Arts Center, 545 Elmwood Ave. (697-0837). 
OH MY GOD, play by Anat Gov presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Todd Benzin, Max Goldhirsch, Lisa Ludwig. Through Nov 17, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2.  The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (650-7626). www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com
PRESCRIPTION MURDER: COLUMBO, play by William Link and Richard Levinson presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Jack Hunter, Dave Marciniak, Lisa Hinca, Laura Barriere, Nathanial Higgins, Rhonda Parker. Through Dec 15, 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). www.mybobbyjs.com
SHE KILLS MONSTERS, play by Qui Nguyen presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Emily Yancey, Jamie Nablo, Ryan Kaminski, Rick Lattimer, David Moran, Stefanie Warnick, Sofia Matlasz, Mara Westerling-Morris, Jaimee Harmon, Bekki Sliwa. Through Nov 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (462-5549). www.subversivetheatre.org
THE TOXIC AVENGER, musical by Joe DiPietro & David Bryan, presented by Second Generation Theatre, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Steve Copps, Bethany Burrows, Jenn Stafford, Raphael A. Santos, Dylan Zalikowski. Through Nov 10, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2, plus Nov 3 at 7. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (508-7480). www.secondgenerationtheatre.com

CLOSING

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, musical by Richard O’Brien, directed by David Bondrow, starring Elliot Fox, Angelo Heimowitz, Elisabeth Klimek, Megan Mahaney, Len Mendez, David Mitchell, Kate Mulberry, Heather Reed, Kristen Richthammer, Matthew Rittler, Jordan Rosas, Joe Russi, Madalyn Teal, Nicholas Williams. Through Nov 3, Fri at 7:30, Sat at midnight, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776). wwwlancopera.com

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

DISENCHANTED!, musical by Dennis T. Giacino, directed by Michael Wachowiak, starring Brittany Bassett, Amy Jakiel, Melissa Levin, Jetaun Louie, Ember Tate, Chrissy Vogric-Hunnell. Nov 2 at 4 & 8. The Premier Cabaret at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). www.musicalfare.com
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, musical by Ashmann & Menken presented by Starring Buffalo, starring Matt Doyle, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Brandon Espinoza, Dudney Joseph, Dominique Kempf, Alex McArthur, Cecelia Monica-Lyn. Nov 1 at 7:30, Nov 2 at 2:30 & 7:30. Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main St. www.starringbuffalo.org 

UPCOMING

COMPANY, musical by Stephen Sondheim presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton, starring Joe Fratello, Chris Andreana, Rachael Buchanan, John Parascak, Joanne Pera, Sydney Bucholtz, Madison Hanel, Erin Holmes, Dan Zerpa, Lucas Colon, Emily Plotkin, Tami Martel, Alexandra Montesano, Christopher Parada. Nov 8-24, plus Nov 23 at 3.  Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 550 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319). www.niagaratheatre.com
The Drowsy Chaperone, Broadway musical presented by Casting Hall Productions & Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Carlos Jones. Nov 14-16, 21 & 22 at 8, Nov 23 at 2. Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall at Buffalo State College (878-3005).
ELF, THE MUSICAL by Martin, Beguelin & Slar, directed by Michael Walline, starring  Melinda Capeles, Louis Colaiacovo, Adrienne Ricchiazzi Cummings, Chris Cummings, Rheanna Gallego, Chris J. Handley, Jake Hayes, Stevie Jackson, Johnny Kiener, Nicholas Lama, Bob Mazierski, Jennifer Mysliwy, Dan Urtz, Michael Wachowiak, Alexandria Watts. Nov 13-22, 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). www.musicalfare.com
GUYS & DOLLS, Broadway musical presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Keith Andrews. Nov 15-24, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-6897) www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
JERSEY BOYS, touring production of the Broadway musical. Nov 15-17, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org
MY LIFE IN THE BASEMENT, written and performed by John "Circ" Kane, directed by Joyce Stilson. Nov 8-16, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Cabaret, 672 Main St. (852-2600). www.alleyway.com
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, play based on the novel by Harper Lee, adapted by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Kyle LoConti, starring Chris Avery, Aleks Malejs, Xavier Harris, Robyn Baun, Shantina Moore, Paul Maisano, Patrick Moltane, John Profeta, David Lundy, Michael Seitz, Jacob Albarella, Marie Costa, Mary McMahon, Ray Boucher, Kevin Kennedy, Peter Palmisano. Nov 8 -Dec 8, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668). www.kavinokytheatre.com