2012-03-07 / Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 8

Men of Like Passions — Justin Karcher’s play presented by Theater Jugend starring Matt Kindley, Steven Stizman, J.R. Finan and Courtney Weather under the direction of Karcher. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 24 at Buffalo East, 1410 Main St., Buffalo; $. 445-9432

Working — Buffalo State College theater department presents Stephen Schwartz’s musical based on the book by Studs Turkel and Nina Faso under the direction of Drew Kahn. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8-Saturday, March 10; and 2 p.m. Saturday March 10 & 17 at Buffalo State College’s Flexible Theater in the Savage Theater Bldg., 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.

God of Vengeance — Sholem Asch’s drama presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets starring Chris Best, Diane DiBernardo Blenk, Jenny Gembka, Heather Fangsrud, Kelly M. Beuth, Lawrence Rowswell, Brittany Kucala, Mike Beiter, Amy Wrzos and Angel Jacques under the direction of Lara D. Haberberger. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Thursday, March 8 through Friday, March 23 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 885-9535

fri. 9

Into The Woods — The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild proudly presents this production of Stephen Soundheim and James Lapine Tony Award-winning musical starring Jessica Dows, Michelle Holden, Dan Zerpa, Kathryn Ratka, Colin Reboy and Cassondra Grizanti. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings; and 3 p.m. Sundays from Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 24 at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 284-6358, www.niagaratheatre.com

Out of Order! — The Aurora Players proudly presents Ray Cooney’s comedy starring Michael W. Breen, Justyne Harris, Geoff Pictor, Penny Striker, Aurora Boneberg, Matt O’Shea, Tim Musical, Dan Morris, Katie McMahon and Monish Bhattacharyya under the direction of David Hall. Performances: 8 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, 17; 2:30 p.m. March 4 & 11 at the historic Roycroft Pavilion at Hamlin Park, South Grove and Prospect, East Aurora; $. 687-6727, www.auroraplayers.org

Clean Break — A world premier of Darryl Schneider’s play under the direction of Derek Campbell. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays Friday, March 9 through Sunday, April 1 at Road Less Traveled Productions, Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St., Buffalo; $. 629-3069, www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org

fri. 9 & sat. 10

Mugsy Sent Me — The Amherst Players proudly presents this interactive dinner theatre. Come relive the 1920s as you mingle with gangsters, flappers and molls. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 North French Road, Amherst; 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Christ United Methodist Church, 320 Saratoga Road, Amherst; 7 p.m. Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at Magruders, 4995 Broadway, Depew; $. 791-7529

ongoing: now - March 11

Avenue Q — A show about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account under the direction of Doug Weyand. Adults only. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 4 & 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday now through Sunday, March 11 at the MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf — Ntozake Shange’s drama presented by Ujima Theatre Company under the direction of Lorna C. Hill. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 6 p.m. Sundays now through Sunday, March 11 at Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 883-0380, www.ujimatheatre.org

Greater Tuna — A gaggle of Tuna’s finest folks are all played by just two actors. A series of witty, breakneck costume changes add to the fun of the evening featuring Christopher Standart and Timothy Finnegan under the direction of Thomas Dooney. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, March 11 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.LancOpera.org

now - March 17

Buffalo Quickies — Annual festival of short plays under the direction of Joyce Stilson. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday now through Saturday, March 17 at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

now - March 24

Emperor and Galilean — Henrik Ibsen’s drama adapted by Neil Wechsler from the Brian Johnston translation as presented by Torn Space Theater under the direction of David Oliver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays now through Saturday, March 24 at the The Adam Michiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo; $. 812-5733, www.tornspacetheater.com

now - March 25

Time Stands Still — Donald Margulies drama under the direction of Robert Waterhouse. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays now through Sunday, March 25 at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

Fish Out of Water — Irish Classical Theatre Company’s world premiere of Gillian Grattan’s under the direction of Fortunato Pezzimenti. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday; 3 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday now through Sunday, March 25 at The Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

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